I'm about 5'6'' and 130 lb, so "normal" BMI range. I had a nauseous first trimester and ended up losing about 10 lb. Before getting pregnant I was accustomed to exercising pretty vigorously 3x a week, but my hips have been sore so I am fairly sedentary now aside from occasional walks and swimming. I am in my second trimester now, and have only gained back half of the 10 lb I lost, but my nausea is gone. However, so is my appetite. It's not uncommon for me to eat 1 meal a day with a few small snacks. I've been drinking a lot of water, but rarely feel the desire to eat. I was curious about exactly how little I was eating, so I started writing down my calorie intake for the last week and I found out that I have only been eating 1000-1200 calories most days (most of it is healthy, but sometimes I drink a soda just to add to that number). I am worried because before getting pregnant I was much hungrier and typically ate 1500-1800 calories a day AFTER eating back exercise calories. I am very worried that eating so little will hurt me or my baby, but I also feel like I should be following my body's lead and not stuffing myself when I am not hungry. So far my midwives don't seem concerned at all about my weight, which has not fluctuated much and is still in the healthy BMI zone. I am taking all of my vitamins and calcium, so hopefully I won't lose bone density or anything while my body funnels nutrients to the baby. Even so, I know that this level of hunger seems really low for me, and including the first trimester I feel like I've barely been eating for weeks. Several online sources said it's very dangerous to "starve" yourself during pregnancy, and I know <1200 calories is low even for a non pregnant person. Should I force myself to eat more, or just let my body be the guide and eat according to my appetite?