I am currently 15 weeks pregnant with my first child, and quite honestly, I feel like death. I am constantly hungry, to the point I feel like I could eat a cow, but when I go to make myself even a bowl of Top Roman I can only eat half a pack. Its like this with EVERYTHING, I feel hungry but cant eat. Also, when I take showers, its only luke warm. I hate hot showers. And in the middle of washing my hair or body I get light headed and have to get out, sit on the toilet and just breath. I just thought after the first trimester that things would get a little better. And up until 12 weeks, I was prefectly fine. Didnt even feel one bit pregnant. :( Please tell me if this is all normal or not.Answer Question
Answer by Dardenella at 11:11 PM on Apr. 18, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:15 AM on Apr. 19, 2013
It could be a nutrient deficiency in combination with the hormonal imbalance. Be sure to get enough vitamin B12, folic acid, leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach), yogurt in your diet. Ginger drinks may also help you (tea or candies even). Mixing a little chopped ginger in a chicken stir-fry is another way to incorporate it. I think the most common reason is dehydration and low blood sugar. Drink plenty of water and eat some fruit, like a banana several times a day.
Yes, it's normal! I was sick like that for the first 18 weeks of both my pregnancies. Look at it as a good thing since you are sick because the baby is growing well. Hang in there! Eat more often & smaller meals, drink A LOT of water, cut out as much salt as you can from your diet so you don't swell, eat a lot of fruit & veggies. Take your Prenatals before you go to bed so they don't make you nausea, Do NOT take hot showers. That's why you are getting light headed. You are raising your blood pressure with the heat. Rest/nap as much as you can. You should feel better by 18-19 weeks. BUT, the nausea may come back at the end of the pregnancy.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:58 AM on Apr. 19, 2013
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