Just a curious question from a first-time mom!
My BFF has a pretty good relationship with food overall and gained the "recommended" amount of weight over her pregnancy a couple of years ago. She has told me many times that starting in her 2nd tri (but I think especially in her 3rd tri), she got completely RAVENOUS. Like she'd be on her way home to a full fridge and HAVE to stop 5 minutes from her front door for fast food. Is this typical? It sounds like a "thing," though I'm sure it doesn't apply to absolutely everyone.
But for those of you who eventually regained your appetites in previous pregnancies, was there a period or periods when you just felt like you were starving?
So far (19w1d), I haven't experienced this, but I figure it may be coming.
FWIW, my back story:
I have some long-term eating disorder issues (obsessing over weight and calories, then binging/deprivation), but I have mostly been in a good place and steadily getting even better for years now. I struggled a bit during my m/s (5.5-11.5 wks)-- I really only wanted carbs/fried carbs and overate a bit because they made me feel better. But luckily that didn't get me into a total spiral and once my m/s was gone, my eating has been really easy (meaning I don't have trouble eating only when I'm hungry, stopping before I'm really full, etc.) It's also been relatively healthy without stressing me out in terms of calorie obsession/orthorexia. I am fine with eating a bunch if I become really hungry at some point! It's very important to me to tune in to my body and trust that it's not going to lead me astray. But just curious!