I'm not a frequent poster here, but I like to lurk.
I've had a rough go of all-day pregnancy sickness till about 23 weeks, but I got pneumonia/bronchitis/some sort of respiratory thing for another 6 weeks starting at 21 weeks. I'm starting to come out of it all (but still have food aversions, I'm not hungry, and have bad heartburn and acid reflux) and have been measuring 2 cm behind at my appointments. At my 28 week appt (yesterday), I only measured 23 weeks, which means baby barely grew this month. I lost 20 pounds by 21 weeks and have maintained my weight since (no loss, no gain).
I am wondering if anyone has ever had a "small for gestational age" thing and what you were able to do about it? I read that if it's from malnutrition the mother can turn it around, but I have no idea what else I can eat that I can tolerate (I have to think throwing it back up won't count). Almost no protein appeals to me and very little dairy, though, in theory, I'm trying to follow the Brewer diet. I can eat fruit and sandwiches with lunch meat and some soups. I can't stand protein shakes, smoothies, or protein bars. HOW can I get the nutrition my baby needs to get back to growing?
I'm having a homebirth and I do not want my midwife to transfer my care. I need to turn things around. Ideas?