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okay so DH and i are PG with our first, and i didn't weigh a whole lot before we conceived. i'd lost about 15 lbs due to depression shortly before i discharged w/ the navy, and am still only at about 95 lbs.<br><br>
i'll be 5 weeks tomorrow and i have been having the hardest time either finding an appetite or eating at all.. everything i eat either gives me horrible heartburn or i start feeling gross (not quite sick/pukey, but almost). NOTHING is appealing to me in the house, and when i go to the store, nothing looks good there either. if i try to force something down, i can never finish it b/c my stomach starts freaking out..<br><br>
has this happened to anyone? and if so, how on EARTH did you get through it? this is really killing me and i'm trying not to starve AND stress myself out at the same time.<br><br>
PLEASE HELP!!
 

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It's OK!<br><br>
I was 95 lbs, pre-preg, and sometimes it was hard for me to eat.. esp in those first weeks! Maybe you can try a protien shake, milk shake, or ssomething like that? Make sure you are taking your pre-natals and drinking plenty of water. You will get your appitite back, I promise! I am 38 weeks and 127 now!
 

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Please relax!<br><br>
I'm another one who couldn't eat during the first trimester, and actually lost a bit of weight. Now that I'm 28 weeks along, believe me, it's come back.<br><br>
Just get through the early days, and you'll be fine.
 

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Try eating small, health snacks frequently instead of trying to do meals. This should help you eat enough and also have something in your stomach helps fend off the yucks. Trying to eat on an empty stomach can be very hard in pregnancy.<br><br>
Keep fruits, crackers, carrot sticks, peanut butter, avocadoes, yogurt around-- something that you can eat a few bites of a nutrient dense food whenever you feel like you can get something down, and you'll be alright.<br><br>
And, like pp said, keep up with your water intake and your pre-natals (try taking these after you eat something, and probably right before bed to not get nauseous).<br><br>
You'll be alright! I had a stomach parasite from weeks 7-12 of this pregnancy. I couldn't eat, became lactose intolerant, had daily vomiting, and finally diarrhea. Finally got treatment, and like magic was able to eat normally again. Point being, even with all the nutritional limitations in those early weeks, the baby is fine, intact and growing right on target.<br><br>
Good luck,<br>
Judi
 

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It's not really abnormal to not be very hungry in the first trimester. You are going to be ok, don't stress yourself out about this. Most people don't gain weight until the second (after 12 weeks), and sometimes third trimester (starts around 27 weeks) anyway.<br><br>
Everything is going to be fine. Try to eat something, even if it is just toast and keep yourself hydrated, but what you are experiencing isn't that abnormal, so don't worry.
 

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omgoodness thank you so much guys, the combination of you and my pg friends on myspace have really helped. this is my first baby and i pretty much have no idea which way is up, lol. i'm reading all the books i can but sometimes all you need is the reassurance of someone whos BTDT. thank you!!<br><br>
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Cas,<br><br>
I had the same thing. For some reason, though, I was able to get down things I couldn't really see. If you have a Jamba Juice or something like that around you--try getting one of their high protien (but many people recommend avoiding soy in the first trimester) peanut butter Moo'd--it's got about a whole day's calories in it, and it's very mild. Since you can't smell it, the flavor is super inoffensive! They saved me in those--walk out of the grocery store with grapes and bottled water weeks!
 

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Jamba Juice is a good idea. I also drank Ensure Healthy Mom shakes when I just couldn't stomach eating, and my doctor wanted me to gain more weight. They're not really my favorite, but they did the trick and didn't make me sick.
 

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those are both really good ideas<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> there's a jamba juice right near where i work so it's easily accessible. i never know what to get so thanks for the suggestion, lol
 

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I drink carnation instant breakfast as a drink/ not a meal replacement. I am right now<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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They taste okay to me, actually--but it is THE ONLY THING that made me puke with this pregnancy. I didn't make that mistake trice!
 
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