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Hi,<br><br>
I am 12 weeks now and I know you are supposed to have good nutrition in the second trimemster particularly. But I am worried because I still feel so sick and it is hard for me to eat. I can't take my prenatal, but I do take folic acid. The only healthy thing I can stomach is fruit and fruit juices and dairy. Meat, eggs, nuts, fish, and vegetables and whole grains make me feel sick. I literally haven't eaten those things since September. My question is - does this compromise the baby? Does any one else have any strategies for maximizing your nutrition when it is just so hard to be able to eat?<br><br>
Should I be worried?<br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Allie
 

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Don't worry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> The baby will take the nutrients that your body has stored, so even if you can't eat much, anything is great right now!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Try not to worry too much about it. I know with DD#! I was vomitting all the time, and couldn't hardly eat, but my doc wasn't concerned because I was a healthy eater before getting pregnant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Yep, I'd have to agree with Ms. Sydnee there mama. In the 1st tri I lost almost 20 lbs b/c I was so sick, no vomiting but severe nausea, and had to sayonara the prenatals. Made me so sick I could barely stand. Only in about the last week maybe have I started to feel better. That was around week 15. I am 16 weeks today. I tell ya, I did not think I was gonna make it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I have been taking Flintstones chewable kids vitamins with iron, yum and oh so easy on the tummy, folic acid and chewable calcium. I haven't decided if I will go back to the prenatal or not. I may break it in half and take half in the AM and half in the PM. Not sure. This system I have going right now seems to be working pretty well. There's still not too much I <i>want</i> to eat but I am starting to want veggies again. Oh how the asparagus is calling my name... I was living off of canned pineapples and oj for a while there. Don't worrry mama. Your appetite is bound to return and remember that your sweet baby will get what he or she needs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I just feel so guilty when I compare this pregnancy to my son's. WIth my son, I ate very healthy, had little morning sickness, and even ran every day. It's quite the opposite this time. I suppose that's just the way it is...<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
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I'm with everyone else. I wouldn't worry too much unless you are feeling dehydrated... which since you are able to keep down juice doesn't seem to be an issue. I was really sick with my first pregnancy up until 16-17 weeks. I ended up not gaining weight until right at 25 weeks, and then did a pound per week.<br><br>
The baby will take what (s)he needs from your stores until you are able to eat more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I also didn't keep down prenatals until I was done with the sickness and Rach is the picture of health and meeting all her milestones with ease.
 

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I ate poorly with my son. He turned out beautifully.<br><br>
This preg, I am also not eating well. I just don't seem to have an appetite for anything. Once in a while I get an interest, and then look out!<br><br>
I am having a hard time eating protein. Meat - yuck. My usual way is through beans - yuck.<br>
Yogurt - yuck. Last time at least I was able to eat Peanut butter now it is semi-yuck. I have been trying cheese. semi ok<br><br>
I think my lack of protein is affecting how I am feeling, so I am trying harder. If anyone has any ideas of other foods - that would be great.<br><br>
All I want to do is go out to eat, and have other people's prepared good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It is tough being pregnant on a budget.
 

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Right there with ya. I've been doing better the last several days, partly because we're literally broke and in anticipation of that 25lb turkey I gotta bake Wednesday.<br><br>
It's a day to day thing what sounds good to me. I've been drinking something like 3 cups of Swiss Miss hot chocolate every day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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