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How do you know when your baby is hungry while pregnant?

How do you know when your baby is hungry while pregnant?

You don't: A fetus is constantly receiving nutrition from its mother via the placenta and through the umbilical cord. A fetus can and does swallow (amniotic fluid) while inside — but it does not eat and it receives its sustinence only through the placenta. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When can you tell the difference between know when your hungry or know when your baby is hungry I'm 18 weeks pregnant?

When can you tell the difference between know when your hungry or know when your baby is hungry I'm 18 weeks pregnant?

Confusing question: A fetus is deriving nutrients continuously from your body through the placenta. It has no "feeding time". Your digestive tract is constantly absorbing nutrients and sending them to you and baby. If you are hungry, you are feeding you and baby at the same time. ...Read more

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Am pregnant if am hungry is my baby hungry as well?

Am pregnant if am hungry is my baby hungry as well?

No: Hunger is a complex idea based on stomach signals to the brain & patterns we follow for feeding intervals. The developing fetus is fed continuously by nutrients transferred through the placenta. Babies stomach in inactive except to process small amounts of swallowed amniotic fluid/debris. Babies develop a true hunger only after having been fed orally multiple times & deciding that makes them feel gd. ...Read more

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Few weeks ago I forgot to wash my fruit before eattin it I didn't think as I was hungry im 10 weeks pregnant will baby be ok?

Few weeks ago I forgot to wash my fruit before eattin it I didn't think as I was hungry im 10 weeks pregnant will baby be ok?

Unlikely to be pbm: While it is a good idea to wash off the fruit, it is unlikely to cause a problem for your baby. You could get a stomach bug, usually limited to the intestines, and unless it caused you to become dehydrated it would not stress baby. Only germs that enter your blood like measles or blood-poisoning can get through the placenta to baby. Localized illnesses cannot get through babies protective barriers. ...Read more

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If I am 6 weeks pregnant almost 7 and I barley eat. Is that bad for my baby? I only eat like 1 time a day or maybe 2 times. I'm never hungry.

If I am 6 weeks pregnant almost 7 and I barley eat. Is that bad for my baby? I only eat like 1 time a day or maybe 2 times. I'm never hungry.

Normal: In early pregnancy its normal to not feel hungry and have some nausea. If you can't hold down food or water and are losing weight, you need to be seen. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have 14 month old baby and now I am pregnant. Can I continue breastfeed my baby? And I feel very much hungry every time doctor

Hello doctor, I have 14 month old baby and now I am pregnant. Can I continue breastfeed my baby? And I feel very much hungry every time doctor

Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap. If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy, continue.If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean. Some older infants might feel displaced if the newborn begins to take there place either way, but if the older baby gives it up, it will be ok. ...Read more

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Do you get hungry when you get pregnant?

Do you get hungry when you get pregnant?

Yes indeed !!!!!: Hi Laura

Some people experience a loss of appetite, especially in the 1st trimester and with morning sickness. But once this passes the overwhelming majority of pregnant ladies will say that at some point in their pregnancy they felt especially hungry and were likely to consume more than usual. This is natures way of providing the extra calories and nutrients a woman needs to support a pregnancy ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant if you wake up hungry a lot?

Can you be pregnant if you wake up hungry a lot?

Well, there has to b: More to this equation than just waking up hungry. If that's all it took, I'd think my husband was pregnant. If you have been having unprotected sex with a fertile male then, maybe it is! If you're worried, you're sexually active and your period is late, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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18 days into cycle. Is it normal to have increased appetite or does this mean I'm pregnant?

18 days into cycle. Is it normal to have increased appetite or does this mean I'm pregnant?

Increased appetite: In ; of itself is not diagnostic for any condition. Take pregnancy test if you miss period. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white,. ...Read more

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37wks pregnant & ever since the 36wk & now 37 I've been hungry & every time I do eat shortly after I get hungry again. Why? IAm eating enough.

37wks pregnant & ever since the 36wk & now 37 I've been hungry & every time I do eat shortly after I get hungry again. Why? IAm eating enough.

Hunger: The calorie need for pregnancy is 300 calories per day. The question now becomes: Are you a nervous eater? The prospect of meeting your new addition would make anyone nervous, especially if this is your first. I gained 47 pounds knowing what I should be eating. . I hoped for a 40#first baby! The point is that there is not a medical reason except exposure to parasites for example. Highly unlikely ...Read more

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Am always hungry and am on periods could i be pregnant?

No,if you are on: Your period you are not pregnant. Periods stop when a woman is pregnant. ...Read more

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Is increased appetite also a symptom of pregnancy?

Is increased appetite also a symptom of pregnancy?

Appetite could go v: Or ^. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Can you get hungry in the first two weeks of pregnancy?

Can you get hungry in the first two weeks of pregnancy?

Sure.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, increased sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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What not to eat when you pregnant girlfriend is hungry?

What not to eat when you pregnant girlfriend is hungry?

Junk Food: Junk food produces "more junk in her trunk", but does not help the fetus grow like fruits and vegetables. Sodas, candies, chips, etc. Should not be on the "cafeteria line" for the fetus to consume. ...Read more

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I find it strange today, am eating and still feeling hungry, is that a sign am pregnant?

I find it strange today, am eating and still feeling hungry, is that a sign am pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Extremly tired and extremley hungry one week before cycle is due. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

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Extremly tired and extremley hungry one week before cycle is due.  Does this mean I'm pregnant?

Depends: When in doubt, check a pregnancy test. If symptoms recur every month, it might suggest premenstrual disorder and some women experience improvement with oral contraceptives (check to see if you have any contraindications) or neuromodulators as sertraline or prozac (fluoxetine). You should see you doctor and discuss the issue in detail. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 26-week pregnant women to be hungry every 2-4 hours and feel sick when they don't eat?

Is it normal for a 26-week pregnant women to be hungry every 2-4 hours and feel sick when they don't eat?

Increase protein: Yes. It is normal for you to be hungry frequently and nauseated if you don't eat. You may be having significant fluctuations in your blood sugar levels. It would be advisable to increase your protein intake which should bridge your blood sugar fluctuations. ...Read more

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Being pregnant should I eat the recommended every two hrs or so? Is it bad if I only eat when I am hungry?

Being pregnant should I eat the recommended every two hrs or so? Is it bad if I only eat when I am hungry?

Pregnancy foods: Eat heallthy nutritious foods every two hours or even earlier if you can. Avoid junk foods please. And don't forget the prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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My wife is 5 months pregnant and since two days is feeling unusually hungry, after every meal she has her hunger doesn't go away what could be the po?

My wife is 5 months pregnant and since two days is feeling unusually hungry, after every meal she has her hunger doesn't go away what could be the po?

Too much sweets?: At mid trimester The girls crave sweats and starchy food, especially in the morning Their blood sugar crashed by too fast insulin and hypoglycemic hit them so fast that not only starved, also turn nasty! Fast weight gain &Giant baby Eateggs, sausage,Campbellsoups with poached eggs, steak and egg ,any proteins. Avoid startch like poison. Believe me, in few days she'll feel like new ...Read more

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Being really hungry a sign of pregnancy?

Being really hungry a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy: If you had unprotected sex and missed a period, you may be pregnant. If so, take a pregnancy test. Most women have fatigue, nausea, and breast swelling/tenderness as early signs. An increase in appetite comes later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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2 months pregnant and im always hungry and tired?

2 months pregnant and im always hungry and tired?

Common: Unfortunately, these symptoms can be very common in pregnancy. As the baby grows inside you, your blood supply is being shared, so you can naturally get tired, and you also will crave more food to provide nutrition to the growing baby as well. Hopefully, you can deal with your symptoms. Keep regular appts with your OB dr. And keep the informed of all your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm constantly tired and hungry, but I definitely know I'm not pregnant. What could it be?

I'm constantly tired and hungry, but I definitely know I'm not pregnant. What could it be?

Hypoglycemia: Get tested for hypoglycemia(low blood sugar), underactive thyroid, anemia and iron deficiency. Have a checkup by your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Hi I'm nearly 7 weeks pregnant and gone from being real hungry to not eating much at all is that ok?

Hi I'm nearly 7 weeks pregnant and gone from being real hungry to not eating much at all is that ok?

Yes: As your hormone level rises your appetite due to nausea may decrease. Eventually your appetite will increase usually after 13 weeks. ...Read more

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When do you start feeling hungry during pregnancy?

When do you start feeling hungry during pregnancy?

That is: An individual experience. Mostly focus on not vomiting and control of nausea. If your not gaining weight appropriately and ur mood can play a role if not sleeping but having a poor appetite is not uncommon in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm now 2 weeks pregnant and keep feeling hungry every 2 hours. What do I do.

Eat : But eat smartly. Snacking throughout the day is actually healthy. ...Read more

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I'm 8wks pregnant.constantly nauseous and gagging.hungry but nothing seems appealing.everything makes me sick just looking at it.PLEASE HELP?

I'm 8wks pregnant.constantly nauseous and gagging.hungry but nothing seems appealing.everything makes me sick just looking at it.PLEASE HELP?

See your OB: There are prescription medications that can be taken for the severe nausea in early pregnancy. As with any medication there are risks to consider so you need to have that conversation with the OB to determine if the benefit of taking the medication will outweigh the risk in your case. The good news — most morning sickness magically disappears around 12 weeks! Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more