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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 it's 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.

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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.

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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.

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When pregnant woman is hungry does it mean the baby is hungry?

When pregnant woman is hungry does it mean the baby is hungry?

Mom hungrybaby too?: No, mother hunger is not directly related to the fetus being hungry.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Hi I am 6.1/2 weeks pregnant age 40 and have already starting to have a baby bump always hungry and running to the little room should I be alarmed?

Hi I am 6.1/2 weeks pregnant age 40 and have already starting to have a baby bump always hungry and running to the little room should I be alarmed?

Not unusual: You should be seen by your obstetrician for routine follow up, though your age does put you at a higher risk of down syndrome, so need to be tested for this.

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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

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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.

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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, .

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is increased appetite during pregnancy normal? Cycle day 21

Is increased appetite during pregnancy normal? Cycle day 21

Well, you wouldn't: Be experiencing pregnancy symptoms until you miss your period (w rare exceptions).

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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