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I need doctor's advice for controlling hunger pains and nausea during pregnancy?

I need doctor's advice for controlling hunger pains and nausea during pregnancy?

Eat frequent: Frequent small meals are the best. Make sure to have some fat and protein if you can.... even if you're craving carbs. The carbs bring that blood sugar up and then down quickly and that can cause both nausea and hunger pains. Peanut butter is a good snack on your favorite cracker/bread, etc. Ginger-flavored items can help with nausea. Nuts are good, cheese sticks, yogurt, cottage cheese ...Read more

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8wks pregnant.wake up @5am everyday.horrible nausea&gagging w/ dry heaving all day until I eat but I get hunger pains even after I eat.why?Please help

8wks pregnant.wake up @5am everyday.horrible nausea&gagging w/ dry heaving all day until I eat but I get hunger pains even after I eat.why?Please help

Contact your OB!: There are treatments available for your nausea etc. that are safe during pregnancy, but only with your OB's knowledge & consent. Ginger ale and crackers eaten when you wake up and between meals may help relieve the nausea and hunger pain. Since you're so young, it's very important that you get proper nutrition from the start, so please take this problem (and your prenatal vitamins) seriously. ...Read more

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8wks pregnant and get overwhelmed and start crying bcs I'm constantly hungry.even after eating I feel hunger pains.of it's not that it's nausea.why?

8wks pregnant and get overwhelmed and start crying bcs I'm constantly hungry.even after eating I feel hunger pains.of it's not that it's nausea.why?

Hormones: The high hormone levels of pregnancy often cause women to become more emotional and cry easily especially if this wasn't a planned pregnancy. We treat the nausea of early pregnancy with frequent small meals. Nausea happens if your stomach gets completely empty or over full. It sounds like you are having completely normal symptoms of early pregnancy. Best wishes. Hope this helps. ...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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Can a 8 month pregnant woman drink ensure? She's not hungry but worries she's nor taking in enough nutrients

Can a 8 month pregnant woman drink ensure? She's not hungry but worries she's nor taking in enough nutrients

See your OB!: This anorexia may be a symptom of something else. Before treating the symptom, see/ask your OB about it. Good Luck ...Read more

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What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more