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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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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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 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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37wks pregnant & ever since the 36wk & now 37 Ive 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 Ive 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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My pre pregnancy weight is 63 kg and I am 5.2" tall I have gained only 4 kg in 23 weeks of pregnancy I don't feel like eating I just don't get hungry?

My pre pregnancy weight is 63 kg and I am 5.2" tall I have gained only 4 kg in 23 weeks of pregnancy I don't feel like eating I just don't get hungry?

You will: As your pregnancy progresses you will get hungry. you are suppose to gain only about 12 kg in pregnancy. You have already gained 4 kg. Just 8 kg in 17 weeks is possible. Just eat some high protein foods and nuts. Rest more. Do not stress. ...Read more

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I am around 5 weeks pregnant and when I lay on my side or get hungry I get cramps in upper stomach, what is it?

I am around 5 weeks pregnant and when I lay on my side or get hungry I get cramps in upper stomach, what is it?

Could be...: In the beginning of pregnancy you may experience abdominal upset, nausea and vomiting as the fetal hormone starts rising. Usually by your 15th week those symptoms should get better. Make sure you stay hydrated and if too much nausea and vomiting call your OB for medication prescription as necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

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