Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Feel Hungry During Pregnancy

Share
1

1
Stomach feeling heavy last few days, don't really feel hungry haven't eaten much. Done a pregnancy test, not pregnant. What could be wrong?

Stomach feeling heavy last few days, don't really feel hungry haven't eaten much. Done a pregnancy test, not pregnant. What could be wrong?

Constipated?: You could be constipated which would be a heavy feeling and not having a bowel movement in >3 days. Make sure you are properly hydrated and eat small meals and see if it resolves. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
4 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I always feel hungry and my stomach growls almost no stop.It cant be pregnancy cause I have never had sex. what could this be?is there a way to fix it

I always feel hungry and my stomach growls almost no stop.It cant be pregnancy cause I have never had sex. what could this be?is there a way to fix it

Constant hunger: can result from blood sugar problems and/or thyroid disease, but it could be normal in someone your age. Teenagers have very high calorie requirements, and it could be that you are not eating enough to meet your body's needs. Try eating small amounts frequently throughout the day, include sources of protein to stabilize blood sugar. If overweight see: http://helpdoctorwtlosstips.blogspot.com ...Read more

3

3
No nausea no crampin in 5 weeks of pregnancy but I have sore breast and feel hungry alot.... I have pcos should I be worried?

No nausea no crampin in 5 weeks of pregnancy but I have sore breast and feel hungry alot.... I have pcos should I be worried?

No: The lack of nausea and cramping is not necessarily a bad sign. Some women never have nausea and others throw up so much they require hospitalization. You may still develop some nausea. The sore breasts are often an early sign of the elevated hormones of pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
I'm very early in my pregnancy and cannot stop eating, is this normal? I am literally hungry day and night! I get up many time during sleep to eat!!

I'm very early in my pregnancy and cannot stop eating, is this normal? I am literally hungry day and night! I get up many time during sleep to eat!!

It is normal.: Congrats! It is normal to want to eat everything when your pregnant. Usually this comes in waves as there will be periods during your pregnancy when your appetite will be low. Be careful. Depending on your weight now, you don't want to gain more than about 30 pounds. It is okay to eat...just eat healthy foods. Fruits and veggies, not ice-cream and cake. LOL. Enjoy!! ...Read more

8

8
Can cramping be because you hungry during early pregnancy?

Can cramping be because you hungry during early pregnancy?

Yes among others: Cramping and stomach difficulties are almost universal complaints in early pregnancy. The uterus itself is being stretched which causes cramping. The hormonal changes cause digestive trouble from nausea, gas, constipation to heartburn. ...Read more

9

9
I'm 7 weeks along with my 3rd pregnancy. I am so hungry all the time and worried about weight gain. Any suggestions? Is this normal?

I'm 7 weeks along with my 3rd pregnancy.  I am so hungry all the time and worried about weight gain.  Any suggestions?  Is this normal?

Weight gain: I would stick to the three square meals and healthy snacks. In the first trimester, a woman only needs about 200 extra calories above normal which amounts to about half a chicken breast. Pregnancy is not a time to eat excessively ! A woman starting out at normal weight should gain 25-30 lbs. if underweight, 30-35 lbs and overweight 20-22 lbs. ...Read more

10

10
Is there a preferred way to have a healthy diet during pregnancy I am always hungry i only 18 weeks?

Is there a preferred way to have a healthy diet during pregnancy I am always hungry i only 18 weeks?

Dietitian: Check w/your OB and a good dietitian. A slow progressive weight gain throughout your pregnancy is usually best, but eat healthy and try to avoid junk food, fast food, fatty food, even when you have cravings. ...Read more

11

11
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

13

13
Is it normal to feel hungry if you ate 2 hours ago? I was done eating around 11:25, and its now 2:15. I feel awkward and empty inside, like hunger. ?

Is it normal to feel hungry if you ate 2 hours ago? I was done eating around 11:25, and its now 2:15. I feel awkward and empty inside, like  hunger. ?

Time of day? night?: It wouldn't alarm me to hear this... But it would seem too soon for it to actually be 'appetite' per se. Nineteen-year olds can be ravenously hungry as they are still growing. In a woman, i'd want to know when her last menstrual period was and if she'd been sexually active, with or without birth control! then again, many people tend to address anxiety with food. You are right to question it! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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

17

17
Recently discontinued my prilosec and hav noticed i feel hungry even if i just ate. Had this same symptom when i first started taking them too.Normal?

Recently discontinued my prilosec and hav noticed i feel hungry even if i just ate. Had this same symptom when i first started taking them too.Normal?

Well: Generally stopping a PPI medicationlike Prilosec can cause a rebound secretion of acid by the stomach for a couple weeks or month I usually take a less strong acid blocker like Zantac (ranitidine) make a Telemeficine visit to discuss specific care and treatment ...Read more

18

18
Hi , I've started my apetamin on Friday March 6 , before bed with 5 mL. The next day I didn 't feel hungry at all , and since then , I still don't see a change in my appetite. Is it normal for this to happen? And should I continue to take it?

Hi , I've started my apetamin on Friday March 6 , before bed with 5 mL. The next day I didn 't  feel hungry at all , and since then , I still don't see a change in my appetite. Is it normal for this to happen? And should I continue to take it?

Appetite stimulants: Apetamin is a blend of cyproheptadine and some vitamins which is supposed to stimulate your appetite. I have to say that appetite stimulants are pretty iffy. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't and I have not known them to work instantly, usually they take a few days. I don't like them but if you need to gain weight, it's worth a try. Good luck :) ...Read more

19

19
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

20

20
I sometimes feel hungry, but chewing gum takes it away. Is that normal?

I sometimes feel hungry, but chewing gum takes it away. Is that normal?

It is not normal: Chewing gum may stimulate the release of blood sugars which may cause the Insulin receptor sites to signal to the brain that I am not hungry. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
155 doctors shared insights

Increased Appetite (Definition)

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