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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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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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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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

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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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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

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Lately I feel like I am always hungry,which worries me a little as I don't want to get fat.Pregnancy test was negative so it can't be that.What is it?

Lately I feel like I am always hungry,which worries me a little as I don't want to get fat.Pregnancy test was negative so it can't be that.What is it?

Hunger: Can be a high metabolism from hyperthyroid or loss of glucose in the urine from diabetes. Please see your primary care physician for exam and evaluation to rule these and other conditions out. ...Read more

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Can you get a period and have pregnancy symptoms? Im on nexplanon and i feel pregnant i feel very hungry and sleepy

Can you get a period and have pregnancy symptoms? Im on nexplanon and i feel pregnant i feel very hungry and sleepy

Side Effect: Nexplanon is a Progesterone only birth control method. Progesterone levels are normally elevated just prior to your menstrual period and also in pregnancy. So using a progesterone only method can make you feel pregnant, hungry and sleepy. If this is new for you, you might do a home pregnancy test to be sure. But most likely it is a side-effect of Nexplanon. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Nausea , stomach ache , , cramps ,gassy , bloated , I get hungry a lot can it be pregnancy ?

Nausea , stomach ache , , cramps ,gassy , bloated , I get hungry a lot can it be pregnancy ?

Possible pregnancy: These symptoms can be caused by a lot of things. If you have been sexually active and you menses are not regular you should take a pregnancy test. If the pregnancy test is negative you may have irritable bowel syndrome or any other number of more serious intestinal illnesses. i suggest you see a doctor ...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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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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What to do if i feel drowsy, hungry and sometimes vomiting sensation is this any signs of pregnancy ?

What to do if i feel drowsy, hungry and sometimes vomiting sensation is this any signs of pregnancy ?

If you have missed : Your period, it may be. Please take a home pregnancy test so that you will know for sure. Take care. ...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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I have been feeling extremely hungry since my 5-9 days past ovulation. Would it be a symptom of pregnancy?

I have been feeling extremely hungry since my 5-9 days past ovulation. Would it be a symptom of pregnancy?

Possibly: If you are 7-10 days past time of ovulation you can be tested with a urine test strip. Best to use first am voided specimen when HCG levels are highest. ...Read more

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Increased Appetite (Definition)

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