Pregnant & Loosing A Lot Of Weight

Becky - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 50 moms have responded )

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I am 17 weeks pregnant and have lost almost 20 pounds. I have constant nausea and vomit about once or twice a day. The doctor has put me on many different medications and nothing has been working. I am concerned about the weight loss and have called the doctor and they keep telling me to wait until my next appointment. I'm getting very worried, frustrated, and depressed. So far pregnancy has not been a joyful experience and right now I'm wishing that I had never decided to get pregnant. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Michelle - posted on 01/20/2010

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Hi my name is michelle, when i read ur post i felt like i should comment as i had the same. my sickness started from 6 weeks and did not end until i gave birth. i was sick all day every day! i could not eat or drink even if i wanted too! at the start i would just keep telling myself it would only be for a few weeks little did i know it would be with me for 9 months! when i was about 9 week gone i was admitted onto hospital as i could not walk and i could not move with out been sick! i was told i had hyperemesis gravidarum, this is a bad form of morning sickness, which leads to alot of weight loss during pregnancy. i was given sickness tablets and they did not help nothing did apart from been admited into hospital for a week at a time. Not alot of ppl are aware of hyperemesis gravidarum including doctors as its so uncommon! When i was going through this i felt as if i had no one to understand and i kept think that ppl thought i was over reacting but when i was told it was hyperemesis gravidarum and ppl saw how sick it made me they all took a step back! i know have a 2 yr old daughter from that pregnancy she came out fighting fit and she weighted 7lb 10oz. if you would like to talk more in detail as hyperemesis gravidarum comes in less severe cases, if u message me back i can give u me email! i hope this gives u some answers as to what ur going through!

Leslie - posted on 01/23/2010

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This may be the most interesting answer you will get.

Go to a hypnotist.

As a licensed Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists (no funny stuff, no barking, no quacking :) I know that we have sucess with excessive nausea during pregnancy.

I would urge you to find a licensed practitioner in your area. The National Guild is the oldest and most competent organization. We have a very high standard of ethics and a very strict policy regarding our operation.

There are many myths and misconceptions....
first, you are never a zombie.
you are in complete control of your experience
any time you are in a state of daydreaming, you are actually in a light state of hypnosis!
people that drive often or at night sometimes have a condition, called highway hypnosis - you are in such a deep state that you may have an accident or may have difficulty remembering the trip.

Its worth a shot!

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Christa - posted on 01/25/2010

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well i hope u beter sooni to had to quit my job wheni was pregent with my frist child and well i just never went back and now iam a stay at home mom but i just couldn't work wheni was pregent with him i was always tired and shacky and threw up all over the place and that not what fast food place relay looks for in am employee i was in the hosptial all the tiem geting iv and taking trubutaline to stop conctraction cuz i so dehydrated and i even was on magmesum slafate to it was rough my obgyn was not happy but my perynatel dr at st john siadi would be ok and they treated me with everything under the sun then fianlay told me i was gone t have the baby early and there was nothing they could to do get me to gian wieght or stop throwing up so i sated my steriod shots for the baby hey i gian wieght and went on bed rest gian a lil more wieght and the iv stop me form thrwoing up pluss at 6 monthsi just some how got a lil beter nathan we name was mused at 34 weeks he was only 4 pound so i stayed on bed rest and iv for another week up at st johns andi had him a week later at and he was 6 pounds had small magable health problems but nothing to bad andi took him home in one week he almost 4 now and healthy and hyper as can be pregeny is not fun for me i hate till i hit 6 months i puck and hsake and pass out and had t tkae shots to keep regent every week in my but but i telling u when u hold that baby for the frist time and llok into there eyes u know u do all agian just for them

Becky - posted on 01/25/2010

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Thank you to everyone for your advise and encouraging words. I start the IV fluids tomorrow (a little anxious about it). I am not a person who is stopped in their tracks very easily, but this has done it. The doctor was not thrilled with the fact that I'm still working. So, I had a very productive meeting with my boss and I think we are going to reduce my duties to just the core ones and change my position to part-time until I get to feeling better. If that is the whole pregnancy, then so be it.

Annmarie - posted on 01/24/2010

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hi becky try not to worry i was the same on my first i wassick all the time and even ordinary smells got to me like the sea and we have lived near the sea all my life. ppl at work nearly drove me mad with advice nothing worked for me i just lived on crackers and ginger ale. i lost about 20lbs. it did improve as i got further into the pregnancy but never went totally away. but i began to gain weight and i had a gorgous baby boy who weighed 8lbs 6ozs still dont know where he was hiding lol. my second pregnancy i had no sickness but still lost weight for no reason it was this that alerted us to think i might be pregnant and patrick was 8lbs 7ozs when he was born dont worry babies always get what they need and just try to eat when u can also rest will help good luck i know its horrible u want to be excited about the baby but u just feel like C**P and want everyone and there advice to piss off lol

Wanda - posted on 01/24/2010

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Do you have the weight to loose? Are you generally in good heath? On one office visit I read an article in a magazine warning of weight loss during pregnancy. It concerned me so much that I asked the doctor about it as soon as I saw him. He assured me that because I had the weight to loose and was healthy that I shouldn't worry. He was right.

Lana - posted on 01/24/2010

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Becky,
It sounds like you are exactly as i was when i was prego with my first. In the very beginning i was losing up to 2lbs a week because of all the throwing up. And i tried everything everyone told me to try; crackers, toast, eating before getting out of bed, etc. meds didnt help either. My Doc put me on IV for a week 8hrs per day. Unfortunatley, i was sick like that the whole pregnancy till the very end (hopefully you're not) but if you are, you're not alone. I really dont know how this works, but my daughter was born nice and healthy 8lbs 10z. She is now 4 and has been a really healthy child. So i would suggest talk to your Doc to make sure he/she knows whats going on, but dont worry and stress out becasue that will make you feel even worse. Just take it a day at a time...i toatally understand how you feel! Hope that helps...

AnnaMaria - posted on 01/24/2010

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Muscle Milk is better than the meal shakes, and has more protein. It can also be bought in diabetic formula if you've got diabetes. Always check with your doc FIRST though.

AnnaMaria - posted on 01/24/2010

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I had the same problem with my last (4th) child. I threw up for the first three months straight. I had the worst morning sickness, and it was ALL DAY LONG. I survived by sucking on the red and white peppermint wheels whenever I was awake. They were the ONLY thing that kept me from barfing my guts out. They helped with the nausea and the vomiting. Anytime I quit sucking on them, I started throwing up again. Ginger didn't help, eating or drinking OJ before getting out of bed didn't help, NOTHING helped. I also had a little luck with chewing gum in flavors I liked. The gum helped with some of the nausea, but I still felt unwell. The peppermint wheels were my God send.

Just a side note, I've always had rough pregnancies, but the last one had the most complications. When you have sonograms, I would ask them to check your cervix for "coning" it's where the cervix is opening from the inside out. It's also an indication of a fungal and/or bacterial infection inside the uterus. An amniocenteses may be an idea if you continue being sick past 20 weeks.

Hang in there mommy. And if you've lost THAT much weight, and the doc STILL hasn't brought you in IMMEDIATELY, I'd find a new doctor if I was you.

Carly - posted on 01/24/2010

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When I was in the hospital having my daughter there was a poor girl like you admitted because she was so sick, the doctor told her eat what she want. If you are trying to eat to be healthy or because it is what is served it wont stay down, if it is something you feel like your chances are better. The doctor told her to send her husband out for a lobster if that was what she wanted :) good luck

Myra - posted on 01/24/2010

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I lost weight up until the 29th week...31lbs in total. My situation is a little different than yours since I was not vomiting, though. This is my 3rd time being pregnant, and for me, pregnancy it isn't a joyful experiance, either...all 3 pregnancies have been very rough.

When you talk to your doctor, keep in mind that they work for you. Ask to make an appointment for an ultrasound as soon as they can get you in there for one, and if they can't get you in there this week, ask that they send you with a referral to the hospital for an ultrasound the day you call your doctor. If they won't schedule you an appointment or send you to the hospital, get another doctor! Losing weight for some women in pregnancy is pretty normal. However, if you are losing weight, they can't accurately determine how well the baby is growing. Therefore, an ultrasound would be beneficial to both you and your doctor. Many doctors will refer you to a maternal-fetal specialist when you lose a good bit of weight, too. My doctor did. I've been under very close care of both my OB/Gyn and maternal-fetal specialist since around 14 weeks along (will be 38 weeks tomorrow).

If they do an ultrasound, and baby is growing well, losing weight is not a problem...especially if you started out your pregnancy in the weight category of only needing to gain 15-20lbs. However, you should be having ultrasounds every 3-4 weeks to make sure baby continues to grow properly once they start doing ultrasounds because you are then in a high risk pregnancy category. I have been high risk all 3 times (1. twins 2. previous pre-term labor (@22wks), threatened miscarriage & poor weight gain and 3. poor weight gain), and it is a pain to be in that position, but because you are in such contact with your doctor(s), eventhough you worry like a normal pregnancy, the communication is better, and that helps to ease your fear.

If you are unhappy with your doctor, change to a different one soon as you can. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to find one to take you on. A good doctor will do what is necessary to ease your fear.

Jamie - posted on 01/24/2010

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I was the same way for all three of my pregnancys my doctor told me to eat or drink what I could keep down even if it had caffine in i as long as I was getting nutrients to the baby and they were growing fine that everything would be ok

Mary - posted on 01/24/2010

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Sadly, pregnancy is not an enjoyable experience for everyone. I'm always amazed, and a bit envious, at the women who gush over how much they LOVE being pregnant. Obviously, I was not one of those women. I loved some things about it....in a few weeks, you should start to feel movement, and that helped me tremendously =)

I too, vomited at least twice a day from 11 weeks until delivery. I found 11-22 weeks to be the most miserable, since I also had issues with hormonal, migraine-like headaches. Reglan helped the headaches, but not the hurling. I just learned to live with it, and go about my life as best I could. I found odd things to eat that worked (slurpees, italian ice, fast-food cheeseburgers and fries)....healthy things like veggies or grilled chicken NEVER stayed down, so what was the point? Some calories are better than none, so try and find what works for you...it may be some pretty bizarre stuff!



I understand your fears and misery, but the truth is, if you are only vomiting once or twice a day, it's actually not the end of the world. If the baby is continuing to grow (meaning your belly is appropriately expanding), well, despite YOUR weight loss, your body is supporting baby just fine. Some of us just have a more physically crappy time of it than others, and there really isn't some magical pill or medical fix for it. I guess I was just so damned thrilled to finally be pregnant after years of disappointment that I sort of just accepted it, and chose not to focus too much on ME and my discomforts, but rather on this incredibly precious life inside of me....I would have walked on fire for 9 months to have her...and always thought it was worth it in the end.

Amanda - posted on 01/24/2010

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i lost alot of weight w my pregnancies because of vomiting and not being able to eat. It stopped around 6 months. but drink alot of fluids..gingerale and saltine crackers helped me as well as ensure. good luck..i feel bad for you cuz i know what i went thru!

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2010

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Find something, anything that you can keep down. Ginger tea or ginger "preggo pops" can help some with their nausea. Eat small amounts, slowly, several times a day. Drink warm liquids, not hot or cold, in small amounts, slowly. Try a midwife and doula if you have any in your area, they may have several more helpful ideas.

Leslie - posted on 01/23/2010

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Oh gosh! I have to agree with Kim so much on the vitamin issue! I was a total flintstones vitamin person!



I had nausea the first 14 weeks.



Sometimes stress and worry can throw your hormones off balance so that morning sickness is worse. That is 100% why I suggested going to a hypnotist/hypnotherapist. I know the women I've worked with swear by it. :)

Kim - posted on 01/23/2010

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Becky...I totally understand how you feel. 24/7 nausea and vomiting is never fun - I had it with my daughter for 9 full months! I'm pregnant again and had to be hospitalized when I was 17 weeks for dehydration b/c I couldn't even keep down water. I have finally gotten (for the most part) my nausea under control. With my daughter, I did lose weight with her and ended up only gaining 7 lbs and she was a 6lb baby! My doctor watched me closely. I have heard of people losing weight w/pregnancy and that is normal and you are getting pre-natal care so that is good. What has worked for me is 150mg of zantac every 12 hours and switching my pre-natal vitamins to Flinstones Childrens Chewables (easier on the tummy). Do your best to stay hydrated and call your doctor immediately if you cannot keep down water. The good news in all this? Studies have shown that women who have morning sickness are less likely to miscarry and have healthier babies - so, yes, there is something positive from this. Hang in there because when your baby is born it will ALL be worth it because you will never fall in love with someone so fast in all your life :-)

Melissa - posted on 01/23/2010

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its ok i lost 35 lbs when i was pregnant... but im also a plus sized girl... soo the dr said it was ok

Colleen - posted on 01/23/2010

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I also had hyperemesis gravidarum t/o the first 4-5 months. The dr. gave me Zofran, which I had a reaction to, so then they gave me Phenergen, which really helped. My daughter's growth was absolutely fine, but I lost 24 pounds very quickly, so I understand your worry. The dr. told me that studies have been done on women who are undernourished in 3rd world countries, and that the babies take everything they need from the mom. They told me the severe nausea comes from the pregnancy hormone being very strong as well. I was in and out of the hospital several times b/c I was so sick. Please hang in there-I understand what you are going through. My dtr is now 6 1/2 and a very busy, creative child. I learned after she was born that things with lemon in them is supposed to help with the nausea. I also found that I could eat the Handi snak crackers w/ cheese-something about the salt seemed to help. Please e-mail me if you have any questions or would just like to talk-it's nice if you have someone to understand what you are going through!! My dtr was 7lbs, 12oz when she was born-and she was born a week early!! I will pray you feel better soon!!

Leah - posted on 01/22/2010

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I did the same thing! I lost 20% of my body weight, I threw up over 400 times, and I was miserable. I had hyperemesis. I think that's how it's spelled. It basically means that you are insanely sick and can't hold anything down while pregnant. The only food I kept was Mexican, so we ate a LOT of burritos.
Everything turned out just fine. My son was 9lbs and healthy, and I was down 40 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight a week after I gave birth. I looked amazing!
Hang in there!

Norma Jane (Hooker) - posted on 01/22/2010

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Went through the same thing with my third child. Sick 24 hrs a day 7 days a week lost about 35 pounds before she was born. Hot water like your going to make tea, add 2 teaspoons of sugar and add milk, I called it milk tea, this helped to settle my stomach a little. Baby was born perfect, so listen to your doctor and believe God will get you through this. Best wishes for you and your baby

Danica - posted on 01/22/2010

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My cousin lost a lot of weight as well. It ended up being gestational diabetes. I know that if you still have nausea it is normal to lose weight as well. If the doctor isn't too worried and they are keeping track of the babies heartbeat as well as size I wouldn't be too worried. It's no fun being sick through the entire pregnancy, but it happens. Good luck

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I don't care what any doctor says about puking being ok. If any of you were heaving as bad as I was, it is not good. I know I lost eyesight. and Puking puts a strain on your eyes and can cause loss of vision, not complete but some. I also busted veins in my face. Those don't ever go away. Zofran worked for me but I am guessing since you have tried a lot of meds that it didn't work for you. I know they have an fast release zofran as well. Please let us know if anything works for you or if you get any better. I know I would like to know tips for the next time around.

KAREN - posted on 01/22/2010

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I would call the Dr's office and ask to talk to the nurse, do not talk with the receptionist. She is not medically educated. Tell the nurse what is going on and your concerns, what has been tried and not worked, have her help you get your appointment moved up so you can be properly assessed. Let her know how many times a day you are throwing up and urinating. If you are not getting satisfaction there you can change your Dr. You have to be your own advocate unfortunately. If you don't keep calling and telling them what is going on, they do not know it is continuing or the medications you have tried already have not worked. The first three months are the hardest. It will get better. Your body is doing a lot of adjusting hormone wise which can affect your emotions. The end result will be so worth it.

Kate - posted on 01/22/2010

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I lost 15kgs in the first 3 months of my first pregnancy. As long as you keep your fluids up and nibble small amounts of food. You should be fine. You will hopefully only be sick for another few weeks then you will start putting weight on again.

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I lost almost 30 lbs. with my second child. That was with no nausea or vamiting!!!
But by five months I started ganing the weight back. my the end of it I had gained over 40 lbs and my doughter was happy and healthly. Try to relax and injoy being pregnent. If by six months you have not gain the weight I would talk to your doctor again, but for now lots of water and crackers. :-)

Kara - posted on 01/22/2010

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Becky,

I weighed 35lbs less at full term than I did when I first got pregnant and my doctor was not at all concerned because the baby was fine. Contrary to popular belief, saltines made me WORSE. Cut out greasy or fast foods, and give protein rich snacks a try for the nausea. What worked for me were toasted almonds and cheddar cheese. Also Vitamin Water helped to keep me hydrated. Give that a shot and good luck.

Linda - posted on 01/22/2010

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I had the same problem,the dr put me on compizeen( a sea sickness pill),i took it 30 mins before i ate,and it worked,i stopped throwing up,and had a7lb7oz healthy baby.Ask your Dr if you can take it.

Christa - posted on 01/22/2010

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oh i read this and thoughi had posted it lol this happen to me both times i was pregos it ok u well be fine i was 130 when i staret with my frist son at 6 month i was only 105 and by the timei had him at 8 35 weeks i was 145 and he was 6 pounds he did have some porblems but it wasn't due to my weight i was due to ovther health problems of mine now with baby number two i was 155 and got down to 140 at 6 months and by 40 weeks oh yes i went right done to the day he ws due i was a big fat 178 pounds and he was 7 pounds and no heal problems all i can say is wia t tiell u hit 6 month that when all mine stoped andi took zolfran it help out a lot but yeah i though i was gone to puck my baby out there for a while and was very conerc about him getting enoug food but as long as they gaining wiat it don't relay mater if your not so i been told by my dr and he at st johns good luck

Becky - posted on 01/22/2010

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Well, yesterday the doctor diagnosed me with Hyperemisis. I will now have a nurse come to the house twice a week to give me IV fluids. I have an appointment today with the OB and I'm sure there will be a discussion about a Zofran pump. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I'll keep you posed.

Karrie - posted on 01/22/2010

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I am sure you have already tried it... but Zofran made a huge difference for me. I had to make sure I took it regularly... if it got out of my system the severe nausea/vomitting returned. I tried 3-4 other meds... zofran was the only one that made some difference.

IV hydration also helped when I was really bad. I know that some people needed to receive the zofran through IV to keep it in their system. They were able to walk around with a backpack IV with fluids and zofran.

My MD was fairly aggressive with helping me.... I would quickly find a new doctor!!!!

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I had no morning sickness but I lost 1 stone during the first two trimesters and in the third put it back on so when I'd had my baby I was about the same weight as I was pre-pregnancy=]

Tara - posted on 01/22/2010

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I was sick all 9 months of my 3rd pregnancy. I lost a total of 48 pounds. Nothing stopped the nausa but small meals throughout the day did help. The doctor tried me on antinausa medication and it didn't help. He also tried my on prescription antacids and that made it worse. As long as your baby is thriving you really have nothing to worry about. It really stinks that you are not feeling well. I now have 4 children and I will tell you that no 2 pregnancys are the alike. Hang in there. In the end you will have a beautiful baby!!!!

Crystal - posted on 01/21/2010

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I was the same way. try eating peanut butter and drink lots of ginger ale. it helped me out much. I think i lived on that for about a month untill they actually found some meds that worked for me. I went 3 months with no help. laying in bed all day. I couldnt even take care of my son it was so bad. but now 23 weeks pregnant feeling better then ever, kinda..lol good luck hope you feel better.

Emma - posted on 01/21/2010

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I had the same problem the first pregnancy I ended up being prescribed tablets to stop the nausea because I got so weak I kept passing out every time I tried to stand. Second pregnancy I tried eating little and often which helped keeping some down although I was always sick in the morning and usually at least once more a day. I had a different midwife this time because we had moved and she recommended seabands. They are wristbands with buttons which go on the pressure points to stop motion sickness and within 24 hours I felt much better. You can find them in any pharmacy and don't cost much, I hope this helps. Good luck

Trudi - posted on 01/21/2010

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i was so sick with my second child i couldnt keep anything down i lost so much weight with him.i lived on dry crackers and water just a little at a time through out the day for 8and half months he came in weighting 7lb 9oz

Jill - posted on 01/21/2010

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I had the same thing. I had hypermesis. its basically uber morning sickness. I lost 25 pounds. I had 24 hour nausea and vomiting for 12 weeks straight. i had to quit my job because i kept throwing up at work. I almost had to be put on bed rest because of how much energy it took out of me. the doc said as long as im not puking up blood or passing out more than once a day (can you believe that!) i should be fine. a suggestion would be if you cant keep anything down buy some carnation instant breakfast or slim fast or boost or insure. drink that so atleast if you throw it up it will just be liquid and liquid gets absorbed faster and you will get more nutrients. hope this helps and feel better.

Lisette - posted on 01/20/2010

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Give it sometime it will get better I promise. I was sick to my stomach with both my kids. I even was taken off of work with my second babie because I was so sick. All you can do is rest. Rest and get some popsicles. Sometimes you just have to lay down if you work you might want to take some time off until you are further in your pregnancy,

Iysha - posted on 01/20/2010

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I lost 20 pounds and kept it off in the first 3 months of pregnancy...and I wasn't vomiting a whole lot...Like once a day...I don't know if that is considered a lot. I was just loosing weight. My doctor told me that as long as the baby is growing, it's fine...especially if you're overweight. I was about 15 pounds over weight before I got pregnant and lost enough to be average weight. When I left the hospital after giving birth, I was 5 pounds less than I was when I found out I was pregnant...so I gained a total of 15 pounds during my pregnancy.



A suggestion...eat fruit. I ate fruit whenever I couldn't eat anything. Apples and Oranges. I couldn't really touch anything else. lol

Tina - posted on 01/20/2010

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Saltines, ginger ale and talk to your doctor! I vomited 24/7 for 7 mths. I didn't stop being sick until I was 8 1/2 months and then I ate non-stop until the delivery. By the time my 9 lb 10 oz son was born, I had only gained 20 lbs (he was 12 days late). According to my MD, the other 10 lbs was all placenta & umbilical cord. Good luck, feel better and congratulations!

Chelsea - posted on 01/20/2010

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i was sick for the first 5 months and i lost 15 pounds,by the time i deliever i had only gained 6 pounds more then i had lost. my daughter was completley healthy and born 2 weeks early at 6.7 pounds.

Monica - posted on 01/20/2010

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I went through the same exact thing when I had my first daughter 18 years ago and was also very concerned about my weight loss, I started out at 138 lbs and lost 20 lbs in my first trimester. I had constant vomiting all day long and could not even keep water down. My doctor also was not too concerned about my weight loss and told me that once i get through the first trimester you should start feeling better. I did start feeling better at about 16 weeks and gained the weight that i had lost. I ended up having a healthy 6 lb. 15oz. baby. My doctor also had me on different medications and nothing worked for me either. I know this must be hard to go through but just keep your head up and try not too worry to much, it's not good for you or the baby! I wish you the best and I'm sure that things will turn out fine as long as you follow your Dr's advice. I went thru this 3 times and was sick with all 3. Best of luck!!

Heather - posted on 01/20/2010

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i am 13 weeks pregnant and have lost 15 pounds...i have alot of nausea but have never have gotten sick...i do not enjoy food!!! everything smells and taste gross!!! but for some reason the doc and everyone else do not seem concerned they just tell me that is part of being pregnant....but i dont agree...i always thought you where suppose to gain weight and have all these cravings!!!!

Maggie - posted on 01/20/2010

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eat small meals throughout the day. nibble on crackers to keep your stomach from getting empty. Try preggy pop drops - you can find them at Babies R Us - or other slightly sour candies (this is the only thing that worked for me). Stick with bland foods like plain rice, cheerios, crackers, etc. Don't worry about the weight loss, it can be perfectly normal. I lost 13 pounds in the first trimester but gained it and then some later on. As long as the baby is growing then it's ok!

Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2010

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try breakfast shakes if you can tolerate those without being sick. i know when i was nauseted drinking was much more tolerable than eating. carnation instant breakfast each one has more protein than an egg, a ton of calcium and other things not to mention extra calories. maybe drink a few a day for the extra nutrients.

Jaynah - posted on 01/20/2010

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I too, lost about 20lbs in my first and second trimesters. As long as the baby is growing, your weight doesn't matter. Have you tried Zofran? It was a miracle drug for me when others wouldn't work. I also HAD to eat something before I got out of bed or I was doomed. I just kept some crackers on the bedside table. Hopefully you will feel better soon....my stopped right after 20 weeks and it was nice in the end to have gained so litte weight!!

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Have you had your thyroid checked? Sometimes even a normal thryoid can do haywire with the stresses of pregnancy. If you haven't, you really should and do not let them make you wait. It needs to be acted on immediately if your levels are off.

Lorraine - posted on 01/20/2010

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I had an issue with losing weight as well, and my doctor told me to increase my protien intake. If you are able to, try protien shakes or smoothies. Hopefully that would stay down long enough to get the nutrients out of it!

Krista - posted on 01/20/2010

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Unfortunately, for some women, pregnancy is NOT a fun experience. You need to try to figure out the triggers that make you vomit and stay away from them. Also, don't eat and drink at the same time. Wait half an hour in between the two. Eat several VERY small meals a day instead of 3 bigger meals. If you're able to, after you eat, lay down a bit and stay sedentary so your food isn't jumbling around in your stomach. Hope things get better for you.

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