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I'm Pregnant And I Can't Stop Eating!

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I found out I'm pregnant :D I have my first appt. Monday to confirm everything. I miscarried in January so this is a very positive thing. So far things are very different. My tata's are killing me (they didn't in January) and I have nausea, sometimes intense sometimes not (didn't have that either). And I CAN'T STOP EATING!!!

And I'm not eating as normal as I was two weeks ago. Tonight I was cranky and nauseous so I came home and had a small salad with apple juice. Then I wanted some potato chips and now I'm on to cream of rice cereal - no wonder I'm nauseous!!!

Does any one have tips for what to eat right now? I'm not only gluten-free but also soy and casein free. Nothing sounds good, soup maybe? Since I don't eat a wide variety in my diet (limited grains in addition to above) I'm worried I won't be getting the right nutrients.

Anyways, crossing my fingers and repeating "healthy pregnancy, healthy baby" until I get my ultrasound on Monday.

Amy

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Amy, congratulations!!!

I think your idea of soups is a good one; you can get lots of good nutritious things into one meal that way.

Try not to freak about the cravings. I mean, obviously you want to limit your junk food, but there is validity in paying attention to your cravings. Every pregnancy is different... With my first child, I craved potatoes, potatoes, potatoes, in any form. I don't know why.

But in my second pregnancy, I craved red meat (a shocker to me, as I'd never been much of a red meat eater) and I wanted it as rare as they would let me have it. I honestly probably would have eaten a raw steak, and loved it. The thought makes me want to vomit now, but hey there's no accounting for taste when you're pregnant. Turned out I had iron deficient anemia, which has been plaguing me ever since.

It's hard to eat a good variety of foods during that icky first trimester, even when you're not limited by food intolerances. I'm no expert, but my advice would be to limit your junk food as much as possible, try new additions in your salads, and don't forget your protein!

(And don't eat a raw steak. That just ain't right. :lol: )

-Sarah

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Thanks Sarah-. I'm not a big junk food person normally but I've been craving sugary stuff lately like starburst and orange pop. In fact, I went to Trader Joe's today at lunch and bought Italian Orange Soda and the bottle is almost gone. So bad! I really need to get on the healthy wagon again! While I am extremely tired most days I feel good for the most of it. The nausea is tough at times like this morning I couldn't eat until about 10 and all I managed was an apple and a Lara Bar until about 3 when all of the sudden I was ravenous. I'm just happy to have the nausea, they say the nausea is a good sign!

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