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296340 tn?1336167601
Pregnant and hungry all the time
Hello All,

I am new to this forum and have a little concern about my hunger... I am 38 years old and 8 weeks pregnant.  I am excessively hungry all the time... every hour I have to eat something.  Within 9 days I gained close to 8 lbs.  is it normal?  I thought that the first trimester you might not eat anything at all due to morning sickness..  well I do have my morning sickness, but still I have to eat.. each time when I ate, I started feeling nausea... Any advise will help...

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377493 tn?1356505749
I haven't really had this happen, so it's hard for me to say. However, I did read a normal weight gain during the whole first trimester.  I doubt this is a problem, however if concerned mention it to your Dr. at your next appointment!  Good luck to you!
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294043 tn?1354211546
This is a huge weight gain.  You should bring this up with your ob since they worry about blood pressure although everything also depends on how much weight you started out with.  
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711326 tn?1297872110
I have been the same way with all of my pregnancies.  I was hungry all of the time and could not get enough to eat.  I started to bring lots of fruit with me and would just snack on the fruit so I wouldn't gain a lot of weight.  I also drank lots of water and that would help me not eat all of the time.  
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189192 tn?1261345228
my hunger didn't really kick in until recently.. probably around 21wks.. but everyone is different..

Nice seeing you in the pg forum!!
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772910 tn?1249566635
My OB said you should gain more if you are below or close to a normal weight, less if you are overweight.
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296340 tn?1336167601
Thank you for all the feedbacks... I am actually underweight... I am 5'6" and only weight 113lbs.. Last week I was 118lbs.. I think I might gain some more... Next Monday I will see my OB and i will mention to her about my eating and my weight...  

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178698 tn?1228777938
I could be that your body's trying to build up a fat reserve.  That happened to me too...I was so hungry first trimester.  I couldn't get enough to eat  I used to pick at my food, but after I got pregnant I began to eat until my plate was clean.   In fact it seems like I want to snack all the time even now.
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463207 tn?1268055136
It is definitely because you were underweight to start with. I am 39 and almost 10 weeks pregnant. I feel I get hungry every 3 hours. I have been eating lighter foods though so that i do not gain a huge amount of weight or eat too much sugar, etc. I keep a tupperware container of oyster crackers or cheerios with me at all times so when the hunger comes on, I have something to eat and fill myself up before I eat a huge meal and then feel sick. I have terrible nausea (no vomiting) since 6 weeks and I hear it last until 12 or 13 weeks.....I have gained 1 lb so far.....but I started out 5'7 and 130 lbs......so more of a normal weight.
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