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Still Losing Weight in Second Trimester w/o an Appetite

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I am in my second trimester, 15 weeks to be exact, and I am continuing to lose weight. I still don't have much of an appetite, but I do eat. I am not sure what is going on. The last time I saw my Dr., I was in my 1st trimester, and she was concerned that I was losing weight , but insured me that it was normal for some women to lost weight in the 1st trimester. She said that I should be gaining about 1-2 lbs a week in my 2nd. And I am not gaining any weight, I just keep losing. I am just worried now that maybe my baby isn't getting enough nutrients or is going to be underweight. I also am taking my prenatal vitamins religously. Can anyone help!?
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replied June 1st, 2008
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You should be okay
You should be more worried about your own health then the baby's. The baby gets nutrients forst and the remainder of it goes to you. I had/have the same problem and it worries me just as much I'm sure as it does you. IN fact, what I'm saying now probably won't even be muchof a reassurance. I am 23 weeks along now and have manages to gain about 3 pounds finally. My sister had the same problem and went down to 99 lbs before she stared to gain weight back. I didn't get my appitite back until about 18 weeks. I eat a lot of food now, whenever I feel even slightly hungry and still haven't gained too much weight. According to the ultrasound, the baby is about a week bigger than the proposed due date and doing fine. She has a lot of energy and moves a lot (and has the cutest nose I've ever seen.) She probably burns off all the calories from all that movement and is taking up most of what I eat. Also I walk around a lot since I don't own a car. (less lately becasue my legs hurt after standing for more than a few minutes)

If the baby wasn't getting enough nutrients, you'd probably feel hungrt more often. Just make sure you drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. Eat crackers. Carry small bags of snacks with you and eat slowly throughout the day.
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replied March 18th, 2012
I'm in my 16th week and still losing weight. I've never been so low! Although I'm no longer throwing up everything I eat, I don't have much desire to eat. Nothing sounds good. I'm down to a diet of Lipton Noodle soup and PB&J.
I wish I could weight like this when I'm not pregnant.
My midwife isn't super worried about it. She says as long as I'm taking my prenatal vitamin I'll be okay.
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replied April 25th, 2016
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Losing weight is not to hard in general.
It is a simple equation Calorie intake < Calorie burn => Weight loss.
Just eat healthy and exercise at least three times a week.
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