When family and friends ask me what I’m craving for, I honestly don’t know what to say except for “I don’t have cravings” and if they give me time to speak more I’d extend my statement with “…because I can’t eat.”
The first four months were difficult because I threw up most of the food I took even the vitamins, and I’d force myself to hold them down for as long as I can so that baby can at least take some of it. The best I’ve done was 30 mins max.
I was losing weight week after week so my doctor had to give me Placil to offset vomiting. My mom and aunt always remind me to try eating without its help because well, medicine is still medicine and who knows what a harmless medicine can do to a tiny baby? My OB-Gyn is one of the top physicians here and I follow her advice (it’s just that my family’s the traditional kind – we don’t take as much meds like other people do because we like organic and herbal solutions).
My appetite soon improved from nothing to fruits and veggies. I also love biscuits and I nibble nuts every once in a while to introduce it to my baby. Warning – if you are allergic to nuts, pls don’t dare introduce it to your unborn child because the baby might have the same allergies as yours!
My OB-Gyn specifically told me to avoid bottled, canned, and powdered drinks, as well as avocados (which are my favourite), grapes and mangoes because these are packed with calories thrice as much as other fruits. I also like sprinkling sesame seeds on rice bowl and other viands. 🙂
So on afternoons, I take pleasure on these: