Preggy diary: Appetite and gassiness problems

*Wait, there is such a word as gassiness, right?

Anyhoo… during my second check-up with my OB-Gyne, she asked me how I was feeling and if I was eating (since she noticed that, between my 7th and 9th week of pregnancy, I did not gain additional weight). I told her that I was having problems with eating right now.

See, with my first pregnancy, it was fairly clear-cut which food items I didn’t like. This time around, I’m having trouble knowing which food I want to eat. Everything just smells bad and tastes awful for me. After eating or drinking, there would be a rusty aftertaste in my mouth. It comes to a point that I don’t want to eat anything. Which, of course, I cannot do, else my little one won’t get the nourishment he/she needs.

Also, at this point of my pregnancy, I’m feeling quite flatulent and gassy. It always feels like I have acid reflux that I should burp all the time. Sometimes I have problems releasing gas that I feel really lousy.

I don’t remember feeling these when I was pregnant with Zee. All I had was the usual morning sickness and that’s it. This time around, it’s — I don’t know — bad.

I was advised to chew some gum if I felt that rustiness again in my tongue. And I take a whiff of Vicks whenever I feel nauseous because of the different aromas around me. And I also take smaller but more frequent meals now, which means more merienda moments for me and the baby, just so I won’t go hungry for long periods of time. I just eat whatever I feel like eating — crackers and biscuits for snacks, and whatever is less assaulting to my senses for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Ugh, I can’t wait for the first trimester to pass. At least by the 4th month, appetite will slowly go back to normal.  And hopefully I’ll feel less gassy by then.

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  • Yam Yam May 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Hi! just curious, i heard before that pregnant women are not allowed to take a whiff of white flower because it affects the child in the womb, does this mean this does not apply with Vicks? thanks

    • Michelle Roldan May 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

      Really? I didn’t know that. What’s the effect on the child? Hmm, I guess as precaution, I might stop taking a whiff of Vicks then. Thanks for this tidbit. 🙂

      • Yam Yam June 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

        Hi, they said it affects the brain development of the child in the womb (white flower) hmmmm…. best to be cautious i guess… hehe


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