Preggy diary: Appetite and gassiness problems

Posted on - in Pregnancy

*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.


  1. Yam Yam

    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

    8 years ago
    • Michelle Roldan

      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. 🙂

      8 years ago
      • Yam Yam

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

        8 years ago

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