My name is Chiara and I am about 2½ months into my first trimester with my first pregnancy.
From the beginning, I have had unhealthy eating habits with this pregnancy. I was the type of person where fried chicken was a once a month treat. I ate very healthy. Yet due to the pain in my stomach -- feels very acidy, the only kinds of food that take the pain away are heavy foods, anything breaded, basically unhealthy. Fruits, salads, wheat bread, etc. only add to my pain and make things worse. For example, if I eat Chicken Selects from McDonalds -- 32g of fat says it all, that will last me about 4 hours without pain. If I eat a salad, it will last about 1 hour without pain.
I have already gained 15 pounds; I am gaining the weight too fast. Please let me know what I can do about all this weight. It is not healthy. I still try to work out as much as I can, when not in pain.
Your advice would be extremely appreciated. Thank you!
First, I would speak with your OB/GYN about the complaints you are having. If you are having that much pain in your stomach and it is causing you to change your eating habits than you need to be seen by your doctor. Your doctor will be able to pinpoint your problem and help you come up with a plan to manage the problem. It would be helpful to also ask your doctor for a referral to a registered dietitian.
A dietitian can help you to setup a healthy eating plan that will support your pregnancy and manage your weight as well as your stomach complaints.
-- Kimberly, RD LD