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For some people, "eating for two" is a synonym for pregnancy. Yet, many pregnant women actually experience loss of appetite. What should you do when you don't feel like eating during pregnancy? What causes a loss of appetite during pregnancy and is this something you should be worried about? When in pregnancy can you expect loss of appetite?

Morning sickness is common during the first trimester. As many as three quarters of all pregnant women feel nauseous, and most of those also vomit occasionally. While you are struggling with pregnancy nausea and/or vomiting, and while have a very sensitive sense of smell, it is logical that loss of appetite will follow. As long as you get enough calories and stay hydrated, you will be just fine. The second trimester presents yet another opportunity for loss of appetite. Many women don't feel like eating much during their second trimester, because the digestive system slows down during this time. These pregnancy signs are caused by the growing uterus putting pressure on the stomach and other digestive organs.

Lots of women also get constipated at this time. In addition, the second trimester is when cravings for certain foods generally start. You might have fruit cravings or want fresh salads all the time. Or you might just have cravings for junk food, or even non-food items. Again, it is quite normal if you don't feel like eating a lot, or if only certain foods appeal to you. But make sure that you get the right nutritionists and that you eat more than only those foods that you crave. What can you do if you don't feel like eating? One solution is top try and eat smaller meals, but a bit more often. Another thing you can do if you have a juicer, is making sure you get your five pieces of fruit and veg by drinking them. Green, leafy vegetables like spinach or rocket make great juice ingredients. Other things I have included in juices are carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, ginger, and celery. Green juices are a great solution for women who don't feel like eating much, but really need all the goodness that fresh produce offers.

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