16. Hunger and Thirst Pains
Being extra hungry and thirsty can strike early on in your pregnancy and last the entire time. Hunger pangs can strike at anytime day or night, even right after you’ve just eaten! This feeling is normal and is to be expected when you’re eating for two.
In the first trimester, nausea is common, but a need to continually eat can hit as well. The second trimester is when your baby is really growing; therefore, you need to consume extra calories to help the fetus grow. In the final three months of your pregnancy, expectant mothers need at least 200 extra calories to support their growing child in order to provide them with adequate nutrition. Stick to a diet rich in fiber so you can feel full and avoid overeating. If you feel famished in between meals, add in a healthy snack time or two.