I couldn't eat after giving birth: Is that normal?

When I had my baby, I couldn’t eat or drink anything for days after giving birth even though I was shaking and starving. I had to force myself just to take a drink or have a bite of food. Did anyone else get like this? My sister had a big mac combo right after


I was super sick after having my son I couldn’t keep anything down for a while.

I had loss of appetite after birth for both my kids. I had to force my self to eat smaller meals for a few weeks.

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I was your sister lol I ate a large size Mac meal I couldn’t wait to eat or drink I was eating ice

I ate during labor and was still starving and ate so much after

I loss my appetite after mine, I forced myself to have a salad.

I couldn’t eat or sleep for the first 48 hours because of the excitement and other moods

Same girl! I was in the hospital for 3 days and could barley eat or drink even though I was starving. I was craving McDonald’s after birth but just couldn’t stomach it once it was in sight

I had the same thing happen with one of my kiddos. I did broths/soups and protein shakes. My body went into major shock and the “after shock” of shock as I called it was worse and lasted 4 days. It was kinda scary but it passed and then I was ravenous. Best of luck to you mama. :heart:

I had loss of appetite for several weeks after i gave birth

I was the same I think it’s the adrenaline from the experience and your hormones being weird and being sleep deprived all wrapped up into one… everyones body experiences things differently

Everyone responds differently. I didn’t get my appetite back until weeks later. I ate when I absolutely had to. I had a c-section and they tell you it comes back much later. I still fluctuate with feeling hungry and not.

I ate everything in site after my first 2 kids. after my 3rd one I waited almost the whole day before I ate anything. I would say it’s pretty normal though. cause even an “easy” birth can still be pretty traumatic on the body. you could always drink ensure or something til you get your appetite back

i was like this!! it took me about a full week or two before i got any sort of appetite back. definitely try some protein shakes and stuff like that to hold the place of real food!

Same. But I had major complications. Just go slow. I ate crackers and sprite

Was healthy as a horse ate like one to lol

I ate everything I could possibly get my hands on after both of my labors.

I didnt feel like eating after birth with my first either. The nurse made me eat though lol. With my second I wanted to eat but wasn’t really starving either but I had a lot of physical pain after birth with her that took a couple days to get over so pain took over hunger that I forgot to eat a lot of times.

My 1st I had to have an emergency c section at 28 weeks due to preeclamsia and I couldn’t make myself eat anything. My aversion was so bad I would throw up just smelling food just like during my pregnancy with him. My 2nd, I was your sister lol. I wanted nothing more than a spicy mcChicken with fries and a tall Dr Pepper lol, and got it lol.

I was starving right after. But whenever I had contractions from my uterus shrinking mostly while breastfeeding, I would feel sick to my stomach. But it usually passed quickly.