Symptoms Of Cravings Are Only For A Moment, Is It Normal?
Hello doctor good night, I have an irregular menstrual cycle. I menstruate in October 2018 then menstruate again at the end of April 2019. In May I did not menstruate finally the testpack on June 1, 2019 and was negative. I test again on June 15 the results are possitive. On June 18 I checked with the midwife and she said that I was one month and two days old. During the one month pregnancy, I could not eat anything, including rice, could not get out of bed at all, only felt sick, tired and weak and vomited until I lost 7 kg of weight. But entering this July the severe symptoms of cravings do not exist anymore. Only sometimes that nausea doesn’t vomit. Doctor, is this normal, considering that people usually experience cravings for months while I only happen for a moment? History Can irregular menstrual cycles affect fetal development? This is my first pregnancy and I’m afraid my fetus will not develop. Please advise and explain doctor, thank you.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. In short, the symptoms of cravings do not affect pregnancy and fetal health. Regardless of whether a woman has long cravings, or does not even have the same cravings, it does not matter for her pregnancy. Neither does the object that is dreamed of being fulfilled or not, has no effect on the condition of the fetus at all. Even the term cravings itself is still difficult to explain in the realm of medicine whether it really has to do with pregnancy.
Then for a history of irregular menstrual cycles, there are many causes for one's menstruation to be irregular. Could be due to lifestyle, with too much activity, lack of sleep, stress, body weight is not ideal, and smoking, can be due to certain diseases such as imbalance of thyroid hormone or female hormones, can be due to ovarian cyst syndrome, and can also be due to side effects of drugs or food. If it's only because of your lifestyle, then as long as you improve your lifestyle, it won't affect your pregnancy. However, if due to illness, for example excessive thyroid hormone content, then there must be special treatment so that the disease does not affect your child.
Therefore an examination must be carried out in order to find out your true condition. For that, consult your problem with your obstetrician, and later let your doctor do a series of examinations that are considered necessary to narrow down the possibility. Only then will the most appropriate treatment for you be determined.
Meanwhile, the consumption of pregnancy vitamins such as folic acid, make sure all the food you consume is cooked, keep your body and hands clean, do not take any medication without doctor's advice including what you usually consume before pregnancy, limit physical activity, try to always eat regularly and be nutritious because that's where your fetus gets nutrition, avoid coffee and cigarette smoke, and regular control at the obstetrician, which is once a month until 6 months of gestation, once every 2 weeks at 7-8 months of age, and once a week at 9 months of gestation. So, hopefully answering your question.