It is very normal for you to lose your appetite during the early part of pregnancy, especially if you haven’t been feeling well. Your doctor probably suggested that you stop taking your prenatal vitamins because they can be upsetting to your stomach.
As your appetite increases, you will discover that your interest in foods will increase as well. Of course, it is important to eat a healthy diet, but all of us have had brief periods of poor eating habits without detrimental effects. If within a couple more weeks, you are still having no interest in eating foods from the basic four food groups, I would suggest meeting with a dietitian. Your practitioner can refer you to one. He or she can help you find very healthy (and surprisingly tasty) food selections that are off the beaten path.
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