Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    Find your due date buddies: February 2012, March 2012, April 2012 and May 2012.

    Take a peek inside the womb to see how your baby develops from week to week.

    Welcome mommies from 1st Trimester Community (BFP to 13weeks). Your final stop is the 3rd Trimester Community (28w to 40w). Yay!
    Junk Food
    An_247799 posted:
    Hello all. I am brand new to this. I am 19 1/2 weeks and I have tried very hard to incorporate all the food groups into my daily diet. I havent been successful. I am craving sugar. Little candies. I seem to desire fruity candy in my mouth. I also cant stop eating popsicles, freezies and drinking water with LOTS of ice.
    Does anyone have any tips as far as eating healthier?
    And does the ice/freezie thing sound familiar to anyone at all?
    Just making sure i'm not going insane. My husband finds it entertaining but if my water isnt super cold, then i'm not happy and neither is the little one.
    Thanks. i will soak up any advice I can get.
    beckie_33 responded:
    Lurking from 3rd tri.

    I have to have my water ice cold. I can't stand it if it's even a little warm.

    Try eating fruit instead of the candy. The sugar in fruit is better than the refined sugar you find in candy. Buy some dried fruit to suck on if you have to have something in your mouth to suck on.

    I had to curb my cravings because of gestational diabetes. It was difficult at first but after a while it became easier and I don't have some of the cravings I had before.
    BeautifullyBlessed responded:
    I'm 19 1/2 weeks also and in the beginning I could only drink water at room temperature. Now, I drink water much better freezing cold.

    Unfortunately, eating healthy is a challenge for me too, so I have no suggestions in that area.

    Funny thing is...I've been meaning to buy some popsicles because it sounds so delicious, but I haven't indulged yet.

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I originally joined WebMD two years ago, because it was the only community my internet at work would allow me to access. Since then I've drifted f...More

    Helpful Tips

    Round Ligament Pain
    Around 11 weeks or so I noticed very weird pains on my sides. It happened when I moved abruptly or stretched a few times a week. I ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    27 of 35 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.