Food aversions already? Approx 5 weeks pregnant

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, this is totally normal. I developed aversions to things that I enjoyed eating pre-pregnancy pretty early on. I’m 11w5d and I still have crazy food aversions/preferences/cravings. I buy a lot of things and take a few bites and then abandon it. Our fridge was stuffed with leftovers before I figured this out and learned not to buy in bulk (or bring food home).

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am 4-5 weeks as well and I was putting together a salad last night for DH’s lunch today, he likes canned chicken in his salad and although it didn’t smell particularly bad to me I got pretty bad nausea from it and had to lay down. I had no desire to eat dinner after that. 

However, I had the same situation as you before I even got pregnant. Sometimes what you pack the night before just isn’t what you’re in the mood for that day, especially if you’re starting to develop cravings for certain thigns, or your body is asking you for something else that might provide vitamins you’re deficient in. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh by the way, all I really want right now is onion rings lol. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Yeah they can start early. I had REALLY bad food aversions from weeks 6-12ish, and I still can’t really stand the thought or smell of Mexican chicken, and I’m 30 weeks! Haha. For that 6-12 period though, all kinds of things would trigger nausea, from the smells of candles that I had picked out myself weeks before to my husband eating jalapeno pretzels in another room, haha. On the worst days, NOTHING sounded appetizing at all. 🙁 The good news is that it does tend to wane or at least get weaker.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sn2bmrsmntgmry:  LOL That’s true. I justified it by saying, “It’s the baby!” like I’m a martyr for sacrificing my money to get what “the baby” is craving. Wink

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sn2bmrsmntgmry:  My food aversions started really early – 4 weeks, and they haven’t gone away yet at 24 weeks! They have actually, in some respects, gotten worse – every day there seems to be more and more stuff I am finding myself unable to eat (including the sandwich which I just got halfway though before I had to throw it away – a kind of sandwhich of sandwich that used to be fine!). My diet now consists of a specific kind of donut, two kinds of apples (granny smith and macintosh), cheese, lunchables (ugh, seriously), mac and cheese (only the KD kind), and cinnimon buns. I used to have a great, well balanced diet of lean meats, veggies and super grains! No more. Now I am just trying to stay alive. It was a struggle to give up the image of what I thought I was going to eat to be the healthiest pregnant person, but if I have learned anything it’s that the best way to make an aversion worse is to force yourself to eat something that you don’t feel like.  Anyway, I think for some people (like me) very early food aversions happen, as do food aversions that last throughout pregnancy! Best of luck and remember to be kind to yourself and your stomach!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not too far ahead of you (8 weeks 4 days), but I’ve been having this too! I usually try to meal plan at the beginning of the week but that has been impossible so far! Haha. I never know what’s going to sound good either-it’s crazy! Literally the only thing I can buy at the grocery store is fresh fruit, because it’s been the only thing that has sounded good consistently! I really hope this goes away soon! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

I’m 5-6 weeks and I have an aversion to CHOCOLATE of all things! But pretty much any food puts me off eating. Even savoury foods. I can only just stomach bland foods like chicken schnitzel because everything seems to have too much flavour for me.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@sn2bmrsmntgmry:  From about 4 weeks to 8 weeks or so, I was nauseated in the evenings (which sucked but was better than feeling sick in the mornings, when I had to be at work, LOL.) The ONLY food I could tolerate for dinner during that time was waffles. And lemonade. I am not kidding.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im in the same boat as all you ladies! Im 5weeks and it seems like nothing is appealing to me.  I had the total opposite problem when I was pregnant with my son…EVERYTHING looked AND tasted yummy!!!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, this was me! My first pregnancy symptom was coffee aversion! That was the 1st of many foods/drinks that grossed me out. I’m feeling better now towards the end of the 2nd trimester, so hope you will feel better soon. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@Jijitattoo:  I second the lemonade! But it has to be really cold or it makes me gag. Same with water.

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