Did you have food aversions? When did they go away?

posted 7 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2664 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

honestly I still can’t look at chicken burgers the same…. my LO is gonna be 1 next saturday.

Post # 3
601 posts
Busy bee

24 weeks pregnant and i’m very averse to chicken or red meat.  i guess this baby is a vegetarian LOL

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Commenting mainly to follow, I’m at 13 weeks with my first and have had crazy aversions since probably week 6.  Fortunately/unfortunately they’ve at least evolved a little bit, I struggled with most vegetables until about 2 weeks ago, now I’m housing salads and roasting veggies like I usually would, but have started to get grossed out by bread and crackers (seriously, how is that even a thing?!?).  Chicken has been a pretty hard no from the get-go, and I miss it.  The wrong kind of cooking oil/butter will send me running (namely ghee, which is usually a staple in our house).  And funny, I’m the exact opposite with chocolate, I usually could take it or leave it but can’t get enough of it right now.  I’m really hoping there’s an end in sight, otherwise I guess this kid is going to be made primarily of chocolate, eggs and bananas which are pretty much the only foods that haven’t failed me yet.

Post # 5
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My food aversions were the worst in the first trimester but they didn’t completely go away. I couldn’t stand the smell of hamburger and sausages being cooked and didn’t want to eat meat in general. I also couldn’t stand to drink tea, which was strange because I’m usually a huge tea drinker. My appetite came back strong midway through second trimester 

Post # 6
9841 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Most of mine went away around 14 weeks.

Plain water was one of mine…that sucked.

Post # 7
3882 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

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Westwood :  Until I did some Google searching and saw it wasn’t super uncommon, I thought I was a complete weirdo for having an aversion to plain water. I mean, it’s just water! I’m coming up on 11 weeks and that’s mostly gone for the most part. I just have to have it slowly throughout the day.

I currently can’t eat scrambled eggs. Just the texture and the sound it makes when I eat it makes my stomach turn. I love eggs so I’m hoping that one goes away soon.

Post # 8
7398 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012


I’ve never been a huge fan but I could force myself to eat it (mainly because DH loves it). One day I was roasting some for dinner and I opened the oven door to check it and was CONVINCED it was spoiled or rotton. I told DH it smelled rancid, and of course he thought I was crazy and there was nothing wrong it. Couldn’t eat it the entire pregnancy, and for almost a year afterwards. 

That was really the only adversion I had. I loved all things salty and ate an everything bagel daily. 

Post # 9
7804 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Raw meat, especially poultry. The sight or smell of it would send me running for the sink. 

Post # 10
1291 posts
Bumble bee

Luckily mine went away at 10 weeks. I was averse to anything cooked in oil. The smell of oil made me feel queasy. That was my main issue and so I didn’t eat any fast food. But now at 29 weeks I can (and do) eat anything lol. But I had very minor morning sickness. Never even puked. Just felt sick sometimes. And that was only from weeks 5-10. 

Post # 14
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I had horrible food aversions and could barely eat anything, but the smell of chicken was the absolute worst! I couldn’t even get through a trip to the grocery store because of the rotisserie section making me constantly gag. Most of the aversions went away in the second trimester but the chicken one lasted through pregnancy. It did go away after though! 

Post # 15
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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sweetchiquita12 :  Such a wild, strange ride!  I’m exactly like you with plain water too, I used to be a hydration fiend, now it has to be ice cold, and usually only until mid-morning before I have to switch to something else. I’m really hoping that one fades soon too.

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