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

posted 6 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

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sweetchiquita12 :  my food aversions (which weren’t that bad) mostly passed when my nausea passed around 12 or 14 weeks

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yes, my aversions were ridiculous in my second pregnancy. I had an aversion to almost anything, even looking at household objects sometimes would get me gagging. I could tolerate apples and chips and everything else made me want to vomit. Even reading about food in stories to my eldest would have me dry retching. It lasted the whole pregnancy for me and I still felt sick a week after birth and I wondered how I was ever going to eat again but then it just magically went away the second week after baby and it faded from my mind and could eat everything again. It was truly horrible though and it was awful that I couldn’t even prepare family meals without being so ill. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Ranch dressing and cheese. I couldn’t eat either one. I’m fine with both again thankfully! My issue was that I was sick the entire time. It didn’t matter what I ate or how much or how little or how often in general minus the two aversions. I’m just happy the actual aversions didn’t stay.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

In general my appetite dropped significantly.  I also had an aversion to poultry and cooked vegetables.  Raw vegetables were fine, but the minute you tried to steam them it was over.  I wound up losing weight while pregnant.  

The aversions stopped as soon as the baby got here and I started nursing.  My appetite also came back with a vengance.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes, I had major food aversions up until around 14 weeks. I mostly ate berries and melon during that time. Sometimes I could stomach a baked potato. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had SUPER intense food aversions to almost everything from about 6-16 weeks. I’m 18 weeks now and I can finally eat more than cheerios and fruit without gagging. There are still a few things that sound horrible, but I can eat much more normally now. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club

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sweetchiquita12 :  i HATED the smell of cauliflower, beef and milk products. And mind you, i LOVVVEEEEEE beef and cheese. And then i also had likings like excess chicken, kale, garlic and tomatoes and ketchup (i HATE ketchup and tomatoes).

I still get funky about milk products and beef (2 years to be exact). And i can tolerate ketchup now

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

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sweetchiquita12 :  I LOVED Mediterranean food before I became pregnant with my son but hated it throughout my whole pregnancy and even now I don’t crave it anymore (4 months postpartum).  It was actually one of the first clues my body gave me that I was  pregnant before testing… catching a whiff of my boss’ Mediterranean lunch in our office break room. It smelled like hot garbage that’s been sitting out in the sun, I kid you not 😅 

Post # 24
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Thai and Mexican food which I usually loved, I also got nauseated when I tried to drink any kind of clear soda. Lasted the whole time. All I craved was salad, Pepsi and ice. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee

I had horrible nausea and aversions from roughly weeks 5-18 or so – the only things I could stomach were buttered toast, fruit cups, cheese strings, plain Wavy Lay’s chips, and very specifically, Wendy’s cheeseburgers! By the end of my second trimester, I had only put on 5 lbs total.

Now at 38 weeks I am pretty much back so normal, but the smell of cooking oil (which my husband notoriously burns and stinks up our kitchen!) and garlic still make me gag.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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sweetchiquita12 :  I went from vegan to literally hating the thought of any veg. And wanting meat and dairy all the time. I think it came back around the beginning/ middle of second trimester as I’m pretty sure I had some veg with my Christmas dinner and I was 15 weeks pregnant then. 

I completely empathise with the aversions. It’s grim AF.

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sweetchiquita12 :  my aversions stayed with me the whole pregnancy and some I still can’t stand or smell at 16 months pp. Coffee and ribs still make my stomach queasy

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Unisom every night before bed helped me an amazing amount with nausea and food aversions at the beginning. I had a very hard time eating at first. At 18 weeks I finally stopped taking it and am only just now at 19 weeks getting back my appetite. I’ve only gained about 3 pounds so far. I hope this phase passes for you soon, it was brutal for me. Try taking a unisom before bed and see how that makes you feel the next day. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I’m almost 26 weeks pregnant and still cannot stand coffee, which I used to drink daily. Even the smell grosses me out. All of my other aversions (mostly sweets) subsided at the end of the first trimester/at the very beginning of the second. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

With my first pregnancy, I had an aversion to garlic.  I cried one day because my husband made pasta sauce while my down coat was nearby, and I couldn’t wear the coat anymore.  It started to subside in the third trimester and went away when I gave birth.  

With my most recent pregancy, I was very strongly averse to chicken.  I didn’t want it in my house at all, and was repulsed by anyone eating it around me.  I’m almost 4 months postpartum and am happy to say that I finally started eating chicken again around 2 weeks ago.  My husband made fajitas and they actually smelled good to me.  I’m so thrilled!

There were also numerous other foods that I usually liked but did not want anymore while pregnant.  These included coffee, tomato soup, chocolate, etc.  I wasn’t really averse to them, I just didn’t want them anymore, mostly because they gave me heartburn.  I started liking those things again immediately upon giving birth.  

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