Post # 1
Does the thought of any type of food just gross anyone else out? I’m going on 9 weeks and nothing sounds appetizing. I can be starving but when I go to actually eat I take 2 bites and I’m done. Dinner is the worst 🙁 hope this goes away soon!
Post # 4
Sorry, thought it was being posted in the pregnancy board.
Post # 5
Moved it for you 🙂 I didn’t have this problem – quite the opposite actually I could eat anything!! but every person and every pregnancy is different and I’ve heard about lots of women having food aversions in the first trimester! Its just as common as having cravings. Only a couple more weeks and hopefully the second trimester brings some new energy and an appetite.
Post # 6
I hated all talk of food and thought of food all the way up to around 15-16 weeks (when my morning sickness started to subside). But I still (at 23 weeks) have my moments where I just don’t want to eat.
Just try to make sure you’re getting your calories and nutrients! Even though it’s tough I know. I ended up realizing (due to my doctor’s suggestion) that I had to eat like a 6 year old boy for the duration of my first trimester in order to get enough to eat (chicken nuggets and ice cream featured regularly).
Anyway, point is that you’re not alone in that one.
Post # 7
I did have this especially between 6-11 weeks and still often do for dinner (23 weeks now). Dinner is definitely the worst. I have a great appetite at lunch though!
Post # 8
@future mrs: i have been having some pretty strong food aversions since probably week 5. it’s not because of morning sickness/nausea, but simply because so many things just sound digusting to me! specifically: green vegetables, most cooked vegetables, potatoes, etc. also, dinners have been so, so hard. this is because different ingredients mixed together (as in soups, casseroles, pasta dishes, etc.) sound disgusting to me. all of our typical dinner staples have flown right out the window! plus, i’m a huge propoent of meal planning, and given that my food aversions change hour by hour, it’s almost impossible to plan dinner the day before or the morning of, because by the time i go to cook, it’ll probably sound gross. i’m 11w5d today, and this is still going on! i hear things get better in the 2nd trimester…
Post # 9
me! I haven’t cooked much at all in the past few weeks. 🙁 I think the smell of food is worse than actually eating it. Even the thought of finishing the chicken soup I started to make a few days ago makes me want to gag. Sometimes I can’t even step foot in the kitchen if it smells like last night’s dinner.
I’ve found steaming my face with essential oils helps or getting candles with cleaner smells to burn in the house, like mint or pine helps! Thankfully it’s Christmas and those scents are around in abundance. I’m eight weeks along, going on nine soon. I have to say the food aversions have only gotten worse since week 5 or so. No relief. Praying the second trimester comes swiftly!!!
Post # 10
Now I could eat anything. But I did go through this phase. Try toast or something little ?
Post # 11
No, I’ve wanted to eat pretty much everything. 🙁 I’m 14 weeks and I’ve gained over 10 lbs so far.
Post # 12
OH … try things that are TART/TANGY/SOUR. I did so on the recommendation of a friend who had similar issues and it was the only way that I got enough food during the first trimester. It really helped me get over my food aversions.
Post # 13
I was the same way – couldn’t stand veggies like broccoli, any kind of chicken, coffee. All I wanted was pizza – melted cheese and carbs! My morning sickness started to subside around 14 weeks or so and now at 36 weeks I’m back to liking everything I’ve always liked. Hand in there and congrats!
Post # 14
Yup. This is me. Dinner is definitely the worst (so much for “morning” sickness). I never feel hungry and nothing ever sounds good to me these days, except maybe ice cream. EVerything else I just have to choke down.
Post # 15
Yup! Everything is SO gross to me! If something sounds good, I go ahead and jump on it because I know that ship will sail quickly. Dinner is also my worst/hardest meal. I eat lots of bran-type cereal for dinner because it doesn’t really have a smell. Thankfully at 9 weeks you are getting close to the end of it! My dr said it should start going away at 12 and will be gone completely by 16.
Post # 16
Yep! It’s so annoying. I haven’t had any morning sickness at all but I feel like I have major food aversions.
I’m hungry but literally nothing sounds good. EVER! The only things that ever sound good are bagels and cream cheese, gummy bears and ice cream. lol
I have to force myself to eat my veggies and I literally feel sick the whole time I’m eating. Every night it’s torture trying to decide what to choke down.