(Closed) Pregnancy and Food Cravings/Aversions

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went through spurts of cravings…for a solid month I ate about 4 navel oranges a day, then I went through a strawberry and asparagus phase (separately), and now I’m in a watermelon and lemonade phase. 

My aversions were much steadier. Dairy made me vomit for about 5 months, it took close to 6 months before I could tolerate the smell of bacon, let alone the taste. I was nearly in my third trimester before I could eat chicken. My ability to eat beef came back a little sooner, but not by much, and both are still iffy.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I can not stand the smell of eggs, especially scrambled omg…gag. Other than that, I’ve went through phases of cravings and I’m currently in a Drumstick ice cream phase. Too bad it wasn’t a fruit or veggie

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nothing is appetizing to me right now. I like hash browns but that’s about it. I’m really hoping my appetite picks up, I’m almost 18 weeks. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Bao:  Oh yeah, I forgot about eggs. The smell made me sick. I can eat them now, sometimes, but only scrambled or hard boiled. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I never had cravings but could not stomach the taste of peanut butter, it took me months after munckin was born for me to like it again.  It still doesn’t taste the same but at least I can eat it now

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My biggest aversion right now is meat.  I can’t stand the smell of it, and the thought of eating it at the moment makes me sick.  Which makes me sad, since normally, I’m a huge carnivore. 

At the moment, I’m loving fruits and french fries.  Mmmm, french fries. 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have had a lot of food aversions. They come and go, but the two things that I absolutely can’t stand all the time are eggs and seafood.  And these were a staple in my pre-pregnancy diet!  They literally make me want to vomit.  I can’t even cook eggs for anybody!

 

I haven’t really had any cravings, though….just a lot of things I can’t eat! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Seafood, hands down is a huge aversion to me. I STILL can’t stomach the smell from my last pregnancy. Now that I am pregnant it has gotten even worse, ugh.

I love all things fruity when pregnant, I could eat ice cold yogurt all day long.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m due next month, and haven’t had any cravings or aversions my entire pregnancy. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I never really had any cravings. There was only one time that I really wanted a hot fudge sundae…and then one other time I had to leave work to go get a toasted tomato sandwich. I did find myself eating a lot of foods that I enjoyed in childhood that I normally wouldn’t eat anymore!

I had more food aversions than anything. I couldn’t handle meat. Normally I LOVE a good steak, but there was no way I could even be around it!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2005

I didn’t have any aversions.  With both of my pregnancies I craved room temperature mini kosher dill pickles.  My Darling Husband would put them in the ‘fridge and I just couldn’t eat them cold.  We had several jars of pickles by the end of my pregnancies. 

Also, crunchy peanut butter in vanilla ice cream.  Soooooo yummy!  I had to have a huge bowl every night before bed. 

I craved meat more than usual.  I am a pretty big meat-eater in the first place but I just could never seem to get enough protein. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I can’t think of a single thing that I would really want to eat. Darling Husband thought I had cravings for milk and tomatoes, but I explained to him that those are the only things that don’t make me sick to my stomach just by thinking of them. That made me think that maybe “cravings” are just another lie they tell you to make pregnancy sound cuter than it is. As in, you find something that isn’t totally repulsive, so you hold on to it with your life, and people say “oh, look at her with her pregnancy cravings. How adorable!” Meanwhile, you just want to be able to look at a restaurant menu without feeling like crying. When I read that some of you are 16-18 weeks and still feel like this, that makes me want to cry, too. I can’t even remember what it was like when I enjoyed food.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My cravings are in spurts as well. My biggest cravings have been dairy, baked potatoes, potstickers, lemonade, chicken nuggets, onion rings, and pringles.

I couldn’t stomach the smell of our kitchen for a long time in the first trimester. I couldn’t cook anything in there until about 20 weeks. I had a big trouble with red meat too, but it went away. I basically lived off of chicken well into the second trimester. I could only eat chicken nuggets and Spicy Chicken sandwiches from Wendy’s at one point. Yesterday, we celebrated National Fried Chicken Day with fried chicken from Popeyes! I ate a lot of potstickers in the first two trimesters because I could get protein and not feel sick.

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