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What's the strangest thing you've had an aversion to in this pregnancy?

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  • Everything. Literally everything tasted like mud or chemicals. For an entire month, the only thing I could choke down was cantaloupe and plain white rice. And even then, I felt like I was eating dirt.
  • Ugh. Hope that gets better!
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  • Nothing so far, but we had pizza for dinner & I feel like I'm gonna hurl


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  • When I had food aversion it was towards meat. Steak in particular. All I could think about was the steak my husband had just made with garlic. It was good at the time, but bad news for a while

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  • Coffee for sure. Before pregnancy I couldn't get enough coffee and would have several cups a day. Now I can't even stand the smell. I miss my warm cup of coffee in the morning :( 
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  • I had an aversion to water in my last pregnancy.  I could only drink Dasani.  Not just bottled water- ONLY Dasani.  

    This time it's meat. Chicken, beef, fish, pork- all of it.  Ugh.
  • Peanut butter, which I usually love. The mere thought of it makes me want to gag.
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  • I'm finally starting to be okay with eating chocolate again. For a while the smell made me gag. I have cocoa butter lotion, but I still can't use it very often because it smells so nasty to me. Which is really weird because normally I ADORE chocolate.

  • Red wine and my super-mild Facewash, Cetaphil, make me want to hurl. I had to switch cleansers! Also soup.
  • Pizza, chocolate, red meat, toast-but untoasted bread is fine, eggs, avocado, pasta... I'm basically a miserable pregnant person.

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  • coffee for sure and onions. raw onions are especially nauseating, but even caramelised onions sound sweet and puky.

    on the other hand, i can't get enough fruit and baked goods.
  • Last time I couldn't stand vegetables for most of first tri. Kale and leafy greens, especially. My roommate was making Indian food one day and the smell of kale and tumeric made me puke.
    Really hoping this time is different.
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  • So far I have had an aversion to meat in general and a craving for fruits and vegetables, especially avacado and apples. The thought of cheese is making me gag right now which is not normally the case!
  • My husband's toothpaste. 

    We had to buy me a whole different kind of toothpaste. That's why there is now "his and hers" toothpastes in our bathroom. Lol
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  • All meat aside from steak (chicken especially!), eggs, salad (but veggies & dip are fine), mexican food and my gummy prenatals. I had to switch back to my pill form until my aversion to the gummies go away.

    I've been living off of snacks. yogurt, applesauce, string cheese, nuts, nutrition shakes and rice are my go to foods.

    On a plus side, my morning sickness is not nearly as bad as it was before. I might be nearing the end!! *knock on wood*
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  • Mine is Chipoltle! the smell, the idea...its horrible!! I have morning sickness pretty bad but that is enough to make me sick just thinking of it!


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  • I had a very hard time drinking water for the first 3 months.
  • Ditto on the coffee. I couldn't smell it, think about it, or go in the cabinet where it is stored. This from the girl that used to bring back pounds of Dunkin Donuts coffee in her luggage every time she went to the east coast
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  • Coffee and Bacon are the big ones for me. Two things I loved before getting pregnant. Now DH is banned from cooking bacon in the house because I find even the smell revolting
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  • mine is the deli section at the grocery store. the smell of it makes me gag!
  • these gluten free pretzels I used to inhale... now the thought of them makes me want to puke. Also almond butter, which I was craving just 2 weeks ago.  :( I also was craving fajitas like crazy but after eating them, the thought of them makes me sick too almost a full week later :(  I'm craving roast beef though, like the real stuff not deli-meat, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. NO not at the same time... yet. lol
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  • My husbands deodorant. He took a shower one night, put some on and got into bed. I nearly hurled. He had to take another shower just to get rid of the smell. Chicken has been another big one. I can eat it in soup, but nothing else. The idea of a nice piece of chicken for dinner, forget it, just thinking about it makes me gag. Tap water also is a no no for me. Something about it just feels gritty going down, even though nothing has changed. Strictly bottled water for a while I guess.
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  • Salad yesterday! :(  I love having salads for lunch but yesterday I couldn't get one bite down...hoping I can eat them again soon!
  • Early in 1st tri when my m/s was at its worst, it was cigarette smoke, the smell of dog food, crackers and water. All I could stomach was diet pop.

    I'm still having an adversion to crackers, specifically Ritz ones. Gross, get them away from me.

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  • my worst aversion is red meat. Also I cannot even think about onions or garlic. Oh and toothpaste...I'm using kids toothpaste its easier to handle. Its amazing how the senses change so much during pregnancy....
  • chicken.................ew
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    My husband's toothpaste. 

    We had to buy me a whole different kind of toothpaste. That's why there is now "his and hers" toothpastes in our bathroom. Lol
    I cannot stand the smell of DH's body wash now. I made him go out and buy a new kind, and I still don't like it but at least it doesn't make me gag. When he comes home from work all greasy & sweaty and smelling like a mixture of that and submarine, I want to bottle that smell and keep it forever.

    TLDR; my husband stinks when he is clean and smells heavenly when he is a dirty mess.

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  • Pizza and the smell of cooked peppers. Barrrfff I ate pizza because I was starving and my in laws bought it but I was so sick. Then on the plane they served omelet egg with peppers the smell was everywhere and was so ill with no where to go!
  • Orange juice and definitely coffee. ...reading this thread with everyone else's aversions is actually making me a little queasy too...
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    everything!  meat is the worst.  the only thing that I can eat without gagging is pickles.  vinegar is still alright, but now my tongue feels raw from eating so much of it haha...i'm just so hungry!
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  • The smell of my new couch that we've had since the beginning of the year.  It still makes my stomach turn and I can't even truly enjoy sitting in my living room anymore.  I've tried everything to change the smell too from candles to febreeze to perfume.  Nothing makes it go away :[

    As far as food goes, sodas make me pretty queasy when i think about them.  Which is a good thing right?  
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  • I hate laughing at everyone's pain... but this thread is hilarious!   It's funny how the most benign things can gross us out.

    As for me....   I couldn't fathom eating scrambled eggs the other day.  But then I went to a fresh fish market by the sea.  Everything was on display resting on ice....  Octopus, squid, mussels, prawns, crab legs, big raw slabs of every kind of fish.  It all looked and smelled amazing!  Tell me that's not insane... 
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  • I hate laughing at everyone's pain... but this thread is hilarious!   It's funny how the most benign things can gross us out.

    As for me....   I couldn't fathom eating scrambled eggs the other day.  But then I went to a fresh fish market by the sea.  Everything was on display resting on ice....  Octopus, squid, mussels, prawns, crab legs, big raw slabs of every kind of fish.  It all looked and smelled amazing!  Tell me that's not insane... 

    Fresh fish is always amazing.

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  • Much like everyone else, coffee, which I also loved pre-pregnancy. Also anything fried and any leafy greens.
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  • Ice cream... who doesn't like ice cream.. before I was pregnant it was my favorite.. yesterday I took two bites and through the rest away
  • For me it's coffee and I used to loooove coffee, especially Dunkin iced. Now it makes me nautious thinking about it ugh
  • The smell of cigarette smoke was the worst, but actually any smell during the first few weeks of my first trimester was unbearable.

  • Sweets!  I struggle with everything and anything sweet.  It makes a nasty after taste that leaves me wanting to vomit.  I have found strong mints to help! 


  • For me, it's anything fermented or vinegary. I had brought a salad to work that had olives on it and found myself retching in the bathroom afterwards. I used to love curry, now I don't like it at all. Also, the deli aisle at the grocery store. Meat has always been pretty gross to me, but the smell of raw meat is unbearable now. Yet strangely, I have been having dreams about eating cheeseburgers? I take it as a hint to get more iron in the next day.

    Getting my greens in has been a challenge. I've been sneaking them into smoothies, pasta sauces, and stir fries, because as a vegan, I need to get that iron and calcium they provide! All I seem to want is bland food, fruit and nuts and OJ.
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  • Eggs and onions. Just the though of them makes my stomach turn *shudder*
  • Kschwabe2  I'd be so sad without bacon!!

    -- Coffee definitely which I found humorous because knowing we were TTC, I gave up caffeine for lent; 40 days of TORTURE ... then 2 weeks after Easter I found out that I was pregnant. Soo when I couldn't have it I CRAVED IT, now when I can it tastes like battery acid.

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  • chocolate!!!
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    Salad and artificial sweetener. The salad aversion went away after 14-15 weeks and I'm fine eating them again. Anything with artificial sweetener is still a no go.
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  • Cottage Cheese! I loved it but now I detest the thought of it.The other thing is cereal bars...I have no idea why haha
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    Almond Butter and my boyfriend's chapstick. 

    I also have developed an aversion to touching paper. It feels gross. 

  • The tap water I can do with anymore, I have to go stock up on well water from my folks house. And since I've gotten into my 2nd trimester, any vegetable is really hard for me to keep down. =/ Fruits and eggs have been my main meals, and sweet potatoes, oddly the only vegetable that I really want and can eat. 
  • I'm a spinach lover, but can't bring myself to have any!  Also when I start eating something because I am craving it, after a few bites I can't have it anymore!  I used to love Greek yogurt and now just the thought of it... Oh my!
  • My first pregnancy, coffee ~ even the smell of it. Any type of meat incl the smell of it.

    This time, eggs, fish, onions and the smell of my husband's shower gel.  I went out and purchased new stuff for him because the smell of this (Roots) was making me sick.

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    RIght now, tomatos. I don't mind the taste, but just hte squishy feel in my mouth... insta gag.


    Other than that, prety lucky that nothing else has popped up

  • I had an aversion to water in my last pregnancy.  I could only drink Dasani.  Not just bottled water- ONLY Dasani.  
    That is too funny. I am pretty sure my husband would constantly make fun of me if this happened (I'm TTC). 
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  • The velveeta and rotel queso dip. Someone brought it to a party we attended and I couldn't even look at it without gagging. Also, the thought of chic-fil-a makes me want to vomit. I normally enjoy both of these things, but now the thought makes my stomach unsettled and sends my gag reflexes into overdrive. I cannot wait until this passes! :/
  • Haha. These are great! But I'm only laughing cuz I'm right there stuck in food misery with you. I used to have a huge sweet tooth but I've now passed my servings of pie, cake, and peach cobbler onto my husband after a few bites. He's also finished my pizza. This is our first pregnancy and he's loving' it. Poor guy is going to have a belly as big as mine come baby time.

    Also can't stand cooked spinach in anything and these nut/seed/fruit bars I used to eat everyday. Sigh
  • I couldn't eat anything other than oranges.
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    Almost everything....but the weird things are what I used to love!!

    But the one thing that is really getting to me is toothpaste...the thought of brushing my teeth makes me gag, and every morning for the past week I have puked from the taste of toothpaste.

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    1. Pepperoncinis. We went to dinner at Olive Garden a week ago, and I had a salad with my entree. I love pepperoncinis usually, but this time, when I took a big bite out of one I nearly spit it out, it tasted so bitter to me!
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  • Sweets. Not a bad thing I guess!
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  • Pancakes, which I always loved before we found out. 8-|

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  • Anything that is too sweet.

  • Starburst.... It's too juicy... I don't understand how I could hate that lol but it just tastes awful lol
  • Went to a baseball game yesterday and almost threw up thanks to the smells of Hot Dogs and Nacho cheese....Just typing this is making me a little queasy just thinking about it. 
  • My weirdest one is definitely cooked vegetables.  I can handle salads but as soon as you cook the veggies, I can't even.  
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  • My first few weeks cheese grossed me out. I was half-excited/ half-terrified because my life can sometimes revolve around cheese. Well, that passed and now I will eat everything and anything. I'm pretending I have an aversion to fried foods, which really just means staying as far away as possible because I have no self-control. 
  • water.......and unfortunately Pepsi (LOVE Pepsi :) )
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  • I have a major smell aversion to my DH. Talk about frustrating.

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  • I'm so glad others have this I thought I was going crazy! I can't go near salad and leafy veg!! Do annoying it was all I'd eat before! Anyone have any suggestions on alternatives to keep my veggie intake up!?
  • I made spaghetti the other night for dinner and loved it, but now the thought of even smelling it makes me want to hurl. I've been eating a lot of fruits and fresh things. I'm also not finding any "solid" foods appetizing, I really want soup.

  • Ugh water is the absolute worse right now...seafood and the smell of alcohol make me sick to my stomach too... which sucks because I work in a restaurant with a huge bar and it makes work a hundred times harder!
  • So far my big no no has been steak & hamburgers. I can do tacos/beef burritos but do not even mention a burger or steak around me!
  • My husbands cologne nauseates me. He isn't allowed to wear it anymore lol.

    As far as food goes I usually love lemons in my tea and water and recently they make me want to gag
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    Meat, chicken was my fav food, steak, chicken, lamb, any meat really, now even the smell of it makes me hurl!!
  • Chocolate and anything sweet!
  • Apparently re-fried beans are out. :( Went to have mexican food last night, and I almost threw up on the table. Baby was NOT interested in eating the re-fried beans. I was quite saddened.
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  • Orange juice! I still like it but the baby does not :(


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  • I went to San Francisco and my sister had crab cakes from a restaurant on Pier 39, which you would think would have the freshest seafood. I took one bite of it and had to spit it out because it tasted rotten. My sister thought they were great.

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  • Hummus and refried beans. I guess it's something to do with the texture. Very sad because I love Mexican food!
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  • Rotisserie chicken!

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  • My last pregnancy, I could eat anything I wanted and I never felt sick. Except I had a craving for bologna one night and had to have it. Once I ate it, I felt like I was going to be sick. That's bologna for you.

    This pregnancy, everything makes me feel like I'm going to be sick. Water even gives me terrible heartburn, so that's no help.
  • Chapstick. Specifically EOS mint Chapstick.

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  • I couldn't cook for the last two months. Even if I'm craving something, I usually regret it after. Now that I have anti-nausea medicine in my system, I can finally start cooking again. I still have an aversion to meat, most veggies, and soups. 

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  • For my first pregnancy - BBQ.  Anything with bbq sauce or anything found at a BBQ restaurant (corn pudding, collard greens with bacon, etc).  I think it's because the day we found out I was pregnant we were at his family's house and I ate a half a tray of BBQ ribs, chicken, corn pudding, etc and had 2 beers and it made me SO SICK I threw up, so pretty much figured that I was preggo (otherwise would have LOVED this meal).

    This pregnancy is a little early for food aversions but I'm SO trying to only eat healthy things...breaded chicken heros with L, T, and Mayo were my DOWNFALL last time I ate them daily!

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  • My biggest aversion has been chicken, which started early on. This week it decided to be joined by mince and pasta. We have house guests at the moment who brought us a thankyou spaghetti bolognase, the thought of it in my fridge makes me feel so sick! (It's so hard when no one knows and you've got to pretend you're okay).

    My constant saving grace has been oranges and orange juice, but I find that most of the foods I can handle have changed every week and that's the only thing that has remained constant!
  • Water! Which is bizarre, because I usually drink 64 to 100 oz a day!
  • The only thing that I've had an aversion to is alcohol. The smell of vodka makes me feel sick to my stomach!
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  • Mine is French fries, which is a good thing!
  • Toothpaste.  Every single morning I brush my teeth, then throw up.  I can't find one that doesn't make me sick.  It seems very counterproductive.  Also, haven't been able to eat chicken for months now and as of about two weeks ago beef became a problem.  Unfortunately, I was a super picky eater before I was pregnant so now I can barely find anything at all that I want to eat.  All I wanted yesterday was potatoes and grapefruit lol.  
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  • I dont know if its strange, but meat. Meat f'ing creeps me out since getting pregnany! Im 11 weeks now.
  • Meat and veggies are huge food aversions for me! And water during the morning but afternoon is fine.
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  • I am a serious gum chewer. After the morning sickness started, chewing gum with a minty taste is DISGUSTING and makes me nauseous. Only fruity gum is acceptable. I also loved eating sunflower seeds... Haven't had any since the morning sickness started because the smell is disgusting. but I looove sunflower seeds :-(

  • Vegetables- mostly greens- but I'm really having a hard time with my veggies, this go round.  And I'm a vegetarian so that makes it especially sucky.  
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    I made some amazing pulled pork on Sunday, it was so good, and then by Monday I couldn't even look at it  and I can't get coffee down like I use to which is killing me because I love coffee!

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  • toothpaste... I dread it everyday. I've always liked the minty taste before (not to swallow or anything but the freshness). Now its the worst I'm always on the verge of losing it for a bit afterwards
  • Eggs and cheese which are my favorites prepregnacy
  • Fresh veggies and water. 
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  • The one thing that has really grossed me out is sausage. Like sausage on pizza or in pasta, however biscuit and gravy with sausage in it was like the best thing I've eaten. It's weird.
  • The weirdest things for me, are cheesecake, cream cheese and yogurt. All 3 things I really love.

    I am lucky to find anything that sounds good in the evening. Supper is really hard because I don't want anything and I don't want to cook anything because it all grosses me out! My poor husband ends up fending for himself more often than not. 
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