Are food aversions normal during pregnancy?

Often where there are food cravings, there are food aversions. It’s possible that even the sight, smell or mention of a particular food can shut-down your appetite. Add in an increased sense of smell and nausea, and you are bound to run into a food that will certainly turn you off. The majority of food aversions come and go throughout pregnancy and subside after birth. If you find that the ebb and flow of your pregnancy taste buds are throwing you off balance, don’t be ashamed to ask for help. If possible, consider delegating meal prep to another family member or ordering grocery delivery to avoid nausea-inducing trips to the store. 

If food aversions and vomiting are making it difficult to get proper nutritional intake throughout your pregnancy, speak with your Ob provider about medications that might help.

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