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Old 10-25-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Pregnancy Foods: Changes/Likes/Dislikes

I'm not sure I have seen a thread here that covered this, but something a friend told me the other day made me think of it.

When you were pregnant (or for the guys, when your wife was pregnant), did you start liking a food you had never liked? Did you start disliking a food you liked when you were not pregnant? What changes did you see in your eating habits, and did they last after you gave birth?

For me, it was a particular grocery store's cheap ground beef. We had always eaten it and I didn't have a problem with it, but when I was pregnant I couldn't eat it or even smell it cooking. I could eat other stores' cheap ground beef, just not theirs. After I had Nancy, I could eat it again.

My mom didn't like vanilla ice cream (unless it had toppings), but when she was pregnant she couldn't get enough soft-serve vanilla ice cream.

Finally, a friend told me the other day that she never liked fish, but when she was pregnant just seeing the word fish literally made her sick!

P.S. Obviously, for the guys, I am asking if she had this happen, not you. LOL!

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:18 AM   #2
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For the first trimester, I couldn't figure out what I wanted to eat. I would walk through the grocery store, looking at food, and I would buy whatever didn't make me nauseous thinking about it.

My mum claimed that my dad got every symptom, except full fledged labour, that she had when she was carrying me, including the food ones.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:21 AM   #3
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I drank tomato juice by the gallon and french fries were on the top of my list of foods I had to have. I could not stand the smell of raw beef.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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I had lots of changes lol! With my daughter the smell of chicken made me gag.
I craved canned peas and marmite on toast. Ate a can of peas with mayo and pepper every day and a slice of marmite toast. I don't eat canned peas usually.
I also craved beer (which I hate). I stole about 6 of my husbands beers while I was pregnant lol!

With my son it was the smell of coffee and chicken. That's how I found out I was pregnant. My mom asked if I was pregnant when she noticed that my morning coffee made me throw up and I stopped eating chicken again.
I was 4 months already lol!
I used to love sweets and chocolate but I couldn't stomache any form of candy while pregnant with Daniel.
All I wanted was biltong and nuts. I still don't like candy much.
I craved canned sardines with Daniel and lots of lemon and curry.
My food likes stayed the same after his birth. Still love biltong, nuts, sardines, lemons and curry.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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I could not get enough Tuna or milk.

I craved bananas but they made me really sick.

After the pregnancy I could no longer tolerate milk. Everything else went back to normal.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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I drank no joke a gallon of milk a day when pregnant. I even wanted it before the pregnancy test came up positive! And I never drink milk usually. I remember coming out of the kitchen with a giant glass of milk with Ice and my husband thought it was so weird he asked me to take a pregnancy test - he was right. Haha
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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Nothing changed in my likes or dislikes, but I sure did eat a LOT! With my first, I drank gallons of tomato juice too PF! I'd go home from work and chug an entire can (2L) of the stuff. And I could NOT eat enough oranges. I must have needed vitamin C. I could, and did, regularly eat as much as my husband, my parents and whoever else was at the table. I think the little buggers were actually tapeworms! With my second daughter I wanted chocolate covered donuts. Not 1, not 2, but 3 at a shot. One was just inhaled, two was savored, and three just polished off the craving nicely. Guess which kid is a health freak and which a junk food junkie? Weird hey?
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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we went through a lot of ice cream and milk. I mean a lot of ice cream. She still does, and speaking for myself, I guess I do too. The difference now is that she is a size 2 or 4 and I have a larger belt size than I had at the time. I think we did Ice cream before pregnancy too, just upped the container size.

I vaguely recall doing the dad thing and going to (first of all FIND !!) an all night grocery store ( which were not open 24 hrs nor were Quik Stops open late). I drove way over to an all nighter close to the university. Don't remember what it was she wanted or craved, I just remember the destination.
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That reminds me of a story. When my exDH's mother was pregnant (in Scotland), she had a late night craving for Polo Mints. Her DH went out looking for some. Now, I don't know if you have seen this, but in some European countries, there are vending machines attached to the outside wall of some shops. I don't know why the man didn't just put some coins in the machine. Maybe he only brought paper money. At any rate, he tore the vending machine off the wall and brought it home. "Here you go honey, your Polo Mints."
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That reminds me of a story. When my exDH's mother was pregnant (in Scotland), she had a late night craving for Polo Mints. Her DH went out looking for some. Now, I don't know if you have seen this, but in some European countries, there are vending machines attached to the outside wall of some shops. I don't know why the man didn't just put some coins in the machine. Maybe he only brought paper money. At any rate, he tore the vending machine off the wall and brought it home. "Here you go honey, your Polo Mints."
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