Foods you liked when you were pregnant due to hormones changing..

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    I found out today that my brother and his wife are expecting a baby! This is the first baby in my family of origin! I am excited to have a baby nearby to adore! :wub:
    She is a nutritionist so that should help her come up with ideas but I thought I'd ask on here since this is her first baby and I'm not a mom yet either to give much advice yet!

    What did you eat when you were feeling nauseous so that you would get your nutrients?
     
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    I actually didn't crave anything in particular, I was just more picky about my food in general. Like if I had brought something for lunch to work and I ended up not being in the mood for it, I couldn't make myself eat it. I'd go out and buy something I was in the mood for that day. But that could have been anything from pizza to a spinach salad.

    Congrats on finding out you'll be an aunt!
     
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    The sight and smell of raw meat made me nauseous...I've since become a vegetarian....loved cold crisp salads...and Twix bars.:lol:
     
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    All my "cravings" were for "junk food" Everytime I was at the mall I had to have egg rolls and corn dogs. ALso peanut buster parfaits and iced coffee.

    My biggest suggestion is to just find things she likes and realize that what was good one day might be just gross to even think about the next.
     
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    The smell of coffee of any type, particularly hazlenut, drove me directly to the bathroom to get sick. Any sort of strong smell was a problem.

    To be honest, the food I ate most early on was saltines, for morning sickness.

    I had no particular cravings.
     
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    I was into Fruitopa-a fruity beverage and Milky Way Dark (I ate one a day... little realizing that I was getting my caffiene fix thru chocolate.):cool:
     
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    I couldn't stand milk. I couldn't even smell it. Even eating ice cream was tough.
     
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    Im thinking meal ideas amd snacks that may be appealing. ...she said she today she hasnt haf mich of an appetite and is nauseous...she is otherwise a healthy person so just curious since Im not a mom yet. :)
     
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    Hit Babies R Us (or possibly your local CVS) and get some Preggie Pops. They're supposed to help with morning sickness.

    And get her some saltines.

    To be honest, my first trimesters were just something I had to get through. I never gained a whole lot of weight while pregnant-- 21 pounds both times. Maybe her metabolism is simply like mine.
     
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    Preggie Pops were the best.

    I had a craving for the salads at Olive Garden.
     
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    They weren't around when I was pregnant. But they helped my friend through her recent Chemo treatments.
     
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    Besides junk food....celery was better for me than saltines because they were don't taste like much but are moist and don't dry out the mouth as much as saltines. I also liked watermelon. I craved beer (and I am not a beer drinker) so the doctor suggested the non-alcoholic beer. He said beer is high in minerals and my body must have been craving them.
     
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    I craved pickles with everything! Some health food stores sell ginger candy--those really helped with the nausea.
     
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    Tamales were my biggest craving. Never had them before the pregnancy but still enjoy them now.

    My biggest turn-off that sent me straight to the restroom was the smell of steamed milk at the bookstore. UGHH!
     
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    I gave them to my late husband during his as well. I always recommend them to chemo patients.
     
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    When I was pregnant with my oldest son I craved bananas. With my youngest daughter I craved chocolate, tuna fish and instant mashed potatoes. No not all together.
     
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    I lived off of saltines and peanut butter for protein during 1st trimester. Slowly added fruit...and that became constant craving.
     
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    With my daughters, I positively needed pancakes. Ok, really it was maple syrup, the pancakes just served as a vehicle for delivering the maple syrup since I thought it rude to just drink it from the bottle. And both before, and now after, I really hate pancakes. With my son, just last year, it was Hot Tamales. The extra spicy kind. But really, other than those two weird things, I truly craved healthy food. I lost weight with all three of my pregnancies.
     
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    Yay! Thanks, I have been waiting awhile to have a local baby relative!!!
     
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    I don't remember any real cravings, but the smell of broccoli made me gag. With both pregnancies I developed gestational diabetes, so had a rather limited diet for the last couple of months.
     
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    The smell of eggs, and the idea of eating them, would send me straight to the restroom!

    For my first and some of second trimester, the vomiting was something I simply had to get over. I'd wake up so sick and just wait it out and almost welcomed throwing up because I knew it would mean instant relief.

    I remember waiting in my house when it was already time to leave for school. I did not want to get in the car until I was "finished" getting sick so I could brush my teeth again. :)

    Saltines helped some, as did sips of ginger ale. But the BEST relief, sadly, was getting the sickness over and done with.

    Congrats on the newest member of your family, by the way!
     
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    Yes, congratulations on your new niece or nephew!
     
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    Congrats! I did not have morning sickness. There were a few times I was just slightly queasy and didnt really want to eat. However, my biggest cravings were a sierra turkey sandwich from Panera or a salad from the salad bar at Ruby Tuesdays. I loved putting peas on my salad for some reason and I still do it today.
     
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    I was thrilled to have no morning sickness! I did hear that saltines crackers are good for it.

    I didn't like any food at first though. Most foods disgusted me but not to the point of nausea. Even the sight or thought of most foods disgusted me.
    I mostly craved fruits (cold fruit, sliced, canned, juice, popsicles, fresh fruit) any type...eating it was the best feeling in the world.

    I also craved ice cold water. So when I ate a meal, I would drink juice and water together. I miss craving the ice cold water :( I have to make myself drink it like I should now.
     
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    I craved junk early on. The smell of chicken turned me off but hand me a Quarter Pounder and I scarfed it down.

    I just made sure to eat frequently. I'd bring crackers, almonds, pretzels, etc, to school and snack throughout the day. I do remember eating bagels for lunch because I didn't want sandwiches/yogurt/etc.

    I've heard Jolly Ranchers are good for curbing nausea, too.
     
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    Of all things, I craved beans, and cooked them till my husband begged me to stop! The gave me heartburn toward the end though.

    I read a fantastic book called Childbirth without Fear, and that doc recommended a quart of milk and 2 eggs every day, which I did and which agreed with me. There was a test done with women in poverty who were pg, and the incidence of pre-eclampsia went way down if they just ate that extra protein every day.

    My friend had terrible morning sickness. The doc told her to keep saltines by her bedside and eat before getting up out of bed!
     
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    The other help for morning sickness is to take the pre-natal vitamins at night, as you're getting ready for bed. They always killed me, and lying VERY Still in bed helped me keep them down.

    Oh, and while we're on the topic, what raving lunatic named it "morning sickness"????

    Obviously NOT someone who spent 3 solid months green and queasy all day every day!!!!
     
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    I don't know, but I'm guessing a man!
     
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    Yeah, one with no kids... my husband has a pretty good understanding of how the whole "morning sickness" thing works.
     

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