Pregnancy! I have to say, I’m one of the women who loved it. Of course, I was pretty sick, especially with the twins, but loved the process nonetheless.
Pregnancy can take a toll on your body. I’m sure we can all agree that the stress is worth it when you see that beautiful little faces for the first time. But the struggle can definitely be real.
As if the physical struggle weren’t enough, pregnancy hormones often impact everything from mental state to taste buds. Your favorite food may come under fire during those nine months, too. Of course, as with anything, the best way to prepare is to know what to expect. So, we’re going to look at what pregnancy could do to your favorite foods.
New Favorite Foods
We all have favorite foods. Perhaps you love chocolate. Or, maybe you have a soft spot for pasta. Whatever your favorites are before pregnancy, you better prepare for a change in menu. Cravings are about to create new favorites you would never have dreamed of. We’re talking cucumbers dipped in chocolate and endless supplies of pickles.
Cravings often seem to have no rhyme or reason, but your body needs what it needs. What’s more, these cravings can make themselves known as early as your first trimester. Now, there are some women that don’t get the crazy cravings, so only time will tell.
Many of us consider food allergies as one of those things we either have or don’t. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Often, such allergies come about as a result of hormonal fluctuations. So, while it isn’t a set part of pregnancy, many women do develop allergies to certain foods. Sorry to say, chocolate seems to be on the list of frequent offenders here, as do many dairy products.
If your favorites start giving you rashes, it might be worth heading to sites like https://www.allergysiouxfalls.com and booking yourself an allergy test. If you receive a positive result, your favorites will have to take a back seat. The good news is, many such allergies do clear up. But, it’s certainly worth changing the menu for the time being.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that pregnancy can leave you feeling pretty nauseous. Horror stories of morning sickness (or all day sickness) are enough to frighten us all. But, what you might not realize is that the food you love could soon start to turn your stomach. Certain things seem to trigger that sick feeling, and the food is a frequent offender, especially the stinky stuff. So, your love of cheese might suffer for the duration of your pregnancy. For me, it was kale. You can attempt tips like those on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com to try and see you through. But, if things get bad, it might be best to avoid those food choices altogether for a while.
The Joys of Pregnancy
Regardless of your changing palate, pregnancy is a crazy and wonderful experience. Whether you love it or loathe it, the end result is the same. A beautiful baby.
What were your favorite foods during pregnancy?
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