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What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones: Two hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are quite elevated in a normal pregnancy. Both are likely responsible for the nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) experienced in the early part of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the nausea gets better but most women continue to find that even the thought of certain foods makes them feel ill. Fortunately, things go back to normal after birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start ?

From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start ?

Usually none: The food aversions or cravings may never occur in pregnancy and this symptom varies greatly from person to person. Best to maintain and normal healthy diet throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi, can a fibroid mimic pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, slight cramping , headaches, food aversions, and backache and darkening areola?

Hi, can a fibroid mimic pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, slight cramping , headaches, food aversions, and backache and darkening areola?

Some symptoms: They can cause pain, urinary frequency and urgency if large enough as well as back pain. However, they don't exhibit the hormonal changes that cause darkening of the areola. Fibroid torsion or degeneration may cause nausea and vomitting, but is usually associated with severe pain too. Food aversion also not really related to fibroids. Headaches from anemia also common. ...Read more

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What causes food cravings during pregnancy?

What causes food cravings during pregnancy?

No one can say for: Sure. It's likely some complicated relationship between altered hormone interactions, altered nutritional balance and emotional effect that pregnancy induces that leads to these cravings. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Not true: Spicy food does not affect your baby's hair. Foods to avoid during pregnancy are seafood high in mercury, undercooked meat poultry and eggs, unpasteurized milk, unwashed fruits and vegetables and alcohol. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have food aversions (fish) during a period?

Could it be healthy to have food aversions (fish) during a period?

No unhealthy: Either. Food aversions are something that we don't understand incredibly well, just like food compulsions. But it's unlikely to be unhealthy if it's only fish and just during your period. This may just be something unique to you and the respective hormone changes that occur during your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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5y/o tonsils never went down after infection 3yrs ago. Snores & food aversions cuz foods cause him to gag. Dr wont refer for removal. 2nd opinion?

Enlarged tonsils: If you do not feel secure with the explanation you have received regarding your child's condition, you most certainly should seek a second opinion. Enlarged tonsils that interfere with sleep and eating are valid cause for concern. ...Read more

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Can having a pelvic cyst cause sensitive breast, nausea, food aversions, tiredness and make a period short with less bleeding?

Can having a pelvic cyst cause sensitive breast, nausea, food aversions, tiredness and make a period short with less bleeding?

Maybe not, but...: Can check for pregnancy. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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Food Aversions (Definition)

Food aversions means a person strongly dislikes the taste, smell, or sight of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have ...Read more