Food Aversions?

The thought of certain foods really grosses me out. Why?
Save article
ByLaura Riley, MD
OB-GYN
Updated
Feb 2017
Hero Image

“At the beginning of pregnancy, you’re already nauseous because of high levels of hormones, and you’re hypersensitive to smells,” explains Laura Riley, MD, director of labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of _ You & Your Baby: Pregnancy_. The aversions will subside as the nausea goes away, usually at the end of the first trimester. Until then, avoid the offending food. “You’re not doing harm if you’re not getting perfectly balanced nutrition in the first trimester,” says Riley.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Related Video
Save article

10 Crazy Things Happening in Your Body Right Now

Meredith Franco Meyers
Contributing Writer

Acid Reflux During Pregnancy

Jennifer L.W. Fink
Registered Nurse

Tips for Soothing Swollen Feet and Legs During Pregnancy

Micky Marie Morrison, PT, ICPFE
Contributing Writer
Article removed.