When it comes to symptoms of pregnancy, the old wives tale of pickles and ice cream is one that people look out for right away. Pickles and ice cream may never be one of your cravings in pregnancy, but many pregnant women do report craving certain foods more often during their pregnancies.
Some women even crave foods they once didn’t care for, or weren’t previous favorites. Sometimes cravings are short lived, and other times they last throughout an entire pregnancy. Some pregnant women also describe strong aversions to particular foods. They can be foods that were once favorites but now are very unappealing. Sometimes even the smell of these foods will make a pregnant woman nauseous.
Food aversions can ebb and flow, or disappear altogether at some point during a woman’s pregnancy. Almost all cravings or aversions to foods are completely gone after delivery and while they can be one of the longest lasting symptoms of pregnancy, they are completely harmless.