12. Food Aversions
Craving certain foods is a well-known sign of pregnancy, but food aversions are frequent as well. Changes in levels of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin can affect how a woman reacts to different foods. Your taste buds tend to change and become hypersensitive, so that can also lead to the repulsion of certain foods. This food aversion typically develops at the same time as morning sickness.
If the smell of tuna or the thought of drinking milk have you feeling queasy, you’re not alone. Many pregnant women experience at least one food aversion or become repulsed by a portion of food that they once loved to eat. While it’s possible to have food cravings and aversions at the same time, the urges are most likely unrelated.