Newly Pregnant and having aversions!
I just recently found out that I am expecting. I've been 100% raw for 4 months now. I planned to do the same through the pregnancy, because of how great I feel all the time! The first four weeks were great. I was drinking green smoothies and green drinks everyday, salads, sprouts, wheat grass, etc, just as I always had. In the last few days I've hit a road block. I'm having incredibly strong cravings and aversions... along with some nausea. No sickness, just nausea, just like with my first pregnancy. I'm having cravings for cooked foods, food I don't eat, and aversions to greens and sprouts. I've heard that a lot of pregnant women have these aversions to greens and the theory being the baby cannot properly process them early on in the pregnancy. I've always loves greens, and the thought of eating them now is a nightmare. I don't know what to do. I want to eat the best possible, but I also believe in listening to my body and cravings. I believe cravings are there for a reason. Anyone heard of any theories or facts behind this? I don't wan't to force myself to eat them, if its not vital.
As for the cooked food, I have been eating that in the last few days, vegan of course. Haven't even really enjoyed that either, but at least I could bare to bring it to my mouth! I've also been extremely sluggish and tired... could be the cooked food that my body is not used to, could be the pregnancy. I am taking a raw prenatal vitamin, but I really want to be sure I'm getting proper nutrition. When I do eat raw the last couple of days, its one thing... one carrot, one apple, orange juice, one banana. Also drinking a little coconut water. Thats all that I can stomach.
If anyone has had similar experience or has any words of wisdom, I'd love to here! This is my first 'raw' pregnancy and I'm excited!