Pickles have a purpose

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Registered: 12-18-2007
Pickles have a purpose
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Wed, 03-10-2010 - 4:56pm
Ok, so I'd always heard the old wives tale about women craving pickles and ice cream during pregnancy, but I never knew why.
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 5:41pm
Wow Leona thanks for sharing. I normally don't eat pickles but I am going to try them when m/s strikes! (Notice I didn't include "if"--I know I will get it, and probably pretty bad, too, with my luck!)
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Registered: 09-29-2006
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 6:06pm

I had serious cravings for sour things during my first trimester. At one point it was fresh cucumbers in vinegar (and I would often take a little drink of the vingegar when I had finished the pickles - weird, I know!). I also went through a lemon phase, eating an average of two lemons a day and, yes, a pickle phase (a very particular kosher pickle sold at a local deli, I might add:).


I don't know that these ever did settle my stomach but, who knows, maybe my body knew what it was doing, and my stomach troubles would have been worse without all the sour/acidic foods. Interestingly enough, I was totally "off" sweet foods during the same period.


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Registered: 12-18-2007
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 6:14pm
I know what you mean about being off sweet foods.
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Registered: 04-22-2006
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 6:23pm
I read in a few places that having something salty can really help with m/s. I guess that's why pickles are a good choice, but you could also try pretzels, plain chips, etc....When I was PG, I found just eating a few plain chips or crackers really helped.




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Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 6:35pm
Awesome, I love chips, LOL.
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Wed, 03-10-2010 - 7:42pm
Man...I wish sour things had sounded good to me. I'm just hoping that I'm finally done with 8 weeks or so of bland foods, and potatoes. I was even doing unsalted saltine crackers. Blech.
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Registered: 04-22-2006
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 7:49pm
LOL Adrienne! Yeah, it was the only thing I could eat for a while...it was awesome! :D




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