Mandy Moore is having a rough first trimester, has food aversions


Mandy Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, just announced they were expecting their first baby. Congratulations to Mandy and Taylor! It’s funny, I’m so used to Mandy being discussed as The Mom because of This Is Us, it took me a minute to realize this was her first kid. Unfortunately, Mandy recently posted to her Instagram stories that her first 15 weeks of pregnancy have been tough, specifically because of her food aversions.

Mandy Moore is opening up about some of the not-so-fun parts of her pregnancy.

Three days after the singer and This Is Us actress revealed that she and husband Taylor Goldsmith are expecting their first child together, she shared with fans on her Instagram Story that she’d experienced a “tough” first 15 weeks of her pregnancy, including various “food aversions.”

First, Moore, 36, said coffee was one of her “major food aversions” — and while it made her sad, she was relieved to hear from others that they had experienced the same thing during pregnancy and called it a “small price to pay” to be expecting her son on the way.

“Coffee’s not the only one. I don’t know about you, but I had the worst food aversions. I still can’t think about some things or look at them in the fridge,” she continued. “I had a really tough, like, first 15 weeks, I’d say.”

“And poor Taylor. I was like, ‘Can you go outside and eat? I can’t look at food, I can’t smell food, I can’t think about food,’ ” Moore recalled.

[From People]

Food aversion, for anyone that doesn’t know, is basically the opposite of pregnancy cravings. It’s when the sight, smell or sometimes thought of a certain food item makes a pregnant woman sick to her stomach. In more extreme cases, like the scenario Mandy described, the woman can’t be anywhere near the food item, which leads to other family members sneaking around just to eat their lunch. They are, like most pregnancy issues, a result of extra hormones. I don’t remember having any food aversions, I definitely didn’t have an issue with coffee, which is a common aversion with pregnant women. But I didn’t really have cravings either. The only craving I developed was for flavored sparkling water. I do remember everything being amplified so much during pregnancy, so I’ll bet food aversions are miserable. My understanding is that one of the biggest issues is discovering them because you’re just waddling along, minding your own business when all of a sudden, the sight of someone eating a sandwich makes you want to hurl. I had one friend who walked into the room and smacked a hot dog out of her husband’s hand to all of our surprise. She had no idea it was an issue until she caught a whiff of it and then could not be around it a second longer. Remembering the look on her husband’s face still makes me giggle.

Other than the food issues, Mandy seems healthy and incredibly happy. I’m thrilled, a solid and happy home life has been long in coming for Mandy. Taylor and Mandy let us know in the announcement they are expecting a boy. If she’s just over 15 weeks, then the baby should be here end of February-ish. The fact that she’s just finished her first trimester might also give her a break from her food aversions. I hope so, nobody should have to live without coffee.

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  1. smegmoria says:

    Food aversion were the worst. I had them with every pregnancy. It’s how I knew the last time. Order French fries at the Mexican restaraunt……pregnant!

  2. anniefannie says:

    I had major food aversions , eggs were a biggie, at the same time I craved chili dogs w/ all the garden and sides and I mean alll the time. My partner couldn’t make sense of it, watching him school his features as i tucked into my 3rd dog for the day was very satisfying….

    • Noodle says:

      I craved corn dogs all the time. We had just moved into a bigger place for baby #3 and there happened to be a Wienerschnitzel a few blocks away. The drive thru guys got used to the pregnant woman coming through for her corn dog. I had difficulty gaining weight in that pregnancy and my doctor ordered me to eat all I could to get my weight up. I was repulsed by chocolate, but man, those corn dogs…

    • Summergirl says:

      I couldn’t stand eggs in either of my pregnancies either, couldn’t eat them for even a year afterwards!

  3. Sarah says:

    Aww look at their cat!!!

    A former colleague told me she found out she was pregnant with her second because of her reaction to a cup of coffee which had been an aversion the first time around. Not major fortunately but she went right off drinking it.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, I paused to gaze at their kitty for an extra moment, lol. They seem sweet and lovely.

      I had a strong aversion to red peppers, of all things. And a strong craving for blueberries. I ate so many blueberries during my first pregnancy that I would not have been surprised to have a blue eyed kiddo! Alas his eyes are brown, though.

  4. Mle428 says:

    The day before I had a positive pregnancy test, my hubby, MIL, and I went walking around a huge outdoor shopping plaza in OC. Clue #1: I was like, what is that heavenly smell?? *subway bread baking from like 150 yards away* Clue #2: Hubby ordered lunch with a side of mashed sweet potatoes. I made him hide them under a napkin because I found them so completely vile that I couldn’t even look at them.

    My 2 major pregnancy cravings were: Tortilla soup (I would have committed a felony to get my hands on it if I had to). It was October in southern CA and there was an unusual heatwave, so it was 110 degrees outside and all I would eat was tortilla soup. Then, later, Cobb Salad, which I ate almost every day for lunch. I also wanted spicy food and chicken wings (chicken wings being something I never really ate before or after pregnancy, only during).

    I was hoping that the old wives tale of a diverse diet during pregnancy meant that my kid would have a varied palate. Nope. Dino chicken and pasta for the most part. He’s about 60% noodle/40% human at this point.

  5. Zan says:

    At the beginning of my first pregnancy, my roommate would cook maple syrup (infused? flavored?) sausages and I would hide in my room and stuff towels under the door so the smell wouldn’t get in and make me gag more than I already was. Also broccoli would set me off.
    But I also had terrible morning sickness through the first 16 weeks of my pregnancies. The kids are absolutely wonderful, but I did not enjoy pregnancy at all.

  6. Betsy says:

    Food aversions are such a weird thing and never totally understood them. My husband had to make his coffee in the bathroom so he could close the door. I couldn’t take the smell of it.

    Pregnancy is just weird. I developed pica in my second pregnancy. I never knew a person could crave soap and detergent, but there I was, wishing I could chomp into a bar of Dove soap.

    • smegmoria says:

      I wanted to eat pine sol in my second pregnancy. I would come home everyday and clean my bathroom with it.

    • Ripley says:

      Pica is so weird isn’t it? For me it was mostly craving ice (which I typically avoid when not pregnant) and chalk. The ice craving I gave into but not chalk but holy hell was it tough.

  7. Stellainnh says:

    I couldn’t stand the smell of meat cooking. I was mostly vegetarian during my pregnancy.

    Also had morning sickness so I lived on peanut butter crackers. Now I can’t look at them

    • Nicole says:

      Ha! I was vegetarian during the first 3 months of my second pregnancy for the same reason. My husband hung in there as long as he could to be supportive, but he started having lunch with meat after about 2 months 😀 He was a good sport. I find it funny that this particular son LOVES meat and honestly, I could still take it or leave it.

  8. La says:

    I had the worst aversion to chicken in both my pregnancies. It was so bad that I wouldn’t let my husband cook it in the house because I felt nauseous from just smelling it. We typically eat chicken all the time and as soon as the kiddo came out I was right back to eating it all the time. Food aversions are so strange!

  9. AMA1977 says:

    With my son, it was tomato/marinara sauce in any form. No pasta, no pizza, the thought of it made me turn green. I craved the original chicken sandwich from Burger King with him, which I did not eat before and have not eaten since.

    With my daughter, I craved fruit of any kind, and lived off of saltine crackers for several weeks. With both of them, I managed a busy restaurant, and sometimes had to go sit back down outside after I walked in in the mornings because the smell of the food the prep cooks were working on did me in. My bar staff would mix me an amazing drink out of fresh ginger and mint with lemon simple syrup in club soda. It was a lifesaver.

    I had the worst morning sickness with both of them, and then it miraculously disappeared at +/- 14 weeks. I agree with the comment above, the kids are amazing, but pregnancy…not so much!

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Yup, first 15 to 20 weeks, I lost a ton of weight because everything made me hurl. And if they brought home take out? From anywhere? Gawd. I could only keep down very bland, uncooked, cold foods. But I could certainly clean out the store’s milk section. Between gallons of milk and huge sacks of lemons for fresh lemonade, my cart looked hilarious. I remember people staring lol. I’d tell ’em lemon milk baths were a Hollywood secret.

  11. FilmTurtle says:

    Back in college, we were closing up for the night and ready to go home, when this very tired-looking man started banging on the lobby doors. We tried to get him to go away, but he begged. So we opened the door and he explained that his pregnant wife was craving fresh movie theater popcorn and could he please, please, please buy some? We were all ready to go TF home, but he was so tired and desperate (all the other theaters in the area were closed) we restarted the popcorn machine and gave it to him for free. He looked like we’d handed him bars of gold. Find me a man like THAT. (He and his wife came back six months later with twins.)