Can you develope new food allergies during pregnany?

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have no prior food allergies. But I am about 10 1/2 weeks pregnant with our third child and I think I am having a reaction to nuts/almonds. Two things I have eaten had nuts or almonds and within 2 bites my throat and roof of my mouth were burning. Is this normal?

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Megan - posted on 01/30/2010

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My doctor thinks I am developing allergies or at least a sensitivity to milk products and citrus products. It's a simple blood test that gets done.

Samantha - posted on 01/28/2010

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When I eat any chesse products, or anything with cheese in it at all, I will break out in hives all over my body. This really stinks because I love cheese, but when I became pregnant I started to develop this allergy. I didn't find out the cause of my reactions until I wrote down every little thing I ate and was around for a week. Then, it was clear as day. The only thing in common was the cheese. So, unfortunately my doctor told me to stop eating any dairy product in general. No cheese, no milk, no yogurt, no nothing. Because if I'm breaking out in hives because of the cheese then I could possibly, one of these times, have my throat swell up and close on me. Which would be very bad, for both me and my child inside of me. So, I decided that it going to be hard, but I had to manage. I started to eat all soy products. Which were a bit weird tasting at first, but I got used to it after a while and now they taste just fine. So, yes you can develop allergies while being pregnant and they might even stay for the long hall, but what my doctor told me is that after I'm done breast feeding I can go see an allergist and see if I am still allergic to cheese products. But until then, he said that just keep up with no dairy products and only soy. Just to be on the safe side.

Amanda - posted on 02/02/2010

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Wow thanks for this post, since I got pregnant with this one, I have been breaking out in hives at least 3 times a week. I never considered it could be food! I been cutting out soaps, switching laundry soap because I have always had sensative skin, and none of that has worked! I will start writing down my diet instead, maybe its a food thing.

Ashley - posted on 01/28/2010

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during my first pregnancy near the end I couldn't eat watermelon without breaking into itchy hives all over my body. It sucked b/c it was a hot summer and watermelon is sooo yummy when it is hot. this pregnancy I am ding good so far no problems with anything, oh and I still can't eat watermelon much one small piece thats it.

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Tanya - posted on 11/03/2014

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@Carolee York- you developed a peanut allergy during pregnancy... Did it leave? My sons now 5 months and I'm breastfeeding. I developed a peanut allergy also, hoping it leaves somehow after breastfeeding!!! It's a pretty severe one, had to get a epipen, can't even be in the presence of a peanut!

Shannon - posted on 02/04/2010

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I don't know about developing new allergies during pregnancy, but allergies can go away. Normally I'm very allergic to Watermellon, Grapes, Mushrooms, and Onions. But my grapes and onion allergies are gone. At least for now. I've had 4 miscarriages but while I was pregnant those 2 allergies went away but came back after the babys were gone. I hope it's not the same this time. I'm rather enjoying making up for always being allergic to grapes. My morning Raisen Bran is so yummy. I'd hate for that to go away. lol. ;-)

Sarah - posted on 01/28/2010

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Yeah I didnt make the connection at first to my burning throat until I realized anything with nuts/almonds and my throat and roof of mouth just burn really bad. Not pleasant but I can handle cutting it from my diet.

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2010

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Thanks for the advice everyone! I will for sure be checking with my doctor.

Katherine - posted on 01/27/2010

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You can get food allergies while pregnant I am also pregnant with my 3rd and I have develpoed an allergie to FISH. My dr said it may go away, but it may not either its just a wait and see thing, but be careful what you eat from now on and make sure it hasn't got anything with nuts or has come in contact with nuts, good luck :)

Rose - posted on 01/27/2010

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when my sister was pregnant with her last one she was allergic to avacodoes and she use to eat them all the time. I have heard of people becoming allergic to things while pregnant. I would check with your doctor!!!

Justine - posted on 01/27/2010

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Im not to sure. I would ask a doctor. I think your body does change when your pregnant. More sensitive to stuff you eat. With my second child I could not drink milk. It made me all bloated and i felt really weird. After I had her i was fine. I could drink milk again. Now im pregnant with my third and same thing no milk.

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