28 weeks pregnant, been primal for about 2 years. For the first four months, I couldn’t stand the smell of meat or eggs, let alone eat them. I was nauseous and weak and faint, and ended up taking a month off of work (working with preschoolers and toddlers is a very stressful job full of nasty germs, and I really couldn’t keep up). I ate a LOT of cheese and yogurt, as well as horribly expensive organic frozen dinners cooked in the oven, just to get food in me. I’m still battling nausea, but I can eat meat now, YAY!
I was always able to stomach broth, though, so I had my husband make me some when I was working and couldn’t smell it (I wish we had our pressure cooker then. I could have had it made in 1 hour versus 12!). It helped with the nausea and got some proteins and healthy fats in me. Sometimes I'd drizzle egg into it to make egg drop soup, which was quite yummy! I ended up resorting to a lot of rice pasta with butter and flavored with ginger and garlic to battle the nausea and to be able to eat something. I even ate a lot of rice mac & cheese in desperation, sigh . I also made a lot of banana pancakes and custards to get more eggs into my system. Pumpkin custard is also yummy, as are sweet potato fries baked in the oven (or bought at the store). If you can stand nuts, eat spoonfuls of almond butter or munch on nuts as a quick, easy snack. Cheese and yogurt are also easy snacks, too!
I hope your nausea goes away faster than mine. I was so sure I would have a great, easy pregnancy. My mom did (no morning sickness, no cravings, fast labor) and I’m really healthy. From all reports, being primal helps immensely with morning sickness, etc. But, no luck for me… or things would have been really bad if I didn’t eat the way I do. It’s hard to tell! Ah well, at least my baby is doing great!