Pregnancy cravings can be fabulously weird and wonderful and they can be pretty powerful with an over whelming urge to eat whatever it is you desire.
It can vary from the healthier foods (fruit) to the not-so-healthy (sweets and fizzy drinks) with a range of odd combinations and non-foods (ice and clay)
And you might not crave food at all – it could be all about smells.
Here’s a selection of pregnancy cravings in your words…
Double Deckers & bread. Nothing with too much flavour thank you very much!
Sherbet Dib Dabs – couldn’t get enough of them
Baby oranges and Mars Bar ice creams
Ice lollies, cakes and sweets
Really cold water and apples
Broccoli and potato waffles
Satsumas and cherry tomatoes
Beetroot and ice cubes
Blood oranges, sour strawberry laces and, erm, the small of rubber tyres in Halfords
Capers, olives and anchovies
Marmite as a dip for carrot sticks, pickled onions and cheese
Chocolate milk and marmite toast
Kiwi fruits and Big Macs
Coco Pops – can’t stand them now!
Cheese! Sandwiches, pizza, crisps anything with cheese
Ice lollies and raspberries
Sushi and spicy Indian pickle – I had never eaten either before!
Spreadable cheese – probably had a tub a day! Can’t stand it now.
Fizzy cola bottles
Fish and chips
Cheese sandwiches dipped in mint sauce
The smell of new, fresh carpet
Hot chocolate, chocolate, just chocolate
Skittles, Nutella & peanut butter sandwiches and tea
I used to chew on wet flannels
I loved the smell of petrol!
Wotsits and Vimto
A friend ate a book I lent her, I’m not even joking! She said she liked the print.
Sprite pop, gallons of it
Orange Fanta – I even poured it onto my cereal
So much apple juice
Salt & vinegar chipsticks
Cold McDonalds fries
Whole red peppers that had to be eaten like an apple
Apples, pineapple and panna cotta
Lemons, lemon cheesecake, lemon tart, lemon curd, anything lemon
Fish & seafood – kippers, herring, sardines, crab, lobster. Sometimes I would get up in the middle of the night to eat fish
Pickled onions and McFlurries
Flaming hot Monster Munch dipped in a Creme egg
Mushy peas with EVERYTHING
If your pregnancy cravings include strange things such as paper, sponges, chalk, clay or soil you need to keep this safe. And you also need to make sure you are eating the healthy food as well. See your GP or midwife about any unusual cravings as you may need to blood test to see if you are experiencing a nutritional deficiency.
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Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting