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Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many people have it.: Many pregnant women have this --quite common actually. We don't truly understand why, but possibly because of the rapid hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. Some become somewhat anemic and thus can crave/chew ice etc... So, ask around...I am sure there are many women around your neighborhood.... Good luck on your pregnacy, if you are...

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why am I having unusual food cravings in pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No one knows: Weird food cravings are common in pregnancy. Some people even crave non-edible items (PICA) like dirt. It is ok to crave and eat different foods in pregnancy as long as they are healthy and as long as they are actually food substances.
A member asked:

Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends: Some have said that food cravings are your body telling you to eat what your body needs. Sometimes that is true. More often they are random. In pregnancy you should be sure to get enough calcium and iron and eat a really balanced diet. But you may still get unusual cravings.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are your favorite food cravings during your pregnancy?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Ice cream: Both my wife and i craved ice cream during both pregnancies.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Unknown: We really don't know why some women have food cravings during pregnancy and why they may crave one thing over another.

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