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Do my pregnancy cravings mean I am addicted to eating?

Do my pregnancy cravings mean I am addicted to eating?

Most Likely Not: Cravings may be a behavioral response to a metabolic need. For example, if you are craving bananas, you may be low in potassium. Apparently, prenatal vitamins have largely decreased this issue but it is still something to consider. Check with your ob/gyn for advice on appropriate nutrition during this time of high metabolic need. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When do pregnancy cravings usually start?

When do pregnancy cravings usually start?

Pregnant: I would talk this over with your mother and older sisters. Age 17 is young for pregnancy but I am sure your family won't trouble you. Listen to their stories. ...Read more

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What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! no one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a life time without a weight struggle. ...Read more

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When should you ignore your cravings during pregnancy?

When should you ignore your cravings during pregnancy?

Not necessary: ...Unless your cravings are unusual, such as cravings for ice, dirt, chalk, etc. It is called pica and should be addressed with your ob/gyn. It might be a sign of anemia. ...Read more

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What causes food cravings during pregnancy?

What causes food cravings during pregnancy?

No one can say for: Sure. It's likely some complicated relationship between altered hormone interactions, altered nutritional balance and emotional effect that pregnancy induces that leads to these cravings. ...Read more

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Does craving spicy food during pregnancy mean your having a boy ?

Does craving spicy food during pregnancy mean your having a boy ?

Not a predictor : Cravings come in all types and varieties as you know,but the association with a particular sex is usually just a happy coincidence. ...Read more