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What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

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

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Why am I having unusual food cravings in pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

Who knows? : Food cravings or aversions have been not been shown to correlate with a physiologic need during pregnancy or at other times. Maybe it's psychological. The important thing is to follow a healthy diet while pregnant to give your baby the best possible start in life. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/features/coping-with-pregnancy-food-cravings for an interesting discussion of this topic. ...Read more

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Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

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... ...Read more

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Aside from pregnancy what could cause weird food cravings?

See below: Some nutritionists and healthcare practitioners believe that certain cravings are meaningful. For example, cravings for ice and bizarre substances like dirt and cigarette butts (a condition called pica have been linked to an iron deficiency – even though none of those items contain significant amounts of iron. Some physicians believe it's a lack of minerals but no one really knows.. ...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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I'm having weird food cravings, I'll heat up food then not want it anymore, is this a pregnancy symptom??

I'm having weird food cravings, I'll heat up food then not want it anymore, is this a pregnancy symptom??

Have U been checked?: Your symptoms can be caused by lots of things & may originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer what to do. Your doctor will want to know the quality, timing, duration, exact location, associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of any distress to better direct the next appropriate step. Pls buy &check a home pregnancy test now though. ...Read more

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How long after sex does it take for a sperm to fertilize an egg? And how long does it take for pregnancy food cravings to occur?

Sperm: 12 -36 hours typically depending on time of intercourse and time of ovulation? Food cravings are later in pregnancy. Nausea morning sickness typically comes first. Food cravings is not a good predictor of prgnancy. ...Read more

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3 days late food cravings nausea dizzy tender breasts headaches for a week or so. Took a home pregnancy test it was negative. Could i be pregnant?

3 days late food cravings nausea dizzy tender breasts headaches for a week or so. Took a home pregnancy test it was negative. Could i be pregnant?

Could be: You may wish to consult your doctor for a more sensitive blood test and may be an ultrasound examination. Home test takes about a week after missed period to turn positive. ...Read more

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My period is late 10 days today I have a very very dry vagina I have all period like symptoms eg back ache headaches cramps food cravings I took a pregnancy test on day 8 and it came out negative I hope im not pregnant and im very very stressed out becaus

My period is late 10 days today I have a very very dry vagina I have all period like symptoms eg back ache headaches cramps food cravings I took a pregnancy test on day 8 and it came out negative I hope im not pregnant and im very very stressed out becaus

Listen to your body.: But don't stress so much worrying about whether you're pregnant that you make your period be late and have back aches and headaches. Remember, our bodies don't get graded on how well they answer test questions, and some bodies have to be asked a test question 2 or 3 times before they answer it "right". If answer still isn't "right" f/u with your pmd. ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps, headache, craving for food & couldn't sleep at night , breast pain. N feel uneasy.. Could this be due to pregnancy??

I have stomach cramps, headache, craving for food & couldn't sleep at night , breast pain. N feel uneasy.. Could this be due to pregnancy??

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Mood changes, headaches, frequent urination,food cravings, but my last period was April 14th. Could it be? Still too early to tell

Mood changes, headaches, frequent urination,food cravings, but my last period was April 14th. Could it be? Still too early to tell

Way too early: Unless you want to conceive - use protection whenever you have sex. If you miss your next period, wait a week and do a test. Your signs can be from anything or nothing and may be unrelated to each other. Try to learn factual info about reproduction - it's good to know. Best! ...Read more

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Darkened nipples, light tingly(gas maybe?)like cramps, nausea, food cravings, dizziness, nosebleeds, & sore breasts PMS or pregnancy?Also light bleeding

Darkened nipples, light tingly(gas maybe?)like cramps, nausea, food cravings, dizziness, nosebleeds, & sore breasts PMS or pregnancy?Also light bleeding

Could be either: There is a lot of overlap between premenstrual symptoms and early pregnancy symptoms. Even light bleeding around the time of an expected period can occur with pregnancy. A home pregnancy test and/or a blood test at your doctor's office may help clear things up. After testing, if you are pregnant or still have unexplained symptoms consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Breast sore, sensitive nipples, fatigue, bloat, vaginal discharge, mood swings, headaches, stress, dizziness food cravings pregnancy test negative?

Many possibilities: Your symptoms are not instantly diagnostic of any one particular illness or problem, and so you should see your physician for an evaluation. Have you had any changes in vision? Unusual hair loss or hair growth? Are your periods still normal? These are all relevant questions you should be asked and can answer to help guide further workup. I don't want to scare you with vague possibilities. ...Read more

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How can I control food cravings?

No simple answer: Please consult this site for ideas and suggestions. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-facts-about-food-cravings. ...Read more

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How to satisfy my unhealthy food cravings?

How to satisfy my unhealthy food cravings?

One way of going: is to get tested for food sensitivities. We often crave the very foods that we are sensitive to. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has such a test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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