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Doctor insights on: Food Cravings And What They Mean During Pregnancy

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Food Cravings (Definition)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have ...Read more