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Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Megan Bird
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