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Why do women get pica in pregnancy?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Unknown
It is still unknown why some pregnant women develop pica.
Some theorize that some mineral deficiencies or the need for more minerals because the pregnancy is consuming reserves drives the behaviors associated with pica.

In brief: Unknown
It is still unknown why some pregnant women develop pica.
Some theorize that some mineral deficiencies or the need for more minerals because the pregnancy is consuming reserves drives the behaviors associated with pica.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cravings
Some women have a variety of different cravings while pregnant, including cravings for non-food items known as pica.
Here is a reference i found for you: http://www.Americanpregnancy.Org/pregnancyhealth/unusualcravingspica.Html.

In brief: Cravings
Some women have a variety of different cravings while pregnant, including cravings for non-food items known as pica.
Here is a reference i found for you: http://www.Americanpregnancy.Org/pregnancyhealth/unusualcravingspica.Html.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Pica
Exact cause is unknown, but a combination of biological, psychological & cultural factors come to play.
An example of biological is iron deficiency anemia. An example of psychological is obsessive compulsive do. An example of cultural is consumption of kaolin (white dirt) by african americans in georgia & africa.

In brief: Pica
Exact cause is unknown, but a combination of biological, psychological & cultural factors come to play.
An example of biological is iron deficiency anemia. An example of psychological is obsessive compulsive do. An example of cultural is consumption of kaolin (white dirt) by african americans in georgia & africa.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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