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What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

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

In brief: Unknown

We really don't know why some women have food cravings during pregnancy and why they may crave one thing over another.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

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
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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