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Wine gums.

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Cara76 Sun 13-Feb-05 23:10:41

This is my first pregnancy! I used to eat so healthily but of late i just seem to want to eat wine gums and ice lollies. i feel like a freak!

Hulababy Sun 13-Feb-05 23:12:07

In early pregnancy I used to eat hardly anything but prawn cocktail floured crisp snadwiches. I don't even like crisps before and after pg!

Gwenick Sun 13-Feb-05 23:13:37

LOL - in the last 3 month of pg with DS1 I went through 6-10 packets of Walkers Pickled Onion Monster Munch a DAY!

2nd pg it was Salt and Vinegar French Fries but only 3-4 packs a day

KBear Sun 13-Feb-05 23:14:26

ha ha, I ate jelly. DH was forever commenting on my jelly of the day selection when he opened the fridge!!!

sallystrawberry Sun 13-Feb-05 23:19:59

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Cara76 Sun 13-Feb-05 23:21:31

thank you girls, it's reasuring to know that i'am not abnormal. Did anyone suffer from malnutrician?

sallystrawberry Sun 13-Feb-05 23:30:09

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Cara76 Sun 13-Feb-05 23:43:07

The thing is I've tried to eat some of the healthy foods that I used to like but can't stop being sick (sometimes 10 times a day). I've puked so much that it's really begining to drain my energy and get me down. Has anyone had similar experiences?

CountessDracula Mon 14-Feb-05 00:07:14

OMG hula my craving was prawn cocktail crisps (walkers only)

nightowl Mon 14-Feb-05 02:46:42

my mum craved for wine gums apparently! with ds i just drank and drank dandelion & burdock. never really had a craving with dd, only crunchy m&ms for the first 6 weeks or so..im not sure that counts!

Leogaela Mon 14-Feb-05 08:26:13

I got a sweet tooth at the beginning of the pregnancy as well. Any jelly type sweets, licorice, chocolate brownies and then anything chocolate.... now I am getting close to the end I don't seem to have much appetite at all!

No malnutrition as I managed to eat everything else in large quantities as well! But I have taken pregnancy vitamins and magnesium the whole way through. My iron got a bit low at one point.

Just eat what you feel like, especially if you are being sick.

Cara76 Mon 14-Feb-05 13:03:19

Walkers crisps seem to be a popular choice, maybe i'll give them a try!
Thankyou Leogaela, I'll try not to worry so much.

lunavix Mon 14-Feb-05 13:16:57

My sisters craving was rowntrees fruit gums (when they used to be nicer and hard - and gave you bad indigestion even if you weren't pregnant!)

Mine was healthy I'm afraid, fruit fruit and more fruit. I went through a few bananas a few bags of satsumas a few bags of oranges, some apples, tins of fruit... anything I could get my hand on!

Oh and chewing on bath sponges too....

My GP actually said that my really bad leg/ankle swelling was due to the fruit. I also put on 5 stone during pregnancy eating only fruit

If I'd eaten chips and crisps apparently, I'd have had less swelling and probably put on less!!!

Hausfrau Mon 14-Feb-05 13:32:21

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MandM Mon 14-Feb-05 14:30:03

At least all your cravings sound appetising - mine was raw potatoes, peeled and eaten whole like an apple! I got some incredibly weird looks from work colleagues when i used to turn up every day with a peeler in one hand and a 5lb bag of Maris Piper's in the other!!!!!!

Also, I normally only drink really strong black coffee but as soon as I fell pregnant I couldn't stomach the sight or smell of it and drank weak milky tea for the full nine months. I can remember being wheeled out of theatre (I had a c-section) and the first thing I said was "Get me a coffee - strong and black". I haven't touched a cup of tea since!

SeaShells Mon 14-Feb-05 14:37:45

A few women I know craved ice lollies aswell, I did too, also aniseed balls, crunchies, polo's, anything that was hard and cruchy, something to do with your gums softening or something I heard. More worryingly I had a craving for cleaning fluids, not drinking them, but couldn't get enough of the smell, needless to say I had a very clean bathroom whilst pg!

Gem1355 Mon 14-Feb-05 19:42:47

I;ve had a craving for chocolate and i usually can't stand the stuff also i like to crunch on ice cubes occasionally!

sweetbean Wed 16-Feb-05 08:42:53

Hi cara76

This is my first baby to and i have had a complete addiction to wine gums jelly babys and choclate i used to be REALY health but just have such bad cravings that i had to give in and im still craving them at 41 weeks gone, don't worry you are not alone

Tommy Wed 16-Feb-05 08:52:29

Cara76, I was told that pregnancy is the only time you can eat what you wnat, when you want (although if you're still trying to stay vaguely healthy you have to try and do it in moderation )IME, you have to eat what won't make you feel queasy but try and healthy-osh while you do it. In my first I craved carbohydrate and ate loads of packets of hula hoops (though not quite in Gwenick's league!), second time I really tried to stay off the crisps and ate lots of marmite sandwiches instead!

Cara76 Thu 17-Feb-05 14:55:06

Thanks Sweetbean and Tommy, with that in mind I've sent my husband to the newsagents to stock up on more wine gums and some Ice lollies.

Ameriscot2005 Thu 17-Feb-05 14:56:39

I had a craving for wine gums during pregnancy - obviously due to the "wine".

Pest when I lived in the USA and couldn't get them.

Ditto Refreshers

grege Thu 17-Feb-05 21:14:15

Cara76
Dont worry about the cravings you are having, just make the most of eating what you want. Sending your hubby to the all night garage is a good idea especially in the middle of the night, it will get him used to the night feeds

Cara76 Fri 18-Feb-05 15:37:10

like the idea behind that, thanks grege.

alux Fri 18-Feb-05 20:17:38

I am also boring by craving fruit fruit and more fruit. I guard my mangoes and melons with jealous eyes and don't offer to share them either.

In the first trimester the few things I could eat were oatmeal, avocado sprinkled with salt and lime juice, Doritos lightly salted crisps and sweet potato. At 31 wks I still can't stomach coffee and chocolate make my feet swell for days.

popsycal Fri 18-Feb-05 20:21:38

OMG - with this preg (2nd) i ate wine gums sooo much at first....so much so that ds (2.5) calls them mummy sweets

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