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NEW: Mumsnet Pregnancy Tracker app - tell us about your craziest pregnancy cravings - chance to win £150 + Persil Non Bio and Comfort Pure! NOW CLOSED

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ZaneMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Feb-16 11:57:20

To help celebrate the new Pregnancy Tracker app, sponsored by Persil Non Bio and Comfort Pure - we'd love to hear all about your pregnancy cravings.

The new app guides you through pregnancy week by week, sharing expert info and the experiences of thousands of other women who've been through the same things at each stage.

We all know that pregnancy can make people do some rather strange things - and 90% of pregnant women will experience antenatal cravings. Some can't get enough of one specific food, while others find themselves creating flavour combinations they'd never have dreamed of pre-pregnancy.

From inhaling everything sweet in two seconds flat, to middle of the night munching, or the sudden urge to taste things that aren't even food - what did you crave while waiting for your baby to arrive?

Share your wacky and wonderful pregnancy cravings with us - and help make other pregnant women currently experiencing them feel a little better about their latest hormone-induced feast.

Anyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 voucher for the store of your choice PLUS a month's supply of Persil Non Bio and Comfort Pure!

Thanks and good luck,
MNHQ

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ToastedStoat Mon 15-Feb-16 12:14:58

Didn't have any with ds2 but with ds1 it was ice cold full fat milk on cereal. Before I got pregnant I hated it, and as soon as he was born I went back to semi skimmed, but I simply had to have it while I was pregnant. With ds3 it was basically anything salty, which I think is quite common. Pretzels were a big favourite!

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 15-Feb-16 12:44:57

I never liked olives until I was pregnant with DD1. Then I was walking past one of those lovely olives stalls at a food fair, got a whiff and just had to have some. Now they are one of my favourite foods and DD1 loves them too.

Chelsea26 Mon 15-Feb-16 15:49:23

ICE - loads and loads of ice. not just in drinks, sometimes just pint glasses of cruched ice. I used to go into my local subway as they had a lovely machine which dispensed ice of just the right texture...

CheeseEMouse Mon 15-Feb-16 15:54:31

I really fancied savoury things - so gherkins, or once most of a jar of pickled onions in one go.

gunting Mon 15-Feb-16 16:02:54

All I ate for 6 months were potatoes.

I used to buy a little tray of new potatoes and eat them while I was cooking dinner. Lunch was a jacket potato.

No wonder I ended up having a 10lb baby

Talcott2007 Mon 15-Feb-16 16:09:14

Hot chips with lots of salt and vinegar dipped into a cold vanilla milkshake! I know it's so wrong but it's ohh so good!

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 15-Feb-16 17:40:16

I don't eat meat, but I've been craving liver. I haven't eaten it since I was a child.
I've started eating all sorts of things I never usually care for - peanut butter, sweets, banana cake. Basically, I've just become a glutton since the morning sickness wore off.

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 15-Feb-16 17:41:08

Sausages - but I'm vegetarian! hmmI resisted phew!

purplepandas Mon 15-Feb-16 17:53:00

Savoury stuff here too. Pizza 🍕.

CMOTDibbler Mon 15-Feb-16 18:26:30

Cheese crackers and Heinz tomato soup. No other type of soup would do!

CopperPan Mon 15-Feb-16 18:46:24

I loved sriracha sauce and put it on everything - chips, rice, salad!

Elliecherry Tue 16-Feb-16 08:50:23

Loads of Crisps, I craved different flavours at different times smile with all of my pregnancys!

chumbler Tue 16-Feb-16 10:57:09

Glasses and glasses of cold milk! Yum!

voyager50 Tue 16-Feb-16 11:30:27

I didn't have any really but my sister wanted loads of ice cream!

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 16-Feb-16 12:34:36

With DS it was crisps, especially cheesy ones like Quavers or Wotsits!

With DD I was craving more sweet things so lots of chocolate, biscuits and cake (yes I put on 3 stone! Enjoyed it though!!!) smile

Ratbagcatbag Tue 16-Feb-16 12:37:35

Full fat milk turned into raspberry milkshake using crusha. Then either drinking it by the pint or pouring it on three weetabix!!! Oh and pickled onion monster munch. I loved loved loved those!! Dd was grown on those three things.

clopper Tue 16-Feb-16 14:42:03

For a while the only things I could eat and keep down were jacket potatoes with cheese and those steamed puddings in a tin, I'm not even sure if they are made any more. I could only drink lime cordial.

elvisthehamster Tue 16-Feb-16 14:59:49

With dd2 I craved limes in the first trimester -actual limes, diet coke with lime, tortilla chips with a twist of lime!

But in all 3 pregnancies I have had very strong cravings for eating ice cubes (nice and healthy and calorie free ;) )

It was the actual feeling of biting and crushing the ice that I wanted -I think it has an actual name -Pica? I can't describe how lovely a feeling it was!

muddymary Wed 17-Feb-16 15:51:33

Cream - made losing the baby weight tricky afterwards though.

cookiemonster66 Thu 18-Feb-16 09:01:03

pickled onion monster munch and chocolate wispa bars - at least 6 of each packs per DAY!

Kirstyh87 Thu 18-Feb-16 09:09:09

Jam doughnuts, salt and vinegar crisps, strawberry Ribena and fizzy laces

reenu26 Thu 18-Feb-16 09:42:02

surprisingly..never had any! I wonder if it happens with others as well!

loosechange Thu 18-Feb-16 09:56:41

Full fat coke. I wanted this for 20 plus weeks. My teeth, however, would have resented it and I had to be good.

And jelly sweets. Specifically the ones like ones grandmother used to eat, in a box.

Currently I am craving crisp sandwiches on white bread with butter. Or chip sandwiches made the same way. Proper fat chip shop chips.

And berries with yoghurt. I am getting through three bags of frozen fruit a week.

Callico Thu 18-Feb-16 13:59:58

Cheese, peanut butter and onion sandwiches!

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