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To ask what you craved through pregnancy?

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Valdy · 22/03/2019 16:38

And can anyone please help me with mine ๐Ÿ˜‚

I am 35 weeks today with my 2nd boy and I have the urge to eat chalk!! Crunchy chalk! I've tried to crunch on other things-- like ice, nuts, apples, but nope, always comes back to wanting chalk... what can I do and please help me before I order chalk and eat it--

I also get the urge to smell cleaning products what is wrong with me ๐Ÿ™‚

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Valdy · 22/03/2019 16:40

No idea why half of this was written like thisHmm

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PrawnOfCreation · 22/03/2019 16:41

PICA? Have you told your midwife you have the urge to eat non food stuff?

I was given iron tablets for a deficiency which the midwife caught as I was eating ice.

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Gruffaloschild2019 · 22/03/2019 16:41

I have not craved anything too crazy so far, but Iโ€™m eating olives, olives, olives, canโ€™t get enough..

Also a bit of chicken, despite not eating meat for years...

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FrozenMargarita17 · 22/03/2019 16:43

Watermelon. I had never eaten it before and suddenly I was buying 3 a week

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JugglingMummyof2 · 22/03/2019 16:44

Nothing with DD1 but with DD2....lime bacardi breezers. I would stand looking at them in the supermarket drooling, imaging how they would they would taste and knowing they were the only thing that would quench my thirst.
I tried every other drink but nothing worked. In the end when I was 6 months pregnant my husband bought me one bottle and I sipped it watching Friends. It tasted amazing - even better than I could have hoped - and I longed for another bottle.
Few years later DH bought me one as a joke - it was absolutely disgusting and I have never touched one since. It even looks radioactive!
Who know why we crave what we do?

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Ewitsahooman · 22/03/2019 16:45

I had both of those cravings with DC2!

You should get your iron levels checked if they haven't been done recently as craving things like that can be a sign of low iron. My levels were fine, I just had weird cravings Grin

For the fabric softener one I had the urge to drink it so I settled instead for putting cotton hankies in a dish of water and fabric softener, letting them soak then wringing them out and drying them on the radiator so the house smelled of it. I would also carry a dry hankie in my bag so I could sniff it (discretely!) when I needed to.

Do you remember the sweets that were chalky rock in the shape of letters? Our local old fashioned sweet shop sells them and o got a bag, munching on them satisfied the chalk urge as they've got a similar texture.

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Ewitsahooman · 22/03/2019 16:47

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SisyphusHadItEasy · 22/03/2019 16:48

Avocadoes.

I asked my dimwitted XH to go the the shop and get me one on the way home - he arrived with a mango! Slimy, sticky mango! How can a person get to adulthood without knowing what an avocado look like?

I also craved asparagus, but was afraid to ask him to get me some, lest he come home with carrots.

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Valdy · 22/03/2019 16:48

@PrawnOfCreation no I haven't told her Blush should I? I had low iron last time but absolutely zero cravings at all. I have been grinding my teeth like mad because I can't eat what I want to!
Very frustrating ๐Ÿคญ I'm seeing her Tuesday so will tell her and hopefully she won't laugh at me

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sunshineandshowers21 · 22/03/2019 16:51

i had the urge to eat tissues. iโ€™d chew on a tissue until it was all soggy and ripped and then iโ€™d spit it out. thinking about it now makes me cringe.

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aibutohavethisusername · 22/03/2019 16:53

I think PiCA is fairly common in pregnancy.

I craved bananas.

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Valdy · 22/03/2019 16:53

@JugglingMummyof2 yours made me lol Grin I smell red wine ( Malbec) and just want the bottle ๐Ÿคค only 5 weeks!!!!!

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ChessieFL · 22/03/2019 16:54

Nothing. I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to making DH go out at 2am in search of something random.

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Valdy · 22/03/2019 16:55

@Ewitsahooman I'll have to get some of them!!! How did I not think of these Grin

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PassTheDutchie · 22/03/2019 16:57

I would have punched someone if they nicked my ice ๐Ÿ˜‚
With eldest, it was mashed potatoes with cabbage mixed in and cheese.
With youngest, I ate nothing but salt and vinegar crisps

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aspoonfulofyourownmedicine · 22/03/2019 16:59

Cheese and onion pasties from Greggs, Walkers Cheese and Onion flavouring (used to suck the flavouring off crisps and bin the actual crisp) and then later on it was ice right up until I gave birth. I wouldn't suck the ice though, I had to crunch right through it Blush Blush Blush

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Ohtherewearethen · 22/03/2019 17:00

My craving was for whipped cream. Proper, thick, room temperature whipped cream ๐Ÿคค

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CrunchyCrumpet · 22/03/2019 17:00

My DH kindly referred to me as the ice machine during my pregnancy, I had low iron levels as well. Pica is a wonderful thing hey! Be sure to tell your midwife as I ended up on strong iron supplements after blood tests showed I was moderately anaemic.

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Valdy · 22/03/2019 17:05

@aspoonfulofyourownmedicine yes!! Crunching through the ice, the crunchier the better! I'm scared of my teeth breaking on ice cubes because I've been grinding my teeth so much I have a proper fear for them breaking now Hmm so I've resulted to ice lollies but none of them have the perfect crunch! They're all soft. Why can't I just crave something normal like chocolate Grin

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Valdy · 22/03/2019 17:09

@CrunchyCrumpet I will do thank you everyone for letting me know and hopefully it will be sorted Tuesday when I see her - it's been a craving of mine (to crunch) the whole way through this pregnancy, chalk was introduced around 6 weeks ago when I came across one of them ASMR videos of someone eating chalk (slightly weird) and now I can't get the crave/thought of it out of my head ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Tattybear16 · 22/03/2019 17:10

Gherkins, the McDonaldโ€™s ones, not the burger just the gherkins. I did go through the McDonaldโ€™s drive through and request a half cup full. The ones in the jar from the supermarket didnโ€™t taste the same๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. This was a few years ago now.

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thismeansnothing · 22/03/2019 17:10

I actually didn't have any cravings in my most recent pregnancy. I did eat a hell of a lot of Macdonald's cheese bites though. And I was highly miffed when in the summer they did nacho cheese ones that just looked revolting and I couldn't get my deep fried cheese fix

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Prequelle · 22/03/2019 17:12

Donner kebab with chilli and sweetcorn relish

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Spanglybangles · 22/03/2019 17:12

Ham sandwiches with mustard and mayo on brown first time round. Took my wee packet of sandwiches with me everywhere ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Nothing specific with second although I had a fondness for fresh cream doughnuts for the first few weeks. Went right off macaroni though which was hard going as I LOVE Mac n cheese.

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JohnLapsleyParlabane · 22/03/2019 17:14

Last time was pickled cucumber and espresso coffee for breakfast. This time it's orange lucozade and beef hula hoops.

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