Pregnancy cravings?

Crystal - posted on 01/31/2011 ( 81 moms have responded )

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Lets make this fun.. What were some of your strangest cravings while you were pregnant?

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Jodi - posted on 02/07/2011

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I developed Pica with my first pregnancy and craved liquid laundry detergent...we had to switch to powdered because it just looked too tasty!

As others have said, with both my pregnancies, I craved milk like nothing else! I had more aversion though, could not stomach the smell of chocolate, no fish (I LOVE fish) no sweets/sugary stuff and even though I could eat veggies, I could not tolerate the smell o fthem cooking!

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Crystal - posted on 01/13/2012

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1st was anything orange flavored..2nd was frosted flakes...& my 3rd was i seriously got addicted to crunching on ice!

Chrystal - posted on 01/11/2012

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With my first pregnancy I craved Rubens and I hate sauerkraut and swiss cheese but I loved it when I was pregnant had one at least once a week. With my second toward the end I had to have heath candy bars I ate one every day for the last 2 months of my pregnancy have no clue how I lost weight during that pregnancy lol.

Sarah - posted on 01/11/2012

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With my son I craved beef dip sandwiches my first trimester (really it's weird, but it was the only thing I could keep down), then watermelon in my 3rd trimester (I think I ate about 4 large watermelons to myself in 2 weeks!). With my daughter, I didn't have much cravings until my 3rd trimester, but then was craving cheesecake like mad! It's amazing I only gained 2 pounds in my whole pregnancy (I had lost a lot in my first trimester due to morning sickness) cause I think I ate 2 whole cheesecakes to myself in 1 week!

Dusty - posted on 01/07/2012

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With my oldest son, I craved waffle fries (I couldn't eat any other type of fries!!) with a TON of bbq sauce/ranch mixed together, Big Macs, & chinese food (mostly lo mein). With my youngest son I craved alot of sweets, & pizza. With my daughter that I'm currently pregant with, I've been craving alot of chinese (again, lo mein) & pasta (I've always been a huge pasta fan!) & also fruity candy, mostly the lemonade stand flavored mike & ikes.

Victoria - posted on 03/07/2011

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With my son all I ever wanted to eat was whole pickles and string cheese. I always wanted home cooking and I was a big fan of pork chops and rice, or baked chicken and rice. And I absolutely loved broccoli and corn on the cob and it is so crazy because the things that I craved throughout my pregnancy tend to be my sons most favorite foods. I had my son back in 2008, and it wasnt until this year that I could really tolerate peanut butter again. I really think that it is because I started the depo shot back in November. It has caused me to regain my appetite from the time before I became pregnant, and gain the weight that I lost after giving birth to my son.

Jana - posted on 02/16/2011

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Kid #1: No real cravings. Ate out a lot because of my job. Much McDonald's and Chinese (McDonald's was close, Chinese delivered!)
Kid #2: Oranges. I hate oranges. I wanted pizza, but #2 refused to allow me to eat pizza without getting horrible heartburn/gas/etc. So oranges.
Kid #3: Also with the oranges! And Chinese. Preferably egg drop soup and crab rangoon.

Incidentally, I have avoided oranges as if they carry the plague - there is only one place I will eat them voluntarily - Sakura's.

Amanda - posted on 02/13/2011

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My cravings during my pregnancy with my daughter was pickles,doritos, and birthday cake icecream. Also m&m's

Irene - posted on 02/13/2011

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Chocolate nd Lilt!!!! Don't usually eat chocolate or drink lilt but all the way through

Jess - posted on 02/13/2011

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Green Thia Curry ! Ate it everyday for 2 months. Sometimes I take my daughter to that restaurant and still order that same curry and she cries until I give her some, she loves it too ! Lucky because I think she was swimming in it pre birth !!!

Maddison - posted on 02/12/2011

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with my daughter i wanted fruit loops and sour keys and with this pregnancy i want a&w rootbeer and salt and vinegar chips

Jessica - posted on 02/10/2011

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grilled cheese with dill pickles i craved them like crazy also peanut butter on bananas

Sarah - posted on 02/09/2011

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For both of my pregnancies, both boys it has been breakfast foods, sausage, eggs hash browns, and chocolate. I never eat sweets when I am not pregnant, but oh boy do I like kit kats and brownies when I am.

Alyssa - posted on 02/09/2011

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I always craved pizza, strawberries and a certain chinese brand of sour green apple candy!

Charity - posted on 02/09/2011

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With my daughter, I would go through Taco Bell and get an order or two of pinto's and cheese with hot sauce, then go to McDonalds and get chicken nuggets and fries. I'd mix the pinto's and cheese & hot sauce & that's what I'd dip my chicken nuggets & fries in. I also wanted snickers all the time. With my son, I couldn't eat anything hot without it bothering me (I love hot food, so this wasn't a fun time for me). I mostly craved Arby's, Roast beef sandwiches with melted cheddar and then Double cheeseburgers no onions & fries from McDonalds. Oh, and pickles; I ate them by the gallons.

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With my daughter all things sweet- I wanted to put honey on my soft tacos, and lol there has got to be something about McDonalds. I wanted chicken mcnuggets. With my son I dreamed and craved salt. I would make popcorn just to eat the salt. I also wanted cold turkey sadwhiches just so I could load it with pickles and I still wanted chicken mcnuggets from McDonalds.

Allie - posted on 02/08/2011

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whoppers from bk lots and lots of hotdogs and chips and salsa they swore my daughter would come out a hotdog of and anything cheesy

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Aww cool cravings everyone!! haha i like to say that i didnt really have cravings but thats not true i would sometimes but more so i would just want everything i saw other people eating! So in the beginning i wanted nothing more than grilled cheese and tomato soup YUM!! And thru out the whole pregnancy i would go thru ice cream half gallons like nothing!!! And one time i really wanted Barbacoa and an ice cream scoop on top!!! lol When i was pregnant i couldnt eat chinese food it would give me nasty heartburn or onions :(

Carisa - posted on 02/08/2011

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The only thing I craved was milk. We switched to skim during my first pregnancy because I was drinking so much of it. Now, whenever I drink milk at times other than meal time, my husband starts to wonder if I'm pregnant again.

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Red meat. Steak, ground beef, roasts...we spent so much money on steaks that I think we should have just bought the whole cow :)
I also honestly at pickles and ice cream in the same sitting! I wanted to ice cream, but my pregnancy brain said that would take too long, so I snacked on a pickle while I was scooping!

Casey - posted on 02/08/2011

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Toasted Peanut butter and banana sandwiches, as well as apple pie with cheddar cheese melted on top, and grapefruit. I could go through a 10 lb bag of grapefruit in a week (and sometimes less)!

Dawn - posted on 02/07/2011

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Nachos! I also craved peanut butter with chocolate. my favorite was Reese's cups and Reese's pieces.

Timna - posted on 02/07/2011

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I craved Steak and potatoes with my oldest, I craved fajitas with my youngest, and with my current pregnancy I have been craving eggs and goat cheese.

Vanessa - posted on 02/07/2011

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Wit my first pregnancy (miscarriage) i craved alot of orange soda when i dont even like it at all!! Wit my second baby I could eat ice day n night, when I would eat take out I would ask for jus a cup of ice instead of the drink. So my now 2 yr old eats alot of ice pops n ice, day or nite , cold or hot weather. I jus think its funny how much she likes it.

Alyssa - posted on 02/05/2011

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Every day I had to have dill pickles, sweet pickles and green olives with pimentos for a snack. :)

Kristian Amber - posted on 02/05/2011

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LOL! With my oldest it was spaghetti and buffet restaurants! And also cheesecake and jalapenos! I would take a bite of cheesecake and eat it, then eat a jalapeno.
With my second, I really don't think I had too many cravings. Different things sounded good at different times. And I LOVE mexican food, and it always sounded good, but when it came down to it, I couldn't eat it, it would make me so sick! I was really depressed about that!
With this one, I don't really have too many cravings, early on it was the Lime flavored fruit bars, now its not really anything in particular. I did buy a 6 pack of Grape soda the other day though! I haven't had it in years and just had to buy some when I saw it! Oh, nope, actually mint this pregnancy! Peppermint to be exact. I have been chewing peppermint gum like crazy!
And on a weirder note, I have this bath salt that is menthol, eucalyptus and rose hips. I can't quit smelling it! Everytime I go into my bathroom I have to smell it. I swear to my hubby that if I could get the whole house to smell that way I'd be happy right now! I don't want to eat it, just smell it! Weird, I know.

Emily - posted on 02/04/2011

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i loved grilled chicken and steak (not a big meat person) banana peppers and ice cream. ( that was the weirdest but my husband loved watchin me eat it, as gross as it was to him) and fruit. My god i loved fruit.
I dont eat alot usually, but as soon as i got pregnant, i out ate my husband. lol

Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2011

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I craved milk like it was going out of style, I seriously couln't drink enough of it. I also craved cherry popsicles.

Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2011

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With the first pregnancy I drank tons and tons of milk! I am nw pregnant with number 2, but hve no cravings at all! I only have about a month or a month and a half done, so that may change!!!

Betty - posted on 02/03/2011

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when i was pregnant with my daughter i was craving 2 slices of pizza huts stuffed crust pepperoni pizza with a taco bell supreme taco sandwiched between them. I was also wanting spicy Doritos and orange juice

April - posted on 02/03/2011

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Im 5 months now and so far i have wanted Frys dipped in honey & Bread Sticks. from anywhere. just bread sticks l

Amanda - posted on 02/03/2011

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while I was at work I wanted ice ice cold milk, I could drink a gallon of milk bymyself in 3 days. When I was at home I wanted icecream. This is why when I became anemic I wanted to kill my obgyn for telling me no more milk products.

Melinda (Mindy) - posted on 02/03/2011

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With my 1st it was pickles with cheese and chocolate.My 2nd it was strawberries with whipped cream and McDonald's fries dipped in strawberry milkshake. My 3rd it was seafood and fresh fruit. I am now pregnant with my 4th and Im craving cheese,chocolate,seafood and stuffed crust pizza! lol

Katherine - posted on 02/03/2011

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gosh this is my 3rd pregnancy adn this was the strangest craving. pepperoni pizza pockets and m & m's. grossed people out but my god it was so good.

Sheri - posted on 02/02/2011

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With my first pregnancy it was sushi(cooked meat of course) and potstickers! Would eat them at least twice a week for about 5 months...Not sure if it was more the soy sauce though. Also watermelon! Would go through at least 2 or 3 watermelons a week in my first trimester. It was the only thing I could keep down... Also, got turned off to red meat and it has been a year since my son was born and still can't eat it. 2nd pregnancy so far has been sushi and potstickers again...

Robyn - posted on 02/02/2011

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im pregnant with my second right now, i didnt have any unusual cravings with my first, but this time around i crave certain smells.. like my bar of soap in the shower( i will stay in for a half hour and just lather up over and over cuz i can't get enough of the smell, and my laundry detergent( i LOVE laundry day!) and i also really like the taste of my toothpaste and mouthwash.. i find myself brushing and gargling like 5 times a day cuz i cant get enough lol

Tracie - posted on 02/02/2011

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Shredded carrots! Not sliced, not cooked, not whole, they had to be shredded. The strangest part is that I don't even like carrots. And my middle-of-the-night craving was.....Peanut Butter Captain Crunch! I'd literally eat 4 bowls of it and then go back to bed. I know, weird.

Prupleflower2000 - posted on 02/02/2011

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My current craving is pizza, but I have been having a lot of juices and salad with french dressing, which I usually dont use.

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