When I was pregnant with my son I didn’t have any particularly strange food cravings. BUT I did have a sudden urge for alcohol. “What’s so strange about that?” you might think. Well, I’m practically tee-total. I NEVER have an urge for alcohol. I’d much rather have a nice Coca Cola (the REAL stuff). So suddenly wanting to down a whole bottle of ouzo was a bit weird for me. (And no I didn’t drink any!)
My mum was a BIG fan of ice cubes when she was pregnant with my younger brother. I distinctly remember her asking me to bring her the entire ice cube box, which she sat and munched through.
Pregnancy cravings can strike at any time and for some, the urge to eat whatever the body wants can be overwhelming. My urge to eat whatever my body wants can be overwhelming on an unpregnant day but for pregnant women, restraint is not necessarily an option.
Friends have told me of their weird combo cravings – ice-cream with pickles, tablespoons of mustard with strawberries, cheddar cheese with ketchup and so on. But at least these cravings are edible. In fact there is even a condition called Pica, where expectant mums have the urge to eat inedible things. If that’s you then you need to tell your midwife!
So have you had any weird and wonderful pregnancy cravings?