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Pregnancy cravings
« on: 15/11/2005 12:36:07 »
Why are some of the cravings so weird?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 15/11/2005 13:15:06 »
As a firm believer in empirical study I will do my best to impregnante as many ladies as poss to answer this question...all in the name of science of course !!...but I remember when wifey was preggy...she did go through phases of bizarre taste rquirements........ pizzas with pickle on them, jam and marmite sarnies......fortunately these genuine ' haute cuisine' adventures were short lived.

I know we have mentioned this before, also (and i remember seeing a documentary about this) about how preggy girlies would seek out chalk and pica too...

I'm sure it's all related to the fact that girlies once a month go insane, and that everybody is guilty !!..it must be related eh ?...

Lets hope a passing ' weird cravings during preggy' expert answers.


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« Reply #2 on: 16/11/2005 01:06:35 »
Having never lived with a pregnant woman, I have no direct experience. However, a friend of mine told me recently that when she was pregnant she often craved pilchards with mustard [xx(]
Does pregnancy addle the brain as well as the body?
 

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Re: Pregnancy cravings
« Reply #3 on: 16/11/2005 21:55:31 »
I always assumed that it was something to do with the mother instinctively (subconsciously) knowing what nutrients she was lacking in her diet (to meet the specific needs of the growing foetus).

But then I found my wife (during at least a couple of her pregnancies) getting addicted to SMELLS too - specifically, to that fusty smell you get when you open the cupboard under the sink. Weird!

So maybe you're right. They do just go bonkers (due to the hormones).


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Re: Pregnancy cravings
« Reply #4 on: 16/11/2005 23:18:43 »
Talking about smells, i love the smell of my own sweat. Thankfully not the nasty arm pit stuff that just pongs[xx(]. But the other stuff is ......er ok.

Ding....idea....I should bottle it, anybody wanna by the sweet scent of me :)

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Please there is no need for any replies i already know i'm weird:D


pps unless u got 50 quid that is.

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« Reply #5 on: 18/11/2005 23:30:29 »
Solvay - I've heard that too, but it doesn't hold water. How does an ordinary female know what nutrients are in what food? I doubt many people actually know
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« Reply #6 on: 18/11/2005 23:31:54 »
ukmicky - put it on eBay!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/11/2005 00:04:05 »
What about farts Michael ?...do you enjoy farty goodness ?...

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Re: Pregnancy cravings
« Reply #8 on: 19/11/2005 03:18:34 »
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My farts  dont smell its weird:)

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« Reply #9 on: 19/11/2005 03:51:28 »
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My farts  dont smell its weird:)

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Now that is fascinating !..really !...do they never offer an aroma at all ?..no fine bouquet ?

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« Reply #10 on: 19/11/2005 12:41:51 »
Did you listen to the radio show last Sunday? Some woman phoned in asking about farts! I was in stitches listening to the answers
 

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« Reply #11 on: 20/11/2005 12:22:58 »
quote:
Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

Having never lived with a pregnant woman, I have no direct experience. However, a friend of mine told me recently that when she was pregnant she often craved pilchards with mustard [xx(]
Does pregnancy addle the brain as well as the body?



Since pretty much all hormones, whether adrenalin, testosterone, oestrogen, etc. all mess around with the brain, I have no doubt that pregnancy would do so.

What I have always wondered is whether the cravings are random, or follow a pattern?  Do they reflect any difference in the needs the body has for various minerals etc. during pregnancy?
 

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