food cravings

sushi: a source of repulsion for pregnant women

Food aversions

Food aversions are a common pregnancy symptoms that affect approximately 85% of all pregnant women, particularly in the first trimester. Food aversions have been found to accompany food cravings, however more pregnant women report experiencing food aversions as an individual symptom rather than having cravings on their own. Two primary causes of food aversions have […]

Chalk is one type of pica craving

Pica cravings

Pica cravings are a very interesting type of pregnancy craving. When a pregnant woman has a pica craving it means she is craving unusual cravings for non-food substances. These substances include: paint chips, chalk, coal and laundry detergent to name a few. Pica cravings are one pregnancy craving you should NEVER indulge as these substances […]

raspberries a craving substitute

Healthy options for unhealthy pregnancy cravings

Here’s a list you can use as a tool to help you substitute your unhealthy pregnancy cravings with healthier options so that you can successfully maintain a healthy pregnancy diet. We hope it helps! Are you craving ice-cream? Try frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet or popsicles as healthy substitutes. Vegan Ice Cream Recipe Are you craving […]

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Pregnancy cravings explained

Some medical professionals believe that pregnancy cravings are caused by nutrient deficiencies in a pregnant woman’s diet. However, there are others who dismiss this as an old wives tale, because there is no hard, scientific evidence to support the theory. As neither opinion has been 100% proven or disproven we thought we would still let […]

Craving raspberries

Controlling your pregnancy cravings

Pregnancy cravings can be crazy sometimes and they can present quite a challenge when you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet during your pregnancy. But not to worry, because there are a few things you can do in order to get those pregnancy cravings under control. Try taking fish oil or flax oil (tablet form […]

chocolate covered strawberries

Food cravings

Food cravings are a part of approximately 50% of all pregnancies and though some can be wild and crazy, such as the classic ice-cream and pickles, the less common olives on cheesecake or the extreme pica cravings, others are completely normally like chocolate or chips. The cause of pregnancy cravings is pretty much up in […]

Signs and symptoms of early pregnancy

15 signs and symptoms of early pregnancy

Figuring out if you’re pregnant can be tricky business, so to help you out we’re giving you a list of the 15 most common signs and symptoms of early pregnancy. Remember though, many of these symptoms can be attributed to other factors, which means if you are only experiencing one or two of these symptoms […]

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