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Abnormal Food cravings during pregnancy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cravings for particular foods are normal for pregnant women. 

The reason for them is unknown. You should not worry about food cravings unless they are interfering with a well-balanced diet or contributing to excessive weight gain.

Abnormal cravings during pregnancy

Some pregnant women develop a strong desire to eat non-food items.

Eating any of the following substances can definitely interfere with a healthy well-balanced diet and should be resisted and reported to your provider:

  • Clay
  • ​Dirt
  • Soap
  • Laundry starch