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:
- Laundry starch