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Pregnancy Cravings: The Good, The Common and The Strange

Pregnant Cravings

What food did you crave during pregnancy?

When you think pregnancy, you might think morning sickness, growing belly bump and food cravings. When you think of pregnancy cravings, you probably think pickles and ice cream — the stereotypical pregnancy combo.

It is estimated that nearly 68% of women will have a pregnancy craving at some point during their 9 months and they can range from very healthy & not worrisome (fruits and veggies) to weird combos.  Ali tries to combat her unhealthy cravings for more healthy options — others (like me) just went for whatever it was I was craving.

My weirdest pregnancy craving came during my pregnancy with Princess R. For whatever reason I needed to have a glazed donut… with chili on it.  A chili cheese donut. It was amazing (at the time) and I wasn’t going to let anyone stop me from having it.

Click through to read some cravings fellow Mommies had during their pregnancies:


  • The Common: Ice Cream 1 of 10
    The Common: Ice Cream
    "citrus and/or juicy fruits, nachos, guacamole, Sprite, rootbeer, ice cream!" - Grace
  • The Strange: Ice 2 of 10
    The Strange: Ice
    "Ice and Ice and some more Ice. That is all I could think about. Everytime we passed a drive through I needed to get ice. MORE ICE" - Dana
  • The Good: Hot Chocolate 3 of 10
    The Good: Hot Chocolate
    "Turkey & cheese sandwiches, spicy, Mexican salads, and Starbuck's peppermint hot cocoa" - Megan
  • The Good: Peanut Butter and Jelly 4 of 10
    The Good: Peanut Butter and Jelly
    "Ice cream, milk, peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Nothing weird here except that I hate milk." - Kandita
  • The Common: Pickles 5 of 10
    The Common: Pickles
    "chili cheese dogs with mustard and strawberry slushes from Sonic. So far with this one? Klaussen dill pickles." - Miranda
  • The Strange: Instant Mashed Potatoes 6 of 10
    The Strange: Instant Mashed Potatoes
    "Instant mashed potatoes with gravy, beer and drinks with just a little flavour like gatorade & vitamin water because juice gave me heartburn even if I watered it down." - Devon
  • The Good: Maraschino Cherries 7 of 10
    The Good: Maraschino Cherries
    "Maraschino Cherries right from the jar!" - Stephanie
  • The Strange: Sushi 8 of 10
    The Strange: Sushi
    "All I could think about was sushi. All the time" - Kendra
  • The Common: Sour Candy 9 of 10
    The Common: Sour Candy
    "Freezies and sour stuff" - Vicki
  • The Strange: Rocks 10 of 10
    The Strange: Rocks
    "BBQ!!! And rocks [pica]" - Jill

What did you crave? Was it something you hated outside of pregnancy?

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