Weird Pregnancy Cravings
So at the time of writing, I’m pregnant with my second child. I’m fortunate in that I dont really have food cravings throughout my prengancies, instead I crave non food items! I figure it must be a good thing as it helps not to increase the calories! ;o)
For me it’s sucking cold water out of a sponge. Yes you read that right! I always buy a natural sea sponge at the start of the cravings and only use that. But I will regularly go into the bathroom and indulge. Call me crazy! Some women I’ve heard like the chemical smell of the fake sponges. Some women actaully chew on them or bite them. I’m not sure what it is about sponges, but if I see anything to do with absorbable cloths, sponges, etc for bathrooms or anywhere I really get an overwhelming urge to indulge in my sponge sucking! It was the same with my first pregnancy but I didnt think I’d end up with it this time!
It’s actually known as Pica, (a latin word for ‘Magpie’, as magpies are birds that apparently eat anything!) Apparently some women crave soil, paint, cigarette butts to name a few. Pica is more commonly seen in children apparently, but rarely it is seen in pregnant women.
For now I’m happy with my sponge craving, as soon as the pregnancy is over I know it will go and I’ll wonder what on earth I saw in my sponge! I’m also mainly eating raw food so nutritionally I’m doing really well!
Would love to hear of some of your more unusual cravings? Or am I the only one!?