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Old Mar 26th, 2014, 11:40 AM   11
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Not to knock the old wives' tale but.... Last pregnancy I craved savoury, salty, spicy and sour. Sweet was gross to me my entire first trimester, though it started getting more appealing again in my second trimester and I craved a lot of fresh fruit and lemonade and eventually chocolate. I had a boy.

This time my sweet tooth was gone for a bit at the beginning but was back with a vengeance even before second trimester. At times salty seems more appealing but I'm definitely all about sweet. And carbs! We aren't finding out the sex till birth but I suspect I'm having another boy. (I'm carrying the exact same, BTW.)

It's so annoying because just when you think there's something to these theories someone (like me--sorry) comes along and dispels them! But maybe I'm just abnormal!



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Old Mar 26th, 2014, 14:01 PM   12
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For me different cravings have coincided with different genders, but I don't think there's anything to it. With my son I desperately wanted lemons all the time. I didn't crave much else, but I could have eaten lemons all day long with him. This time I have seriously craved sweet things - chocolate, sweets and fruit, fruit, fruit! I also went completely off meat last time, but have been wanting meat more than normal this time.

I think cravings are much more linked to imbalances in your body, rather than the gender of your baby.

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Old Mar 26th, 2014, 15:44 PM   13
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No. Cravings have nothing to do with what gender the baby is. They just indicate which vitamins and minerals you don't have enough of. Everything else is an old wives tale.



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Old Mar 26th, 2014, 15:56 PM   14
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With both pregnancies I craved cake and donuts and I don't have a sweet tooth at all.

First way a boy and this is a girl...infact I first knew I was pregnant when I kept dreaming about donuts lol



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2014, 08:52 AM   15
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Thanks for sharing!

Celesse - yes, I read that one of the reasons for cravings is to satisfy imbalances in the body for certain vitamins/nutrients.

Another reason is hormonal changes which cause fluctuations in taste and smell - which then makes some foods seem really appealing and others not at all. \

And then they say another reason is psychological - what feels comforting and satisfying to you.

It's very interesting!



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 11:03 AM   16
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Just updating this post to say that I had a boy. So for me, my sweet cravings = girl, and my savoury cravings led to a boy. But I know that's now how it always works. Just though I'd' share.



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 11:18 AM   17
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Both my babies (boy and now girl) I've craved fruit juice, and that's really it.
But in terms of cravings or basically any symptoms at all, you hear of soooo many women who had totally different pregnancies and had the same gender. I really don't think there's anything in it. When you think about it scientifically most of the gender indicators don't make sense - e.g. Bump shape which depends on the shape/position of your uterus and how could that be affected by gender of the baby! I think same with cravings. As a pp said (years ago I realise haha) it's more about what your body is lacking which may change from preg to preg but doesn't indicate gender.
That's my two pennies worth



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 12:27 PM   18
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For me it was sweet with my girl and savoury this time around and it's a boy! So the old wives tale was right for me!



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 20:30 PM   19
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I craved a lot of junk food with my first - lots of cheesy Mac, fries/hash browns, mashed potato, toasted cheese sandwiches. I also went through a phase of craving steak, avocado on toast, and vanilla slices (there was a bakery near my work and their vanilla slices were heaven during that period. My cravings were all savoury aside from the vanilla slice.
This time, my cravings were much more mild (so far) - mostly I just wanted fresh tomato during the first trimester. Then I really got into salad sandwiches and fresh fruit. Thatís been the extent of it so far.. Other than it still being mostly savoury stuff, I would say itís a lot different to my first pregnancy in terms of wanting healthier foods over junk food, and not having as strong cravings/urges like the first time.

Both pregnancies are boys.



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 04:36 AM   20
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With my DS I craved sugary sweets , x strong mints and garlic !! My DD1 strong spicy flavours , DD2 strong spicy flavours like houmous and hot sauce, pineapple and strawberries!!! This baby has been a real mix , strawberries , spicy food , extra strong garlic bread, pink lady apples , recently rice crispies with very cold milk and fresh orange juice (not together lol!)



 
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