Craving non food!!

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  1. Sweetk1

    Sweetk1 Well-Known Member

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    With my first pregnancy I massively craved sponges!
    I would get in the bath and look at my bath sponge and my mouth would water.
    Well it's back with a vengeance in this pregnancy, now I have to sit in the bath chewing away on the sponge, even looking at the sponge for dishes makes my mouth water.
    I have read that some women bought the natural sponges and actually ate them.
    So I was wondering if anybody else had any weird or wonderful cravings?
     
  2. TTC86JMS

    TTC86JMS Well-Known Member

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    please do not give in to these urges.
    what was your last Hb,you could be anaemic.
     
  3. BellaPrincesa

    BellaPrincesa Well-Known Member

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    This is so funny, this is exactly what I have! It was really bad in my first pregnancy.. i actually went to the store and bought a bunch of sponges and chewed on them in the shower :S hahahaha this time it's back with a vengeance again, but it's slightly different this time.. i don't have the urge to chew/eat it yet, just to feel it.. my hubby wonders why i'm so eager to do the dishes 50 times a day :p i'm so happy to have come across someone else with this very strange craving! I thought it was just me!
     
  4. Sweetk1

    Sweetk1 Well-Known Member

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    My last HB was at 28 weeks was 12.5 I think.
    I have heard in can sometimes be a deficiency in something..
     
  5. BellaPrincesa

    BellaPrincesa Well-Known Member

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    and might I add, i'm not anaemic! :)
     
  6. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    Sponges, bubbles from bubble bath, ice and damp-cellar like smells!
     
  7. Miss MellyG

    Miss MellyG Mummy to Cheeky Charlie

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    Me too with my last pregnancy!! Bath sponges!

    Knew it got bad when I walked past a bloke washing his car & my mouth started to water at the big yellow car sponge & not him!! Haha

    Anyway, when my midwife put me on 600mg of Iron a day the urge went away.

    I'm beginning to get the urge again this time so I've upped my Iron intake.


    Mel x
     
  8. chobette

    chobette Mom to 2

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    Sounds like it could be an iron deficiency, PICA, I would ask your doctor's to test you. I asked my doctor on Thursday, had bloods taken, found out I was anemic and was given supplements to take twice daily. xx
     
  9. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    I am anaemic which explains mine. I had it in my last pregnancy too.
     
  10. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    I really want to eat a bath sponge with lots of bubble bath on it, and I felt similarly in my 1st pregnancy! I'm not anaemic though, iron is 13.
     
  11. Odd Socks

    Odd Socks Mummy to 2 girls.

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    i chew on sponges several times a day. i did last pregnancy & more so this time. my iron levels are fine, it's just something this baby likes (which is good as it doesn't like anything else!).
    xx
     

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