Non Food Cravings anyone?!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by littleowl, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. littleowl

    littleowl Mum of 2 beautiful girls

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    Ok this is a bit of a strange one!!! OH thinks i'm loopy!!!
    During first tri I craved Mr Freeze tip tops, I think this may have been because I was so sick and dehydrated. Since then I haven't craved any foods. But the other day in the shower I started chewing on the sponge!!! and now I can't stop!!!! I just love the texture in my mouth!!! Also in the car the other day I had some wet wipes as we had been on a long journey, I was wiping my hands and the smell and texture of the wipe made me want to chew on it !!!!!:blush:
    I have looked on the net and have found something called PICA cravings???
    I'm sure it has to be pregnancy related as I have never had anything like this before!!!Has anyone else has any wierd non food cravings or am I really going mad!!! :dohh:
     
  2. djgirl1976

    djgirl1976 Expecting our 1st

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    No, I haven't, but I have heard of it! My mom wanted to eat dirt when she was having my brothers(twins). They say you should talk to Dr. about it. TBH, if you just want to chew on a clean sponge, I don't see much harm in that as long as you don't swallow! LOL
    I would not put the wet wipe in the mouth though, and you should probably talk to Dr. as you may require a blood test! Could be a vitamin deficiency or something:)
     
  3. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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  4. awayagain

    awayagain 3rd Tri!!

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    I had the sponge thing when pregnant with my son, and I still love the smell of a new sponge and do sometimes bite on them............:blush: x
     
  5. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

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    There have definately been some crazy cravings on BnB and sponges actually seem to be a common unusual one!!
     
  6. lhamil88

    lhamil88 jack's mummy

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    strange as it sounds my mum told me she use to crave the smell of warm tarmack...can just imagin how strange it would look a heavily pregnant woman bent down sniffing the road?!!...but apparently non food cravings are normal
     
  7. LucyEmma

    LucyEmma Well-Known Member

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    hmmm sponges! lol
     
  8. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    Just don't give in and eat anything that may harm you or LO - wipes are a definite no-no! I have only craved foods so far!
     
  9. HeidiLSparks

    HeidiLSparks Mom of 2 & 1 on the way!

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    I havent had any cravings at all so far. Sometime I want a roast beef sandwich or I want taco johns, but no crazy ones, but my sister LOVED sponges when she was pregnant haha
     
  10. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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    I suffer from Pica too, in this pregnancy mainly cement, but in past pregnancies tyres, grout and chalk too :blush:
     
  11. amylw1

    amylw1 my 3 boys in avatar. x

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    nothing with this 1. but i did have a thing for charcoal with eldest. it wasnt until they did bloods n found out i was anemic. told mw and she said its a common 1 4 extra iron.
     
  12. TJ79

    TJ79 Well-Known Member

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    My mom had a craving for firelighter sticks and coal when she was pg with me.
    My friend Michelle had cravings for eating face powder and ice cubes with all three of her pregnancies.

    I've had 2 MC's and with each of those I craved bbq sauce (even though I hate the stuff) and apple slices dipped in sweet and sour sauce lol
     

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