MY STRANGE CRAVING

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Registered: 08-17-2005
MY STRANGE CRAVING
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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 9:37am

When i was preg with my first baby who was born in 2006, i was craving clay and ate it almost all my 3rd trimester, with my second baby in 2008, it changed to chalk and i ate chalk half of my second trimester and throughout the 3rd, my husband was scared i was going to harm the baby so he told my Doctor who told me i have this thing call PICA... she gave me something to make sure i wasn't

KELLY THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SIG

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 11:49am
So do u have any iron issues or anything. Cause as soon as I started reading I was like oh her body is lacking something for that crave! I don't have any weird cravings but I have heard of people who crave sand, dirt, chalk and clay.

My regular prego cravings just started with candy, icecream, hotdogs with cheeeeeeeese!! Last week it was taco sauce.

I don't recall seeing you a lot on the board. What's ur name edd and what area do u live in?
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Registered: 08-17-2005
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 12:48pm

The last time they checked my iron was ok, but i think it must be low now for me to be craving chalk...i have an appt on the 31st so i will get it checked

oh I have been here, I was very sick my first four months of pregnancy so i just recently started coming to the board.

my name is Eunice

KELLY THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SIG
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Registered: 12-09-1999
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 1:42pm
The 1st time through, I LOLed when the Dr asked me about craving dirt or anything else non-foody. You're on the right track with suspecting PICA, I think. No offense but chalk sounds so gross. Kinda like when I drank pickle juice during T1 and it grossed a few people out.
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Registered: 08-17-2005
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 2:22pm
lol...it's terrible but i crave it like crazy
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Registered: 03-22-2011
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 3:31pm
Sunrenay... pickle juice is soooo good. In t1 i also drunk it. Literally poured it in a cup and drunk it before going to bed lol oh and dh hates pickles and the smell
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Registered: 12-09-1999
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 3:57pm

I used to sneak drinks all the time. DH finally noticed when the jar had lots of pickles but no juice and I had to confess. I think he turned almost as green as the pickles!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 4:14pm

I had a friend who had it. It is a mineral deficiency. She was advised to make sure she didn't cave into her cravings, and she chewed on ice chips all.day.long.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 4:36pm

Pica.

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Registered: 08-17-2005
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 6:00pm
Yeah i am trying ice now, hopefully that won't be too bad
KELLY THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SIG
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Registered: 04-18-2011
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 10:35pm
My friend had this really bad and the ice chips were her best friend. She actually continue to have this for like a year after she had her baby.

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