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post #1 of 24
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I am 31 weeks pregnant now and while I have had cravings they keep changing. Is that normal? I thought you would crave something for the whole time while you were preggers. For example, in my 1st trimester my poor hubby had to by me this special fresh made bread 2 times a week that was baked with onions and poppyseeds in it. Then he bought it and I didn't even want to smell it any more. Then I had no cravings for a bit, then a desparate urge for my nacho cheese dip. Once I had it however, that urge was gone. I just had a recent need for chocolate icecream. Now I want deviled eggs and a baked potato from the Keg restaurant with their special 3 cheese butter and bacon bits on it! I am going nuts! Please tell me that it all magically stops once the baby is born.
post #2 of 24
It doesn't stop immediately, but it slows down and then stops. I craved different stuff all the time. Like the first cravings were for the classic ice cream and pickles (not necessarily at the same time though). Then I wanted avocado chips and slim jims. Thinking about that right now makes me sick, but I wanted them so badly back then. I also loved anything Mexican. We had Mexican 3/4 times a week, but now we haven't had it since the baby was born (although I did have it in the hospital while recovering from the birth). At the end of the pregnancy I craved Ben and Jerry's mint chocolate cookie and now it's just not good to me anymore.
post #3 of 24
My mom craved the smell of gasoline when she was pregnant with me. That might explain a few things about me...
post #4 of 24
The only thing I really craved was chocolate fudge cake and went to the trouble to make one from scratch one night only to have one piece and that satisfied my craving. My husband ate the rest of the cake.

I still have cravings and our daughter is 24. Every so often my body cries out for something and I just enjoy and go with it.

Lately it's Haagen Daas ice cream - a half a tub every night for the past 2 months. This too will pass! In the meantime it's decadent. I've been noticing a commercial for a chocolate cake lately. Time for some chocolate fudge cake.
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by TTMom
It doesn't stop immediately, but it slows down and then stops. I craved different stuff all the time. Like the first cravings were for the classic ice cream and pickles (not necessarily at the same time though). Then I wanted avocado chips and slim jims. Thinking about that right now makes me sick, but I wanted them so badly back then. I also loved anything Mexican. We had Mexican 3/4 times a week, but now we haven't had it since the baby was born (although I did have it in the hospital while recovering from the birth). At the end of the pregnancy I craved Ben and Jerry's mint chocolate cookie and now it's just not good to me anymore.
Ack - now I want Mexican. Not easy to get good Mexican food in Toronto!
post #6 of 24
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24 years of craving is an awfully long time. Can you still blame them on your pregnancy? I hope so!
post #7 of 24
Hey what's wrong with pickles and choclate ice cream???
LOL! I am NOT pregnant and i love that!!!! it's one of my favorite things to eat!!!!! don't ask me why I just think it's really good!!!!
post #8 of 24
I new a girl who loved strawberry anything, and when she got pregnant she couldn't eat them.. it came back every time. symbiotes have way too much say in what you eat.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by adymarie
24 years of craving is an awfully long time. Can you still blame them on your pregnancy? I hope so!
I'm at that enviable age where I don't have to justify anything I want. I've paid my dues and now it's my turn to enjoy every day.
post #10 of 24
how boring am I? I never had any cravings! or morning sickness (although I think I was lucky on that score). I think I missed out now, your cravings sound so interesting
post #11 of 24
Never been pregnant. But I was born around Easter time, and at the end of her pregnancy my mom ate literally a pound of jellybeans a day.
post #12 of 24
I actually think I could manage that without being pregnant! Shameful isn't it?
post #13 of 24
Im not pregnant but at the end of my last pill i just couldnt stop eating and i was craving for this french cheese, as soon as i came back to frankfurt thuogh i was purely over it!
i get cravings every so often but maybe its because of the pill
Usually at that time of the womens month i pig out on chocolate and i dont like chocolate that much haha.
post #14 of 24
I've never been pregnant but my Mum craved honey and onion sandwiches when she was pregnant with both my sister and me. Aspparently she soaked the onions in vinegar first too. Personally i think it sounds disgsting but she says don't knock it till you try it
post #15 of 24
I haven't been pregnant either but a few months ago my teacher was and she craved raw mince.
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
I actually think I could manage that without being pregnant! Shameful isn't it?
Not so shameful...I think I could do it to.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I haven't been pregnant either but a few months ago my teacher was and she craved raw mince.

What's mince? Is that like ground meat? Believe it or not, I've heard it's not uncommon for women to crave really rare or raw meat when they're pregnant. Something to do with the iron.
post #18 of 24
I EAT RAW MEAT!!
its called Metbrötchen. Its with onions... well its raw minced pork meat i think.
Depending on how fresh it is it can be very delicious.
I used to really hate it
But its really normal for germans to eat raw stuff.
post #19 of 24
I feel your pain regarding the lack of Mexican food in the GTA...but at least if you start craving greek you can hit the danforth

My mom says she ate an entire cheesecake (not a normal sized one, a shower sized one on a "slab") when she was pregnant with me...swears that's why I like it.

Also, it is VERY normal for your cravings to change throughout the pregnancy...just sometimes incovenient! I swear, 24 hr grocery stores are the best thing to ever happen....not that I've ever been pregnant, but i am the master of suddenly deciding I want something (and ONLY that thing) to eat.
post #20 of 24
With my first pregnancy, it was spicy food. I lived on spaghetti, pizza, green chile burros and Mylanta

Second time around, it was malted milk balls and Clover Club (local brand) sour cream and onion potato chips. Both times - gallons of Pepsi.
post #21 of 24
My Mom says she craved Mexican while she was pregnant with me and that's why I like it so much. There is apparently a link between a pregnant woman's cravings and her future child's preferred foods. Right now I crave peanut butter cup ice cream. The only affect I can see that having is that my breast milk smells sweet and of almonds and my son prefers it to formula.
post #22 of 24
did someone just write that they eat pickles & icecream? are you meaning together??
gosh I hope if I am ever pregnant I never ever get cravings for that - I hope I only ever get cravings for chocolate - oh wait I get that now
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by TTMom
My Mom says she craved Mexican while she was pregnant with me and that's why I like it so much. There is apparently a link between a pregnant woman's cravings and her future child's preferred foods.
Funny, I never found that. I had fruit cravings whilst pregnant.

1st child - apples, anything apple donuts, apple tart, apple pie...
2nd child - oranges. I ate eight large oranges in one sitting once!
3rd child - melon. Cut in half, eat with dessert spoon straight from the rind! Sometimes eat a whole one! Honeydews are the best...

Now, I'm lucky if I eat any fruit at all (so bad) and my 2nd child can't eat oranges at all without it instantly affecting him. He has to rush to the bathroom so fast, poor thing. We stopped trying to give him oranges and it all settled down.

Diana
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by adymarie
I am 31 weeks pregnant now and while I have had cravings they keep changing. Is that normal? I thought you would crave something for the whole time while you were preggers. For example, in my 1st trimester my poor hubby had to by me this special fresh made bread 2 times a week that was baked with onions and poppyseeds in it. Then he bought it and I didn't even want to smell it any more. Then I had no cravings for a bit, then a desparate urge for my nacho cheese dip. Once I had it however, that urge was gone. I just had a recent need for chocolate icecream. Now I want deviled eggs and a baked potato from the Keg restaurant with their special 3 cheese butter and bacon bits on it! I am going nuts! Please tell me that it all magically stops once the baby is born.
Hehehe babe, it's all perfectly normal!! I craved different things from week to week! One week it was tuna mayonnaise in meringue nests, the next it was chicken dippers in strawberry blancmange, then raw carrots dipped in crunchy peanutbutter. (That one is still good ) I had a real thing for sweet and sour sauce all the way through my pregnancy. But I can't even look at a meringue nest anymore. Nor tuna mayo. The 3 cheese and bacon butter sounds devillishly good though - I would have loved cravings like yours! I got the wierd stuff. think yourself lucky... some women have been known to eat coal. What baby wants, baby gets - and all you can do is go along with it. A craving is just your baby's way of letting you know what it needs.... good to hear it's all going so well. Go with the flow. Ignore the books and texts and just you go with what feels right for you - women tend to do better like that than reading books written by people who have no kids of their own,. Instinct takes over
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