Top 10 Cravings During Pregnancy

Top 10 Cravings During Pregnancy
Posted on 04/06/2018

If you're starting on the journey of pregnancy, you're probably discovering all sorts of things – some fun and some less so – about your body and your baby. But one of the things that almost all pregnant women experience is cravings. While you're pregnant, you'll be eating for two, and all too often your baby has some strange tastes! At the Doylestown Women's Health Center, we're proud to be a comprehensive resource for every part of the pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting process. To help you prepare for the onslaught of hunger, here are a few of the most common cravings pregnant women experience.

Most Common Pregnancy Cravings

If you're craving some weird food combinations while pregnant, you're not alone. Almost all pregnant women experience intense, often very specific cravings. Here are the 10 most common cravings:

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  • Ice
  • Potato Chips
  • Chocolate
  • Lemons
  • Spicy food
  • Ice Cream
  • Red Meat
  • Cheese
  • Pickles
  • Peanut Butter

Some say that each of these cravings has a specific meaning – for example, women craving red meat may be lacking protein, while women craving potato chips may have low sodium. While this could be true, there's not much scientific evidence to say so. Equally likely is that the body is a mysterious thing – and it gets even more so when it's harboring a baby.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Doylestown, PA Obstetrician

If you need a little help decoding those mysterious, though, the obstetricians at Doylestown Women's Health Center can help. We've helped women throughout the Doylestown, PA area get the medical care they need to thrive during pregnancy and beyond, and we'd love to do the same for you. Give us a call at 215-340-2229 to schedule a consultation. We'll work with you to make sure that every aspect of pregnancy goes smoothly – and we might even have a couple snacks to satisfy your cravings, while we're at it.