10 of the Craziest Pregnancy Cravings EVER
I wasn't really a woman who got a ton of pregnancy cravings. I mean, I'm always a fan of food, and pregnancy didn't really change that. I definitely wanted more food when I was pregnant, carbs were my friend but also my enemy, and every night was a good night for ice cream.
But as far as crazy pregnancy cravings go, I didn't really have any. Which is why some of these pregnancy cravings are sometimes hard to believe. Moral of the story, ladies? The pregnancy cravings struggle is real.
Mary Cooper didn't just crave food — she craved certain scents. “I craved ice and the smell of laundry detergent!” she laughs. “Oh, and the smell of nail polish, although I didn't sit and smell that!”
Melissa B. may not have been able to eat sushi because she was pregnant, but that didn't stop her from craving wasabi. “Could not get enough of it!!!” Melissa says. “I would buy it by the tube and put it on crackers!!! UGH!!!”
Can I just say, “Ew”?
Who doesn't love cake? Pregnancy made this sweet treat a little irresistible to mom of two Nicole Brabant. ” I ate 12 cakes during my second trimester!” she says.
“Chocolate chip mint ice cream with Chinese sweet and sour sauce,” relates Laura Ricketts. “I would drizzle tons of that bright orange sauce from the Chinese food restaurant (warm of course) right on top of the ice cream.”
That puts a new meaning into sweet and sour!
This is the best craving story I've ever heard–
“Sweet Tarts when I was pregnant with my eldest,” says Cayce Utley of Becky Not Becky. “I ate so many of those Easter chicks and bunny-shaped ones that the sour part of my tongue turned white. According to the medical experts on the Internet, I killed my taste buds. It took about two weeks before my tongue looked normal again.”
Who knew such a thing could even happen??
“Laundry softener sheets,” says Chelsie Armstrong, currently expecting baby #5. “I wanted to eat one … My doctor said that is a common craving (soap, dirt) when you are lacking a certain vitamin.”
(And she's right. Pica is a real thing for pregnant women!)
“Spaghetti with red sauce for breakfast,” remembers writer Kirsetin Morello. “Regularly!”
“I am a grandma of 18 grandkids, but I do remember my craving during pregnancy for all three of my children,” says Linda Vizard. “I would go home to my mom, and she would cook me homemade paper-thin pancakes — three on the bottom layer.
“Then she would put vanilla ice cream about three inches thick on top and cook one more plate-size, paper-thin pancake and put that on top, and then it was all done. We would poor gobs of pancake syrup on top of all of that, and I would eat the WHOLE PLATE — and this was after I had my normal breakfast!”
“I had pica and literally would take spoonfuls of coffee grounds right out of the coffee can,” says mom of two Emily Laurie. “I also snuck in little pieces of paper, and I would smell laundry detergent but wouldn't ingest it … but I did crave it. It happened with both pregnancies, and the doctor told me it's a disorder that some pregnant moms get. Now, looking back, I'm sooooooo grossed out at the thought!”
Mom of two and nurse Jenny Erwin loved that pregnancy mom favorite, Tums. “I didn't have heartburn ever — just loved the taste of them!” she says. “I ate them like candy.”
What did you crave while you were pregnant?