10 Unexpected Pregnancy Cravings That Will Turn Your Stomach

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The trite stereotype of a pregnant lady standing in her kitchen at midnight, scraping ice cream out of a carton with a pickle may not be too far from the truth for some women. Pregnancy cravings run the gamut from normal and healthy (watermelon for me with my son) to the unusual and … not-so-healthy (spicy anything, especially spicy and deep fried with my daughter.)

I asked some friends, readers, and bloggers to dish about their most unusual pregnancy craving combinations. Warning: Don't read this before a meal — you might end up not-so-hungry after reading some of the things these ladies craved during pregnancy!

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“I craved big Cheezits and cottage cheese. I also ate Funyuns and spicy nacho brats.” – Sara Hodges

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“There was a month where all I could eat was soup. There was another month that I would only eat breakfast foods. Towards the end, it was nachos and banana splits.” – Susie James

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“I loved to eat bagel sandwiches with cream cheese … and Doritos.” – Sara Boyle

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“Anything citrus! Not very weird, I guess. But lemonade, grapefruits, lemon on cucumbers, orange juice, and oranges (like 3 a day!)” – Carli Walker

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“Pickles dipped in strawberry yogurt and chocolate cake. At the same time.” – Melissa Nielsen

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“I used to dream of Easter ham!” – Alexandra Rosas

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“Fried chicken and pineapples!!! I would get so hungry I felt like barfing, and nothing else would satisfy the hunger pangs.” – Stephanie Snyder

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“Mine was lemons! I'd eat them like apples. I've always loved lemons but never to that extent.” – Tonya Wertman

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“I craved radishes whenever I was newly preggers — eaten with salt and lemon juice.” – Paige Holland

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“Bean Tostadas from Taco Bell. Seriously like twice a day for three months. Oh, I drank milk and ate ice cream daily. I'M LACTOSE INTOLERANT, PEOPLE!” – Jessica Clay

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10 Unexpected Pregnancy Cravings That Will Turn Your Stomach

Amanda is a social media manager for a health care organization by day, a blogger and freelance writer by night, and a celebrity news junkie all the time! She's also mom to an amazing 2 year-old boy and wife to a great guy who indulges all her celebrity gossip (and sometimes tries to scoop her!) Amanda loves coffee, fashion, nail polish, cats, and Tim Gunn (not always in that order.) For more celebrity gossip, fashion, beauty and DIY, visit Amanda's blog, It's Blogworthy. ... More

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