16 August 2011

Cravings

Posted by Jody under: Women's Health .

Everyone is familiar with the pregnancy lore of expectant women making their husbands run to the store in the middle of the night for pickles and ice cream. For many pregnant women, this lore becomes truth.

During pregnancy, many women experience a strong desire for particular types of food, oftentimes for foods that they would not normally eat. These cravings are usually associated with the changing nutritional needs of pregnancy. Sometimes women crave high protein foods, or foods with iron , such as red meat if protein and iron are what they are lacking in their diet. A balanced diet that includes good sources of protein, vitamins , and minerals may curb or eliminate cravings.

Many experts believe that the best way to deal with cravings is to satisfy them — to a healthy degree. Think of cravings as signals from your body about what you should be eating, but keep them within reason. Your cravings may change during pregnancy, and they’ll probably decrease as your pregnancy progresses.

In rare cases, women experience cravings of non-food substances like starch, clay and dirt. This often causes poor weight gain, anemia and bowel problems. If you find yourself craving any of these things, discuss it with your health-care provider.

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