First, I’m not a doctor. I’m a maternity photographer. You will not find any medical advice or do’s and don’ts in this article.
This post is merely to share the hilarious & strange cravings that have haunted pregnant women everywhere.
My first craving with baby #1 was when I spotted the plastic bottle of dish soap. It’s pink contents looked so inviting. I quickly called husband into the kitchen and begged him to hide the soap. I knew that if he didn’t, I would have tasted it. The craving was so real and intense! With baby #2 I was driving down the road and BAM! It hit me. I needed bread sticks from Little Caesars. I had to eat them NOW!
To write this blog, I reached out to hundreds of women who gladly shared their inner most desires. Below is a hilarious list of items craved by at least one momma.
“I craved peaches. My husband & I went to the store only to find out they didn’t have any peaches. After yelling at the stock boy about being 6 months pregnant and needing peaches, he quickly left for help. Luckily he returned with an entire BOX of peaches.”
“I craved dill pickles. Funniest part, I didn’t even like dill pickles until pregnant. I actually really hated them.”
“I loved accompanying my neighbor to do her laundry because her detergent smelled SO AMAZING”
“I was drinking pickle juice and with the jar still in my hand I suddenly NEEDED a good spaghetti sauce. Like a hearty savory red meat sauce.”
“During my pregnancy I worked in a building that was being remodeled. There was saw dust and cement dust everywhere and I wanted to eat it all! I would bring smarties with me because they were the closest thing to dust that was edible. I didn’t even an iron deficiency…I just wanted rock and saw dust!”
“I had a friend that craved a pretzel from Pretzel Maker. We went all the way to the mall to get one and they were closed. She bawled”
“One time I bought a big bag of pretzel sticks, licked the salt off and threw the rest away. I also did this with potato chips. Licked them clean and threw the chip away. “
So, how did your cravings compare to my list? Leave a comment with your strange cravings.