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According to Frontiers in Psychology the most common pregnancy cravings include: Sweets High calorie, savory carbohydrates such as pizza or chips Animal proteins Fruits. What we do know is that almost all pregnant women experience cravings, so you’re not alone! Common Pregnancy Cravings.

Again, pregnancy cravings are incredibly common and shouldn’t be any reason for concern. Having food cravings during pregnancy can even be traced back to ancient Greece! Some of the most common cravings include: Milk; Chocolate milk. “No one really knows why pregnancy cravings occur, though there are theories that it represents some nutrient that the mother may be lacking and the crave is. What About Other Pregnancy Cravings?

For the majority of pregnant women, cravings will fall into one of a handful of categories: salty, spicy, sour or sweet foods. Only around 10% of women crave healthy vegetables and fruit while pregnant. This is why some doctors have concerns about cravings, even if they are for normal food items. The Science Behind CravingsAs of now, experts don’t know for sure why pregnancy makes you crave certain foods (and hate others!), but they know for sure that it happens.

According to research compiled by Frontiers in Psychology, as many as 50% to 90% of pregnant people in the U.S. experience food cravings at one time or another.When Do Pregnancy Cravings Start?All pregnant. Lastly, if your pregnancy cravings include anything not edible, such as dirt or chalk, you may have something called pregnancy pica. Don’t consume it, and be sure to talk to your doctor about your cravings.

It could be a sign of nutritional deficiencies. Pregnancy cravings are the base for the normal course of pregnancy, and if people around you don’t understand the importance of your sudden needs you have to put some effort and explain how essential this is for you and your unborn baby. As your pregnancy progresses in the second and trimester you are going to be craving different things as you change with all those different systems that are changing like your digestion [and]. According to research presented in Frontiers in Psychology, about 50 to 90 percent of American women have some type of specific food craving during pregnancy.

But doctors don’t know exactly why. In fact, in the US, the most common pregnancy cravings are for dairy and sweet foods, including chocolate, fruits, and juices. Less commonly, pregnant women will crave savory or salty foods such as.

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Throughout my pregnancy I gave in to any craving I felt, such as the spinach and others that popped up like scrambled eggs, veggie pizza and raisins.

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Normally in pregnancy, there is a pattern within which women crave the tastes of certain foods.

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Cravings and Aversions During Pregnancy Unusual and sometimes an odd and strong desire for certain food articles during the first 3-4 months of pregnancy is very common, but not compulsory.

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Indicates a craving for special or certain foods—the pickles and ice cream appetite of pregnancy.

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Many women experience food cravings and aversions, often beginning in the first trimester, but also later.

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During my third pregnancy I had such intense cravings.

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More than three-quarters of all women experience food cravings at some point in their pregnancy, usually in the first trimester.

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As a result, the fetus begins to exhibit certain desires that replicate themselves as cravings or longings by the pregnant mother, such as wanting savory foods, ice cream, chocolates, or pickles.

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Cravings for pickles, ice cream (not necessarily together), pizza, chocolate, cake, candy, spicy foods, and dairy products are common.

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Go for the nutritious gusto, even if it means your diet’s a little unbalanced for a while (you’ll make up for the variety later on in pregnancy when the cravings calm down).

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  • Omg almost every pregnant person I have met said that they craved honeycrisp apples!!! Lol in my opinion honeycrisp is the best because it’s so juicy and flavorful.

  • Any pregnant ladies watching after the fact “gin gins” make amazing ginger chews. Tons of flavors, not expensive, life saving. In Canada they have them at Marshall’s and health food stores, also on amazon.

  • I now know my pregnancy diet was super bad. My 1st trimester was pretty much just saltine crackers. No morning sickness but pretty bad evening sickness. The rest of my pregnancy was beef jerky and V8 juice for breakfast every day. (Oh, the sodium). Then I would kill for Mexican food and steak hoagies. I dare anyone to find good Mexican food in Georgia especially when you’ve grown up in Arizona with tons of Mexican “Aunties” who taught me all there is to know about Mexican cooking. I live in New Zealand now and have goats. I made my first batch of cajeta last week……epic. (Cajeta=amazing caramel made w/goats milk.)

  • 1st trimester, just getting over morning sickness at 9w5d, still there but better than last week. I can only picture baby girl names and definitely craving sweet, fruity things (mostly smoothies). its the complete opposite of my last pregnancy, a boy:)

  • Its my second pregnancy now.. i am very much more in salty foods and when i go to sleep i am much more comfortable in my leftside.. i dont know if these is a boy? Or girl? I dont experience also morning sickness or anything..

  • I only had one craving during pregnancy. Yellow watermelon. In April in the United States. My mom found one for me and brought it. Moms can be a wonderful thing.

  • My first pregnancy I was craving spicy food, it turned out to be a baby girl!!! My second I would
    Crave candy with sugar, it’s a boy.. and this is my third pregnancy and I’m craving spicy candy �� but I’m confused on this one ��

  • A&W chicken strips!!! Yes!!! I’ve never been preggers, but I love these! Have you ever tried them with the Chipotle mayo? It’s fantastic!

  • Im not sure what im having this time i craved sweets and sour with my son also chicken… This time i been wanting salty and burger. Been craving ramen and i been eating it lol. I actually dont eat ALOT. And i have vitamin d deficiency lol…i litteraly used to eat a tub of ice cream with my son and i still lost 40lbs in pregnancy!!! Haha. He made me so sick. This time ive only thrown up once!!!

  • I’m currently pregnant and I’m craving soft pretzels, noodles (of all kinds), eggs with toast hash browns and sautéed kale, salads with greens blood orange slices and mango chunks, and occasionally gummy bears!

  • Colleen: What´s a weird food combination you liked growing up?
    Me: thinks back to when I was 5/6 and dipped the apples in my leftover ketchup from my McDonald´s kids meal…….

  • There was an earthquake while filming thiss

    Coleen: oh it’s fine we grew up with this

    Me:I don’t care there was a freaking earthquake

  • I have been craving sugary things (pastries, donuts, cakes) like craazy these past weeks, but I stopped eating refined sugar to focus on calcium/iron/folate rich foods.
    I also recently developed the desire to have a daughter even though I always wanted to have a boy before getting pregnant.
    I’m willing to bet good money I’m carrying a baby girl at the moment!

  • I crave salty/spicy but then i crave fruits as “snacks” after every meal. It’s weird but I don’t have morning sickness, i feel sick at night though. Weird

  • My mom would tale those big wheat biscuits and put butter on them then sprinkle with sigar amd pour warm milk on top. I have to say it is delicious. Great now im craving.

  • I am re-watching all ur old vids wondering what in and out tastes like. I live in the midwest where we have not been blessed with in and out but we have steak and shake and five guys and those places

  • My mom hated unions before she had me but when she became pregnant with me, all she wanted was unions. And I hate unions while my mom still loves them

  • I, too…
    Am obsessed with pepper

    Scrambled eggs are incomplete without salt and pepper, and I literally make a PILE of salt and pepper to dip chicken tenders into ��

    Picky eater hereeee ��

  • Hi, I think I’m having a boy. I’m two months pregnant. If I eat sweets it doesn’t make me feel good at all and I use to love sweets, if I eat sour it satisfies me more. I haven’t had morning sickness, it’s just been headaches.

  • I am 8 weeks today,,, strong cravings for choklate and icecreams and banana shakes every time. Not into much for spicy stuff. And i have very bad morning sickness.

  • In my house me put fritos in everything ever had jack daniels pulled pork, instant potatoes,and fritos it’s a creation from heaven

  • I think I have a boy cz most time my feet are cold and I’m craving salty foods,my hair its growing while I’m 3 months pregnant and my belly its low and I can feel the baby on my left side.now I don’t know if I have a girl or a boy.

  • such a weird time, once cried in a parking lot because my BF got me a beef burger instead of a chicken burger. It was a whole fight. Almost walked home.

  • I’m 8 weeks I’m craving salty n spicy food sometimes I crave candy but it’s mostly chips ��but then again idk cause I sleep more comfortable on my right side and I heard that is a girl meaning? It’s my first pregnancy �� I have no idea what will it be but I would like a bbygirl

  • With the cream cheese and bagel and Doritos I have only put them on a turkey and cheese sandwich or sweet bologna �� but I really wanna try the bagel now lol

  • I’m the EXACT same way with pepper����omg i really felt the mac and cheese “first layer and mix and then more pepper on top, super peppery” i have ALWAYS DONE THAT����i put pepper on everything and people judge me omg

  • I’m 7 weeks pregnant I can’t cook I hate the smell of garlic and union I only ate what I craved i’m so sick the whole day this is my 3rd pregnancy but this one is the hardest one hope and pray it’s a girl since my 2 are boys but whatever it is still a gift of god.

  • 3 months on the way with my first, my cravings go as, hated tomatoes since first try as a toddler, now I cant get enough of them in my salads, same with cucumbers. Craving citrus yoghurt, chocolate milk or frappes, fresh fruit and veges, despise meat, heavy sauces, fermented kimchi and even my brekkie go to, eggs! I have a hunch from the world wide web of predictions I am having a girl, and from what I gathered on the first ultrasound. I would be blessed for a girl, as I am the eldest of 5 with 4 brothers. Always wanted another girly in the house ♡ But would not be unappreciative of a little man either.

  • Truthfully i don’t know its too early just found out yesterday..so maybe 4 weeks in..but today i was craving eggs, Broccoli and chicken breast with tumeric and cumin spice. Same as when i was pregnant with my daughter..actually it was at the time what made me take a test..cause every day i was craving same thing and nothing else

  • To all pregnant women watching this please dont be self conscious about on what you are eating, cuz you all deserve it, dont feel guilty or anything. ���� cuz at the end it will be worth it.

  • so do you eat things that are made on the same equipment that makes tree nut/peanut products? cause I also have a severe nut allergy and I can’t eat the boxed red lobster biscuits cause it’s made on the same equipment ):

  • In Georgia we have a little donut shop called marietta donuts and they have a donut that they created it called the maple bacon donut and it is so good

  • In primary school I did the bagel with cream cheese and chips but I had it in normal bread and chips like no cream cheese or butter or anything just chips and bread

  • when i feel sick the only thing i want is chicken nuggets �� they make me feel better! the crackers in the purse is such a mom thing lol �� snacks on the nightstand is essential fr

  • Rachel,you love pepper right? I dont live in America i live in Europe. At the store today i saw salt and pepper flavoured pringels

  • I ate doritos/nachos cheese flavoured when I was 17 for first time….but I didn’t quite like it raw so I made a sandwich with vegetables and made separate layer of nachos and had it…it tasted delicious.

  • I feel salty and spicy craving.. Sometime sweet.. I can’t judge gender.. I have also swelling on body and feet.. Can u tell me something about gender.?

  • I hv baby girl from my first pregnancy…I m pregnant now second time…but in our country gender determination is not ligle…so I want to knw wht I m having..I don’t hv morning sickness…I feel so hungry…I like more salty n spicy food thn sweet…

  • The muffet, jam, & warm milk sounds delicious. Sounds normal to me that everyone would eat, pregnant or not. I wish I can get my hands on that.

  • Always wondered what popcorn and butter tastes like.. popcorn doesn’t have that much of a taste so you are basically tasting butter no? Hahaha EXPLAIN THIS TO THE EUROPEAN

  • I grew up eating chicken cooked in cream of mushroom and then my mom would add drops of Bisquick mix dough balls in the soup to make dumplings!! And we’d eat this over rice ����‍♀️ not weird for me!!

  • Currently pregnant and my fave craving is oatmeal creme pies with mashed potatoes on top!!! (My biggest aversion is peanut butter which sucks because I usually love it. I have never and still don’t like pickles though lol.)

  • When I was in elementary school, one of my favorite things to do was to take cheetos or cheese doritos or even plain potato chips like Ruffles or Lays (literally whatever chip was in my lunch) and layer it into my turkey or ham sandwich, for that same crunch effect you are talking about! I love the idea of cool ranch and a bagel though! That sounds delightful!

  • I’m craving mostly salty foods. Dill pickle crisps to be honest! And some days I crave apple juice or other fruit juices. Other than that, I have no idea what my baby’s gender is! I had a dream the other day that I was holding my baby and all I saw was the top of its head… had brown hair and for some reason in my dream I thought it was a boy…. so I guess time will tell if it’s a boy or not. In all honesty, I used to wish so badly for a girl, but now I can go either way. My whole family has a history of girls, so a boy would be nice ��

  • Just so everyone is clear… A&W in Canada is waaaay different than a&w in the states. It’s sooooo great. I’m from Canada but live in the states and I crave Canadian A&W. After having it in the states a couple times I won’t ever do it again. Their teen burgers and mama burgers and their poutine oh my. �� oh and side note McChickens in Canada from McDonald’s aren’t value menu they are regular burger size and price and so delicious. Thanks Rach now I’m craving Canadian fast food and there’s a travel advisory in place lol.

  • Oddly enough I went on a vacation with my first pregnancy where all i ate the full week were chicken fingers. It was the only thing that appealed to me. At all. With my second i really did want all the pickles and eggs. I even pickled my eggs. And made deviled eggs and put pickles on top. Yep. Both boys.

  • Idk about pregnancy craving,… But I put A TON of pepper on everything myself.. & also get weird looks from ppl so can relate a lot xD

  • Can i ask? I’m 1 month and 4 days missed period, i took pt on nov 2 midnight but negative, and i had spotting oct 11, 12 and 13, on and off the color was brown 11 and 12 days one dot, and oct 13 was red and for a few minutes it was gone, i experienced mild cramps too, what should i do? Am i pregnant? Or not?

  • In the UK, we can have raw sushi as long as it’s been frozen beforehand (this eliminates parasites). Its on the NHS website before you hate ahaha. But if I do eat it, I always check with the restaurant how it prepares its fish to.

  • you using canned cream of mushroom soup as a sauce over pasta, actually didn’t sound too bad, i’ve never used it as a sauce over pasta, but when i make gravy steak (fried cubed steak) i use canned cream of mushroom soup as the sauce for that because that was how my dad did it and it was yummy, also my mom uses it sometimes in potato casserole if she doesn’t have cream of chicken soup

  • Oh lord when I was pregnant with my son I craved Almond milk I mean I could drink an entire carton in a day. Now I can’t drink it like that but I still buy it. Cravings lord. And PB&J I can’t eat them like I did when I was pregnant.

  • Hi.this is my 3rd month of pregnancy.i don’t know I am preganant with a boy or girl because I don’t have any food cravings. I actually did not vomit and nor I feel bad the smell of some kinds of food.yes I have a pain in my stomach every time.but I am normal as before my food is the same which I took before.this is my first pregnancy.So in your opinion it will be a girl or boy??

  • I think i am having a girl and i feel like god has just made me feel like that intuition i could say but i still don’t know yet im 12 weeks

  • I never craved pickles with either one of pregnancies. Still don’t care much for pickles, but my daughter absolutely loves them. She will eat an entire jar and drink the juice. She’s been like that since she was a baby.

  • One of my uni meals was cream of mushroom soup, slightly thinned so thicker than yours, over pasta with canned tuna or salmon and frozen veggies, then tons of pepper, garlic, and vegetable seasoning. Not weird to me at all �� same with the crispy fried onions! I eat those any time my parents had them at home.

  • I’m from the Midwest and they don’t have in n out here and my friend from California says it’s delicious and I wanna try it sooooo baaaadddllllyyyyyyy ��

  • I love the salmon craving. We get smoked salmon from family in Alaska and we do the same exact thing and make a dip out of it! It’s sooo good!������

  • I’m so late to the party as I only just found your channel. You and Christopher are a…dore…able!!

    When Christopher snuck in the little kiss:
    Me: Awwwwwwwww ❤❤

  • so when I was born the only meat my mom would eat was chicken but like a couple years ago she started eating more meat and than she stopped for like 5 months and now she loves hamburgers.

  • I m 7 week pregnant but I m so much hungry all the Time after eating meal.after a while I m hungry n my stomach feeling v empty like not before I m so much worried what is this do u tell me why its happend to me I m always hungry.m I having girl or boy what do u think this is my 2ns baby 1st is girl..pl tell me

  • Wow Guys, 1st ofcourse I’m a subscriber. Secondly I’ll be viewing periodically for updates. The baby birthing process is a weird and beautiful duration in a woman’s life!!

  • Wow Canada confuses me you have milk in a bag and ice cream in a box not even like a Ben an Jerry’s box no just a cardboard box ������

  • When you said “I wonder if pregnant woman are watching this looking at these apples saying yeahhh girl.” THAT IS TRUE��❤️ I literally said “literally” so loud ����

  • Just started watching recently but when my gf was pregnant I was having sim pathetic cravings and wanted Haribo ( side note I can’t stand haribo sweets )

  • Boy, I didn’t gain as much weight and I’ve been eating a lot healthier and I’m very relaxed �� when I was pregnant w my daughter I was very aggressive, emotional, gain a lot of weight in the first trimester and ate a lot of fast food

  • the mushroom noodle thing isnt gross at all, in germany we have these boxes that are kinda like ur mac n cheese boxes but its generic noodle shape with mushroom sauce… so basically what u made but boxed

  • Literally just ate a stick of cream cheese with cherry tomatoes, washed down with ginger ale in the parking lot at my local grocery. I couldn’t wait to get home with it…. it was all I could do to not bust it open in the check out line.

  • I am 12 and my fav good combos are weird…yogurt or applesauce with gold fish, hot rods with yogurt, Coco covered almonds with milk, and finally, multi grain Cheerios with coconut water.. wierd.. sorry

  • So I love adding a lot of pepper to my mac-n-cheese whenever I have some and when my husband sees how much I add he asks me, “Would you like some mac-n-cheese with your pepper?”

  • The reason bottled root beer tastes so much better is because they use real cane sugar in it. In can soda they don’t use real cane sugar because it’s expensive.

  • i’ve been rewatching all you old content and you should definitely do another sassy dance. maybe involve flynn! i’ve been watching your videos for years now and you have brought me and my best friend together. it was 4th grade and i was at recess doing the miranda dance and she came over and ask what i was doing and were in 9th grade now and have been best friends for ever. we recently had a sleepover and perfected ever sassy dance. have a wonderful day❤️

  • The weirdest food combination, I only eat when I’m on my period, is hot Cheetos (or takis or turbos flamas) on bread whole wheat bread (yes it has to be whole wheat. Idk.) one side of the bread with peanut butter the other with cream cheese and i sandwich the hot Cheetos (or whatever hot chip I’m feeling that day) with a pickle, depending on how hungry I am. It sounds gross and weird but oml it’s so fluffing good.

  • Trick, dont knock it till you try it
    If you like doritos and pickles, this is for you. Take 1/4 of the doritos out of the bag and save it for later. Slice pickles. Add the slices of pickles to the doritos bag. Seal the end(with your fingers, make an �� and put the end of the bag inside) Shake it up. Try it MMMMMMM

  • I have never been to in and out before and i dont even no if there is one where i live but it looks sooo good and i wanna try it so bad