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New or Strange Cravings

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

The exact reason for pregnancy cravings is not known, but many speculate that the new or strange cravings pregnant women experience are actually the body's way of asking for a particular nutrient it may be lacking. The actual food craved is not necessarily what the body needs but may need something in the food. The cliché of craving pickles may be an indication your body needs more sodium, or the desire for a burger and french fries may be a need for protein, sodium or potassium. Studies also show that the high levels of hormones present during pregnancy can alter a women's sense of taste and smell. This change can also lead to food aversion.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • 2 weeks ago » robyndlt said:
    I dipped my rice crispy treat in chili today :l unsure of dpo I think 6-15 dpo no info
  • Apr. 11, 2015 9:32pm » faylinameir said:
    16dpo can only eat plain crackers and garlic cheese sandwiches covered in strawberry jam O_O
  • Jan. 26, 2015 2:06pm » keyana14 said:
    7 dpo here.. cholate.. anything choclate,,, lol
  • Nov. 5, 2014 7:43am » madamarwa said:
    11dpo .. craving pickles badly .. though I'm not a big fan of them
  • Oct. 24, 2014 6:53pm » hillinamanda said:
    12dpo pickles and OJ
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