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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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  • 3 weeks ago » melleasndrs said:
    I just found out I'm 4 weeks pregnant and all last week I was craving Sweets and nothing but red meat.
  • 4 weeks ago » Anniee said:
    im craving for sweets and ate a lot... (i hate it usually!!)
  • 4 weeks ago » wakeup79 said:
    0dpo and no not yet!
  • 4 weeks ago » mummyjc said:
    not really but ive baked banana bread 2 days in a row now 11 dpo
  • 8 weeks ago » Yuniko92 said:
    16 dpo and craving mayo anyone else have this strange craving? =)
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