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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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  • 1 week ago » 1Wish430 said:
    8DPO Frappachinos - I have always hated coffee, never even able to take a sip, even sugar & cream didnt help. But now bring it on!
  • 3 weeks ago » Bfringer said:
    Oranges dpo8
  • 4 weeks ago » corey2012 said:
    milk i just gotta have
  • 5 weeks ago » sbarber92 said:
    Ate half a jar of green olives, drank the juice, and still wanted more. Also had garlic toast for breakfast one morning. This was at 11dpo
  • 6 weeks ago » scrunchy2 said:
    5 dpo, garlic toast for breakfast??? wow...lol
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