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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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  • 7 weeks ago » Meredetrois said:
    Today I craved fried chicken. Normally I'm like, whatever. This time it was specific! I never crave, and I craved Dorito's!
  • Aug. 17, 2015 3:30pm » Bellyfruit said:
    10 dpo and I can't get enough Arby's. Normally I hate Arby's.
  • Jul. 19, 2015 6:41pm » HmR1996 said:
    im 11 Dpo and i crave mayo....
  • Jul. 8, 2015 12:30pm » JustSarah said:
    Had a craving for anchovies on my pizza yesterday at 7 or 8 dpo. Ive never ordered them before. I just knew I had to have them!
  • Jun. 15, 2015 10:11pm » robyndlt said:
    I dipped my rice crispy treat in chili today :l unsure of dpo I think 6-15 dpo no info
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