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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 » LatifahSal said:
    My craving starts at night. Could not sleep till i get it.
  • 3 weeks ago » LatifahSal said:
    4dpo to 10dpo been craving to eats instant noodles and eggs. Today fruits.
  • Dec. 1, 2016 8:17pm » Carrie P said:
    12 dpo and milk suddenly tastes delicious! Normally hate it and can't drink it, today I decided I needed a glass... But not craving it.
  • Oct. 31, 2016 5:28am » daringdelightly said:
    8dpo today. I ate half a bag of Salt n' Vinegar chips because I was craving them SO bad!
  • Oct. 6, 2016 10:24am » Kiaunai said:
    feeling neausa
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