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Do your tastes for foods change while pregnant?

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During pregnancy, your taste for certain foods may change. You may suddenly dislike foods you were fond of before you became pregnant. In addition, during pregnancy, some women feel strong urges to eat non-food items such as ice, laundry starch, dirt, clay, chalk, ashes, or paint chips. This is called pica, and it may be associated with an iron deficiency such as anemia. Do not give in to these non-food cravings -- they can be harmful to both you and your baby. Tell your health care provider if you have these non-food cravings.

From: Eating Right When Pregnant WebMD Medical Reference

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The National Women's Health Information Center. Center for Science in the Public Interest.  Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

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The National Women's Health Information Center. Center for Science in the Public Interest.  Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

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