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Has anyone craved chalk, dirt or anything thats not food and actually ate it?

I am currently 31 weeks pregnant and have been craving chalk. I also love the smell of pine sol. It makes my mouth water. I haven't tried either but I atleast wanna try the chalk. Has this happened to anyone and you actually ate it? When I was pregnant with my second child I craved Kitty Litter not like dirty kitty litter but fresh and in the box. It took alot to see my husband pour it into the litter box and not take a spoon and eat it, My doctor told me I was anemic and had to take iron pills. My doctor did blood work on me and has not said anything about me being anemic. Could this be a health issue or is it just a weird pregnancy crave? has anyone ever ate a weird craving like this?


Asked by babyangelromero at 12:39 AM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (18)
  • could it be that you crave the texture rather than the actual taste?

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 12:41 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I just googled it and its called Pica, here is the website that i thought was most helpful.

    Answer by Melissa_anne at 12:42 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • you need to tell your doctor about craving chalk.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 12:40 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • uhhh... NO.

    But there have been a couple of candles that smelled good enough to eat.

    Answer by Niki_sd at 12:41 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I think that means you are iron deficient. I could be off, but ask your doctor just to make sure you are getting a healthy diet and taking prenatal vitamins. :)

    Answer by love2snorkel70 at 12:41 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I've heard of this in pregnant women but no, I've never personally had any non-food cravings.

    Answer by Blueliner at 12:42 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • It's called PICA if I remember correctly, and the situation needs to be discussed with your doctor. It usually means a vitamin or mineral deficiency.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:44 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • yeah, maybe I can be craving the texture not so much the taste.......that actually sounds more like what I want. Cause chalk doesn't sound appealing the texture does.

    Comment by babyangelromero (original poster) at 12:43 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • It's not pica... this is something specific to pregnant woman and chalk is a common one... people with pica have it their whole lives and eat ALL kinds of inedible things.

    Answer by Blueliner at 12:45 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • In preschool it was clay. Im over that.

    Answer by randerykah at 12:47 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

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