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omg i had the weirdest craving ever:(

ok so when i went to the bathroom the smell of the dove soap smelt so good i was actually drooling over
i DID not eat it but man was that weird has anyone else had any weird pregnant cravings?

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LABELmeCUTE

Asked by LABELmeCUTE at 10:30 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I havent really had any unusual ones.. but I hear the soap thing can be a sign of anemia.. May be something to mention to your doc at your next appt
    Ctink8189

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 10:32 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • craving soap happens a lot! talk to ur doc tho it could be a sign of low iron! dont worry ur not crazy!! the only weird thing i craved was chili dogs!! i had 2 everyday for 3 months straight!! its so gross!!
    Caroline2010

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 10:32 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • ur prob lacking a vit talk to ur doc
    AngryLittleLola

    Answer by AngryLittleLola at 10:57 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • You should call your doctor because what you are describing is called a pica. I think it happens when there is a deficiency in your body.

    ladyambition

    Answer by ladyambition at 11:38 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • You have Pica and you NEED to let your doctor know that this is going on!! This can be very dangerous because sometimes the craving can become overwhelming and you can lose control to the point where you end up eating it.

    You may also crave laundry detergent, ice, clay and other similar items.

    It's thought that this happens because of an Iron and vitamin definancy. You probably need a supplement or a diet change.

    Either way this CAN be dangerous and you do NEED to let your doctor or midwife know what's going on.
    miasmommy21407

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 7:18 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

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