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cravings

is eating a large amount of ice normal cause its all i eat all day and i dont want to hurt the baby

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • If you crave ice it could man you have low iron...you might want to get that checked but no the eating the ice won't hurt the baby jjust maybe your teeth lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • MAKE SURE YOU EAT ACTUAL FOOD, BUT ITS NOT HARMFUL IT CAN BE BENEFICIAL AND IT PROBABLY WILL PASS.
    sassy_brizzy

    Answer by sassy_brizzy at 1:34 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • It's good for you because it's lots of water. But it does sound like you have a condition called pica where you crave non-food items like ice and sometimes things like clay, ashes, or even detergent. It indicates an iron deficiancy which can lead to more serious problems so you should discuss it with your doctor so s/he can get you on supplements.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 1:54 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • It definitely won't hurt the baby...it turns to water before it reaches it really b/c of your body temp.
    mom23boys679

    Answer by mom23boys679 at 1:54 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

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