Pregnancy Cravings Revealed

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Before I even knew I was pregnant I had an intense craving for steak. Weird, because I don’t really eat a lot of red meat. Looking back, I was probably craving protein – energy to help grow the little baby that was inside of me.

Then, morning sickness hit, and I didn’t want to eat anything. But after those first few months passed, and I was back to the land of the living, my baby made some specific requests. Here’s what I wanted for the entire nine months. And if you look closely, you’ll see a strange theme – orange.

I wanted oranges. I had a least two a day and they had to be cold. I kept a bunch in the fridge at all times. I also craved carrots. Specifically baby carrots. I ate an entire bag once and it resulted in a pretty bad stomach ache. So worth it. While those are super healthy cravings, I also had one downfall craving – Cheetos. I could not pass them up and they had to be the puffed kind. I could probably have eaten a whole bag every day, if left to my own devises, but I rationed them, knowing that a baby raised on cheetos, could not be good idea.

I remember watching an episode of I Love Lucy as a kid, where a pregnant Lucy makes Ricky go out at 4 AM to get her pistachio ice cream, sardines and hot fudge sauce. She combines it all together and declares it delicious, while Ricky nearly gags. Other pregnant mothers report similar cravings albeit not as strange.

According to ABC News, Angelina Jolie craved onion rings while Christina Applegate wanted nothing but avocados.

Moms, what did you crave while you were pregnant?

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based parenting writer. Read more of her posts on her blog Mama to the Rescue and follow her @cmf2009.

Meet the Author | Christina Montoya Fiedler

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles native - born and raised. Before becoming a mom, and writing for various parenting sites so she could be home full time with her son, she was a publicist representing environmentally progressive architects and contractors - one of whom just finished building a home completely out of parts from a Boeing 747. Now that's cool!

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  1. So far it’s been citrus and hamburgers/cheeseburgers consistently. The little things that I *need*right*now*! but never repeated are things like waffles/pancakes and specific foods: Indian, Chinese, etc.

  2. Okay, I’m a naughty mommy – all my cravings were junky! lol

    Lets see…early pregnancy it was big mac’s, which is wierd, because I’d never even had one before. Late in pregnancy, it was orange soda (thank goodness it’s caffiene free), almond joys and m and m’s.

  3. Oh my gosh – I LOVED whoppers from Burger King and Twix candy bars!! I couldn’t get enough. In fact right before I went into labor with my first, I just finished eating a whopper. I think she had had enough!

  4. My first ever cravings were for fish fillets. The cheap frozen breaded kind. That was very strange for me, since I don’t like cheap frozen breaded anything. Then it got really weird with an undeniable yen for sauerkraut and orange juice. Not together. No, that would have been almost ok. No, I had to pour the juice into the kraut. Oh, yes I did. I couldn’t do that now, but I can remember so clearly how satisfying that was!

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