20 weirdest pregnancy cravings
1. Pickles and ketchup
Actress Natalie Portman craved for pickles and ketchup when she was pregnant. She could have them for every meal, every day of the week. Try it out. If she liked it, you might like it too.
The great thing is this odd craving is low in calories, easy to get and inexpensive.
2. Guacamole with pumpkin ice cream
Some women craved for guacamole mixed with pumpkin ice-cream. A mother enjoys eating that ‘dessert’ every time she’s home after work.
Some pregnant women look forward to pumping petrol not because they like to, but it’s the smell that they’re craving for. This is believed to be harmful to both mother and baby as there are many complex chemicals in gasoline and a developing fetus may not be able to protect itself against the complex chemicals.
4. Fruit punch with milk
Find that very appetizing? Don’t worry we won’t judge. Besides, mixing fruit punch with milk could be the least weirdest craving on this list.
5. Cooking gas
This is probably dangerous but some pregnant women love the smell of gas. It somehow fulfills their cravings.
6. Tuna with peach yogurt
Mix some peach yogurt with tuna…and that’s it. Some women love to eat that as breakfast when they are pregnant.
7. Furniture polish
And you thought your milo on toast craving was weird?! 26 year-old British mum-to-be, has to eat the spray furniture polish at least three times a day! Seven-months pregnant, Emma Veness, has gone through three cans so far- despite her fears of harming her unborn baby girl. In an interview with the Sun UK, she said: ‘I can’t explain why I like it so much. I thnk it has a lot to do with the texture. I normally spray a bit on my fingers and lick it off or spray it on the duster and suck.’ Although she would like to give up her unusual obsession, she cannot seem to do so.
8. Pickled eggs and beets
Mix pickled eggs and beets for breakfast. No toast, no cheese. That’s how some pregnant ladies like it.
9. Alcohol and cigarettes
These are a danger to your baby if consumed while pregnant. But did you know that pregnant women crave for the smell of alcohol and cigarettes? Most of them don’t even drink or smoke before they got pregnant.
10. Tearing for onions
Some pregnant women crave for stir-fried onions…just onions. This could be the least weird food among the others. Would you eat only that for the rest of the day?
11. Laundry detergent
Some pregnant women love the smell of detergent. The fragrance somehow satisfies their cravings...not only for their nose but also their taste bud. Most of these women crave to taste laundry detergent but let’s just hope they don’t snack on them while watching the Asian Food Channel.
Certain pregnant women love gumballs. Before and every meal, they will just chew, chew and chew these gumballs. It’s the artificial sweet flavour and the gummy feeling they craved for.
13. Hair dye
You know that strong chemical smell (ammonia) from hair dyes that we hate so much? Some pregnant women love the smell.
14. Cheeseburgers with chocolate
We dare you to dip your cheeseburger in chocolate and eat it. It’s heaven to some ladies when they are pregnant. Main meal and dessert all in one…brilliant.
The love for the smell of shampoo goes beyond weird for pregnant women. God knows what they have been smelling the whole day to the point, some of them can just hold the bottle of shampoo and smell it the whole day.
16. Peanut butter with mayo sandwich
Try peanut butter with jelly; topped with mayo. ‘Appetizing’ isn’t it? Well, it’s the best sandwich to some pregnant women like reality star Kourtney Kardashian.
17. Shoe polish
Shoe polish…how can anyone stand that smell? Well, some pregnant women can and they absolutely love it.
18. Only cornstarch
You might think drinking cornstarch diluted in water is disgusting but it’s the favourite drink of some pregnant women. Try it. You might like it.
19. Nail polish
Nail polish is not as bad as shoe polish. Oddly enough, some pregnant women like the smell. They not only smell these nail liquors when they get their nails done but strangely enough, they whip out the bottle of polish while watching a drama series.
Scientists believe that the innate hunger for ice is due to an iron deficiency, often present in pregnant women. Treating the anemia can lessen ice craving consumption.