WEIRD CRAVINGS

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BRENDA1515 - June 19

Hello, I'am worried because I'am having some weird cravings.I'am 29 weeks pregnant.I was crave for toilet paper.What can I do,I just like the taste.Ijust started with this craving.Should i tak to my dr.Please help

 

livdea - June 19

toilet paper? Are you serious? I've heard of women eating dirt, laundry soap and weird things like that but not toilet paper. The reason we have these cravings is because our body is telling us we are lacking some kind of nutrient...and I can't think of a nutrient in toilet paper? Are you serious? I'd bring it up to my doc if you are...I can't think what toilet paper would have...and ugh...toilet paper? Two ply or single?

 

BRENDA1515 - June 19

Yes I'am serious.Can you please ask your dr. because I'am shy to ask my Dr. Thanks,Livedea

 

Mingill - June 19

Brenda, toilet paper is odd, but you should ask your doctor about it, it sounds like a pica craving. With pregnancy, there are no silly questions, besides your doctor has probably heard similar things. Pica cravings are when you crave non-food items with little or no nutritional values (usually dirt, clay, soap but also burnt matches, plaster or even cigarette ashes). The theory is, it occurs because your body is laking something, usually iron but it could be something else, but what you are craving could have nothing to do with what you need. It's best to not give in to the craving, but to see your doctor who can evaluate your iron, vitamin and mineral intake. If you are not taking a prenatal vitamin, try taking one to see if it helps. Also try getting more iron in your diet (meat, dark green veggies etc.). Best of luck.

 

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