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Guide And Insights On Pregnancy Cravings and Aversions | KOKO Brides
Monday, June 17, 2024

    Guide And Insights On Pregnancy Cravings and Aversions

    One of the cute sides of being an upcoming mom is the edge it gives. You can need anything, and you’ll get it because automatically there’s someone to spoil and pamper you, and one common one is cravings

    The excitement that comes with these pregnancy cravings get you walking to the kitchen for that cold Eba. Sometimes, you unintentionally wake up your spouse to take the journey for you, and don’t even get me started on the weird combo and the timing.

    It’s all part of the incredible journey of pregnancy, and the beautiful thing is everyone is unique, and that includes food cravings during this particular time.

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    It’s important to know that those food cravings are normal and that you have nothing to worry about. It’s not a crazy idea to treat yourself to some chocolate, ice block(trust me, this isn’t the weirdest), and juicy chicken; you can even combine them during your pregnancy. Indulging a little won’t hurt

    Now, let’s find out why these cravings happen. Well, there are a couple of reasons that might explain them. Firstly, your body’s nutritional needs might be changing. Secondly, those lovely, ‘wonderful,’ and ‘accommodating’ pregnancy hormones can play a role.

    Another aspect is having food aversions. Suddenly you begin to dislike the pizza you could eat seven times in 7 minutes. While this is strange, it’s normal too. Let’s give accolades to the ever-loving and beautiful hormones for this experience. Coffee and fried foods are frequent culprits, but each pregnancy is different.

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    As your pregnancy progresses, those cravings and aversions usually settle by the fourth month. However, if they persist, it’s a good idea to check with your healthcare provider to be safe.

    Now, let’s laugh at some of those crazy cravings. While you may not be craving jollof rice seasoned with okro soup, you can have conflictions in your taste buds, and something that tastes sweet appears sour or metallic, and yes, this is not strange. Studies show that “change in your sense of taste, during pregnancy likely is caused by pregnancy hormones. It can cause a sour or metallic taste, even if you’re not eating anything.”

    But here’s one thing to note, and it is that your cravings don’t necessarily mean your body needs a specific nutrient or food. As much as we’d love to think so, there’s no scientific evidence to back that up. So, no need to worry about the connection between pregnancy cravings and specific foods or the infamous boiled watermelon cravings

    As long as you’re following a healthy pregnancy diet, incorporating various nutritious foods, you can enjoy occasional indulgences without guilt. You can satisfy those cravings now and then; it’s the one gist you can give yourself for housing a bundle of Joy. While flexing that authority, try not to go overboard and focus on maintaining a balanced diet for yourself and your little bundle of joy.

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    Of course, there might be times when you can’t resist that particular food. It happens. Listen to your body, take care of yourself, and enjoy this fantastic journey. You’re doing great, and soon, you’ll meet “joy” in person.

    Most importantly, when you notice something extra about these cravings, i.e something out of the ordinary, you should speak to your doctor or health care provider. Don’t forget to own your glow. Something good has to come out of the random nutritional eating.Cravings
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