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Pica Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
3rd Dec '12

How many women are on prenatal vitamins with Iron, but still get weird cravings for things you can't eat, or ice? I'm just curious, another post got me thinking.

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
3rd Dec '12

lol... i was actually googling to see if other pregnant women crave eating laundry detergent and bath crystals and stuff because I have been... and I had no idea at all that it meant I was deficiant in vitamins... it just smells so amazing to me now that I'm pregnant that I want to eat it...

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Chelsey Lee:" lol... i was actually googling to see if other pregnant women crave eating laundry detergent and bath ... [snip!] ... all that it meant I was deficiant in vitamins... it just smells so amazing to me now that I'm pregnant that I want to eat it..."


Me too, it's driving me crazy! I'm not taking prenatal vitamins at all... I know shame on me... but now i'm craving all these weird smells and textures.. it's driving me crazy!!

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
3rd Dec '12

I didnt take prenatals either, because I have HG so bad the first 5 months I couldn't keep even water down... so no natals for me I wish I could have been a better body for my bean to grow in but I just couldnt and I HEAR YOU... I have to refrain myself when DH is at work NOT to eat the air freshener crystals and beads in the bathroom that smell like fresh linen... I feel like a freak... I will sit there and stick a box of laundry sheets in my face to get my fix... SO embarassing but so glad I'm not alone FINALLY

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
3rd Dec '12

and i've become obsessed with brushing my teeth and tongue I can't get over the senstion that i feel and the texture of the toothpaste.. omg i sound ridiculous lmao

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
3rd Dec '12

I've been dealing with salt cravings real bad, which my doctor said is sodium chloride pica but it's secondary to my calcium deficiency. It's driving me crazy though! I got through a whole shaker of salt in two weeks or less.

Cap'n Obvious 65 kids; Benton, Kentucky 1330 posts
3rd Dec '12

One of my friends bought Emory (sp?) boards and would break it in half and rub them together to get the grittiness off the board. She loved the feeling in her teeth. Eeeeeek.

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Cap'n Obvious:" One of my friends bought Emory (sp?) boards and would break it in half and rub them together to get the grittiness off the board. She loved the feeling in her teeth. Eeeeeek. "


I just watched a show on a girl that ate emory boards like 20 minutes ago LOL she literally could not stop herself from doing it... oh boy hope that girl never gets pregnant I'm afraid of what she might crave next with pica!!

Nichole Spurlock 2 kids; Cornelia, Georgia 429 posts
3rd Dec '12

I crave raw dough... cookie, biscuit, pizza, and croissant dough.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Chelsey Lee:" I didnt take prenatals either, because I have HG so bad the first 5 months I couldn't keep even water ... [snip!] ... I will sit there and stick a box of laundry sheets in my face to get my fix... SO embarassing but so glad I'm not alone FINALLY"


Don't feel bad, I started replacing things with items that were food, pixie sticks because they are gritty, and cotton candy because it's soft like dryer lint... it's SO HARD and yes it feels embarrassing but you can't help it.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Nichole Spurlock:" I crave raw dough... cookie, biscuit, pizza, and croissant dough."


I could see that, at least you can eat it, as long as there was no egg in it lol.. just wouldn't eat a lot... dough expands, could make you sickish lol

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
3rd Dec '12

Oh and I also eat a ton of ice!! I have to.. or it makes those cravings more intense.. it's awful, and I hate it! :( I just want to be normal feeling, and not crave some of this stuff. It's a bad urge like someone who has to smoke... except I know it could hurt me or my son, so I don't eat these bad things, other than my ice, and my "pretend" textures that are food items.