Pregnancy cravings can occur at any point during pregnancy, even as early as the second month. Hormone changes are one of the reasons for pregnancy cravings.Know More
There are several other theories about why pregnancy cravings occur. One of the most widely accepted is that cravings are a way to encourage a pregnant woman to eat the nutrients she needs for a healthy pregnancy.
In some cases, eating the food a woman craves during pregnancy isn't safe. If someone is craving laundry starch, dirt, clay, or other non-food items, she needs to contact a doctor immediately. She might have a condition known as pica, which signals a nutritional deficiency that can affect both her and the unborn baby.Learn more in Pregnancy
BabyCenter reports that the body starts making colostrum about three to four months into a pregnancy. It's the first milk produced during pregnancy. The milk that sometimes leaks from the breasts during later stages of pregnancy is colostrum.Full Answer >
According to She Knows, hunger is a very common first symptom of being pregnant. Oddly enough, hunger and nausea go hand in hand. As a result, sometimes the expectant mother is nauseous with regard to certain foods, and she craves others.Full Answer >
Sympathetic pregnancy, or couvade syndrome, is a condition in which an individual close to an expectant mother, usually the expectant father, feels the same symptoms of pregnancy as the expectant mother. These symptoms may include food cravings, loss of appetite, postpartum depression, morning sickness, mood swings, body aches and labor pains, according to babyMed.Full Answer >
According to FertilityFriend.com, "BFP" stands for "Big Fat Positive," and it refers to the results of a pregnancy test. Its counterpart, "BFN," stands for "Big Fat Negative." Both BFP and BFN are common abbreviations in online pregnancy forums, chat rooms and support groups.Full Answer >