Top 30 Weird Pregnancy Cravings

From peanut butter and pickles, to french fries and root beer, we've researched the weirdest pregnancy cravings out there!

It’s well-known that during pregnancy, women can crave some pretty crazy things.  Peanut butter and pickles? French friends and root beer? Things that usually aren’t very healthy, but satisfy your salty-savoury-sweet cravings in the only way that will work for you.  So we’ve scoured the internet, read hoards of mommy blogs, researching pregnancy cravings, and found the weirdest  ones out there.

First things first…

Why do women get pregnancy cravings?

During pregnancy, a women’s hormones are fluctuating like crazy.  Think about how much you crave junk food when you’re on your period, and then times that by 10. According to Psychology Today,

[pull_quote_center]Leptin is a hormone that your fat cells secrete, and it functions to reduce appetite and stimulate metabolism. On the other hand, a substance called Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is one of the most potent appetite stimulants known to man. It’s a substance that is manufactured in your hypothalamus and delivered to various regions of your brain to increase your appetite. For example, the research shows that if you inject this substance into specific parts of mouse brains you can dramatically increase their appetite. Recently, research has suggested that NPY synthesis is increased during pregnancy, and may be responsible for some of the appetite increases seen in pregnancy.[/pull_quote_center]

What are the weirdest pregnancy cravings?

Lemon Slush Puppies and Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Combos

Onion and Pineapple Pizza

Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli and Donuts

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Italian dressing on everything

Potato salad by the gallon

Ice cubes

Veggie delights from Subway loaded with mayo and stuffed with Cheetos

Toothpaste

Salt & Vinegar Chips

Ice cream with chilli sauce (Beyonce)

Banana’s with ketchup

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Croissants with melted candy bars inside

Cap’n Crunch Cereal

Cheeseburgers and pickles

DQ Dipped Cones

Fried Cheese

Relish & Mayo Sandwich

Litres of Apple Juice

Fried Chicken Wings with Ranch

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Crackers with Cream Cheese and Coleslaw

Feta Cheese and Corned Beef Hash

Mushy Peas

Cottage Cheese with Sunflower Seeds

Olives

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Grapefruit and Toblerone Bars

Iceberg Lettuce with Sugar Sprinkled on Top

Breakfast Sausages with Strawberry Jam

… dirt (apparently).

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So tell us:

What weird cravings did you have during pregnancy?

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