Pregnancy: Non-Food Cravings?

As pretty much everyone knows, pregnant women tend to have cravings. Jokes are made about pickles and ice cream, and other weird food combinations. I don’t think I’ve really had any of these….What I have had seems even weirder! Though not bad…..they are related to sound, touch, and smell….not taste!

  • ASMR: If you do not know what this is, click here for the Wikipedia page/description. Specifically, I have been loving the strong sensation of the sounds of scratching. Scratching foam, scratching fabric etc. It sounds completely crazy unless you have a prior knowledge of ASMR content. The best places to find ASMR for me personally has been YouTube. My favorites right now are relaxwithmechannel, DonnaASMR, asmrsurge, and DeepOceanofSound. It’s something I have to listen to daily, and I quite literally “crave the sound.”
  • Scratching items: I have also been loving the sensation of scratching various items myself, rather than just listen to the sound. It’s weird, I know. I’m also attributing this one to pregnancy. Again, scratching foam and textured fabrics has been what I’ve particularly enjoyed.
  • Dust: I have been absolutely loving the smell of dust and old books. For this reason I have a particular favorite spot to study in the library…one that smells the most of dusty old books. Thankfully I haven’t gotten any urges to eat dust or anything like that, but the smell has smelled so so good to me. It’s weird. I know.
  • Ice: I already made a whole post on this, but I have also loved chewing ice. The crunch and the coldness has been wonderful, especially on the hot days. This is more of a touch sensation than taste though because I have enjoyed the crunch of the ice…not the taste lol

This is all I can think of at the moment, but just know if you think you are having weird pregnancy tendencies…you probably aren’t the only one. Cravings aren’t just in regards to food!

-Rachel

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One thought on “Pregnancy: Non-Food Cravings?

  1. Oh man! I’ll NEVER forget preggy cravings (and super smell that made me SOOOO SICK!). I would crave lemonade made with real lemons (except SALT substituted for sugar). What? Yes. And even weirder – I salivated thinking about ox tails. Never even eaten them before but I wanted some so bad and that craving stayed for months. Unfortunately, I didn’t know how to cook it and no one would go with me to eat it LOL! So strange.

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