84% woman experience cravings during their pregnancy but 0.02% experience cravings in the form of pica. Ever heard of pregnancy pica? It's a term used for completely irrational cravings women get during their pregnancy. Although, it's natural to crave for sour items or chocolate or spicy foods, but women have experienced for items like coal or chalk as well. Yes, this bizarre kind of cravings during pregnancy can be categorized into pregnancy pica.
Although, as weird as it may seem, pregnant women have recorded craving a few common inedible items. Here are some of them.
A woman started sniffing her cleaning dusters and in the later months, she actually started eating them.
This lady is known to have experienced severe pica when she started consuming bars of soap and washing powder.
With or without soil.
Although, this doesn't harm the health directly because the woman isn't consuing, just licking the spoon, but is sure as hell is a craving.
Together or separately, sponges and sand are known to be pretty popular items to come under cravings for pica.
Another item that women suffering from pregnancy pica crave which will send shivers down your spine.
If sponges, sand and washing powder wasn't enough.
Maybe just to lick them or actually grind your teeth into them, rocks have been one of the inedible items. Women have also known to lose or chip their teeth while biting into a rock.
Soil, smothered in germs, tiny organisms and God knows what other things that could cause havoc inside your body.