Congratulations, you’re pregnant!
It’s no myth. Pregnant women often experience cravings because of the nutrient needs of their baby, or because their own bodies change the ways they process nutrients. Whether you’re craving sweets or salt, make a special effort to eat the well-balanced diet that’s recommended for pregnant women. Having an urge to eat non-food items like ice, soil or cornstarch is called pica. While it may signal that you’re low in certain minerals, you’re better off talking to your dietitian or doctor instead of digging your fork into dirt.