Baby Wants a Pickle! The 10 Most Common Pregnancy Cravings and Why We Have Them

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by Lindsay Hutton

Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be chalked-up to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food do pregnant women crave the most? Read on to find out, and leave a comment if you've had any that didn't make our list!

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Some believe that a chocolate craving is attributed to a pregnant woman's increased caloric needs. If you're craving chocolate, pass over the milk chocolate and reach for the dark stuff — it will help satisfy your craving better, plus it's been shown to help improve heart health and is loaded with antioxidants.

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Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.

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