Many women start to feel desires during the gestation period. From normal to the strangest foods, the urge to eat them can occur at the most unexpected times. But, it is important to emphasize that these desires can be linked to several factors.
How to explain them?
The need to eat certain foods may be linked to a lack of specific vitamins and nutrients in the body. It is not uncommon for women to feel like eating earth, due to the lack of iron and zinc in the body.
Hormones also have their share of responsibility for cravings. From the 12th week on, the ovaries no longer control hormones. This change generates changes in taste, mood and smell, which causes eating habits to change.
What to do
When there is no risk to the woman and the baby, satiating the urge can be a good way to get rid of it. However, these wishes can be an alert that a visit to the doctor is necessary.