Food Cravings and Aversions during Pregnancy: A Current Snapshot

@inproceedings{Hainutdzinava2017FoodCA,
  title={Food Cravings and Aversions during Pregnancy: A Current Snapshot},
  author={Natallia Hainutdzinava},
  year={2017}
}
Food cravings are very common during pregnancy, along with food aversions in many instances, yet their underlying causes are not well understood. [...] Key Result The results showed that 59% of surveyed mothers had experienced cravings. Having food cravings were associated with greater weight gain during pregnancy, but also an increased intent to breastfeed. Sweets as a category, along with fruits and vegetables, were recorded as being the most craved foods.Expand
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