And no judgement, but there are some very weird cravings out there…
Read any pregnancy book or magazine and you’ll be inundated with information about how eating a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby.
Which is all fine and good, but what if all you can stomach is hot chip sandwiches or ice cream for breakfast?
Step one: stop feeling guilty. Talk to any pregnant or formerly pregnant woman and they’ll confess pregnancy was the one time their healthy diet went completely to shit.
The food they couldn’t get enough of is the type of junk they’d never touch while not growing a human: fairy bread, salt and vinegar chips, litres of orange juice, chocolate-glazed donuts. Regardless whether food cravings are psychological or not, THE BABY WANTED TO EAT THREE DONUTS, OK?
For me, both pregnancies (I’m currently six months up duff) have been the unhealthiest I’ve ever been. I’ve been hitting the McDonalds drive thru like it’s just been invented. And I couldn’t stop eating popcorn dipped in ice cream at the movies last night. Like, I really couldn’t stop. I think my husband was secretly horrified, but sensibly refrained from commenting on my power chowing session.
Since I figured I wasn’t the only one pummeling buttery popcorn coated in vanilla ice cream in my face, I asked some friends and colleagues for their pregnancy food confessions. The answers are hilarious. Add your own in the comments below, go on this is a safe place.
“While I was pregnant with my daughter, I ate a pink donut person every single day. Seriously, every day it was essential. And my daughter was 10 days overdue. That’s roughly 287 pink donut people consumed. Delicious.” - Bel.
“Salt and vinegar chips, at least a packet a day. At least. And I can’t stand chips.” - Shauna.