Cravings are a part of pregnancy. Some women get very strong cravings that last throughout their pregnancy, others get none or very short lived cravings. Up until now choosing what to have for tea was a case of looking in the fridge, cupboards and freezer. Now it’s a bit more random.
“Can we have chicken?”
“We haven’t got any chicken.”
“I really fancy chicken.”
“I can do spag bog.”
“I’m just off to ASDA, back soon”
And there began Fiona’s chicken phase. Luckily chicken is pretty healthy and available uncooked, cooked and at most restaurants. Man we ate a lot of chicken during the chicken phase. Next at the same time as the chicken phase and right through to this day came pickled onion Monster Munch crisps. We constantly have a cupboard full of these bad boys, even I have started eating them. It was here that I fully learnt the true strength of cravings.
We had run out of pickled onion Monster Munch. Fiona was pi… upset. So off I went to ASDA to get some. Ooh new packaging, 80% less fat oooooh. And 80% less flavour apparently. Fiona went mental (I’m exaggerating) and immediately wrote a complaint to Walkers . She eventually got a very apologetic letter, a £3 gift voucher for Walkers products and a promise it would be looked into.
Advice. The major reoccurring line in Stephen King’s Storm of the Century is “Give me what I want and I will go away”. Says it all really. One thing to watch out for is very obscure cravings. Craving things like pencil lead or coal can be a sign of a serious deficiency and should be mentioned to a health worker.
Disclaimer. Neither ADSA, Walkers or Stephen King paid me to write this blog post