Pregnancy is a beautiful experience. Having a human being growing within can feel almost magical, like being a goddess with secret powers. But Real Talk: Plenty of things about being pregnant are totally bizarre. We’re talking feet and ankles that swell so much they look like sausages in shoes, strange aches and pains that come out of nowhere (lightning crotch is real, and it totally hurts!), and baby belly gymnastics that leave our midsections looking like something out of a horror movie.
A woman’s body does a lot of unexpected things while pregnant. But one of the weirdest things that happens while expecting is getting cravings for some foods or food combos we never would want to eat before the baby was on board.
It’s no secret that pregnant women are known to get cravings for particular snacks. After all, with all the work that goes into growing 10 fingers, 10 toes, vital organs, blood, and bones for another person, moms-to-be need to make sure they’re getting enough food to keep their energy up.
Many pregnancy cravings are so common, everyone’s heard of them. There’s the infamous combo of pickles and ice cream or tales of eager dads jumping out of bed and heading to the drive-through for a late night burger with a side of extra fries (and woe is he if he forgets the ketchup).
But sometimes pregnancy cravings can get a little crazy, from things that are strangely healthy, to wanting to eat things that aren’t even food. Recently some super honest Reddit users opened up about their strangest pregnancy cravings. Check them out to see what pregnant women are really eating, and to feel instantly better about those chocolate chip cookies the bump is calling for.