Best Answer

Cravings for non-food things (chalk, dirt, tin foil, that sort of thing) is called Pica. It can occur from a nutritional deficiency, and for other reasons.You should contact your doctor or midwife as soon as possible to discuss this with them. Chalk and other Pica cravings can be harmful to you and your developing fetus. Chalk is not intended for consumption and can have toxic ingredients or ingredients that can hurt you and your baby. (I think a couple of years ago a supposedly non-toxic kid's sidewalk chalk was recalled as it had lead in it). Please call your doctor or midwife as soon as possible to discuss this with them, for your safety and the safety of your child.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-06-24 21:27:13
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Are chalk and dust cravings normal while pregnant and is it safe to eat chalk?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What are some weird cravings you get while your pregnant?

The main cravings is for eating and sleeping as well.

What is the difference between dustless chalk and normal chalk?

* The particles of dustless chalk are very heavy and tend to fall directly to the floor instead of floating in the air, while the particles of the normal chalk floats in the air. * The dustless chalk writes smoothly without scratch, while the normal chalk leaves some scratches on the board. * The dustless chalk does not break easily while the normal chalk breaks easily.

Is it normal for pregnant bulldog to leak urine?

It is sometimes normal if they have been pregnant for a while.

Is it normal to lactate while pregnant?

Yes; it is completely normal.

Is it safe to eat chalk while you are 28 weeks pregnant?

If you are having cravings for non-edible substances such as clay, paper, metal, or chalk, you may be experiencing the symptoms of a condition called pica. This is not a very common condition during pregnancy, but it is not unheard of. If you are craving chalk, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime, do your best to not indulge in your cravings. Eating non-food substances is potentially harmful to both you and your baby. Doing so may interfere with the absorption of healthy food substances and actually cause a deficiency. Pica cravings are also a concern because non-food items may contain toxic or parasitic ingredients.

What symptoms does a male have while his mate is pregnant?

Sympathy symptoms can include, nauseousness, abdominal pain, food cravings.

Is it normal to have periods while you are pregnant?

No, it is not normal. You should consult a doctor.

Is it normal to have drops of blood come out of vagina while pregnant?


Is it normal to bleed a little while pregnant?

It's normal to have spotting.

Is it normal not to be hungry while pregnant?

Well If Depression Was Caused While In Pregantcy Yes, It Is Normal!

Is it normal having fever while pregnant?


Is it normal to have a sensitive stomach while pregnant?


People also asked