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Is craving red meat during pregnancy normal?


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2015-07-16 18:08:40
2015-07-16 18:08:40
When you're pregnant, you are naturally anemic. So the beef craving makes sense.

Even vegetarian moms occasionally will want red meat, particularly beef, during pregnancy. This may be due to the iron in it, the extra calories, the protein ... Who knows? I sure know that I craved beef in both of my pregnancies - I didn't even know I was pregnant the second time, and I couldn't believe how badly I wanted to eat hamburgers, steak, etc.!

I have four childern. three boys and a girl, and I noticed that when I was carrying the boys I craved red meat. I was told that this was because boys require more protein.

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