Do pregnant women even get craving anymore?

I am 6 months pregnant with number two, and I have never had any craving. I mean, sure, I crave chocolate, but I crave chocolate 365 days a year, so that hardly counts. And I know some women who use pregnancy as an excuse to indulge in a lot more of their favorite desserts than they should, but that’s not what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about the good, old-fashioned, cravings that they show in movies. Like pickles with ice cream, or cheeseburger and onion rings at 3 in the morning. This is so prevalent a story in our society that it must have some basis of truth, but I cannot say that I know even one single woman who has had that kind of craving during her pregnancy.

I remember reading somewhere a theory about how modern-day women have a lot less cravings than our mothers or grandmothers did because we tend to eat much better, more varied food year-round (due to education and availability), so our body doesn’t crave things as much as it would have back then. I wonder if it’s true.

Did you or anyone you know have any cravings?

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