Strangest pregnancy cravings ever

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  • Marmite and ice cream, anyone? Or perhaps you'd prefer a tuna banana split?

    Marmite and ice cream, anyone? That’s just one of the strange pregnancy cravings women have admitted to in a new survey, which claims pregnancy cravings are twice as likely today as 50 years ago.

    Alongside savoury ice cream, pickles and peanut butter and fried eggs and mint sauce also feature, although it’s ice and coal that top the list as the most popular cravings, according to new mother and baby social networking website

    ‘The list of cravings continues to get more bizarre year on year, however some items such as coal and ice have always been popular,’ says’s dietician Fiona.

    ‘The generational differences can best be attributed to the fact that modern mums are more assertive in asking for what they want than their older counterparts who perhaps felt ashamed of their more unusual craving, plus the fact that there’s a much greater availability of food at all hours of the day now!’

    More than 2,000 women took part in the survey, which also discovered that most women are struck by strange food cravings in the afternoon and more than half have partners who are prepared to help deliver the dishes – no matter how weird the food combination.

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