Pregnancy Cravings

Pregnancy Cravings


Since I got pregnant, I’ve been eating a bit differently.

I’m a pretty hungry person to start with, but I have noticed I’m definitely hungrier. During my first trimester, I found it difficult to keep my breakfast down and I’m still finding it a little hard. On most days I would throw up 15 minutes after eating, which is never a great way to start the day! Breakfast for me is now around 10am and I usually eat something reasonably plain. Avo on toast, rice cakes, oat cakes or porridge usually hits the spot. I’m still not getting on with fruit, which is super sad as I love fruit so I’m keeping it minimal in my diet.

Other than that, I’m doing ok with most food. I don’t have any food aversions, but I have found that I’m not really in the mood for anything spicy like Indian or Thai anymore, which is very unlike me.


I’ve been craving a few odd things recently, but nothing compared to munching on sponges, which I’ve heard can happen.

Softmints have been a massive craving which is weird as I couldn’t remember the last time I’d had them. It must have been over 10 years ago, but I was shocked at how much they had gone up in price! Cravings are so odd. Even though you know what you want is not good for you, you will go anywhere to get that fix.

Pizza is another thing I don’t really eat that much of, but any night-in has been spent ordering in a pizza online.
I’ve also been craving olives, especially big, juicy, green ones! I think it’s the saltiness of them and they are just so easy to eat. Croissants and lemon tart are definitely up there too – but I craved them before I was pregnant so I don’t know if that counts.

I haven’t been that good about eating little and often which I know is the way to do it, but I just love eating meals. However, I am still snacking on nuts, olives, hummus, veggie sticks and energy balls to keep me going throughout the day.

I am much more relaxed about what I eat since getting pregnant, but I feel as though I am eating more sweet things than normal. I feel like my body and Baby Glow obviously needs it!


  • Amy Huggins

    So good to hear i’m not the only one experiencing random cravings. I’m a nutritionist and my diet pre pregnancy was pretty clean, but I’ve craved nothing but stodge, and as you say things I haven’t wanted since childhood! Square crisps and monster munch have been a favourite. As long as I am getting my green smoothie a day I try not to feel too guilty!

  • Izzy Bruning

    Congratulations on the pregnancy! x
    Izzy |

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Thanks gorgeous xx

  • Jo Townsend

    It may be worth considering some raw dairy as your body will be desperate for calcium and vitamin D growing baby’s bones. Also a good cod liver oil like Dropi, or Rosita will be super beneficial to baby’s brain growth. A good magnesium spray will also be great for any aches and pains you get. It’s also worth using on your hips, lower back and below bump to help your hips and pelvis move easily during childbith. Hope you have a lovely calm and healthy rest of pregnancy :) xxx

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Thanks for the tips beautiful xx

  • Jane Eakhurst

    I would say you are definitely having a boy as your cravings are almost identical to what I experienced…especially going off the spicy food thing.
    Isn’t it annoying when people try and guess what you’re having?!
    Sending you loads of love and good luck for the arrival of Baby Glow. xx

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