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Sintomas Ng Paglilihi Ng Buntis: What You Need to Know

Sintomas Ng Paglilihi Ng Buntis: What You Need to Know

There are many factors that contribute to pregnancy cravings. Paglilihi or cravings occur due to hormones, a heightened sense of smell and taste, and nutritional deficiencies. Cravings usually peak during the second trimester, though they can occur at any time during pregnancy. Ano ang mga sintomas ng paglilihi ng buntis?

Sintomas Ng Paglilihi Ng Buntis: Pregnancy Cravings

Research to fully understand pregnancy cravings is still ongoing.

However, isa sa mga sintomas ng palilihi ng buntis is experiencing a metallic taste in your mouths when you are craving.

Another of the sintomas ng piglilihi ng buntis is an enhanced sense of smell. Because of this, many pregnant women may no longer tolerate foods that they used to enjoy. However, during pregnancy, you may also develop cravings for other food and non-food items.

Causes of Pregnancy Cravings

Ayon sa mga eksperto, ang kakulangan sa sustansya at bitamina ay isa sa mga sanhi ng sintomas ng paglilihi ng buntis.

It is possible to get cravings due to your body’s increased need for nutrients during pregnancy. Essential nutrients that pregnant women tend to crave during pregnancy include:

  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D

Studies have also looked at the psychological influences on cravings, such as the desire for ice cream due to its popularity as comfort food.

A pregnant woman’s desire for certain foods is likely influenced by a combination of these factors.

To maintain your energy levels and ensure that you and your baby are getting the nutrients needed, it is recommended that pregnant women eat a varied and balanced diet. This is one of the ways on how you can manage sintomas ng paglilihi ng buntis.

Common Pregnancy Cravings

  • Foods high in carbohydrates, such as pretzels and cereal
  • Watermelon, tropical fruits, and vegetables
  • Steaks, chicken, and other meats
  • Ice pops, slushies, and other cold food
  • A sweet treat, such as chocolate or ice cream
  • Fast food, such as Mexican and Chinese foods available for takeout
  • High-calorie salty or savory foods, such as chips and pizza

Handling Your Cravings

Provided you continue to eat a variety of healthy foods, it should be okay to give in to cravings occasionally.

One of the sintomas ng paglilihi ng buntis is craving for sweets. Try not to overindulge as excessive sugar intake can lead to obesity and dental problems. This may also increase your blood sugar which can have negative effects on your baby.

For more information on healthy weight gain during pregnancy, speak to your doctor, midwife, or maternal and child health nurse.

Some tips for managing unhealthy cravings include:

  • Keep healthy snacks in your pantry.
  • If you are hungry, do not go grocery shopping.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep.
  • Eat a hefty and healthy breakfast.
  • Floss and practice good oral hygiene if you are craving sweets.

Craving For Non-Food Substances

One of the sintomas ng paglilihi ng buntis is the craving of substances lacking nutritional value. This condition is called pica or pica cravings. Pica, or the deliberate ingestion of nonfood items, has been a nutritional puzzle for millennia.

Magpies are birds famous for eating almost anything, hence the word pica, which is the Latin word for magpie.

Many pregnant women encounter cravings during their pregnancy. Although it’s commonly for edible food like ice cream or meat, there are some instances when cravings for non-food substances like dirt or chalk are triggered by pregnancy

Common Pica Cravings

Dirt, clay, and laundry starch are the most common substances craved during pregnancy.

The following are other common pica cravings:

  • Soaps, shampoo, and toothpaste
  • Burnt matches and charcoal
  • Stones, sand and plaster
  • Mothballs and baking soda

Risks of Pica

Pica can be dangerous as both you and your baby may be harmed by consuming non-food substances.

Consuming non-food substances may interfere with nutrition absorption from healthy foods and lead to nutritional deficiency. In addition, pica cravings can also be harmful since some non-food items contain parasites and toxic chemicals.

Managing Pica

Pica is a common sintomas ng paglilihi ng buntis and when mild, there’s nothing unusual about it. However, there are instances when the urge is uncontrollable. Just make sure that you understand the specific risks of your cravings. Pica, as some studies suggest, may be caused by a lack of iron storage, even in the absence of anemia, and it can cause major morbidity.

Your health care provider will know what needs to be done to avoid any untoward incidents brought by pica.

Here are some tips for managing pica:

  • Make sure you discuss your prenatal health with your provider and review your health records
  • Maintain a healthy iron intake as well as your vitamin and mineral intake
  • Try chewing sugarless gum or chewing sugar-free gum to satisfy your cravings
  • Tell a friend about your craving so they can help you avoid non-food items

Key Takeaway

Cravings during pregnancy are a common occurrence. Pregnant women can crave for food and non-food items. When it comes to craving for food, pregnant women crave for a wide range of foods that may be healthy or unhealthy. When it comes to pregnancy cravings, it is important to make sure that nutritional requirements are met, and that food is safe to eat. There are also some cases when a pregnant woman craves non-food items. Make sure to seek medical advice to understand the risk of craving non-food items.

Learn about other Pregnancy Problems here.

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Written by Hazel Caingcoy Updated 2 weeks ago
Medically reviewed by Mary Rani Cadiz, MD