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My wife wants to eat bath bubbles and keeps a cup with her that has the smell of my body wash. It can sometimes be caused by iron deficiency or other nutritional deficiencies, but not always. We don't know the exact cause. It's actually a semi-common side effect of pregnancy. The condition is called Pica. Pica is the practice of craving substances with little or no nutritional value. Most pregnancy and pica related cravings involve non-food substances such as dirt or chalk, but it can also be nonsense food combinations, like the famous 'pickles and ice cream.' The word pica is Latin for magpie which is a bird notorious for eating almost

anything.
It usually isn't serious and resolves by itself with the pregnancy. She shouldn't actually eat the non food items, and you should inform your doctor, so they can test her to make sure there are no underlying nutritional Problems.

Do you or your wife have such craving or experience.
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