What's the difference between pms cravings vs pregnancy cravings?

I haven't been pregnant yet but my pms cravings are REALLY REALLY Intense. I was just wondering what's the difference between pms cravings and pregnancy?

Bandie12 asked on 10 May '11 at 03:24

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Jannette jeffreys answer on 10 May '11 at 03:24

Pms cravings is not so intense but pregnancy cravings is very intense. Like when I got pregnant, I eat a lot everyday. I can eat two cups of rice everyday and still love to eat more after that. Everyday that was served on the table was delicious like I want to taste everything. I love eating full meal and not just ordinary snacks. Its nice to get pregnant because your appetite is so intense and I loved it.

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Victoria y answer on 09 May '11 at 18:56

It varies. And food cravings aren't necessarily because you want the food, but because of what the food can give you. Some cravings can start right away, others later in pregnancy. It just depends. And cravings are usually for a mineral or vitamikn your body is lacking. It will naturally crave a food that can give it what it needs in a decent dose. For instance, milk cravings might be a signal your body needs calcium or vitamins A and/or D. Eggs you may need more protien. If you crave anything wierd (read- NOT food) call a dr. That craving, pregnant or not, shouldn't be ignored. And it is a signal your body needs something. Some women can crave cigarette ashes, laudry soap, and dirt- those are signals to pay attention to. ((While I was pregnant with my first, all I wanted was chips and salsa. I found out later I was in serious need of vitamin C- which is found in large amounts in tomatoes!!!))

Jade answer on 09 May '11 at 22:02

A big sign is missing your period. Other possible causes of missing your period are travel, fatigue, stress, illness, extreme weight gain or loss, going off the pill and breastfeeding. Morning sickness is also another biggie. It usually occurs 2-8 weeks after conception. I started feeling slight waves of nausea around the time my period was due, obvioously it didn't arrive because I'm 13 weeks pregnant! Other possible causes of nausea are food poisioning, emotional stress and a variety of illnesses. Frequent urination is another sign some women have. It usually rears its ugly head as early as 2-3 weeks after conception. Other possible causes are urinary tract infection, stress or diabetes. Tingling, tender and swollen breasts is a very common pregnancy symptom. It can occur as early as a few days after conception, I know that was the case for my two pregnancies! Other possible causes are birth control pills and impending menstruation. Another sign is darkening of the aerola (area around the nipple) and elevation of the tiny glands around the nipple. This usually happens later in the first trimester, although I noticed it around the same time I got a positive pregnancy test, when my period was due. Other possible causes of this are hormonal imbalances or the effect of a prior pregnancy. A big sign for me was blue and pink lines under skin and later on abdomen. For me, I found that my breasts were the first to look like a road map with blue veins, about 5 days after conception. After that my thighs, hands and feet started to show veins as well. Later on, purple veins appeared under my armpits, on my eyelids and on my cheeks - I have very light skin. This usually occurs later on in the first trimester. Other possible causes are hormone imbalance or the effect of a prior pregnancy. Food cravings can drive pregnant women insane! They usually appear in the first trimester. Other possible causes include poor diet, stress and impending menstruation. A big sign for me, was tiredness. I used to almost be an insomniac, and about a week and a half after conception, I struggled to keep my eyes open past 8.00pm. I also started to have 'grumpy pregnant lady' mood swings! I'm going to include the link to a trying to conceive forum that I think you might find useful. It's full of supportive women with boundless knowledge about these issues. I learnt so much there that I doubt I would have learnt otherwise.

Jannette jeffreys answer on 10 May '11 at 03:24

Pms cravings is not so intense but pregnancy cravings is very intense. Like when I got pregnant, I eat a lot everyday. I can eat two cups of rice everyday and still love to eat more after that. Everyday that was served on the table was delicious like I want to taste everything. I love eating full meal and not just ordinary snacks. Its nice to get pregnant because your appetite is so intense and I loved it.

?nikki? answer on 10 May '11 at 04:22

I haven't had any. I'm 26 weeks now. I think I may miss that. Honestly though, I believe that a lot of women who have it are making themselves have it. Yes, I think it is a real symptom, but I think a lot of women convince themselves that they must have it so much that they do. Or use it as an excuse. Remember though, real or not, every pregnancy and every woman is different. My cravings are no stronger than they were before I was pregnant. But I really haven't had very many symptoms of pregnancy anyways. To me, if your craving jello that bad at 2am that you are in tears then get off your damn ass and get it yourself. lol. Your pregnant, not a paraplegic. Which is why I think some women just use it as an excuse to make their husbands go get it. If I'm craving chips, I'll go get them myself. If I don't want to go out to get some then I'm obviously not craving them that much am I? See now that you mentioned Jello, I want some. I have some in the cupboard but it has to be made. I don't feel like making it right now so I won't. I'm not craving it THAT bad. lol

Tiffani answer on 10 May '11 at 06:17

2-3 weeks, or some people don't start experiencing symptoms until they reach 5 months. That is when the embryo begins to place itself among th uterus. Once the embryo has settled the rest of the organisms inside you adjust to its presence, and thus the symptoms begin. Main symptoms of pregnancy are: nauseia, vomiting, sore/tender breasts, and fatigue. Other symptoms include: dizziness, bone weakness, teeth hurting, weight-gain, and cravings. Hope this helped.