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<p>WTH? Ok, so last pregnancy I craved tea tree shampoo smell during the last 2 months of my pregnancy. I had this bottle and I would go and smiff it all the time. So, yesterday I am watching a lady on TV dust and all of a sudden I was like OMG I have GOT to smell pledge!! So I got up and started dusting, just to smell the stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, so at least my 2 inches of dust got sorted, but still........am I the only weirdo that is craving smells all of a sudden?</p>
 

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<p>DDCC but I know where you're coming from! During ds2 pregnancy I CRAVED the smell of liquid bleach <img alt="hide.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/hide.gif"> We spent a lot of time at this indoor playplace during that winter and every time the guy came to clean the snack tables I would almost salivate. I laid down my head on those tables quite a lot then <img alt="innocent.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/innocent.gif"> I was worried about deficiency etc but wasn't anemic or anything. The smell craving magically disappeared toward the end of the pregnancy and hasn't returned since. <img alt="shrug.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/shrug.gif"></p>
 

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<p> Pica. You're probably low on iron (since the baby takes all your stores). Have you talked to someone about getting it checked and/or taking a supplement? You don't have to be anemic to have pica. Also, you could have other vitamin deficiencies. Talk to your OB/midwife.</p>
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<p>I had it w/ my first pregnancy, and actually had to lick wood a few times at Home Depot. Wood was my thing. I loved walking through warehouses smelling wood, and went to dog parks just to smell wood chips and mulch. My pregnant friend w/ pica craved mop water, but luckily resisted her urges!</p>
 
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