Some pregnant women experience this weird thing where they want to eat non food items. I've heard of women wanting to eat coal, toilet paper, perfume, or their husband's skin (which has all sorts of psychological ramifications). Last time I was pregnant, I wanted to eat the laundry soap. Brent would come in the laundry room and find me with my head in the box of soap, smelling it. Mmmmmmmmmmm, delicious! It was so tempting to stick out my tongue and take just a few crystals and eat them, but for obvious reasons I didn't. I met a woman once who loved the smell of toilet paper when she was pregnant, and wanted to eat it--and so she did take a bite! She said it tasted aweful. But the funny thing is, a few days later she tried it again!!!
Anyone know what this phenomenon is called?
This time, for me, it is our kitchen garbage bags. They have some sort of deoderizer on them, and every time I change the garbage I stick my head INSIDE the new bag so I can smell it and smell it and smell it! I have not actually licked it yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if I did, one of these days. Knowing it is a GARBAGE bag might be the only thing that keeps me from doing it.
We don't use the same type of laundry soap anymore, but I suspect the garbage bags are made with the same scent, because it reminds me of the old laundry crystals.
Don't throw me in the loony bin just yet--this is a documented phenomenon that happens to lots of pregnant women! But not all.