Interesting pregnancy cravings are nothing new. We all know people who have scarfed down ice cream, pickles and spicy food like they would never get their hands on it again while pregnant, but there are some cravings that can point to something more complex than a simple hormone increase.
City Girls rapper Yung Miami is pregnant with her second child and she shared her recent cravings on her InstaStories’ they included a cup of ice and a small container of Argo cornstarch.
Of those who saw the Story, there was a lot of confusion about this odd combination, but others were familiar with why she would have such cravings, saying it’s pica.
Pica is an appetite for things that tend to have no nutritional value. It’s common in pregnant women, but it’s also a disorder seen in children and people with developmental disorders. Aside from consuming ice and starch, some people also eat hair, paper, chalk, stones, dirt and more. Gestational iron deficiencies are linked to pica when it comes to pregnant women, and according to experts, you need double the amount of iron when with child compared to when you aren’t. A lack of iron is more likely in pregnant women, but it’s very necessary in order to make blood to supply to your baby. If an iron deficiency anemia isn’t addressed, there is a risk of premature birth, postpartum depression and a lower baby weight.
Yung Miami announced she was expecting in June after her bump become noticeable. She admitted she wanted to keep things private to avoid negativity, but instead, she received a great deal of support.
“I’ve been going back and forth to share this moment with my fans. But on MY TERMS!” she said during her announcement. “I did everything they said I couldn’t because that’s just the type of woman I am and going to continue to be. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and life changing, so I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for the City Girls! And for the record JT has nothing to do with me being pregnant, she is so supportive and can’t wait for our newest addition! This is my personal life and it is what it is! PERIOD.”