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craving cinnamon a sign of anemia?
Lilliahna posted:
I was told by a few people that craving cinnamon excessively- especially since I HATE cinnamon , ginger, and allspice- is a sign of anemia in pregnant women ... anyone know if this is true? All I could find when I googled it is that it can be considered a pica & a few sites say in excess it can lead to m/c. So, what's the real deal?
Jill_en responded:
I've been craving cinnamon but not like eating it raw...more cinnamon flavored teas and food. I haven't heard that it is bad, and my blood work all came back normal.
Lilliahna responded:
Thanks for responding! I have an appt 1/8 and am hoping my bloodwork comes back okay. I am a little iron deficient normally but have been taking my prenatals so I am hoping that will keep me from becoming anemic : ) Also, craving things that normally make me cringe is weird lol
orin34 responded:
I am anemic (was anemic pre-pregnancy and it got worse), but I haven't been craving cinnamon. I have been craving oranges and stuff that is either high in iron, or helps in the absorption of iron (vitamin C).

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