Test Your Knowledge

 

The following exercise will help you understand cravings and aversions that you may experience during pregnancy and to find possible solutions.

Click on the option button which corresponds to the correct answer and verify your answer by clicking on the "Check" button.

1

If I feel like eating chocolate, it is because my body needs it.

a) True
b) False
Right answer! There is no physical reason that explains why we crave certain foods during pregnancy. Nobody knows why this happens.     
Wrong answer! There is no physical reason that explains why we crave certain foods during pregnancy. Nobody knows why this happens.

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2

If I crave something that is good for me and my baby, I can go ahead and enjoy.

a) True
b) False
Right answer! Just make sure that you leave room in your daily diet for other nutritious foods.Wrong answer! Just make sure that you leave room in your daily diet for other nutritious foods.

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3

If I crave less nutritious foods like chips, I can eat as much as I want.

a) True
b) False
Right answer! If you crave less nutritious foods like candies and chips, look for foods that are sweet or salty but also nourishing. For example, instead of eating candy, you could eat dried raisins, date squares, or muffins. Instead of chips, you could eat peanuts or salted almonds.Wrong answer! If you crave less nutritious foods like candies and chips, look for foods that are sweet or salty but also nourishing. For example, instead of eating candy, you could eat dried raisins, date squares, or muffins. Instead of chips, you could eat peanuts or salted almonds.

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4

If the smell of foods cooking makes you feel sick, the only solution is to avoid these foods.

a) True
b) False
Right answer! If the smell of food cooking makes you feel sick, get someone to prepare the food for you. When you eat food cold it has less of an odour.Wrong answer! If the smell of food cooking makes you feel sick, get someone to prepare the food for you. When you eat food cold it has less of an odour.

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