Some expectant moms eat dirt
It's not really tied to pregnancy, though -- it's a delusional misidentification syndrome (DMS) called pica, and dudes can have it, too. It happens when you eat non-food items like sand, glass, or clay. The habit has to persist for at least a month before it's officially pica, and scientists believe it may be tied to nutritional deficiencies or even OCD.
Science still hasn't completely explained what drives pregnancy cravings
Or much less how to manage them. But you should always talk to your doctor if you feel a particular fixation has gotten out of hand. (Especially if your fixation concerns glass. That's on the bad foods list.) The bottom line is you shouldn't beat yourself up for hoarding candy around week 14, no matter the reason you're craving it.
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Kristin Hunt is a staff writer for Thrillist. She is not pregnant, but probably craves pickles and candy as much as an expectant mother. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.