When it comes to Filipino pregnancy superstitions, the list is endless. If I write all of it, it should cover an entire book. It always annoyed me when elders would caution me to do this and not to do that because Im pregnant.
Then if you say no, theyd tell you na “wala namang mawawala”. And for some reason, that annoyed me more. In hindsight, its funny now. But here are my top 10 (un)funny Filipino pregnancy superstition.
See! I told you, they’re crazy. And annoying sometimes. Because if I’m craving for chocolate, I definitely want to eat chocolate. And my baby’s color will be the result of my and my husband genes. And you should stop me not because of the pregnancy superstition but because it’s not healthy. Haha!
Speaking of which, do you think pregnancy cravings is just a superstition too? My husband went thru a whole lot of research just to prove that my pregnancy cravings were just a result of mass hallucination. To this day, it is still a sore point. Because depending on which science fence you sit on, it’s debatable. Besides, what sane husband would debate their pregnant wife’s wishes?
I do agree that those movies and dramas where women wake up at 2 am to get their husband to look for wild mangosteen and fresh green mangoes are crazy. It’s totally blown out of proportion and these might be the cause of half of these pregnant women hankering for things that are out of this world. Like strawberries from Mars. Ha ha!
I will not debate on the psychological reasons, except to say that as a mother, I have experienced these myself. For some reason, pregnant women are always craving for snacks. Depending on what culture you’re on, you might be craving for something sweet, salty, or spicy. These cravings are no joke — and they really hit 50 to 90 percent of pregnant women according to this paper.
Its a good thing that Unilab are taking care of us and acknowledging at least, that pregnancy craving is for real! And look, they made it healthier! I wish I have known this earlier. When I was pregnant I kind of wished that I’m snacking on something healthier.
If you’re looking for a healthy pregnancy snack, try Crave Healthy. Crave Healthy is the first healthy pregnancy snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.
A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women!
A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.
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