One of the most common preconceptions about pregnancy is that you'll be plagued with intense food cravings at some point in the 10 month span. Although many women do experience some kind of craving, they're usually not nearly as intense or all-encompassing as women are led to believe. In fact, there are many old wives' tales about pregnancy cravings that are, simply put, total bullsh*t.
The reality is that pregnancy cravings are as diverse and unique as the women who experience them, and most of the "legends" surrounding them are simply that: legends with little to no scientific backing to support them. Although it can be fun to guess what your cravings might mean, more often than not, they can be chalked up to fluctuating hormone levels with no real significance or meaning.
Whether it's pickles and ice cream, something less stereotypical, or you don't experience cravings at all, there's a wide range of "normal" when it comes to pregnancy cravings. Determining the difference between myth and fact when it comes to your cravings can help you know that what you're experiencing isn't all that abnormal at all and that every woman may (or may not) experience pregnancy cravings in some way or another.