Nearly 70 percent of pregnant women crave non-edible things like dirt, paper towels, and paint.
Nearly 70 percent of pregnant women crave non-edible items like paper towels, ice, and laundry detergent. Image via Shutterstock.
Trisha Nelson, a copywriter for a technology company in Los Angeles, California, was addicted to ice. Not just any ice, the really minerally-smelling ice that forms on the inside walls of old freezers. “I would scrape the ice that had formed on the sides of our fridge. I knew exactly where all the ‘good’ ice was and I bought a snow-cone maker,” said Nelson. “I was insatiable.”