Odd Pregnancy Craving Causes Serious Heart Problem For Woman

A woman who devoured a 1-pound box of baking soda a day before and during her pregnancy developed serious muscle and heart conditions, according to a report of her case.

But it took doctors a week from the time she was hospitalized to pinpoint the cause of her life-threatening illnesses: the mysterious condition known as pica.

The condition involves cravings for nonfood items such as cornstarch, clay, baking powder, dirt or ice, and is common during pregnancy.

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