Mum-Of-Two Reveals She Was Addicted To Eating 10 Sticks Of CHALK Every Day During Pregnancy
A mum-of-two has opened up about her bizarre addiction to chalk during her second pregnancy. Rebecca Adimore suffered from pica syndrome – a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes associated with a lack of minerals in the body – and saw herself crunching through 10 sticks a day.
Despite the strange habit, the 25-year-old gave birth to a healthy baby boy called Reuben, now 10 weeks old.
But this is not the first time the former receptionist from Oldham, Manchester has experienced odd cravings.
She said: "When I was pregnant with my daughter, Aaliyah, seven, I would eat toilet roll – but I never thought I'd munch on chalk.
"It sounds bonkers, but the urge was so strong, I just couldn't stop."
The urge first developed when Rebecca's morning sickness subsided at 16 weeks.
Trying one of her daughter's coloured chalk crayons, the crunch and dry texture had her hooked and she went online to buy a box of her own.