Food cravings or paglilihi go hand in hand with pregnancy.
Some experts say they may be related to hormones, which can make a pregnant woman's sense of smell stronger, therefore affecting her sense of taste.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked three new mommies about their favorites, and we got interesting answers.
Last September 22, Camille Prats gave birth to a baby girl whom she and her husband VJ Yambao have named Nala Camilla.
Baby Nala Camilla is Camille’s second child, and is the little sister to her nine-year-old son Nathan, whose father, Anthony Linsangan, passed away in 2011.
The 32-year-old actress and TV host craved milk tea when she was pregnant with Baby Nala Camilla.
“Which is so weird kasi I don’t drink milk tea,” she said. “Parang how would I even know how milk tea tastes like if I don’t really enjoy that?”
Camille’s thirst for milk tea wore off after only two or three days.
Meanwhile, Erika Padilla became a mom for the first time on September 7 when her baby boy arrived.
The actress/event host, who is also a courtside reporter, yoga teacher, and an entrepreneur, is married to Jeffrey Cariaso, a former player in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and now the assistant coach of the Alaska Aces team in the PBA.
The couple has named their son Greyson Jet, nicknamed Jet—after Jeffrey’s monicker “The Jet” when he was still playing in the PBA.
Looking back on her early stage of pregnancy, Erika remembered craving for pineapple.
“’Yong matamis na pinya,” she said. “Kaya lang naman ako napunta sa pinya kasi neutral ’yong lasa.
“Mangga I like, pero masyadong matamis. Saging naman, masyadong bland. So, okey na ako sa pinya.”
Maricar de Mesa’s longtime wish of becoming a mother was granted after giving birth to her daughter Alianna Sky last July 18.
During the early stage of her pregnancy, the 37-year-old actress recalled getting enamored with the smell of coffee and the taste of chocolate.
“Gusto lang na may nagtitimpla ng coffee and aamuyin ko lang siya, that’s it!” she said.
“Sa chocolate, gusto ko ng chocolate cake. Kaya ’yong mga friends ko, at that time, panay ang padala ng chocolate cake, mga cookies.”