Our expert says:
Geophagia and eating any other object that is not food, is a strange phenomenon which has not yet been clearly elucidated. You may suffer from a nutritional deficiency or eat the soil because of a psychological imbalance. I can only suggest that you discuss this problem with the dr or gynae who is overseeing your pregnancy so that you can have blood tests to determine if you do have any deficiencies. If this phenomenon should be psychologically motivated then you will have to consult a clinical psychologist to help you stop this habit that can indeed harm your baby because you may ingest pathogens, etc. In the meanwhile because you know that this is wrong for both of you, exercise your will power and stop eating soil.
I hope you can determine what the cause of this behaviour is so that your unborn child is not exposed to risk.
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