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Pregnant Women in Kenya Eat What?

In Kenya, it is not unusual to see pregnant women satisfying a curious craving by eating stones. Extracted from quarries and traditionally sold at roadside stalls, the stones, known locally as odowa, are now finding their way into mainstream markets, despite the better advice of doctors. Joyce Navtutu, a 29-year-old mother of two says she could not resist the odowa craving during both of her pregnancies. All of a sudden, she says, she was overcome by a natural craving to eat...

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