Effects of eating clay in Pregnancy

Patient : I am 33 weeks pregnant, and i have been eating clay for some time now. for me i have known it to be normal because in Ghana most pregnant women eat it. But i am now a bit worried, because i did some researches and found out it can be harmful for the pregnancy even though they dont state the direct effects. i ate clay in my second pregnancy also, but im getting worried more because i think i have eating a bit more this time than in my second pregnancy, . I wanted to ask if i really have to be this worried or it is not so much of a big problem and what effects can this have on me or the baby?
Symptoms:  I have no symptoms, i feel till now very normal.
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