The Truths About Pregnancy
Monday, 9 May 2016
Since I started talking about my third pregnancy on this blog, I decided I wanted to be very honest about all the symptoms I was having. Some weeks I did purposely miss some symptoms out just because they were pretty embarrassing. But I have been thinking recently why should a pregnancy symptom be so embarassing? Many of us pregnant women can relate to most symptoms, except those few people who hardly get any!
More than likely you will get stretch marks! There are many creams and oils around that apparently help stretch marks fade or even prevent them. I have never tried these and I won't be either as they don't affect me, however for some women stretch marks can make them feel really down about their body.
You Will Cry
When you're pregnant your hormones are all over the place. You will probably cry more than you would normally. Even by watching an episode of Eastenders you may shed a tear. Most things can set a pregnant woman emotional.
Say Goodbye To Your Clothes!
There will be a time in your pregnancy where you will struggle to find decent clothes to wear. Either your usual clothes will be to uncomfortable or just won't fit. Excuse for maternity shopping though?! Maybe...
Trips To The Toilet
The amount of trips to the toilet can be quite annoying especially if it is in the evenings or in the middle of the night. Not all pregnant women suffer with this symptoms but a lot do.
The Unpleasant Trip To The Toilet
Diarreah and Constipation isn't talked about much during people's pregnancy because it isn't a subject people really want to hear but it is one of the main symptoms a pregnant woman can/will have. These symptoms can come with unpleasant stomach pains and just feeling unwell. It's not good when you are out!
There are pregnant women who suffer with morning sickness and there are pregnant women who suffer with nausea. I am one of the pregnant women who suffered with nausea and did not enjoy it at all. The bad feeling of just wanting to throw up makes you wish you just can!
Don't be fooled by the words 'morning'. Morning sickness can occur anytime during the day or/and night.
I suffered with backache all the way through with my second pregnancy. Backache can appear during any time of your pregnancy. Usually in the last trimester you will suffer with back pain because baby is so big. A great way to relieve back pain is by using Deep Freeze.
When all you want to do is relax with your feet up or just go to sleep, your legs start to feel restless. It is a common pregnancy symptom, which I didn't even know about up until my third pregnancy.
Swollen Feet / Legs
As the weeks go by, you may start to realise you can't fit into your normal shoes or boots and have to opt in for flip flops and sandals. If this does happen you should get it checked out just incase.
The Brain Does Silly Things
This is called 'Baby brain'. You may find yourself doing some really weird and silly things during your pregnancy. Once I put washing conditioner in the fridge, no idea why. There are many other things I have done and said too.
Tiredness usually occurs in the first and third pregnancy. For some it happens through the whole pregnancy. Even when you have had a good sleep through the night or a good few hours nap through the day, you can still feel so tired and feel like you have no energy!
You may notice you can't hold things in as much whilst you're pregnant. Your hormones are all over the place. You'll probably have something to moan at every day and throughout most of the day too. But you have an excuse!
Fear About Giving Birth
This doesn't just happen for first time mums. It actually doesn't get any better when you're pregnant for the second, third or so time. It's only natural to worry about the pain and giving birth. Thinking how will you cope and so on. Also thinking about how much life will have changed after the baby is born.
That dreaded cough where just a little pee comes out too. Not good. So sometimes wearing a pad during pregnancy is a must. The more kids you have the weaker you bladder can get.
There are many more symptoms pregnant women go through which I haven't listed here. Did you have any of the symptoms above or different?