Pregnancy Symptoms they don't tell you about...

Melissa - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone! I'm due in a few days (I'm sooo over being pregnant)! I thought it would be fun to start a convo about all those little surprising 'issues' that can happen during pregnancy that you never learn about until you go through it yourself. I'll start:

They never told me pregnancy would cause excessive drooling!

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Jennifer - posted on 09/13/2010

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This is my second pregnancy and is NOTHING like my first!!!!! My first was a walk in the park compared to this one. I've had headaches, migraines, I'm hot and sweaty all the time, I'm moody, I'm hungry, nauseated, exhausted, sore, swelled up. I drink and eat all day and I'm still hungry and thirsty - nothing satisfies my appetite, but so much nauseates me. I forget so much, I'd forget my name if I didn't wear a badge all day at work. I'm only 24 weeks along, so I have a bit to go. . . .



I switched from a dr to a midwife, cause I thought since my first labor was easy my second one would be no problem. I am really being to wonder. . . .

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Lexi - posted on 01/05/2011

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Fun idea! They never told me that the up all night peeing business starts at the beginning of the pregnancy, not the end. They also didn't tell me that I could be in real labor having full blown hard contractions for 4 days without dilating and the nurses would refuse to admit me to the hospital. Thank God we moved and I will have a different doc and different hospital this time. We almost lost my son because I was so worn out by the time they admitted me and broke my water to speed things up. He had the cord wrapped twice around his neck.

I already had a weak bladder and leaked a lot with the first one, I'm so scared about once I'm prego with the second! lol

Julia - posted on 12/27/2010

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I didn't know i'd be sick morning noon and night for so long. Told the people at work if I just ran out of the room randomly it was because I was sick. wasn't uncommon for me to run out of the room 5+ times a day! Also, I didn't know my leg could go numb..

Lisa - posted on 12/22/2010

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hahaha this is so tru, makes u laff my 1st pregnancy was hardest due to being young and still growing myself so would get faint really easily my 2nd pregnancy was awsome altho i had so much pain from cyst on my ovaries! but that got better with time, then i had bad pelvic floor towards the end so had to wear panty liners , then i have just found out im expecting baby number 3 i have felt so exhausted this time, like i need to sleep but with 2 kids a part time job and a house to run im pretty busy and with being pregnant again im just so tired all the time plus i have a cyst on my ovarie agen lol but hey iv had great labours with both my boys so cant complain .... good luck to u all :)

Jane - posted on 09/15/2010

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this is my third pregnancy in three years.. this baby will be born when my eldest will be 2 years and 6 mths.. but because my body hasnt really has a chance to get over the other pregnacies and my pelvic floor is weak, i cant get over the leaking down there when i sneeze or anything strenuous. my own fault really, but i didnt really expect it.
Also, i am not blessed with a pregnancy glow that everyone talkes about, it is more like blotchy, and sometimes almost acne... very embarrassing, but i have been told it will clear up once bubs is born...
lucky the little munchkins are worth all our troubles..

Amanda - posted on 09/13/2010

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I didn't know that I would "leak" with my second pregnancy. Apparently since you're body has already gone through this once it's ready to go, so sure enough, every now and then, my bra is a little damp...ugh!

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