(Closed) Pregnancy symptoms you weren't expecting?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Bloating!!!  So much so soon, I feel “fat” and I’m only 4-5 weeks.  Also food aversions to food that I love!  Seriously, we’re talking mashed potato aversion!??  Who woulda thunk it?  LOL

Post # 4
1575 posts
Bumble bee

I will second the nasal congestion, I’ve had it the whole time so far! (currently 30 weeks)

I also wasn’t expecting that growing thicker hair would mean body/facial hair too, ugh. 😡

Post # 5
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll third nasal congestion. I heard about everything else – the bloating, the gas, the vomiting, the food aversion, the hair growth. No one ever mentioned anything about not being able to breathe.

@dreamocracy:  That’s depressing! I was hoping nasal congestion is one of those things that will pass, like morning sickness. LOL

Post # 6
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep, definitely the nasal congestion and bloody tissues. Blech!

Post # 7
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Interesting, I have had nasal congestion and bloody tissues and didn’t even realize that it could be attributed to pregnancy! I just thought our house was extra dry this winter.

I didn’t expect my belly growing to hurt so much. Sometimes just touching it makes me want to cry out in pain. Everything stretching and so tight, yeesh. In the same vein, my pubic bone is KILLING ME to the point where on really bad days, I can barely get my pants on or get out of the car. I just didn’t know. I expected to feel fat and uncomfortable (and I do) but I didn’t think it would hurt this much.

Post # 8
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My BFF had nasal congestion all throughout her pregnancy and it went away the minute she gave birth.  The same happenned to my co-worker.  That’s one odd symptom I sure dont look forward to.

Post # 9
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was surprised at how my immune system took a hit.  I got 2 colds, one right after the other and it took so much longer to recover.

Post # 10
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ooh let’s see!..

  • Feeling sweaty all the time and needing more showers
  • Stiff, swollen, achey hands and feet
  • Itchy skin as stretch marks appear
  • Constant heartburn at night
  • Hair on stomach
  • Breathlessness
  • Nose bleeds
  • Snoring
  • Dribbling

So unglamorous! 🙁

Edit: also – vomiting stomach acid as opposed to food 🙁

Post # 11
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My heart races or pounds really hard. It feels like I just ran down the stairs or I drank too much caffeine when in reality, I’m just laying there trying to fall asleep. 

Post # 12
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I totally wasn’t expecting that the smell aversion thing could extend to people as well – for a few weeks, I couldn’t get close to Darling Husband without feeling sick! He’s a super clean guy, but his natural smell made me gag. Such a horrible symptom and super random! So glad that’s gone now, poor guy. 


Post # 13
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was really ignorant about pregnancy! I didn’t expect: 

–morning sickness to last all day and not go away even after I’ve vomited

–stuffy nose

–really bad back pain from joint dysfunction, not from the weight of my belly

–feeling down in the dumps


–vaginal discharge

Post # 14
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Itchy skin


puking and almost pooping yourself at the same time

constipation so bad it makes you ache

constant thirst

beign so tired your afraid to drive home alone!

Did I mention I’m only 8 weeks lol. Oh well… anything for baby!

Post # 15
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My eyes have been SO DRY AND ITCHY. I sure didn’t expect that, it’s so weird.

Post # 16
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

I didn’t realize morning sickness would hit me so soon! I’d have to be around 5 weeks right now, maybe a little more, and I’ve already had to ask for my shifts to be worked around that!
I never thought chocolate would make me gag. NEVER!
I thought I was genuinely sick and my cold was causing false positives, not the positives causing the cold!
I didn’t realize sleeplessness meant not getting to sleep until 5am.
I didn’t realize my heart would start beating so hard and so fast without warning.
I ONLY JUST on these forums learnt that the reason I was short of breath yesterday was pregnancy. 

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