(Closed) Things I wish I knew before I got pregnant!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That even if you are 20 years old with no reason for weak bladder muscles, you will pee yourself  little bit every time you sneeze, and your husband will laugh at you every single time.

I totally did this today at work, kill me now.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Omigoodness, the acid reflux/indigestion!!  I am constantly fighting to not throw up in my mouth, grossssss!!!!  I kinda figured a pregnancy would be rough on my body since I’m so petite, but I did not expect debilitating back and hip pain, especially with my demanding job.

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh, and I never knew what real worry or being scared was like before pregnancy, because when we were told our baby could have some kind of genetic issues, I was so terrified and cried all day for a week straight, it was awful.

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bijou214:  This!!!! A thousand times over. I have NO patience for idiots right now!!! And I’ve lost the ability to be polite to people that don’t deserve it. I used to be such a nice person haha!

Post # 51
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337 posts
Helper bee

I’m not pregnant yet, but I clicked on this thread to see what I need to be prepared for in the future.  Now I can see the other not-so-sunny-side of being pregnant

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wish I had known you could get varicose veins in your lady bits….just yeah. Feeling like you’ve been kicked 

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is so enlightening. I am 12 weeks along now, and like others, the fatigue, nausea, heartburn was a suprise even though I knew those are typical symtoms. I think most of all it’s “not feeling like myself” if that makes sense. I feel like a dampened version of myself- tired, bloated, not wanting to go out as much, no energy to do things. I was hoping that in the second trimester I would start to feel like “myself” again, but so far it’s the same. 

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Omg I’m so glad I checked back in to this thread. I have so, so much to look forward to!

Post # 55
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@StephieBee:  I think your mother was unlucky, or unnecessarily critical of herself. My little As went back to little As afterward, but not smaller.

On the original question, I didn’t realise “morning sickness” was actually “all day sickness”, and I wouldn’t be able to stand some of my favourite foods.

Post # 56
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Zittajohn:  Omg I HOPE that happens to me! I’m a D now and I really wish that they go back to a C after breastfeeding…sigh***

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

The boob thing totally depends. My mom was a B before she had my sister and I, I’m not sure how large they got during pregnancy, but she stayed a LARGE Dear Daughter, and they’re still there. My sister on the other hand was a 32C before having a baby and is now barely a 32B.

I was a 32C, now I’m a 32Dear Daughter. I want to keep them *foot stomp* they are FABULOUS!

Hey there is something sunny! I never knew my boobs would be sooooo glorious lmao!

I also never knew how many people needed a high five…. to the face… with a chair!

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1994

@the_newlymintedmrs-s17:  OMG the sciatic nerve pain, my son is 18 and I still have issues with it! 🙁

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wish someone told me the literal pressure you feel when you start to show/get bigger!  I feel like I need the air let out of me! It’s not a gassy feeling, just…pressure.

I wish someone had told me about the random pains you get! Especially the round ligament pain! I have to be very careful sneezing, rolling over in bed, and standing up too quickly or HOLYCRAPBALLS that hurts! 

I wish someone had told me about the SNOT. That’s right, I said it! I’m SO snotty! I’ve now become a mouth sleeper which sucks! I also have a post nasal drip when paired with a weak gag reflex makes me dry heave a lot. 

I wish someone had told me to drink some caffiene before ultrasounds! The baby was sleeping in the wrong position during the Nuchal so I have to go back for the blood test and didn’t get any nuchal results. 🙁 

 

 

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Oh.my.god.

SO & I are discussing TTC and I am now absolutely terrified. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super glad I’m reading this but wow, I just don’t know if I can do this.

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Wellington Bride:  The thirst totally gets me! I feel like I am constantly thirsty and constantly drinking.

I wish I knew that pregnancy can come with painful ovarian cysts. Maybe? Or maybe it was better that I was blissfully ignorant?

 

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