Pregnancy is an outer-body experience that is different each time. Family and friends tell you their stories, but there is always something that happens when you’re pregnant that no one thought to tell you. You may get caught off guard, scared or terrified that something is wrong or just downright disgusting. The following list provides some insight on what happens to your body during pregnancy, labor & delivery and post pregnancy. Check out the list and you just might find out that you were not the only person to go through these mind numbing things while pregnant.
When you’re in the beginning stages of pregnancy, it seems as if everything tires you out and nothing is more appealing than lying in your bed. Going out and staying up late seems like a thing of the past. Then, as the pregnancy progresses, you have enough energy to keep going and when the time comes, you are ready for a good night’s sleep. However, your body isn’t ready. It becomes hard to get comfortable and your body aches from trying to find that perfect position, which ends up keeping you up all night. No more sleeping through the night for you, until after the baby is born.
Every time you sit down it appears as if you have to get up again and use the bathroom. It’s like you are releasing a liter a day. It’s a constant cycle of up-and-down, running to the bathroom. It can even appear as if your baby has decided to lay directly on top of your bladder.
Your feet will grow a size or two during the pregnancy. So say goodbye to those small petite feet and get ready for the big ones. Your body starts to retain extra fluids and it has taken up space in your feet. Put away your favorite shoes and put on some comfortable crocs instead.
Morning sickness isn’t the right way of putting it. You may be sick all day long and the sight of food will make you nauseous, and almost nothing stays down anymore. So prepare to say bye-bye to your favorite foods like eggs, pizza and chicken.