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Readers Share: 10 Pregnancy Symptoms We Were Not Expecting

By Devan McGuinness |

When I was pregnant with Big P I was caught off guard by some of the symptoms I was experiencing. I had no idea my ribs would hurt so bad as he grew bigger, I had no idea just how strong my cravings would be and turns out I am not the only pregnant lady caught by surprise.

I asked some of my friends and readers if they had any pregnancy symptoms that they were surprised by. Fun thing about life and pregnancy is that although you may feel like the only one who’s gone through something — chances are you’re not the only one.

Click through to see 10 pregnancy symptoms Babble readers were not expecting:

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10 Pregnancy Symptoms We Were Not Expecting

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"Terrible terrible all over my chest, face and back acne." - Lindsey
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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Readers Share: 10 Pregnancy Symptoms We Were Not Expecting

  1. Amber says:

    I had issues with PUPPS, so I had an extremely fine and severly itchy rash all over my body. But, my doctor said that not all pregnant woman get it. I am hoping that my next pregnancy avoids that symptom. Plus the only reason that I found out that I was pregnant was because I thought that I had food poisoning.

  2. Jessica says:

    All the extra saliva. I had to spit constantly! It was so gross. And I would wake up in a puddle of drool.

  3. MamaAdam says:

    Well, I didn’t expect the teenage-boy-like BO (body odor).
    apparently, the hormonal free flow was making me smell like a boy going through puberty no matter how many showers i take.

  4. Sonia says:

    My second pregnancy I sneezed constantly. I guess my body was allergic to baby during first trimester. Ironically he has food allergies.

    My third pregnancy I had itchy breast. The FL heat can give a girl yeast in the common areas.

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