When I got pregnant, I thought I knew what to expect. It’s not my first time around and when my three older kids’ pregnancies all turned out to be pretty similar, I expected that was how my body was when pregnant.
I have always had trouble with nausea and vomiting. With my first two children, it went away around 16 weeks, but my third child the nausea lasted until the day after delivery. I expected it again this time, but not sure to which degree.
I have always had food cravings and aversions. While they have been slightly different in all my pregnancies, they remained pretty consistent throughout and never really caused too many issues as far as finding food to eat.
I have a son and two daughters and the way my body carried each of their pregnancies was similar also. I am short so my belly protrudes big and quickly so I expected that this time around. My uterus tends to show fast and larger than gestational age and I was anticipating being in maternity clothes by 11 weeks pregnant.
This pregnancy, all those things I thought I knew what to expect have kind of been thrown out the window. I have heard that each pregnancy is different, even with the same woman, but I was still caught off-guard.
Check out these 10 ways this pregnancy has been different than my previous ones:
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!