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7 Ugly + Annoying Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

When I was pregnant with the twins, I developed a red, blotchy rash on my chest at about week 9. At first I was concerned about it mostly because it was ugly. It didn’t itch and it wasn’t raised, just a smooth, red, blotchy, and ugly rash. My doctor told me it was caused by my pregnancy hormones, and that it would likely disappear after the twins were born. I miscarried the twins at 17 weeks about seven months ago, and the rash is still with me.

What I’ve learned is that pregnancy symptoms don’t always end when you’re no longer pregnant.

But I didn’t realize how many pregnancy symptoms can last longer than 9 months until I came across an article on The Stir. Food aversions? They might never go away. That wicked heartburn? It might just be with you until little Madison heads off to college. 

Did any of your pregnancy symptoms stay with you after your baby was born?

  • Pregnancy Symptoms that Last Longer than 9 Months 1 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    Click through for 7 pregnancy symptoms that stay with you after your baby is born!

    Original Photo: iStockphoto

  • Food Aversions 2 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    We've all heard of pregnant women being totally grossed out by certain foods during pregnancy, but they can often go back to enjoying these yummies after the baby is born. Except when they can't. Some women have food aversions that don't go away after pregnancy.

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Heartburn 3 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    I had some wicked heartburn at the beginning of my second trimester, until someone told me about taking apple cider vinegar for it (which totally helped, by the way). I couldn't imagine having heartburn that lasted long after a pregnancy ends, but some poor women do!

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Larger Feet 4 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    Bigger feet is a common complaint during pregnancy, and many women say their feet never return to their pre-pregnancy size so hold off on buying any new shoes in your current size, because you might not be able to wear them after the baby arrives!

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Melasma (AKA: Mask of Pregnancy) 5 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    The Mask of Pregnancy sounds like a superhero reference, but unfortunately, there's nothing glamorous about this pregnancy symptom. Dark and discolored skin patches on the face can often appear during pregnancy and sometimes never disappear.

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons, User Elord

  • Tendinitis (AKA: Mother’s Wrist) 6 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    Mother's wrist, medically known as de Quervain's disease, is a type of tendinitis that affects the thumb and wrist. Joints are often affected during pregnancy, and this affliction is only made worse by the repetitive lifting of your baby.

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Acne 7 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    Think acne was only for your teen years? Think again. Some women skip the pregnancy glow and develop acne during their 9 months and sometimes it doesn't go away. 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Hair Changes 8 of 8
    Pregnancy Symptoms that Stay After Baby is Born

    Curly hair turn flat? Flat hair get a wave? Straight hair frizz out? You're not alone. Countless women say their hair changes during pregnancy, and it never goes back to how it was! 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

Be sure to check out the full list of pregnancy symptoms that stay with you after the baby is born on The Stir!

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