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
Click through for 7 pregnancy symptoms that stay with you after your baby is born!
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Food Aversions 2 of 8
Heartburn 3 of 8
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!
Larger Feet 4 of 8
Melasma (AKA: Mask of Pregnancy) 5 of 8
Tendinitis (AKA: Mother’s Wrist) 6 of 8
Acne 7 of 8
Hair Changes 8 of 8
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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