What didn't you expect when you were expecting?

So we all know the common pregnancy symptoms; nausea, frequent urination, fatigue; but what about those symptoms you never expected.

What didn't you expect when you were expecting?

04
4Katie
    05/22/14
    4Katie
    I didn't expect to become lactose intolerant during my fourth pregnancy. Thankfully it went away but it was horrible and painful and all this pregnant lady wanted to eat was ice cream!
    4
      05/22/14
      my feet got so bad. I couldn't wear my favorite shoes anymore when I was pregnant. We still went out, but instead of my boots, I wore flipflops.
      1
      05/22/14
      Comment deleted
      05/22/14
      I went dancing until I was about 8 months along (with permission from my dr.) and I always wore my cowboy boots. It sucked to line dance in flip flops.
      2
        05/22/14
        amanda
        My first pregnancy I had no idea what to expect. There were a lot of not so great things I didn't know about until they happened to me like hemorrhoids, constipation, heightened senses, insomnia and that sharp stabbing pain you get on the inside when you start dilating and the baby is descending. Oh and I had no idea how many times I would pee myself from sneezing or coughing. lol
        1
          05/22/14
          Comment deleted
          05/22/14
          My fiance joked that being pregnant gave me the farts, lol. In five years he never really heard me fart.
          3
          05/31/14
          One time I started laughing at something and I farted super loud! Like, totally unexpected flatulence! He still brings that occasion up (mostly because it's like the only time I've ever farted around him).
          2
            05/22/14
            Most of it I didn't expect. I didn't do any birthing classes or read any books or anything about what to expect. I'm the type of person that if I know something unpleasant is going to happen I am going to panic about it. So I would look things up to make sure thy were normal as they happened. I went into my c-section completely oblivious as to what was about to happen (I wouldn't recommend this)
            2
              05/22/14
              amanda
              We didn't do birthing classes either. I was horrified the few weeks before I delivered. Then the morning I went in to be induced it all went away and I was like lets do this thing! lol I don't know why. But it is scary not knowing whats going to happen.
              1
              05/24/14
              Comment deleted
              05/31/14
              It got to a point for me where I was popping Tums like a junky! I couldn't even lay down without acid crawling into my throat and the back of my mouth :( I didn't find out till after I delivered that my doctor could have prescribed something for it!
              1
                05/22/14
                For some reason, I couldn't handle the smell or taste of the spice Sage, and can't to this day as a result of my aversion during pregnancies. Don't know why...It's funny how it stayed with me~
                2
                  05/22/14
                  Stephani Harper
                  I so had that issue with the shrimp but all it took was for me to get one that had the "poop" in it still to turn me off forever. This last baby was my 3rd and I was so specific about my cravings. One time I wanted a strawberry vanilla bean coolatta from dunkin but when I got it they didn't put the exact amount of each thing I wanted and I was so angry I had a temper tantrum over it!!! I screamed like a horror movie lol!! And the differences between the last and second pregnancy...like with the second I wanted pickles 24/7 and thy had to be a specific kind but with this last one I didn't touch one single pickle and still haven't haha!
                  1
                    05/23/14
                    I didn't expect laziness on my second pregnant but sleeping too much and eating.
                    2
                    About Katie
                    Birth: November 24
                    On Moms.com since: Jan 21, 2014
                    ***Community Manager of Moms.com*** Mom to four amazing children. I am passionate about helping and supporting new moms as they enter into motherhood. I am a certified doula, certified childbirth educator and an accredited breastfeeding counselor.