Strange things that happened during my pregnancy
Much of my pregnancy with my daughter was by the book. However, I did have some strange things that I couldn't have made up if I tried. Here's a list of some of them.
1. Around week 5, I broke out in hives. Itchy itchy hives. My healthcare professionals initially thought that it was due to something I ate, but as time progressed and the hives continued, they decided it was due to my pregnancy and prescribed that I take an OTC allergy medication (I chose Zyrtec's generic). The hives disappeared, thank goodness, leading me to believe that I'm a little allergic to being pregnant.
2. Around week 20, I thought I was past the hive stage and tried to stop taking the Zyrtec. That day was the only day I threw up in my entire pregnancy. Apparently a weird side effect of some OTC allergy meds is that they help with nausea.
3. I took the Metro to and from work. I would get very, very motion sick, especially near the end of my route. When the sickness felt like it was getting unbearable, though, I would sneeze, and the nausea would alleviate. Googling shows that, at least anecdotally, nausea and sneezing somehow connects.
4. Also strange, around the middle of my pregnancy, I had some back issues. My back would hurt really badly in the early morning, until I went to the restroom. Slightly TMI, I apologize, when I peed first thing in the morning, my back would actually crack, and the pain would alleviate. Gross but true.
Do or did you have any super-strange pregnancy symptoms?
I had the pregnancy from hell with my oldest. It's like my body revolted in every way possible to being pregnant. I had HG and spent several months on bedrest with home IV's. This caused my kidneys and heart to react to the severe dehydration so I had to constantly to pee strips to check my ketones and I had to visit the cardiologist. Somewhere in all of this I had a suspected DVT and was again hospitalized on bed rest while they monitored me and I was on blood thinners. My amniotic fluid was low so they finally induced me once I was medically cleared to be induced.
So, needless to say when I got the positive pregnancy test with my youngest I FREAKED out. I did not want to go through all of that again so I was terrified. Oddly enough there were absolutely no complications that time around.