I always tell people that getting pregnant isn’t a direct science. There’s just no easy way for it to happen (pleasurable, yes; easy, not so much).
During my second pregnancy with my son it took me some time to realize that I was actually pregnant because I wasn’t expecting it. I certainly didn’t look or feel pregnant yet but I was always sneezing, fatigued, and crying. I also had some major mood swings and food aversions. The signs were all there but for some reason I just ignored them. What I thought was a really bad week turned out to be the beginning of nine months of pregnancy.
With that being said here are some wacky, embarrassing and truly gross pregnancy side effects that your doctor may forget to mention.
Here are 6 symptoms that you might be pregnant
1. Aversion to Smells
All of a sudden nothing smells like roses anymore. You can’t stand the smell of your mother’s cooking (something you’ve always loved) and noticed that the smell of your husband’s cologne now makes you want to vomit. Almost every pregnant women notices a change in her sense of smell during pregnancy.
For example, scientists have hypothesized that for some women, this heightened sense of smell that leads to morning sickness.
2. Always Tired
Oh, is that third cup of coffee not kicking in yet? Sorry mama but you might want to get used to this new feeling of always feeling tired because it’s not going away anytime soon. During early pregnancy, hormonal changes are likely the cause of fatigue. Your body is producing more blood to carry nutrients to your growing baby.
Your blood sugar levels and blood pressure are also lower. Hormones, especially increased progesterone levels, are responsible for making you sleepy.
3. Passing Gas
Stop blaming it on the dog, ok? You’re passing an abundant amount of gas for a reason. As your body produces more progesterone to support your pregnancy, progesterone relaxes muscles in your body. This includes the muscles of your intestine.
Slower moving intestine muscles mean that your digestion slows down. This allows gas to build up, which in turn leads to bloating, burping, and the worst of them all… farting.