14 Freaky Things That Happen During Pregnancy That Aren't Cause for Alarm

pregnancyAbout 30 seconds after you find out you're pregnant, you enter a crazy world called: IS THIS NORMAL? Your digestive system gets all techy, your body leaks goo, and everything smells unfamiliar. This was one of the big shocks of pregnancy for me. Usually if you feel bad, that means something is wrong. But with pregnancy, if you feel bad, it most likely means everything is just fine and dandy, puking lady!

The range of "normal" symptoms and experiences during pregnancy is almost as wide as your expanding ass. Belly! I mean belly. Here's just a sampling of things that happen during pregnancy that feel wrong but probably mean everything's great.

OMG, pregnancy: The good times just keep rolling on! But don't worry, be happy, and when in doubt, talk with your doctor or midwife. Better safe than sorry, of course. Still, if you can save yourself from some unnecessary worry, you and your baby will both be better off. 

Have you had any of these "troubling" symptoms?


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nonmember avatar Kristi

Not trying to nitpick but when I was spotting and called my Dr, she said it is never "normal" and you should always call in--they will most likely want to see you.

nonmember avatar FarmersWife

I agree on the spotting. It can be normal, but as with most things check with your own dr or midwife to be sure it's normal for you

NatAndCo NatAndCo

Apparently it's also normal to feel like your entire pelvic region was attacked with a sledgehammer. Something about tendons/ligaments softening and unable to support you

Blues... Blueshark77

My lower left back hurts so bad. Back pain seems to be very common too. My partner's scent doesn't bother me, but my own scent does.

mamaw... mamawidup

My entire leg would go numb due to the baby pressing down on my nerves. I think that was the most shocking thing. But then again, it started about a week before I gave birth.

SaphireH SaphireH

during my last pregnancy i had the numbing in my leg to plus id get sharp and shocking pain that would stretch down my left leg and it became difficult to walk because of the pain so i got to spend most of my time sitting on ice packs, on heating pads and in epsom salt baths

nurse... nursemama88

I had horrible sciatica that everytime I took a step it hurt. One day it was so bad I had to crawl everywhere. I look back now and laugh but at the time it sucked.

nonmember avatar Jess

I'm on my second pregnancy, my first was a breeze! This time, I have every negative symptom PLUS horrible insomnia! I'm entering my 3rd trimester, but its been the entire pregnancy! I can't believe I complained about over sleeping/eating/and being so thirsty the first pregnancy, I would trade that in a heartbeat for more then 5-6 hours of sleep! I had no idea how common this actually is, about 70% of preggo women suffer from it, but of course no one talks about it! Preggo insomnia is real, and oh so painful! It can cause so many health issues, and it amplifies all of the other bad preggo symptoms. We've tried everything under the sun, and after every safe option failed miserably, my doc said I could take unisom. It's still hit or miss some nights. I wish they would do more research to find a safer way to address preggo insomnia aside from the obvious home remedies!

2boys... 2boysmom48

my belly would go numb, all around my belly button, it felt really wierd, Dr said it was normal because the stretching muscles....

nonmember avatar danielle

With my second pregnancy i had all the negative symptoms as well.... Inculding the insomnia... I had to take unisom as well however it made me even more moody than the typical preganancy mood swings... It didn't help that my two year still co-slept in bed with me and my now ex-husband. But the most shocking and oddest thing was when i was in my second trimester of my first pregnancy was the sacretions from my breast! I called my mom and asked her what in the world was going on! Haha

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