18 Totally Bizarre Things That Happen to Your Body When You're Pregnant

pregnant bellyAfter hearing that Drew Barrymore grew a goatee during her pregnancy, I couldn't help but laugh and think about the crazy things that happened to my own body while I was expecting my son.

No, I didn't wind up with unwanted facial hair like she did; however, I broke out in zits all over my back, much to my dismay. It was somewhere around my fifth month, and I guess my hormones must have been in overdrive, because I had acne worse than I ever did as a teenager.

And that's not the only strange thing that occurred. One of my feet also appeared to be bigger than the other, which I'm assuming can be attributed to being swollen like a balloon for most of my pregnancy.


I figured that Drew and I probably aren't the only moms out there who experienced some pretty bizarre pregnancy symptoms -- and I was right.

In addition to the three weird symptoms she and I had, here are 15 more of the wackiest, most unexpected things that moms had happen to their bodies during pregnancy.

"I developed a varicose vein in my hoo-hoo and could barely sit down to pee. It was horrible." -- Anonymous

"My nose got bigger!" -- Angela

"I developed gout. Seriously. On my feet. I had to get a steroid shot in my toe. Hurt worse than labor! Never had it again." -- April

"The strangest thing that happened to me (that wasn't in any of the books I read) was that the hair from at least one (one time it was both) eyebrow fell out around month six in all three of my pregnancies. My OB ran all kinds of tests, but nothing was conclusive. It was so embarrassing." -- Jocelyn

"I got red streak highlights in my hair at my temples. The weirdest part? My son has red hair!" -- Buffy

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"With both of my pregnancies I developed PUPPS Rash -- pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy ... it was all over my belly and horribly itchy." -- Belinda

"I got tendinitis in both wrists. I had to get cortisone shots to help with the pain. Still painful after four months!" -- Meegan

"I got two dark patches on my forehead -- one over each eyebrow. Nine and a half months later and they're still visible!" -- Elizabeth

"Skin tag in my armpit. I also got a few random moles on my back and a dark freckle on my cheek. Nothing the dermatologist couldn't fix. The middle of the night Charlie horses that brought me to tears and all day sickness were the worst though. Not itching to do that again anytime soon." -- Sara

"Once in a lifetime foot odor. Stink people out of the car odor. Without taking off my shoes. Vicks under nose stink." -- @aminick76

"I started getting a lot of beauty spots on my body which disappeared two weeks after giving birth." -- @Hlehle_Oia

"Pregnancy rhinitis, couldn't breathe through nose entire nine months, then a large tumor on my gums, rough pregnancy." -- @shawndaj

"I would faint and have seizures. They said my daughter would lay on my main artery and that would happen." -- @ManicMomme

"My nose became swollen & it looked like a snout." -- @MyMotherfulLife

"The linea negra, that black line that runs from belly button on down to the exit runway." -- @GDRPempress

Have you had any really strange things happen to your body yet?


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