Everyone was pretty shocked after hearing that Halle Berry is pregnant with her second child at the age of 46 -- but it sounds like no one was quite as surprised as her.
She was so stunned, in fact, that Halle thought she had kidney stones when she went to the doctor to see what was going on. And even though I've never had a kidney stone, I can totally relate to what Halle went through. Like her, I was pretty dumbfounded when I found out that the abdominal pain I was experiencing was due to the fact that I was pregnant.
It was roughly a week after I conceived, and I had the strangest pain in my lower mid-section. It felt like really awful cramps, which I attributed to food poisoning or a bad case of indigestion. Looking back, however, odds are good that I was experiencing implantation pain, which could be what Halle's "kidney stone" discomfort was as well. (Or maybe it was something else. I'm no medical expert.)
It's funny how early signs and symptoms of pregnancy seem to mimic other ailments, so it's easy to see where women assume they are sick -- not pregnant.
In addition to pain you think might be from kidney stones or food poisoning and/or indigestion, here are seven more pregnancy symptoms that can easily be mistaken for something else.
Did you think you had some other ailment when in reality you were pregnant?
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