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8 Things They Never Told You About the First Trimester (PHOTOS)

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My youngest child is 6 years old, so it's been a while since I have personally experienced the giddy, barfy early days of pregnancy. Still, there's something about the first trimester that has a way of lingering in the old memory bank, am I right? You'd think Mother Nature would have designed us to sort of ease into things, gestationally speaking, but NOOOOO.

Before I got pregnant for the first time, I knew the basics about what to expect while expecting ... but I could never have truly been prepared for the reality of it. I know everyone's different, but here's my take on the 8 things that surprised me the most about the first trimester.


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nonmember avatar DJC247

I just almost laughed myself to tears, it's so true.

I'm trying to convince my 3rd and I remember it all so well no that you have reminded me of the first few months of gross, yet I'm still going to have at least two more kids before I'm done.

Thank you.

Apr1l Apr1l

lol these are too true.


la_be... la_bella_vita

LOL I can relate to a few. The sense of smell, fatigue and super sore breasts

timon95 timon95

i didn't have any of those issues until my 2nd trimester for both kids.

aneela aneela

the two main things for me were feeling dizzy a lot and all of a sudden I could not eat chinese food LOL...as soon as I had my baby I was back to my chinese food...the dizzy stuff still comes and goes though :P

Bob192 Bob192

The worst for me was the morning sickness!

sanj1213 sanj1213

Morning sickness was bad for me. It was all day.

splatz splatz

Blech... I hated the first trimester all 3 times! 

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