I love how pregnant woman are portrayed in movies and on TV. They are happy glowing, blissful ladies who breeze in with the most stunning and chic maternity wardrobe looking fresh-faced and dewy.
In real life, I’m a waddling, sweaty person who threw on the nearest thing that was comfortable (and maybe clean). Oh and I may have farted once or twice when I was entering the room. These, my lady friends, are the realities of pregnancy.
Other realities of pregnancy are the symptoms – common ones like nausea, dizziness, extreme hunger and frequent trips to the bathroom. There are a few other “fun” pregnancy symptoms you might not know about.
I’m here to break down some of the less talked about symptoms for you.
Tinkling While Laughing – Yes, frequent peeing is part of being pregnant due to your baby planting itself firmly on your bladder, but usually you have time to make it to the bathroom once you feel the urge to pee. But if something strikes you funny – watch out because that baby on your bladder might make you wet your pants. Spontaneous peeing may happen when you sneeze as well.
Sweating’s Not Just For Armpits – When you are pregnant, sweating is an equal opportunity experience. The back of your knees sweat, in-between your legs sweat, and even the back of your ears sweat. I can attest to sweating underneath my enlarged breasts too – oh man!
Spitting Like a Baseball Player – Some pregnant women produce excess saliva. This might be something like three or four quarts a day! Spitting out the saliva may be the only option to treat this issue, but some say you can try limiting starch or drinking water with lemon juice to lessen the saliva flow.
UFOS Have Landed on My Boobs – No, those dark, giant disks on your boobs do not signal an alien invasion. They are just your nipples that have gotten really big and turned much darker and sometimes lumpier (milk ducts, here you come!). Do not mistake them for flying saucers.