6 Surprising Pregnancy Symptoms You Might Not Know

Pregnancy is an emotional time for any expectant mother . Sure it's exciting, and you can't wait to meet your new baby. But it can a...

Pregnancy is an emotional time for any expectant mother. Sure it's exciting, and you can't wait to meet your new baby. But it can also flare up some rather surprising symptoms that can be quite difficult to overcome. Yes, you know all about that uncontrollable craving for junk food. The morning sickness that can happen at any time of the day, who knew? Don't forget the uncomfortable sleep and the swollen parts of your body. Which is why I thought would be a good idea to highlight some of those other symptoms you may encounter. I hope it helps you.

Surprising Pregnancy Symptoms

1. Craving Non-Food Items

Craving Non Food Items Pregnancy

Cravings happen during pregnancy. Sometimes they are for wonderful tasting things like ice cream or burgers. Other times you may find yourself craving something you previously didn't like. It could be anything. But what happens when you start craving non-food items? It's more common than you realize to develop a craving for ice, chalk, and dirt amongst other things. It's known as Pica. There is plenty of information online about it if you find yourself in this situation. Don't worry.

2. Stuffy Nose

Stuffy Nose During Pregnancy

It's very common to suffer from a stuffy nose or a nose that won't stop running during pregnancy. You may feel constantly congested. Surprisingly up to 30 percent of pregnant women can struggle with it. So you are not alone if this is how you are feeling right now. It's down to the higher levels of estrogen in your body that cause mucus membranes to swell.

3. Varicose Veins

Varcose Veins During Pregnancy

Varicose veins are enlarged or swollen veins and are usually blue or purple. This can be down to poor circulation and your increased weight during pregnancy can cause them. It's not as common, but you may start to see them developing in your legs. You could consider leg vein treatment after you have had your baby to try and rectify the problem.

4. Dizziness

Dizziness During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your cardiovascular system is under added pressure. Your blood pressure can also be affected which could cause you to feel light-headed and dizzy from time to time. It's not necessarily something to worry about, but just be mindful of the added pressure your body is under.

5. Pins & Needles In Your Hands

Pins And Needles In Your Hands

You could begin to suffer from pins and needles in your hand, and your wrist. This could be down to added pressure on your nervous system. While it may not develop into anything to worry about, the best advice would be to get extra support for your hands and wrist as and when possible. For example, when sitting at a desk typing, you could have a wrist rest to take some of the pressure off.

6. Shortness Of Breath

Shortness Of Breath Pregnancy

Finally, many pregnant ladies begin to notice a shortness of breath during their pregnancy. It may even appear in the early stages. This is because your body need more oxygen during this time. You may be more aware of your breath.

I hope these symptoms have made you more aware of some of the other factors you may experience during your pregnancy journey.

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  1. Informative. Very imp for the women who are expecting...


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