Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. A lot of people have waited a long time to start families. So nobody wants to feel like they are complaining when this is something they have dreamed about. But let’s be honest, there are some gross things about pregnancy that not even my friends warned me about. So I’m going to be your friend and let you know some of the gross pregnancy symptoms I’ve experienced.
Gas is natural, it’s common. Everyone farts. Have you ever smelled a pregnant fart though? I swear it’s so bad even I get embarrassed. I can’t hold it in either, because it’s harder to control now. My husband swears my farts have always been bad, but this is next level. Pregnancy tends to slow down your gastrointestinal tract because of all the extra progesterone in your system. Your growing uterus doesn’t do anything to help either.
As your food digests during pregnancy, your bowel muscles slow down their motions in order to take all the nutrients they possibly can for your growing baby. This is a result of the extra progesterone in your system, meant to make things easier for delivery. Do you know how uncomfortable it is when you have to drop a deuce but nothing happens? It makes me feel extra bloated.
I’ve never had hemorrhoids and I really hope I don’t have to experience it either. I’ve read that they don’t generally become a problem until the second and third trimesters. However I’ve been experiencing constipation this time around and I know sometimes this can be a cause. Over half of pregnant women experience hemorrhoids because of their uterus pressing down on veins in the rectum. Eww right?
This is new for me, because I didn’t get them with Santana. However here lately I have been getting them quite often. Initially I thought it was because Santana head butted me and my nose was broken or something. During your first trimester the amount of blood circulating in your body increases and your heart works harder. This means that the lining of your nasal passage (inside your nose) also receives more blood. You have tiny blood vessels inside your nose so the increased blood volume can sometimes damage those blood vessels and cause them to burst, resulting in a nosebleed. Changes in your hormones during pregnancy can also contribute to nosebleeds.
These are annoying. I got quite a few of them with Santana in weird spots. I made the mistake once and tried to pull it off. I know, I know. Needless to say it didn’t work, and it hurt so bad.
Vaginal swelling after c-section
Listen not one person told me that my vagina was going to swell! Not my friends not even the doctor. To say I was freaked out is an understatement. I have literally never seen my vagina this swollen in life. I know this is probably something most people won’t discuss. Plus it’s gross. But I’m trying to help my sisters out though. I guess I was being naive when I thought my vagina would be safe since nothing was coming out of it.
It all ends sometime!
I really hope I didn’t scare any of you if you are expecting or hoping to get pregnant. Maybe some of you have experienced some of these things so you can relate. In the end I will have two beautiful boy’s. Now I know why our mother’s are always talking about everything they went through to have us.
I know there are plenty of things I am leaving out. What, if any gross pregnancy symptoms have you had?
Until Next Time!