Things I wish I had Known about Pregnancy
Many of us are completely clueless when it comes to pregnancy, whilst others have heard about most of it, or have read every book and blog on the matter so feel pretty prepared.
I am one of the later, I read, blogged, googled and researched every single thing I could about pregnancy, labour and looking after a new born. But what I realised was, that no matter how well researched you are, or how well prepared you think you are, there will always be a few surprises in stall for you along the way.....
To help you have less surprises throughout your pregnancy I have listed here a few things that I wished I had known before hand, as well as including a few things sent in by our members. So read on and be super prepared..........
Pregnancy – I wish I had known
That you don’t get much love at your obstetrician appointments, most of the time you are rushed in and out in ten minutes, though it still costs you a $100 a pop.
That it is normal to get pigmentation on your face and your body.
That it is normal to get spider veins on your legs.
That your hair can change colour and texture.
That morning sickness, can last ALL day. And should be called, morning, noon and night sickness.
That you don’t need to buy maternity clothes until at least the fifth month. I wasted so much money.
That you probably won’t be able to wear your wedding ring after a few months.
That trying to sleep is so HARD. First you can’t sleep on your stomach because your boobs are too big and sore, then you can’t sleep on your back because you can squash your sciatic nerve. On top of that you get restless leg, heartburn, kicks in the belly and have to pee ten times a night.
That you can’t get enough sleep. Sleep, sleep, and sleep. Get as much rest as you can now.
Do things for yourself all the time, movies, massages, watching clouds float by.
That your emotions will be all over the place. ALL of the time.
That sometimes you won’t be happy about the pregnancy.
That you really do need to PEE all the time.
How hard it is not to pig out when you are hungry all the time.
How often random people touch your belly and try to give you advice.
That your boobs can leak even before the baby arrives.
How exhausting it is.
That putting your underwear or shoes in the later months is almost impossible; I had to get my husband to dress me after the seventh month.
That getting off the lounge, in and out of bed and in and out of the car, is not only difficult but takes 100 times more energy than normal.
How scared you get when you don’t feel the baby move.
How much you miss alcohol, particularly that glass of wine after a hard day at work.
That there are so many rules about what you can and can’t eat, lift or do.
That every twinge of pain, cramp, or other feeling that isn’t normal for you, makes you panic and think, Oh My God, What’s wrong!!! Mischa - Perth, W.A.
Pregnancy takes FOREVER!!!!!!!!! Debbie - Robina, QLD
That the baby kicks feel strange and can sometimes really hurt. Chanyarat - Belmore, NSW
That the baby always stops kicking as soon as you get your husband to touch your belly. Maria - Kenmore, QLD
That I actually HATED being pregnant!!!! Kathryn - Cronulla, NSW