More Pregnancy Info
the first trimester of pregnancy, many women consider morning
sickness as an all-through-the-pregnancy-all-day-long sickness. But
this is not the only pregnancy symptoms a woman needs to prepare
for. According to moms and moms-to-be who've been through it, and a
midwife who's been through it with them, there are a few other
lesser-known tales about what can be expected when you're an
In some instances, many pregnant women discover pains in parts of
their bodies that they previously paid little attention to as the
unborn child moves around inside the womb.
It is also possible for a pregnant woman to wake up at night with
Restless Leg Syndrome, a tingling, numb feeling and extreme
restlessness in the legs. It may only occur at night and once you’re
up and walking, everything is fine.
Pregnancy can suddenly make you allergic to something. Or if you
already have an allergy, it can aggravate it to an unbearable
According to Lynn Himmelreich, CNM, MPH, a midwife in the obstetrics
and gynecology department at the University of Iowa in Iowa City,
most of these symptoms are likely to be much more frustrating since
you're going to be exhausted most of the time. Many women are
surprised by just how bad symptoms of pregnancy can get.
However, not all surprising pregnancy symptoms are physical. Carrie
Hutton, a new mom from Arlington, Virginia whose son is now four
months old, describes what some call ‘pregnancy amnesia.’ Hutton
said that, for some reason, no matter how competent you were in your
pre-pregnancy life, you can no longer connect the dots. You're
lucky if you can still remember your name, address, and phone
And what if you're expecting the whole Pregnancy Platter of Symptoms
such as morning sickness, swollen and tender breasts, allergies,
restless leg syndrome, pregnancy amnesia, and the works but they
fail to show up? When this happens, just consider yourself lucky and
go about your business. Doctors get more questions from people who
don't get the symptoms that the books mention than those who do.
They feel that when the symptoms are absent, then something is
There are a lot of pregnancy cases in which the woman doesn't have
morning sickness or sore breasts and doctors find them normal and
healthy. What you should be concerned about is when the pregnancy
symptoms you have suddenly disappear. “It's not usually a problem if
you don't have tender breasts, for example, but it's more concerning
if you had those symptoms at first and then suddenly at seven or
eight weeks, they stopped,” said Himmelreich.
And not all pregnancy surprises are negative. Some women even find
their pregnant bodies lovely to look at. Although over time they
became awkward, achy, and tired, they tend to love the shape of
their bodies while pregnant. Their breasts and belly become more
rounded and their hair and skin have become so full of life. Though
some women felt beautiful with their bodies’ transformation, still
others become insecure and very sensitive.