Pregnancy is a beautiful experience for every woman, and it is a unique process too. Some have a smooth and seamless experience, while others can not spend one day without feeling nauseous. From the moment you announce your pregnancy, much advice will soon arrive from those who surround you. But surprisingly, there are some important things no one talks about, and we are here to discover them.
EATING FOR TWO IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.
Pregnancy is a stage where everything changes in your body, and sometimes even your eating habits. While you might need to increase the intake of nutritious food and certain vitamins, increasing your calories will only make you gain more weight than you should.
Try to keep a balanced diet and get advice from the experts. It would help if you did not gain much weight during the first and second trimester. And the third trimester, you should only increase 200 calories in your daily intake. The best way to have a healthy pregnancy starts with a healthy diet.
SLEEPING BECOMES A CHALLENGE.
Perhaps in the first trimester, you will feel the same and be able to sleep as you normally do. But when that bump starts to grow, you find yourself looking for extra pillows to find a comfortable position to sleep. In the last month of pregnancy, you will probably sleep almost in a sit-up position, so enjoy the beginning of this journey and buy those extra pillows to prepare for the last stretch
PEOPLE WILL HAVE OPINIONS AND RUB YOUR BELLY
Yes, it is uncomfortable to have a stranger staring or touching your baby bump, but it seems inevitable. For some reason, pregnant women are a source of cuteness, and there is a sudden urge to find out if you are having a boy or a girl if you have a name, how long you are if you plan to breastfeed or not, and why!
At first, you will find it annoying and intrusive, but you will soon learn to ask people to back off politely, or perhaps you will enjoy it.
YOUR EMOTIONS BECOME UNPREDICTABLE.
Hormones are responsible for keeping your pregnancy going on the right path, but they also impact how you feel physically and emotionally. Some will cause nausea and lack of energy, while others will make us emotional. The ups and downs are part of being pregnant. Try to understand your body’s amazing work and give yourself space and time to feel every emotion.
YOUR BODY WILL CHANGE MORE THAN YOU IMAGINE.
We all know your belly grows during pregnancy, but did you know that a dark line might appear vertically across your belly? And that is called linea nigra. Or how about hemorrhoids? A result of the pressure on your bladder and bowel, quite common among pregnant women. And those dark nipples you now can not recognize. Yes, there are many changes you do not even expect. But nothing to worry about, pregnancy is not forever, and your body will go back to normal over time.
Well, there you have them, some of the many things no one tells you about pregnancy. Many are uncomfortable and hard to talk about but do not feel like you are the only one who experiences them. In reality, we all go thru some hard times, and it is important not to idealize pregnancy.
It is a beautiful stage, and you are blessed with a new life, but there is no need to cover the reality of how hard it can be. Feel free to say you are not enjoying it and ask for help whenever you feel the need.