Pregnancy comes with a lot of different experiences that many people down play. Every pregnancy is different. Even if you have had more than one pregnancy, there is usually something different about each one. For women that do not know anything about pregnancy, for whatever reason, may not be prepared for what may arise. Here are 8 pregnancy symptoms you may have started experiencing or may experience throughout the next several months.
Dizziness usually occurs more in the first trimester of pregnancy and you may experience dizziness on and off throughout the rest of your pregnancy. Dizziness can be caused by dehydration. It would be a good idea to always have a bottle of water on hand. It can also be caused by exertion. Walking up and down a flight of stairs or moving too fast can throw off your equilibrium. Remember to take your time and if you start to feel dizzy, it’s okay to take a break with whatever you are doing.
Every pregnancy I have had, five to be exact, I feel fatigued at the beginning of my pregnancy. It usually hits me in my shoulders very strongly, as if I had been lifting waits for hours. It is okay to lay down while you feel this way. You can grab a snack that has protein in it to help feel better.
Many pregnant women experience headaches during pregnancy. Your body is going through so many changes with gaining and losing weight, your breasts are changing, your feet get swollen and so many other things, there is no surprise that your head would be affected.
- Increased Appetite
One symptom of pregnancy is increased appetite. Your body will tell you that it may need more protein so you get a craving for spare ribs. You may have a craving dairy so you eat three grilled cheese sandwiches.
Unfortunately, pregnancy can be quite painful at times. I’m talking about charley horses and side cramps. It could be a sign of dehydration.
- Loss of Appetite
If you are experiencing loss of appetite, you may want to start fixing several small snacks to eat throughout the day.
Nausea is very common during pregnancy. I was blessed to not have this problem until my fourth pregnancy. Most would suggest eating saltine crackers to help relieve the problem. For me, I would take slow deep breaths until it passed. Usually four or five would do the trick.
- Sensitivity to Smell
When I was pregnant, I could not take the smell of peanut butter. I would literally have to leave the kitchen when someone would make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.