Before you get pregnant, people tell you lots of stuff about it. "You'll get morning sickness! You'll gain weight! You'll be tired!" While none of that is necessarily fun, I wouldn't call it embarrassing. But, see, there are a lot embarrassing pregnancy symptoms that you may experience. Pregnancy is not a delicate time!
So, what might these embarrassing symptoms be? (First-time moms, beware!)
1) Severe and random nausea
This may or may not happen to you. But it could! Some women are so prone to nausea that they can throw up anywhere…without much warning. If you catch a whiff of something that sets you off, find the nearest bathroom or trash can, quick. You may need to unexpectedly dash out of the room, or worse, throw up right there on the floor or your friend's shoes. Not so fun.
2) Peeing your pants
As that baby gets bigger and jumps on your bladder, you just might pee your pants. This happens especially if you cough or sneeze or even laugh. And sometimes it's not a little pee, either. Sometimes it's a lot, and you might need to excuse yourself to go change.
Need I say more? It can strike at the most random times, and sometimes you don't have any warning before it comes. Learn to say "Excuse me" and move on. If you can.
4) Mood swings
This wouldn't be too bad…if it didn't make you suddenly shriek, "Everybody just SHUT UP and STOP TOUCHING ME!" right in the middle of the grocery store (assuming you have other children who are loud and hanging on you, anyway). Or, bursting into tears in front of all your friends because you remembered some less-than-sensitive comment your husband made last night. You might appear a little...crazy.
5) Looking fat
No one wants to hear this, but there will be an inbetween stage where you no longer look so thin, but you don't really look pregnant yet, either. Instead, you just look…kind of fat. And you will be tempted to burst into tears over this, too. Somewhere around 14 - 18 weeks if it's your first pregnancy (after that you'll probably start to "pop" and it will become obvious that you are, in fact, pregnant, not just eating too many cookies).
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