We hear a lot about pregnancy, but when it happens to us, we realise there is so much more to learn. In Unexpected, we'll look at some of the things that happen between finding out you're pregnant and giving birth that don't get talked about much.
When a woman is pregnant, her body goes through a lot of changes. One of these changes, called dysgeusia, is a change in taste. You might get a metallic taste in your mouth or find that foods you used to love taste pretty bad all of a sudden. It's because of hormones.
1. A weird taste in your mouth
Nights getting you hot and bothered? Yes, night sweats are another early sign of pregnancy, and again, it's all about your hormones.
2. Night sweats
A missed period is the most common sign of pregnancy, but around 20% of women do bleed in the early stages of pregnancy.
Even though this is usually a sign of the second and third trimesters, many women say they have cravings in the first trimester.
Yes, you're pretty much becoming a superhero. The midwife says that having a stronger sense of smell is very common and is often confused with morning sickness, even though they are two different things.
5. Heightened sense of smell
Because your body is going through so much change, you might feel more than tired in the early stages of pregnancy. You might be so tired that you can't get off the couch in the afternoon or need to take naps whenever you can.