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35 Odd Experiences Pregnant Women Have Gone Through

Pregnancy is as beautiful as tough. All our mom-to-be can agree on this one! The beautiful feeling of growing another human being inside you walks hand to hand with all the physical and mental changes. Hormones, for a starter, keep rapidly changing, causing the symptoms of morning sickness, food cravings, mood swings, etc…

However, other soon-to-be moms find odd experiences during pregnancy a bit absurd and they choose to laugh about it.

Rocket Babu has collected pictures of odd experiences pregnant women and/or their partners have shared on their social media.

1. One Of My Coworkers Decided To Mansplain How Many Calories I Should Be Eating So The Rest Of The Staff Gave Him An Award

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The physical symptoms during pregnancy can be as weird as annoying. Shanna and Laura of “Big Fat Positive” have shared their journey through their pregnancy. Shanna said: “My nipples felt like they were on fire! It was actually the very first symptom of both my pregnancies and lasted the entire time… I found out it was a condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon, which causes blood vessels to constrict and cause pain. Thank goodness it did go away after giving birth, because I was terrified I would have to breastfeed with fire nipples!”
Laura, on the other hand, said: “When I was pregnant with my first child I almost instantly developed a heightened sense of smell, and it’s never gone away! I can even smell weird things, like if people are hungry or the weather is changing.”

Laura also mentioned that she tried many “unusual things”: “You light cigar-shaped bundles of mugwort leaves on fire and hold them close to certain pressure points, but the smoke was too pungent for me. So I found myself sitting outside in December, barefoot, 9-months pregnant, in a bathrobe and shower cap, holding burning embers to my pinkie toes. (Spoiler alert: it didn’t work.)”

On the other hand, Shanna said: “At about six months pregnant I thought I could ride a bike to my office with my big belly while holding my backpack, lunch, and a full cup of iced tea. It wasn’t my bike, so the seat was way too high, my toes barely reached the pedals, the seat was digging into my crotch, and I could barely control the handlebars.”