With this being my first pregnancy I feel that, during the course of the pregnancy, my doctors should have informed me if some very common and not-so-fun “side effects”.
What they don’t prepare you for during pregnancy:
* round ligament pain
* urgency (with a little leaking)
* general itchiness
* slightly blurred vision
* swollen gums
* irritability & impatience
* brittle nails during third trimester
* pure utter exhaustion
If not for my pregnancy journal, book/app, and bestfriend (who is a mother of two), I would’ve lost my mind with confusion and uneducated worry months ago. It doesn’t seem like all of the above would be common during pregnancy but they are and now I definitely have learned to expect them continuing!