Nesting instincts, concentration problems, negative thoughts and, yes, gas. Discover the things no one tells you about pregnancy
The Things No One Tells you about Pregnancy
When you are pregnant, you are likely to get into a cleaning and organizing craze, without even noticing. In your subconscious, you want to prepare the house so it will be as welcoming as possible for the new member of the family, just like a bird preparing its nest for its chicks. Often, pregnant women suddenly start cleaning places in the house that they have never cleaned before. Among other peculiar tasks, some women even start organizing objects around the house by color.
The ability to concentrate and even remember things often decreases, especially during the first few months of pregnancy. This is due to hormonal changes and due to subconscious mental changes telling you everything other than your pregnancy is insignificant.
Pregnancy is not all about excitement and happiness in a new member to the family. During your pregnancy, you are likely to have thoughts you didn’t imagine would ever cross your mind. Fear and doubt become close companions. Worries about your relationship with your partner, your future baby’s health, and your capability of being a mother start keeping you up at night.
For women, the pregnancy is a romantic and emotional period, and they usually expect their husbands to feel the same way. But unfortunately, this is not always the case. Your husband might not be as enthusiastic as you expect him about feeling the baby kick, he may not always remember to ask about each and every detail of your routine doctor checkup, and he may forget what week of pregnancy you are in. Do not take it to heart; behaving apathetically does not mean he doesn’t care; he may simply be stressed out or forgetful. Talk to him and tell him how you feel.
It is uncomfortable to talk about, and therefore not talked about often, but thanks to very high levels of a hormone called progesterone during pregnancy, your body produces more gas than usual. In addition to that, the likelihood of constipation and hemorrhoids will be on the rise. So, prepare yourself for a challenging time with your digestive system!
These and other pregnancy issues are often less talked about, but are shared by many. Whether you experience one, all or none of these issues – remember that you’re not alone! Good luck!