Whether you've been pregnant or not, you know that pregnancy is no walk in the park, physically, emotionally, or otherwise. Feet might swell, morning sickness may last all day, and emotions can be more unpredictable than ever. But there's also so much crazy stuff that can happen that no one seems to tell you about. Look, there's certainly such a thing as TMI — and if women knew every single detail about pregnancy in advance, we'd be a little worried about the human population's ability to carry on. However, we also think knowledge is power, and if you're planning to have a kid, you should have a heads up about, well, what to expect when you're expecting.
While some of these symptoms and side effects are just plain weird, others can create a ton of stress and anxiety. (Which is kind of a side effect in and of itself — more on that later!) After all, when you're pregnant, the stakes of your health feel higher. You've got a tiny new responsibility to worry about, and a scary symptom feels doubly scary. Not good!
So for the sake of education — or, maybe, as a little extra birth control — we present an insider scoop into the wild world of WTF pregnancy symptoms.