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Things nobody ever really mentions before you get pregnant then they all nod in unison and it obviously happens to every pregnant woman ever

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Pruni Mon 14-Aug-06 22:32:53

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bramblina Mon 14-Aug-06 22:37:58

I know exactly what you mean, the things no-one ever tells you, and I now know why...because no-one can remember them!!! I'm sitting here thinking there's loads and I can't remember a single one...

jamiesam Mon 14-Aug-06 22:43:41

vivid dreams
indigestion <burp>
tight achilles heel first thing in the morning (or is that just me?)
mood swings

Tommy Mon 14-Aug-06 22:44:45


DumbledoresGirl Mon 14-Aug-06 22:45:05

My first baby was posterior and I had a terrible labour as a consequence (don't tell your SIL about this!) I was astonished at how common this is as in my pregnancy book it was barely given a mention. But I think I know why as you don't really like to worry a first time mother unduly.

misdee Mon 14-Aug-06 22:45:25

leg cramps

sallystrawberry Mon 14-Aug-06 22:45:38

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Pruni Mon 14-Aug-06 22:46:11

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misdee Mon 14-Aug-06 22:46:19

ooooo i had some ruight raunchey dreams in all of my pregnancies.

2shoes Mon 14-Aug-06 22:46:38

Tommy that was my first thought when I saw thread tiltle

shimmy21 Mon 14-Aug-06 22:46:51

bleeding - not 'normal' but very very common and it doesn't mean you are automatically having a miscarriage

Pruni Mon 14-Aug-06 22:47:08

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Olihan Mon 14-Aug-06 22:47:22

OMG jamiesam, I've had tight achilles heels with all 3 pgs and have never met anyone else who's had it. Even the mw looked a bit blank when I mentioned it. Thank god I'm normal (ish!)

Sobernow Mon 14-Aug-06 22:48:04

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fishie Mon 14-Aug-06 22:48:30

inexplicable fits of rage

Pruni Mon 14-Aug-06 22:48:37

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DumbledoresGirl Mon 14-Aug-06 22:48:46

Chronic indigestion and even more chronic fatigue. At least the indigestion goes overnight when you give birth...

lucykate Mon 14-Aug-06 22:50:31

a friend of mine asked me what it was like giving birth when she was due her first. when i got to afterwards, and mentioned the swelling down below, walking like a cowboy etc after a normal delivery, she looked really shocked and asked, why does it swell?

after she'd had her baby a few weeks later, i spoke to her on the phone. first thing she said was 'oh my god, you weren't kidding about the swelling, its huge!'

other things - cramp, piles, babies bouncing on your bladder as they get bigger

Sobernow Mon 14-Aug-06 22:51:45

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jamiesam Mon 14-Aug-06 22:52:24

olihan - we're not out of the woods yet, that's still only two of us!
How could I have missed out chronic fatigue?
And relieved to see that my rather coy 'vivid dreams' has been, err, clarified!

Tommy Mon 14-Aug-06 22:55:10

DDG - my indigestion stayed around until DS2 was about 6 months

Tommy Mon 14-Aug-06 22:55:39

totally with you on the vivid dreams thing

sallystrawberry Mon 14-Aug-06 22:56:37

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kdinas Mon 14-Aug-06 22:57:49

stinky farts
toxic poo
smelly wee

dewmeadow Mon 14-Aug-06 22:57:56

Dumbledore - my baby was posterior too and I hadnt even heard of it before!

vivid dreams
not being able to turn over in bed
the lovely little kicks from within turning into big painful belters

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