You’ve probably heard lots about common pregnancy side effects like swollen feet, heartburn, and morning sickness. But what about the pregnancy side effects no one ever talks about? Today, we’re sharing about 6 unpleasant, unspoken pregnancy side effects with you:
1. A Bad Taste in Your Mouth
If you’ve been dealing with morning sickness, your appetite may have suffered during the first trimester. For some women, vomiting leads to a bad taste in their mouth. Just swallowing saliva might leave you with a foul taste in on your tongue. To get rid of the bitter aftertaste, try brushing your teeth frequently, or chewing gum.
2. Yeast Infections
It’s more common to get a yeast infection when you’re pregnant than any other time your life! This is especially true during your second trimester of pregnancy. A yeast infection doesn’t have any major negative effect on your pregnancy. But, the infection might be harder to control during pregnancy. So, don’t wait to get treatment!
3. Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome condition is actually common in pregnant women. Symptoms of carpal tunnel during pregnancy usually come and go, with the pain being worse at night. Carpal tunnel syndrome can start anytime during your pregnancy, but it’s more likely to start (or get worse) during the second trimester.
4. Bathroom Difficulties
Another common problem pregnant women face is constipation: almost half of all pregnant women get constipated at some time. You’re more likely to experience constipation during pregnancy due to an increase in the hormone progesterone. And let’s put it plainly: as you get bigger, it gets more and more difficult to wipe after you’ve gone to the bathroom.
5. Hair, Everywhere
Sure, the hair on your head grows faster and is thicker and shinier during your pregnancy. But this fast growth also happens with the hair not on your head: your legs and armpits need more razor attention during pregnancy. Read “I’m Going to Grow Hair Where During Pregnancy?!” to learn more.
6. Restless Leg Syndrome
Your legs will get overworked during pregnancy because they’re carrying a lot of extra weight: your baby, placenta, late night cravings, and various fluids. If you feel a nagging urge to move your legs to get relief from tingling, crawling, or burning sensations, you probably have restless legs syndrome. But know that you’re not alone: over 16% of pregnant women report symptoms of restless leg syndrome.