29 Crazy Things No One Tells You About Pregnancy

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This Was Not In "What To Expect."

Ah, pregnancy. A time of growth, new life and bizarre bodily changes that will surprise your granny undies off (and yes, you will want to wear those large, shapeless, previously "no way in hell" super comfy grannies - and similarly oh-so-loose and unattractive bra). Some pregnancy symptoms are well-known and often talked about. Fatigue, soreness and "morning" sickness - more on THAT lie later.

Other symptoms are weird, awkward and under the radar. The hush hush symptoms that are not front and center in the discourse because, well, they can be super embarrassing! But we think it's important to share ALL of pregnancy, authentically, even the startling underbelly (pun intended), and steer clear of a sanitized Hallmark, "you're glowing!" version. What pregnant woman wants to be surprised by what her body is doing?! We sure wish someone had told us all of this, bluntly, before getting knocked up.

We hereby dedicate ourselves to the symptoms, feelings and experiences you probably won't find on your friendly neighborhood bookshelf (unless your bookstore is uber-cool). The messy truth, no holds barred. Scroll on to read about the crazy aspects of pregnancy no one talks about. You're welcome! We think.

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