The weirdest pregnancy symptoms you weren't expecting

What are some of your symptoms?
What are some of your symptoms?

No two bodies are the same, and neither are two pregnancies. From the strange cravings to the peculiar body changes, each pregnancy has its our own quirks.

While pregnancy is truly such a beautiful journey, there are a few little unpleasant symptoms that may occur during gestation time. It's totally normal, your body is changing and growing a beautiful life after all!

What are some of the strange symptoms you never thought you'd experience during pregnancy? Send us your comments and we could publish them. Do let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous.

Some people experience some of the strangest pregnancy symptoms while others barely experience any. You may be yet to experience some of the symptoms, so brace yourself. Or not, but it's good to know about the possibilities, right? 

I stumbled upon a Reddit post titled: "What are the pregnancy symptoms/quirks you have experienced, that you didn't know about before you became pregnant?" 

This user says that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happens to be her "weird" symptom. 

Also see: The first signs of pregnancy

Other users responded by sharing some of their own pregnancy symptoms they experienced:

"Blocked nose with a near constant painful feeling of needing to sneeze"


"I snore a LOT in my sleep, which I didn't do before pregnancy!" 


"Ridiculously vivid dreams/nightmares"Leg cramps

Drooling and hair loss


Dislocating hips 


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