Some of the initial symptoms of pregnancy are obvious: missing a period, getting morning sickness, having tender boobs. But some symptoms are less common, and you wouldn't always know they might be an indication of pregnancy.
On a Reddit thread, a group of women shared the unusual symptoms they noticed before later discovering they were pregnant:
1. Sensitivity to smells
"I was actually on my way to buy a pregnancy test, but as I walked in the drugstore the smell of all the perfumes was too much. I threw up on their welcome mat - no warning, I couldn't even turn my head. I felt ridiculous buying the test, the cashier was looking at me like, You really don't need to buy this."
2. An obsessed dog
"When I first found out I was pregnant my dog wouldn't leave me alone. Ever. Like she was glued to me. It drove me nuts and when I found out I was pregnant it explained it. Recently a friend who's been trying to get pregnant started complaining about her dog never leaving her alone and being really annoying. Sure enough, she's pregnant."
3. A change in tastebuds
"I suddenly loathed coffee, sweets, and cheeseburgers after like, a 10-year uninterrupted love affair with all of the above. It was bewildering."
4. A yeast infection
"Yeast infection. First and only I've ever had in my life. Now I get paranoid every time I feel an itch down there."
"Bloody nose. Bent over in middle of summer, stood up, blood running down my face. I was with my husband visiting my in-laws. A couple of weeks later we tested positive and when we told them, my brother-in-law said that my mother-in-law told him she thought I was pregnant the day I had the bloody nose. Whaaat?!"
6. Gagging on your toothbrush
"Oh god. The toothbrush thing. I could be completely fine and as soon as the toothbrush touched my tongue I’d get an intense wave of nausea. So frustrating."
7. A metallic taste in the mouth
"A few days after conception (I'm assuming), I had the most distinctive taste in my mouth, like I was sucking on dirty coins. Metallic, but not bloody. It was awful, and only lasted for a few minutes. Two pregnancy tests a few weeks later were negative, the third a week later was positive. Never had it before or since."
8. Dodgy joints
"Oh man, my joints. One day I woke up and could not close my hand, it felt like I had hydraulic hands. Turns out pregnancy effects your joints. I didn’t know, two weeks later a BFP. (Big fat positive)"
9. Intense allergic reactions
"My second pregnancy, I got stung by a bee and had a significantly worse reaction than I’d had with any previous bee sting. The sting was on my shoulder and the entire thing swelled up and I had hives all over my back, neck, and chest within an hour. Got a positive pregnancy test the next morning."
10. Scary nightmares
"I had nightmares. Like I am legit "scared and screaming in my sleep" nightmares. Postive pregnancy test a few days later. Freaky stuff!"
11. Accelerated hair growth
"I've always had little wispy bangs that I referred to as 'baby hairs' because they were short and never grew. I noticed one day that they were suddenly longer. I later figured out that was because I was pregnant. Hormones are weird."
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