01/65 weirdest pregnancy symptoms you wouldn’t have heard of
No doubt, the feeling of becoming a mother is overwhelming. From excitement to fear, there is an overflow of emotions. You imagine all the beautiful things that will happen in the coming nine months. The most beautiful of all – the growing baby bump.
Apart from the beautiful baby bump, there are some strange (and rare) pregnancy symptoms that you would have imagined – but they do exist.
Here’s a list of five such weird pregnancy symptoms:
02/6Blue toilet seat
Some pregnant women complain that their toilet seat turns blue or purple over time. There is no scientific explanation for this one but if your toilet seat gets colourful, you are not the only one.
Some doctors have speculated that it has something to do with reaction between the hormones released through a woman’s skin during pregnancy and the components of toilet seat. Another theory says it’s an ingredient or dye in prenatal vitamins that’s to blame.
Pregnancy leads to a boost in your estrogen levels. The increased level of this hormone can lead to a heightened sense of smell. Scientists think that is one reason that triggers morning sickness in some women.
The increased estrogen level in the body is also the reason behind the metallic taste in the mouth that many women face. The metallic taste is also known as dysgeusia. The condition often subsides and fully disappears with the end of the first trimester.
Pregnancy leads to stress and fatigue. Some women have reported constant eye twitching, which can be due to increased stress levels.
06/6Sensitivity to certain colours
Some women, when pregnant, experience a different kind of discomfort or feeling of nauseousness while looking at certain colours.
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