13 Women Shared Unexpected Pregnancy Body Surprises They Had Never Expected to Happen

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2 weeks ago

Pregnancy is a wild ride. It’s a time of growing bellies and strange cravings — like pickles and ice cream at 3 AM. You’ll have moments of pure joy feeling those baby kicks, and moments of wondering if you’ll ever see your feet again. It’s all part of the amazing adventure of bringing a new life into the world.

  • For some reason, I really wanted to eat bleach or ash out of the ashtray... Lol, apparently it was caused by an iron deficiency. I would literally go to public toilets and just crave the smell of the cheap bleach 🤢 it was a gross time. © mlizabetheoore / Reddit
  • Lavender — I found a bakery that did lavender bread at £5 a loaf, and I lived on it. Caused some concern with a neighbour for sitting on the wall outside their house, next to their lavender bush. This time it’s apples, I can put away a bag of apples a day, no problem. Not too weird, but powerful, keep-you-awake-at-night kind of stiff. © Erica-with-the-face / Reddit
  • My wife was so emotional due to pregnancy that the line ’the cheese stands alone’ was enough to make her cry. She realized the absurdity of it, but apparently felt so bad for the cheese that she couldn’t help it. © dwntwn_dine_ent_dist / Reddit
  • My mom was obsessed with peanut butter when she was pregnant with me. Then I came out allergic to peanuts. © revlark / Reddit
  • My boss’s wife would barely eat anything during her first pregnancy. He started getting concerned and at his ropes end because everything made her sick. I was at his house for dinner. The topic came up. I casually mentioned Pickles and Peanut butter. It’s my odd combination favorite.
    She goes in the kitchen, we hear some rustling around, she comes back out and says, “Mark. Go to the store. I need as much of this as possible.” © Unknown author / Reddit
  • When I was newly pregnant, I held my dog and sobbed because I felt bad knowing she’d possibly get less attention once the baby came. © swift**** / Reddit
  • Wife wanted McDonald’s pickles. Not Vlasic, not DelMonte, not even Burger King but MCDONALD’S pickles. So I went to the McD’s down the street and asked to buy like a pound of pickles. Girl said they can’t sell just the pickles, so I said give me 100 hamburgers, extra, extra pickles, hold them everything. She goes and gets the manager. I tell him the wife is pregnant, and I can’t go back without McDonald’s pickles. He goes in the back, comes out with an unopened tub of pickles and says, ’Congratulations. On the house.’ Best McD’s experience ever. © Unknown author / Reddit
  • I would have been about 20ish weeks pregnant at the time. I cried, hard core cried because my lunchbox I needed to fill before heading to work was in the top of the fridge.
    I am not short at all. I could reach it easily. But some reason I cried so hard. I was 30 minutes late to work that day. © Unknown author / Reddit
  • My husband came home from work to find me sobbing hysterically on the sofa. Took several (terrifying for him) minutes to calm me down enough to tell him that my favorite contestant on Masterchef Australia had been voted off that afternoon. (We did not even live in Aus). He was furious because he’d been thinking something terrible had happened to the baby or someone in our family. It’s funny now. © Teammaj / Reddit
  • My mom craved ’fresh boot leather’. My dad used this as an excuse to buy a brand-new pair of work boots, only to have to wait until I was born to actually get to wear them. She would just sit there and sniff them, pretty sure she licked them too. This and the scent of gasoline. Mom was topping off the tank every couple days. © Schwarz0rz / Reddit
  • My wife had been a vegetarian since her teens, and so hadn’t eaten meat for over 15 years. A few months into her pregnancy, she started craving chicken. This went on for a few weeks until one night she was almost screaming at me to get her a chicken dish from the local Chinese takeaway place. Terrified, I went out and came back with a selection of chicken dishes for her. She snatched them from me and started eating, with me just looking at her. She then saw me looking and screamed at me to stop staring, so I cleared out of the room. Half an hour later she was back to normal and all apologies. © StevieTV / Reddit
  • My daugther was born at 26 weeks. I didn’t cry while I was hospitalized and on strict bed rest, I didn’t cry when she was born and her head was the size of a clementine. I didn’t even cry when I learned I had gestational diabetes and would have to use insulin early in the pregnancy. What made me cry, however, is this stupid Fenton the dog video. I thought that the clip was hilarious, but I couldn’t stop crying (complete meltdown). My emotions got confused a little. © GeenieSpringer / Reddit
  • I knew someone who craved lemons. She would literally sit and eat a lemon a few times a day. She also craved Mcflurries and ate tons of pickles and pickle juice all the time. © greenapple676 / Reddit

Indeed, mother-to-be period is a quirky adventure. It’s a time when women might do some really strange things, like bursting into tears over a cute puppy commercial. But hey, it’s all part of the fun. Later on, they’ll look back and laugh at those moments, eager to share the hilarious tales of their pregnancy escapades with friends and family.

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