20 things no one told you about being pregnant

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You may think you're prepared for the morning sickness, the mood swings, and the fatigue, but there are plenty of things that you may not know about being pregnant. Here are 20 things you didn't know about being pregnant...

Being pregnant is one of the most amazing times in your life. And whilst you might be expecting to be glowing and feeling calm and amazed as you’re about to experience the miracle of life, there are a few things about being pregnant that you might not know about.

No matter how many books you read and antenatal classes you attend, there’s nothing that can compare to some advice from those who’ve been there, done that, and had the baby sick down the T-shirt. So we’ve made a list of all the things you really need to know about pregnancy, a whole 20 things that you won’t find in the leaflets. So prepare yourself for big feet, baby brain and even drooling, yes really!

Whilst you may be prepared for the morning sickness, the mood swings and the fatigue, don’t be surprised if, over the next 9 months, pregnancy throws you the odd curve ball.

From the weird to the wonderful, the odd to the plain irritating, we’ve rounded up 20 things you may not have expected when you’re expecting. It might turn out that being pregnant is going to be more of a bumpy ride than you expected – literally!