5 Things Pregnancy Does to You that No One Warned You About

So for the very first time, I’m finally going to write about the biggest news I dropped on Facebook. It’s not even the time I got engaged or got married. I even can’t believe I had almost 700 likes on that post!

If we are not friends on Facebook, I’d like to tell you, that – I’M PREGNANT!

Yes! :’)

Breathe in.. Breathe out.. Do as I did when I found out.

We were so thrilled when we found out, and a little nervous too. I was all worried about the quality of this pregnancy because I was diagnosed to have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) , in other words, I have cysts in my ovaries.

This condition makes my period irregular and my hormones unregulated. Plus the fact, that it can also predispose the person to have difficulty conceiving.

So I wasn’t really expecting that we will be blessed this early. I wasn’t even taking any special diet or medicine or pills. I was just being happy and in love! Hehehe (Ang cheesy ko sa part na ‘to!)

So anyway, I’d just like to share some things I found out now that I am pregnant. Mind you, I never even learned these at Nursing School.

  1. You’re just hungry, all the time.

And it can make you cry! I am literally hungry every two hours! As in, it’s such a hassle! Especially when I want to sleep or I’m outside. So yeah, if you’re planning to conceive, better stack that refrigerator! 😜

  1. Your face just becomes smoother and silkier.

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The week I learned I was carrying a person inside, my pimples just decided to pop out everywhere! No warning! But after two weeks, my face just seemed to like the extra boost of estrogen. I guess they pretty warmed up with the additional girl hormones.

  1. You need water not just to hydrate yourself, but to also keep your uterus healthy.

After an ultrasound, the doctor noticed that I’m having contractions. And he advised me to drink more water, because dehydration can actually cause my uterus’ smooth muscles to complain and seek attention.

Guilty! So I’m drinking an ocean now! 😊

  1. Be careful what you wish for.


I remember the time in college when I said that I wanted to have my first pregnancy before 30. According to one of our Maternal and Child book authors that having your first baby either at 30 or 30+ can post much risk to the infant and mother compared to their pre-30 counterparts.

Being single at 27, I was a bit worried actually. But I never knew that year was such a turning point. I got a boyfriend!

At 28, I got married!

And when I give birth late this year, I’m going to be 29! And it’s all before turning 30!!!

So the gossip is true. Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. 😅

  1. How seeing a heart flicker, and a heartbeat sound could make you all teary.


When I first saw my baby’s flickering heart in the ultrasound monitor and hearing it beat like angry knocks, made me feel the happiest and the most essential woman on earth!

I’m going to be a mother. This, my fragile little body is healthy enough to support and grow life. And I think it is the most beautiful thing.

Wish me a happy and worry-free pregnancy, merfriends! A little mermaid or a merman is coming soon! 😁

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