On average, a woman gains between 25 and 35 pounds during her pregnancy. During and labor and immediately after delivery a new mother might shed 10 to 15 pounds of that. This leaves from 10 to 25 additional pounds of weight left on the new mom’s “new” body. It can be a source of great shock, disappointment, frustration, and despair to a woman to discover that after giving birth she can no longer fit into the clothes she wore prior to the pregnancy.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, many women consider morning sickness as an all-through-the-pregnancy-all-day-long sickness. But this is not the only pregnancy symptoms a woman needs to prepare for. According to moms and moms-to-be who’ve been through it, and a midwife who’s been through it with them, there are a few other lesser-known tales about what can be expected when you’re an expectant mother.
In some instances, many pregnant women discover pains in parts of their bodies that they previously paid little attention to as the unborn child moves around inside the womb.