I’ve discovered that basically anything that can go wrong with your body, minor or horrifying, can be a side-effect of pregnancy.
There are the normal ones: swollen feet/ankles, nausea, cravings, bloating, constipation, incontinence, weird dreams, forgetfulness, breakouts, brown spots, faster growing hair, skin itch, clumsiness, hiccups, heartburn, insomnia, fatigue, gas, mood swings, etc.
Then, there are the ones that throw me for a loop. Hemorrhoids? Bummer. (Pun totally intended.) Your hair changing color? Yep. Feet getting bigger? Naturally. Changing eyesight? Normal. Nose swelling? What the…? That’s just crazy. Bleeding gums? Yes. Skin tags? I don’t know exactly what these are, but they seem scary. And, apparently, totally normal. Third breast or nipple? I only wish I was making this up.
Praise the Almighty, I have experienced very few of the “regular” ones, and none of the stranger ones. Please, please, please no skin tags or third nipples!!