Congratulations on your pregnancy here we are trying to tell you things you should know about pregnancy so get ready mummy!
As doctors calculate pregnancy from the first day of the mother's last period.
So if you're pregnant, for at least the first few days of your official pregnancy, you weren't pregnant at all
You may develop new freckles, patches of coloured skin, and even darkened areolae around your nipples Don't pannic this is normal!
Suddenly, you can smell everything – rubbish bins and fishmongers miles and miles away. And meanwhile, on public transport, you find that you take against anyone wearing perfume.
On the other hand, there is such a thing as pregnancy rhinitis, where the sheer volume of extra blood in your body causes your nasal tissues to swell and make breathing uncomfortable.
Tiredness. Nausea. Upset stomach. Headaches – just some of the joys of the first three months of pregnancy.
You won't be able to squeeze into your favourite jeans, and maternity ones will slide right off you.
You want pizza. You need pizza. You buy pizza. All of a sudden, the very thought of pizza makes you throw up all over yourself.
No one really knows what causes excess salivation during pregnancy, only that it occurs more often in women with heartburn and morning sickness. Oh, and talking of morning sickness...
Some women find that their gag reflex becomes extra sensitive, so that even toothbrushes can trigger it.
Some women feel unseasonable cold when they're pregnant, especially in the first trimester.
Hormonal changes increase the blood supply to the skin, making you feel warmer and more sweaty than usual.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) – a sensation of pins and needles in the legs that makes you move them around – is common in pregnancy.
Especially in the third trimester when you require three pillows and some sort of crane to get into bed comfortably.
For some reason, some people think pregnant women's bellies are public property. You are allowed to feel exactly the same about someone running up and touching your pregnant body as you would someone touching your non-pregnant body.
It's fun to tell people you're 196 days pregnant, and let them try to work it out in their heads.
Don't worry, that's just what ultrasounds look like. My baby looked like a grinning demon-clown-doll in his ultrasound photo, and now he looks like a cherub.
It can feel like a goldfish swimming around in your belly. You may think it's gas. Then you see it, and it's like something out of Alien.
Once you get used to the wriggling, it all starts to become real. There is an actual little life in there, and suddenly you can't wait to meet them.