You’ll probably have heard your fair share of weird and wonderful stories from expecting women. Funny tales of new habits and sudden changes in behaviour that they experience during pregnancy. From a passionate increase in sex drive, to insatiable cooking sprees and a powerful urge to clean all the time. A pregnant women can be unpredictable, but, don’t worry, these harmless pregnancy quirks are all part of the fun side of pregnancy.
You might have told yourself that this will never be the case? It’s impossible to fully understand the little pregnancy quirks and oddities that we experience. Sure enough, pregnancy hormones have their part to play in making mums do crazy things. But, there might be other reasons behind your new-found urges. Let’s take a look at some of the most common pregnancy quirks that mummies-to-be experience.
#1: The nesting instinct
When it comes to preparing the “nest” for your little one, we are not that much different from our animal counterparts. Your nesting instinct will leave your husband shaking his head at your urgent desire to clean out the window grilles and wipe the bookshelves. This is a very productive time because you will defrost the freezer, degrease the oven and de-grime the bathrooms. You will stock and restock your fridge like a survivor preparing for a major disaster.
The nesting instinct can manifest in many ways, but the moment you start hoarding and cleaning, you’ll know. Make the most out of this – when the baby arrives, you will be glad that you have a grime-free bathroom for those precious moments in a hot shower.
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