Pregnancy can be a joyful time for moms-to-be, full of excitement and anticipation. But it's also often fraught with fear and anxiety over an endless series of what ifs. Many women can't help but dread that something will go wrong with their pregnancy. The worry is often the worst in the early weeks, especially when you're still in disbelief that you're having a baby at all. If you're looking for reassurance though, there are actually quite a few things you didn't realize are signs of a totally OK pregnancy that can put your mind at ease.
My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, which is sadly way too common. That of course made me a million times more paranoid about my second pregnancy. The wait for that first doctor visit when I'd hear my daughter's heartbeat was pure agony. I was desperate for any sign that things would be alright this time, and thankfully, paying attention to my body did actually calm my nerves a bit. My first pregnancy was so brief that I'd never made it to the point of feeling nausea. When it finally hit me, I was actually bizarrely thankful.
Of course, every pregnancy is different. You might feel all of these, or you might feel of none of these. Whatever the case may be, try your best to not to stress unnecessarily (easier said than done, I know). With that being said, here are nine things to watch out for that could give you some peace of mind about your pregnancy.