The first trimester of pregnancy is obviously an incredibly exciting time. Whether you struggled for years or got a positive test on the first try, finding out you've got a baby on the way is like winning the lotto. Unfortunately, the joy and anticipation are often accompanied by a long list of uncomfortable and sometimes bizarre side effects of pregnancy. There are so many things your first trimester body will do that may freak you out, but they're usually perfectly normal and surprisingly common.
Puking your guts out or being horribly constipated are not fun things to deal with it, but knowing that your discomfort means your body is doing what it needs to do for your developing baby makes it a little easier. And thankfully, many of the most unpleasant symptoms (like morning sickness and bowel issues) often subside in the second trimester. Until then, I suggest distracting yourself by doing things like designing the perfect nursery on Pinterest, researching all those essential baby items you'll need on hand to welcome your little one home, or even just sleeping it off (because yeah... sleep will be in short supply before you know it).
Here are nine things to expect in your first few months of pregnancy that are no reason to panic.