10 Weird Things About Pregnancy
Women Fitness|May - June 2021
Pregnant women can develop diabetes during their pregnancy
By Kathy Fang

Gestational diabetes only happens during pregnancy and usually goes away after the birth of the baby. This came as a huge surprise for me during my first pregnancy. Gestational diabetes can happen to any expecting moms, even those who are healthy and fit. I had to cut out fruit and carbs for a short period of time during my pregnancy to help bring down the blood sugar level naturally and because I was only borderline diabetic, the change in my diet was all I needed to do to avoid contracting the disease.

Aversion to smells and foods

I was fully prepared for this one as it’s something you hear quite often from pregnant women. Girlfriends would tell me about their personal bouts with smells they couldn’t stand. It is said that during the first trimester, your sense of smell is heightened dramatically and so are your taste buds. The most memorable food aversion I had was towards burgers. I remember eating one of my favorite burgers and thinking it was extremely dry and chalky. My friend who was eating with me had the same exact burger and didn’t have the same experience as mine. But after that one bite, I loss all appetite for burgers and couldn’t eat from that burger joint or even try another burger for well over a year, even after I gave birth.

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