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10 Pregnancy Signs You’re Probably Not Aware Of

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Many women don’t realize that they’re pregnant until they’re in labor. This is so common that there’s even an entire television series dedicated to the tales of women who never knew they were pregnant until they were giving birth.

So other than having a growing abdomen, what are some signs that there’s a human growing inside you? I’ve collected information on some of the less obvious signs of pregnancy. I’m sharing it here so that you can be aware of some of the lesser known indications that you are pregnant.

1. Bleeding

Many women believe that if they are experiencing vaginal bleeding, they aren’t pregnant. However, it is fairly common for women to excrete blood from their vagina during the beginning stages of pregnancy. In fact, according to a study published in American Family Physician, about 25 percent of women bleed in their first trimester.

If you are bleeding the amount of a regular period, you probably aren’t pregnant. However, slight spotting that is generally a lighter color than menstrual blood is typical in pregnancies.

2. Increased sex drive

Your body is making so many changes when you’re pregnant and many of your body parts are becoming more sensitive. For example, you have increased blood flow in the lower parts of your body and your vulva is more engorged. Not only that, but the increase of hormones can make you hungry for sex. So if your libido is suddenly through the roof, you may want to purchase a pregnancy test.

3. Metallic taste in your mouth

Believe it or not, hormones play a role in your sense of taste. When your body experiences an increase in hormones from pregnancy, it can take a while for them to even out and make flavors normal again. Many pregnant women complain of weird tastes in their mouth after eating or tasting a distinct metallic flavor.

4. Vivid dreams

Many women admit to having striking dreams while they’re pregnant, even women who had trouble remembering their dreams when they woke up before being pregnant. There are a number of theories trying to understand the cause for these dreams. Some scientists cite hormones as the cause, while others say that general sleeplessness makes dreams more common. No matter the cause, if you are suddenly having vibrant dreams, it may suggest you are pregnant.

5. Tender breasts

During pregnancy and especially during the first trimester, it’s common for your breasts to be sensitive. In fact, they may even ache agonizingly.

Besides that, your nipples may protrude more than usual, the area around your nipple may become larger and darker, and the blue veins on your chest may become more obvious.

If you notice any of these changes in your breasts, this may indicate that you are pregnant.

6. Dark spots on skin

Dark spots on your skin, or what is referred to as “melasma,” occurs in 50% of women during pregnancy. Hormone levels cause both increased sensitivity to the sun and changes in your skin’s pigmentation.

7. Fatigue

Fatigue is common during pregnancy because your body is producing more blood so it can carry nutrients to your growing baby. Your hormone levels are shifting, and your body is experiencing many physical and emotional changes, which can wear your body out.

If you are feeling more worn out than normal, it could be an indication that you are expecting.

8. Frequent urination

If you suddenly find yourself fleeing for the bathroom more often than used to be necessary, this may indicate that you’re pregnant. When you get pregnant, your body starts to hold more fluid, your kidneys start working harder, and you produce more human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that increases blood flow to the pelvis. These changes may make you need to head to the bathroom more often.

9. Headaches

Increased headaches are common during the first trimester of pregnancy. At this time, your body is increasing the amount of blood it creates as well as receiving additional hormones. Because of these changes in your body chemistry, you’re more prone to headaches.

10. Mood swings

If you’re a roller coaster of emotion going unexpectedly up and then down, it’s possible that it’s a result of pregnancy hormones. In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the amount of the hormones estrogen and progesterone increases. The additional surge of these hormones can leave you feeling upset and irritable.

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‘I Tested Positive To HIV After Gang Raped By 3 Men – Chef Ayomide

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‘I Tested Positive To HIV After Being Gang Raped By 3 Men For Being Gay’ – Chef Ayomide
Ayomide and his lover

Ayomide and his lover

Nigerian chef, Ayomide Idowu, who is also a male rape survivor, has taken to his Instagram page to tell his story.

The openly gay young man recalled how he was allegedly gang raped by 3 hoodlums at the age of 19 because of his sexuality and how he eventually contracted HIV.

Ayomide revealed his life never remained the same as he was also arrested and victimized by the police.

In his words;

“I could remember last 5years ago
What I pass through from 3 hoodlums
I was thoroughly beaten and gang-raped
All because I’m Gay…they took advantage of me
I was 19years old boy then, I suffered humiliation
Arbitrary arrest from police,inhuman degrading treatment,I lost my precious Home at the age of 19years..no parents no family…it really hurts to be an orphan….after I lost my virginity from the raped….having unprotected sex from those hoodlums I WAS TESTED POSITIVE….being positive my mood changed…I started my medication and think less…I stay away from smoking and alcohol…I eat Good fruits and vegetables…thanks to God I’m a testifier now
I’m undetectable my CD4 850 viral load 10
It really worth testimony 🙏🤦im looking healthy and stunning…being HIV positive is not the end of life…it reveals the other side of you…my aims of sharing my life threatening story as an orphan,so that people can learn from this…. 5years living positively”

Read Also: GAYS are one of the most influential & successful people in Nigeria — Chef Ayomide

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post
Osas Ighodaro

Osas Ighodaro

Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro penned an emotional note via Instagram as she clocked 30-years-old on Monday.

To mark her birthday, the single mother of one posted a monochrome photo of herself as she wished for people to continue praying for those who lost their lives during these turbulent period.

Ighodaro wrote;

“Thank God for another year. Happy Birthday to me. If you know me, you know I absolutely love birthdays but this year it certainly hits different. I’m overwhelming grateful for life and thankful to God to be able to see another birthday bc unfortunately many haven’t and won’t have that opportunity.

I am hopeful for better days for myself, those that I love and hold dear and most certainly for my country Nigeria. I pray for unity, peace, harmony and togetherness. We all deserve it.

My birthday wish is to please continue to pray for those innocent lives lost. Please remain hopeful and focused because I truly believe better days are soon ahead by God’s grace.

Peace, Love and Blessings.”

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Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday

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An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.

Why stay at an exotic resort

Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.

Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.

Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
courses.

The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.

Kurumba, Maldives

Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.

You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.

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