Shut Up, Internet

Obsessing over whether or not one is pregnant is really confusing, thanks to the Internet. Because it turns out that EVERYTHING is an early sign of pregnancy, depending on what sketchy online forum you land in.

Here’s an example:

Tooth Sensitivity

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Yahoo! Voices, by the way, is an excellent source. The most popular type of pregnancy post on Yahoo! Voices lists information the author found surprising in pregnancy books. This reminds me of birds that regurgitate food into the mouths of their young. And Alicia Silverstone.

I decided to feed the Internet “symptoms” I already have. Wow, I’ve been pregnant for weeks, even months!

Lack of Appetite

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Apathy

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Easy Bruising

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My favorite thread is from countdowntopregnancy.com. Exchanges like these are how the Morgellon’s hysteria began.

Q: Bruising and early pregnancy?

I’ve never been a very easy bruiser and I’ve been noticing several small bruises lately. Is easy bruising any sort of sign or am I really grabbing at straws here? haha

Answered by shereenadmir – May. 10, 2013 10:40pm
YES i am a very tanned person, i never bruise, yet i have a huge one on my leg with no clue how it got there,

Answered by misso1 – Dec. 21, 2011 2:56pm
Same here. Bruise slight bigger than a quarter on my leg. Doesnt hurt. Interesting

Answered by MeeshNFG – May. 29, 2011 4:14pm
I was wondering the same thing! I have notice quite a few bruises on my legs. So, I googled it. Turns out a lot of women bruise easy when pregnant because they can become anemic. Just a thought =)

Answered by a member – Mar. 30, 2011 6:32pm
Good question!
I do not bruise easily either, and there was a random bruise on my forearm Monday….
Anyone have the answer?

Answered by cuppycakes87 – Mar. 28, 2011 5:35pm
I won’t be of much help here, but as I noticed a bruise on my wrist earlier and asked myself the same thing! I don’t know how I got it lol. Good luck!!

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