Tuesday, 9 March 2004

...aaaaaand relax

I came across a large chart in a book the other night, explaining all the various symptoms of pregnancy along with alternative explanations for these symptoms (i.e. if you're not actually pregnant). I found it rather amusing (maybe that's not really the right word for it) that almost all symptoms could also be attributed to stress. For example:

Symptom: Menstruation ceases

Causes: Pregnancy, increase in physical activity, stress

Symptom: Nausea

Causes: Pregnancy, illness, stress

Symptom: Headaches

Causes: Pregnancy, vision problems, stress

So for those of us who've spent a good deal of time feeling stressed, pregnancy should be a breeze, right?

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