Since the day after I got pregnant (literally) I have been freezing cold, 24/7! I sleep with three heavy blankets wrapped as a cocoon! My fiance's body heat doesn't even help. I thought I was suppose to be running warmer? Is freezing a normal pregnancy symptom?
Could you make some suggestion that can help me get past the phase of pregnancy a little more comfortably?
This is a new one! Pregnancy causes hormonal changes, but not usually so rapidly. Have you had your first prenatal visit? If not, now would be a good time. If so, you might give your provider a call.
Fortunately, summer is coming, which should make you feel somewhat better, but I'd be curious to know what else might be going on.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.