Libby Trickett shares a very weird pregnancy side effect she has experienced.

Australian Olympic gold medallist Libby Trickett has experienced one of the strangest side effects of pregnancy we have ever heard.

The 32-year-old, who is currently 27 weeks pregnant, took to Instagram to share.

‘Well that’s officially something I didn’t know could happen during pregnancy,’ she wrote.

Alongside the  hashtags ‘bye bye big toe nails’, ‘random pregnancy weirdness’, ‘why do nails just fall off though’ and ‘not fungus I swear’.

Brisbane-based obstetrician and gynaecologist, Gino Pecoraro, told Daily Mail Australia that problems with toenails aren’t unusual in pregnant women.

‘There are different conditions within pregnancy that sensitive or broken toenails can be a sign of – namely iron deficiency which is super common due to the demands on the iron reserves to make the baby and the placenta,’ Dr Pecoraro, the AMA Queensland President, said.

Have you experienced anything similar during pregnancy?

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  • Thankfully – did not experience the loss of nails.


  • Not strange, considering the demands on the iron reserves to make the baby and the placenta. That our bodies are capable of doing that is such a miracle !!

    • I do remember my iron being low during and after pregnancy, but even more recent my iron was low. Luckily my nails are still there :)


  • My finger nails broke easily but I didn’t have low iron levels


  • Wow, that is strange, but it does make sense when you think of the low iron thing. I got carpal tunnel with my first.


  • Never heard of this one. But it makes sense given how many essential nutrients in your body gets sucked out to create a new human.
    My eyesight got really bad from pregnancy hormones. I never had to wear glasses before.


  • pregnancy really does odd things to us!


  • I’ve never heard of this one either!


  • Never heard of this one before. I thought it was weird I started getting massive nose bleeds but apparently it’s fairly common.


  • Oh, very unusual indeed. I had no idea this could happen.


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