The moment you find out that you’re pregnant, you feel different kinds of emotions. Happiness, excitement, nervousness, and you’re just overwhelmed with this gift of life.
For nine months, you will take care of that tiny miracle inside you, and all you want to do is enjoy your pregnancy journey, then you start throwing up.
Reality hits you. Pregnancy isn’t a walk in the park. While it’s easy for some with no pregnancy symptoms at all, some women struggle each day. From nausea, heartburn, dizziness, edema – you name it, pregnant women have something to share about it.
Reality check – here are 30 not so talked about things that can happen when you’re pregnant. If you think we missed something, share your experience.
1) Can’t Even Walk
Just a little more, they say, hang in there, they say. Well, it’s easier said than done. If you’re eight months pregnant, you might think that another month wouldn’t be challenging, but guess what? It still is.
2)Like a Penguin
If it’s not enough to be walking with a big belly, some people, or mostly our husbands, would even make fun of us, saying we waddle like Penguins.
3)Ain’t that the Truth?
We love our husbands, no doubt about that, but when you’re pregnant, the surge of hormones make you feel like a different person. Even the slightest mistake can make you want to rip your husband’s head off.
4)Stretch Marks Party
Have you experienced looking in the mirror and seeing this? Yep, most pregnant women have stretch marks party in their belly and even in other parts of their bodies. If you think they’re annoying, wait till you feel them itch!
5)Baby’s Favorite Spot
We all know that babies in the womb have their preferences. Some love to move around, and some love to stay in their favorite position. Take a look at this photo showing how her baby bump rests on the right side. It may look cute, but this will significantly intervene with your balance.
You wake up one day and notice that your boobs look like this! Yep, this is something that no one seems to talk about but should. Seriously, seeing them for the first time can even cause panic.
7)Change the Name Please
So, they call it morning sickness, but the reality is, it can last the whole day and even the entire night. In some cases, it’s not only on the first trimester; just take a look at this poor girl who has been experiencing it till her third trimester!
8)Add This To the List, Please!
Are you expecting? Well, congratulations, but did you know that you can also ‘expect’ to experience heartburn? Imagine that you still have another one to add to the list aside from all the other pregnancy symptoms. Great!
9)Boobie Growth Spurt
We’re not talking about babies here, but boobies. Imagine feeling them growing again, and take note that they grow bigger but uneven most of the time. SMH!
10)All Too Familiar
Aren’t all of these familiar? Yep, women who’ve been pregnant know these symptoms all too well. That’s just about crying and peeing; you might also want to check out the tale of releasing gas.
11)Choose Bigger Shoes
Love shoes? Great, but if you’re pregnant, then you have to give them a vacation because darling, you won’t be able to wear them for a while. Choose bigger, more comfortable shoes – you’ll thank me later.
We all know that pregnancy is not easy. Just take a look at this poor lady. She’s suffering from PUPPP Rash or Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy. Please take a look at her tummy; can you even imagine the pain she’s going through? That’s itchy and painful.
Pregnancy also means changing your wardrobe for the whole time that you are pregnant. Aside from your growing tummy, your boobs would also grow bigger. Hang in there, poor buttons.
Pregnancy is not a walk in the park, but with all the challenges we will face, there’s a little bit of consolation here. Look at this lady using her baby bump as her table. I mean, it works, and you would be so happy to know how it can help you – big time. Fries and nachos, anyone?
15)A Different Kind of Tired
When you’re pregnant, you’re not just tired – you’re extra tired. It’s different from working hard the whole day or hiking; it’s something that only pregnant women can understand. So, if you see us looking exhausted, then we really are. Growing a baby inside you is tiring!
16)The Rash Life
When you’re not allowed to take any medications without your doctor’s consent, that’s when all the rashes and aches come rushing in! Wow, just wow! Imagine being uncomfortable and having a huge bump. Pregnant women – you rock!
If you have a huge pregnancy belly, dear, this is a hack that you will love! You can try and rest your belly on the counter-top or table, and those few minutes are divine!
18)Thank You, Motorized Cart!
This beautiful pregnant woman may look okay, but she’s just happy that she’s able to use this motorized cart at the store. Just look at her swollen ankles!
19)A Quick Trim
She only wanted to trim her bangs over the sink, but we’re guessing she miscalculated her belly’s size. Now, she has a lot more to clean, but hey, look at the bright side. At least, she has clean tile floors.
20)Totally Worth It
This girl shared that all she could wear for her entire third trimester was her Old Navy Flip-Flops because her feet got so swollen that she went up to size 11!
She also said that she suffered from pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome, but it was totally worth it. We feel you, girl! Once you see your little one, all of these challenges will be so worth it.
This is also very familiar, right? Edema is very common for pregnant women, especially if you have a high-risk pregnancy.
It’s not just your ankles, feet, and legs that get swollen; even your hands will swell up. So to avoid this from happening, remove your rings.
Surprise! Even if you never had problems with constipation, be ready to experience it. Eat more fiber, water, and cross your fingers!
Why did I enter this room? Where did I put my keys? What day is it? So many questions, but darling, don’t worry, this is normal for pregnant women. This is called pregnancy brain. Share your experience!
When you’re pregnant, your feet become unrecognizable. I mean, with all the swelling, you’d think you’re staring at elephant feet.
We all know that our nose can swell up when we’re pregnant, right? We do hate it but just look at this poor lady. Her whole face is all swollen; add that to her pregnancy hormones, she must have felt horrible!
What was your weirdest pregnancy cravings? Craving pickles is something common for pregnant women, and we think this is such a great hack. I bet this tastes yummy!
28)Pregnancy is FUN!
When we browse through our social media channels, we see pregnancy photo-shoots, fun smiling pregnant women, eating ice cream, and it’s like they’re in paradise! All lies! If you’re pregnant, you know that it’s not a walk in the park! Jurassic park – maybe!
Here’s another one to add to your list of pregnancy challenges. Goodbye, sexy legs, and say hello to varicose veins!
Peeing all the time? Yep, you can’t even get enough sleep without waking up to rush to the bathroom. Oh, when you’re tummy is all big, good luck trying to stand up to go to the bathroom.
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