Kim Kardashian West has gone and done it.
She’s busted one of the biggest fallacies going around in one short post on her website.
Entitled From the Desk Of: How I Really Feel About Being Pregnant, the 34-year-old reality show star reveals that she, in fact, hates it.
“I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL!” she wrote. (Though I’m assuming the LOL means it’s not literally THE actual worst experience of her life – I’m pretty sure her dad dying and her two divorces would top the list of shitty, shitty things that have happened.)
“I don’t enjoy one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it.”
Finally. A pregnant woman preaching the truth. Amen, sister.
And I’m bloody glad someone is telling it like it is. Because pregnancy is not all dreamy-faced belly-rubbing and husbands massaging your feet.
Despite the fantasies portrayed in panty liner commercials, women shouldn’t be under the impression they will turn into a glowing goddess immediately upon bearing a child.
They should know they’re far more likely to become hairy, gassy, hormonal monsters that cannot for the life of them fit into regular clothes.
I’m five months into my first pregnancy and while I wouldn’t go so far as to classify it as the worst experience of my life, I agree that it can be pretty f—king awful.
All the baby stuff is super expensive. There are approximately one million doctors’ appointments to attend. And don’t even get me started on morning sickness.
But, I digress.
My new feminist hero Kardashian West, with her second due in December, continued: “Maybe it’s the swelling, the backaches or just the complete mindf–k of how your body expands and nothing fits.” (Or maybe it’s the nausea, the constipation, or the constant fear that whatever you’re about to put into your mouth will harm your unborn child.)
“I just always feel like I’m not in my own skin. It’s hard to explain. I don’t feel sexy, either — I feel insecure and most of the time I just feel gross.”
Body image is a tough beast for most women, let alone one who is constantly stalked by paparazzi. And accused of faking her pregnancy if her bump appears too big — or small. And reproached for endangering her child if she dares to wear heels. And slammed for the baby weight she packed on in her first pregnancy. No wonder she feels self-conscious.