What no one tells you.
For some reason, people don’t talk about pregnancy. I mean, really talk. Like all the truthful stuff.
Instead, they gloss over it and maybe mention one or two things and you’re like, great, I’m going to get bigger boobs and be all glowy. Which you probably will. But that is not all that there is in pregnancy.
I don’t believe people are trying to be malicious or hide anything. I honestly feel people forget. If you asked me 10 weeks ago what I thought of morning sickness…you would’ve received a two hour lecture. Today, at 19 weeks, you’d get, “yeah, it’s pretty bad”.
So…before anyone forgets I have compiled a list of everything that really truly happens while you are pregnant from my experiences and that of my colleagues.
Warning: if you want to be naive about your pregnancy, don’t go any further.
1. If you get morning sickness, you will quickly learn it isn’t just for mornings. And it isn’t just for first trimesters. Sorry.
2. Even if you have hiked Mount Everest in one go, run a marathon after, and stayed awake for 5 days straight, you will never feel as exhausted as you will feel in the first trimester. Growing a baby is hard work.
3. Everyone says that your boobs will be sore like they are before you get a period. These people have never been pregnant. Your boobs will hurt like hell. Wearing a bra will feel like you are sand-papering your nipples. Growing bigger boobs is hard work.
4. If you fell pregnant easily or quickly, you will feel incredibly guilty and hate telling people how easy it was for you.
5. You will have no idea what the hell you are doing. It's okay. Nobody does. Except your obstetrician and midwife.
6. You will glow. Which is a nice way to say you will become incredibly oily. And with oil comes pimples.