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Pregnancy is a beautiful and transformative journey, but it’s also filled with surprises and unexpected experiences. As a mother-to-be, you might have had certain expectations or heard stories from others, but there’s always something that catches you off guard. Today, we’re here to uncover the untold truths of pregnancy as we ask the question: “Moms, what’s something about pregnancy nobody warned you about?”
To begin, a user said, “THE EATING FOR TWO THING!! IT’S A MYTH! You don’t need to literally eat double. Just up your calories by, like, a yogurt. I got so fat with my first that it took me months to get the weight off. UGH.”
A most-liked comment said, “I wish someone had told me how common pregnancy loss is. No one talks about miscarriages until you have one. Then all of a sudden, absolutely everyone has lost a pregnancy. I think it would have hurt less if I had known that it was a very real possibility, estimated at something like 1/5, apparently. Sorry to be such a downer.”
Constant Bathroom Trips
A Redditor replied, “That sometimes the baby WILL kick your bladder and you WILL pee yourself, no warning at all… Also, in the last trimester, sometimes the baby will seem to flip around and throw you off balance. My last month, I had zero balance and randomly pieed my pants…awesome.”
A user commented, “I was exhausted all the time. I actually would crawl under my desk at work to nap because I just couldn’t stay awake any longer. (Usually just for 20 minutes or so, but once I fell into a deep sleep and was out for an hour and a 1/2!).”
One user replied, “In the first few weeks of lactation, hearing a baby cry would trigger my breasts to leak. Not just my baby, any baby. Made for some really awkward moments in public.”
A second user said, “Smell. I can shower twice a day, and I can still look and smell like I haven’t showered in days by the end of the night. I’ve been showering in the morning, and when my 3-year-old takes his nap. By 8 or 9 at night, my feet are rank.”
A popular comment was, “When people spoke to me about morning sickness, they all said it would end after the first trimester. Like the day you hit your second trimester, it all magically disappears, and you can eat again. No one told me that if you’re lucky, you can have it throughout your entire pregnancy. They do have medication to help ease the nausea. Advice: If you need to pee and puke, go pee first. Or hold a bucket and pee. During this time, you’ll probably lose weight.”
A user commented, “Pimples. I had a major break out almost monthly during my 1st and 2nd trimesters.”
A comment said, “You will poop on the delivery table, and there is nothing you can do about it.”
One Redditor replied, “The heartburn at this stage is ungodly. It’s almost constant, and really nothing helps.”
A second Redditor said, “The heartburn…Dear God, the heartburn! I had my kids in the 90s before I ever heard of Prilosec etc. “
Comfortable Clothing Challenge
A user commented, “I am pregnant right now, only 19 weeks, and I went to 7 bra stores yesterday, even a maternity store, and could not find a bra in my size. There are no maternity bras in my size, and I am only halfway through my pregnancy! WHY?!”
One Redditor replied, “In both my pregnancies, some random old people (and not so old) would come up to me and start fondling my stomach. They would coo at it and gush over my “blessing.” I told them to back off my space and how inappropriate they were being. For some reason, they were really offended by my behavior!”
One user said, “No one warned me about the horrible, horrible headaches. every dang day. and the only pain medication you can take is Tylenol.. which is pretty much just like not taking anything at all.”
A person added, “When my mom was pregnant with my younger brother, it was shocking to me to see how much water weight someone could actually gain. It was so bad for my mom that you could push a finger into her skin, and the indent would stay for about 20 seconds.”
One popular comment was, “The bleeding after having your baby. I had a c-section. The first time I went to pee, the pan looked like a murder had occurred. I pulled the emergency cord, thinking oh my god my insides are falling out. The nurse who came to see me gave me the best WTF look ever and just said, “You just had a baby. That’s totally normal.”
Finally, someone said, “The fear. There is no way to prepare for the pain. You KNOW it’s going to hurt, but nobody can describe it. Just the fear of the unknown…especially in the last few weeks and days.”
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