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5 Lies Pregnant Women Tell

Pregnant women are a lot of things. Beautiful. Hormonal. Glowing. Nurturing.

And bold-faced liars.

When I read a recent article on The Stir about the lies pregnant women tell, I actually LOLed and thought, “Yes! Thank you for saying that! Finally, some truth in pregnancy!” I knew immediately that I had to share my favorite five from the list, so here they are.

Tell me: What great big lie did you tell during your pregnancy? What lie do you hear others tell that you just can’t help but roll your eyes at?

  • Pants on Fire 1 of 6
    Lies Pregnant Women Tell

    Really, who do you think you're fooling? Click through for 5 classic lies all pregnant women tell. 

  • LIE 1: "I Don’t Care if It’s a Girl or a Boy" 2 of 6
    Lies Pregnant Women Tell

    Obviously, every woman wants a healthy baby. I mean, no one's out there praying for an unhealthy child, let's be real. But most women do have a preference. 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • LIE 2: "Pregnancy is GREAT!" 3 of 6
    Lies Pregnant Women Tell

    Pregnancy is hard, and even a bit terrifying. Maybe you're one of those super blessed—and totally rare—women who have the best pregnancy ever, but the likelihood is that most pregnant women totally fib about their "fabulous" pregnancies. 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • LIE 3: "Oooo, I Just LOOOVE this Gift!" 4 of 6
    Lies Pregnant Women Tell

    Like The Stir says, "It's the thought that counts, sure. But there are some really awful baby outfits and gifts out there." And I couldn't agree more. While I'd never look a gift horse in the mouth, I cringe at some of the things I've seen given at baby showers.

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • LIE 4: "I Quit Smoking" 5 of 6
    Lies Pregnant Women Tell

    There is nothing good about smoking during pregnancy, and everyone knows it. And because smoking is an incredibly hard habit to quit (Christ, do it for your baby!), many women will simply say they've quit to appease you — but one news article claims many actually don't! Indeed, the report points out that despite known risks, 1 in 5 women smoke while pregnant.

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • LIE 5: "I Haven’t Decided on a Name" 6 of 6
    Lies Pregnant Women Tell

    LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! Your baby is going to be in this world within four weeks, and you don't have any name ideas yet!? I call B.S.! Just fess up and admit that you're not sharing the name yet. 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

 

Be sure to check out The Stir‘s full list of 10 Lies Pregnant Women Tell!

Read more of Aela’s writing at Two Moms Make a Right

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