I grew up with the understanding that one tries their best not to lie. I was told this as a young child and it’s one of the “rules” that we have now for our kids.
As we get older we learn that there is a difference between little white lies and those big whoppers that are designed to hurt or deceive people. There are times where we change the truth just a little bit to protect someone and their feelings. It’s more complicated than the “don’t ever lie” black-and-white rule that we tell our kids.
When I was pregnant, I realized there was another reason to lie — to survive a situation. I didn’t realize until I was on the other side of pregnancy (with a baby in my arms) that there were some lies I was telling to myself just to get through it and keep my chin up.
I’ve discovered that there are common lies many pregnant women tell themselves about pregnancy and labor just to be able to get through it with some sort of sanity. And we say them to ourselves with the best intentions!
Click through to read 7 common lies pregnant women tell themselves to get through pregnancy & labor:
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