I blame tv shows for my completely unrealistic expectations of pregnancy. Pregnant women on tv always look so happy and in control of their bodily functions. They leave out all the real stuff, the stuff that happens every single day and instead romanticize the growing belly and bigger bust. I mean, the bust is pretty great, but it’s hardly the only change that takes place.
What they don’t show is what that belly is doing to the rest of the body. What the baby inside is doing to your bladder and bowels, and the real stuff happening in that bust. The reality is that pregnancy is a treasure trove of humiliation some of the time, especially as you get closer to the magical time of delivery. Don’t get me wrong, I adore feeling my son kick my insides and I find it entirely adorable that just about any music will get him moving any time of day, but I’m not going to pretend that I’m not tired of some of the more embarrassing parts of pregnancy.
And because I feel like embarrassing myself more than usual, I’m sharing. These are the top 7 greatest indignities of pregnancy…so far.
What was your greatest pregnancy indignity? How did you manage it?