10 Things I Didn’t Love About Being Pregnant

| April 11, 2013 | 9 Comments

Preg symptoms


I recently wrote about what I loved about being pregnant. Now I want to share with you what I didn’t love…

1) Having to pee every 20 minutes. I drank lots of water so that I stayed hydrated, but drinking all of that water with a huge baby pressed on my bladder meant that I have used every bathroom in this city and had a lot of close calls…

2) Saying goodbye to my wardrobe. Things stopped fitting me real quick… at the 16 week mark I was already visibly pregnant and in maternity jeans. Cha-ching.

3) I couldn’t stay awake past 10 pm and also couldn’t wake up in the morning. Making babies is tiring.

4) I developed Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction at the beginning of my third trimester and was in pain and moving at a sloth-like pace. A literal pain in the ass.

5) Not being able to sleep. I couldn’t stay up late (see number 3…), but was waking up every hour or so because I couldn’t find a comfortable position to sleep in and I had to pee frequently (see number 1…).

6) I developed skin tags. I wasn’t covered in them, but they were there and getting them burned off by my dermatologist wasn’t nice.

7) Being asked if I was having twins. I HATED that. I gained 60 lbs my first pregnancy & 50 the second one. I was pretty huge and I’m only 5’3”. It really wasn’t nice for people (friends & strangers) to ask me if I was carrying twins. Especially after I had already told them no!

8) Bending down for anything was a real workout and quite embarrassing.

9) I developed rhinitis and basically felt like I couldn’t breathe for majority of my first pregnancy… I was also out of breath all of the time thanks to a huge baby basically crushing my lungs. It really sucked.

10) People telling me not to let my cat sit on my lap. The fact that people believe that cats can cause any problems to your fetus is ridiculous. I don’t have to get rid of my cats and no they will not suck the breath out of my baby while he sleeps. Let’s see some science backing this up and then maybe we’ll talk. (I did however LOVE that I didn’t have to clean my cats’ litter box while pregnant and for many months after thanks to habit…)

There was also: heartburn, indigestion, swelling, general discomfort, waddling, mild carpel tunnel, gas, constipation, stretch marks… sigh.

Was there anything you didn’t love about pregnancy?

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  1. rbeeyswan says:

    My second pregnancy I felt like the most hideous creature.,:D! ((giggle:))! I can point out a kazillion imperfections..but now I can laugh!! My children were definitely work it all..My Children R the CENTER of my Joy..((sigh))! I’m absolutely Proud of them;)

  2. Deborah / Mom2Michael says:

    I had a horrible pregnancy, so pretty much everything. I would add to your list – nosebleeds, food aversions (to EVERYTHING) and a lower back problem whose name I can’t remember but required me to wear a brace for most of my third trimester.

    Thank goodness there’s a super pay-off in the end!

  3. Sandy Pedrogao says:

    Thanks for the comment Deborah!!! I also had nose bleeds! I forgot about those… Totally worth it in the end! 🙂

  4. Imane says:

    I had morning sickness through out my pregnancy, they say its morning sickness but its actually all day sickness, i also had restless leg syndrome which was not fun at all… But as u said it was all worth it when i first held my beautiful baby girl for the first time 4 and a half month ago….

  5. Stefanie McMullen says:

    Oh how I can relate to pretty well all of these! My first pregnancy was pretty rough. I was sick throughout its entirety. I’ve been lucky so far this time. I was really only sick for about a month and it went away. One thing I hate for sure is that I always end up getting terrible tail bone pain when I sit for any length of time. My biggest pet peeve for sure though is people constantly commenting on how big I am. I’m already getting comments about how huge I’m going to be, etc. and I’m 22 weeks pregnant. It definitely makes you want to tell them where to go sometimes. It’s not nice to say things like that constantly when most women are already having a hard time adjusting to their changing body. Besides, I’ve only put on 10 lbs so far which is right on par for where I’m supposed to be. I guess because I’m only 5’2″, my tummy is just going out.

  6. Wendy Jabkowski says:

    I feel your pain I’m in week 35 and the sleep problems are the worst!

  7. kathy downey says:

    I never has a problem with pregnancy,guess i was real lucky

  8. Fan R says:

    I think swelling was the most awful, I had to wear hubby’s trainers to feel comfortable to walk.

  9. kathy downey says:

    Wow i didnt realize so many people suffered so much during pregnancy

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