Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant
Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant
Published on 07/23/2017
Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

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Oh pregnancy. How you suck. Minus baby movements, the rest blows. Nausea, heatburn, vertigo, nose bleeds, swollen feet, acne like a 15 year old, extreme sense of smell and other shit they don't tell you.
But then you have this baby on your chest and it's the greatest thing in the world. Makes all the back pain and cankles worth it.
How about do one for "What nobody tells you about infertility", because I'd give anything to have this shit to complain about.
Wow, i'd give my right arm to be able to have those experiences. Be happy that you can actually carry a child.
Oh now i definitely wanna be a mom without being pregnant
I was never under any assumption that pregnancy is "fun".
This video barely scratched the surfice of how stressful pregnancy can be on some people.
If you thought pregnancy was gonna be all sunshine and rainbows and unicorns farting glitter, then I'm worried about you lol. Some people love it and have great pregnancies, I wasn't expecting mine to go well so when it went horribly I wasn't disappointed lol. But this was a good video and pregnancy is definitely worth it for that little miracle that loves you so much. I can't imagine loving anything or anyone more ❤👐
Or how painful it is when they are massaging your uterus after birth.
When you've just had a painless natural delivery.
Yeah I got duped on that. Was like go ahead, um. No. No warning.
Lol
My pregnancy was amazing. I could have been pregnant forever. Only felt nauseous for 3 weeks on some mornings but never threw up. At 7 months my hips hurt pretty bad but I'm glad they stretched out for my natural birth! 😊
"you are the perfect parent for your child" love this
In a big way, I don't at all feel willing to do this. The fact that I'm 19 is a big factor, but I almost have no desire. There's something inside of me that might want to mother my own child, but IDk if it's obligation or instinct. I actually have a very low chance of being able to conceive. If I want to have my own baby I'd probably have to start now (or very soon) and well.... that's not happening. I think motherhood is very personal and if you do not want to mother your own child, that is your decision. Not everyone has the personality for it and not everyone should be a mother in the first place. To those who are infertile and upset with the women commenting about how awful pregnancy sounds. Keep in mind that it sounds awful to them and they have every right to feel that way. It's not a requirement. It's their body and pregnancy does kind of destroy you from the inside out. You're never the same. That's not small potatoes. To be irreversibly altered is scary. No one should be expected to want that.
My pregnancy has been AWFUL, but let's not forget that there are women out there that would die to be pregnant and that I am still incredibly thankful to be having a child of my own. Yes, pregnancy can totally suck, but I'm thankful for it.
This makes me definitely not want to be pregnant ever.
So many of the commenters talk about falling in love with their baby on sight. Thing is that isn't true for all women. Some of us take longer to bond with our babies, and hey, that's perfectly normal too. When they placed my son in my arms he felt like a little alien to me. Took about a week for the bonding to really kick in. The point is that everyone has a different experience and ALL of them are normal. Don't beat yourself up because you haven't lived the fairytale.
I loved being pregnant. Every little thing about it. We struggled with infertility. I thought I would never be able to carry my own child. I was grateful for everything my pregnancy brought on. It was an amazing time in my life..<3
What about "Things No One Tells You About Your Postpartum Body" or "Things No One Talks About That Happen Immediately After Birth"?
Now do one on childbirth stuff they dont tell you. Like you will poop on the table. And for God's sake don't look down. Your vajayjay is a hot mess.
It's kind of rude for some of you women to undermine these ladies feelings about pregnancy. I'm sorry that some of you are infertile but you don't have to make them feel bad that they are going through a rough time being pregnant. Your challenges are not the same as their challenges and there is no way you should try and compare them...
1. There's a baby in there.
2. You're pregnant.
so.... adoption?
GOT IT!
😩
I'm four weeks post partum today and let me tell you, I HATED being pregnant. It brought out all kinds of health issues in me. I was so sick that I LOST fifty pounds, I developed asthma and tachycardia, not to mention I turned into a hormonal basket case even on my good days. Ended up having to be induced early because my baby stopped moving. Then, lol and behold, I developed post partum preeclampsia.
I love my son. He's awesome, but I loathe being pregnant so much that he's probably going to be my only biological baby.
I used panty liners for pee accidents.
I loved being pregnant!! Watching my child grow inside of me before my eyes, are you kidding me with this buzzfeed? Get real! or don't have kids if your going to complain how tough it was for you and the bad experience you had while being pregnant..LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL CHILD YOU KNOW HAVE. "omg the it was horrible, my skin, the nausea blah blah blah" I'm pretty sure most of you did not stop at one. on to the next BuzzFeed Video
For me, it was the fact that I had had a miscarriage previously, so I was constantly terrified throughout my entire pregnancy. It was like the miscarriage robbed me of the ability to feel joyful. I was scared that anything I did would result in another miscarriage.
Isn't this kinda... what everyone tells you about being pregnant?
I don't know about you, I LOVE BEING PREGNANT ! :D
I love being pregnant!! And married!
I absolutely loved being pregnant!
Lol how about pooping?! No one talks about pooping during labor!
This is why adoption is great :)
Aside from the crippling fear I could fall or loose the baby somehow, I loved being pregnant! I was a jolly and content pregnant woman who grew almost 50 lbs from my original weight. I had swollen ankles, stretch marks, and boobs for the firsts time in my entire life! I never threw up once, heart-burn in the last trimester though. And I'll tell you right now, I paid for it in the delivery room. 28 hours of labor, and epidural that worked on half my body, they made me push even though I my cervix would not efface, she got stuck in there, they had to cut her out eventually via c-section and wrench her out of the birthing canal. 10 lbs and healthy! It was worth it.
I'm currently pregnant with #4 and don't like being pregnant. I'm so miserable, but the little kicks and movements make it so worth it and of course holding that sweet little baby.
The heartburn that feels like it's burning a whole in your stomach and throat, discharge, gas, backpain, sore boobs, all day nausea, acne, aversions to foods I love, sensitivity to smell, and for me the cholestasis are awful and something I wish someone had warned me about.
I don't know about anyone else but I'm really loving pregnancy.. I never expected children. Sure it's been scary because I never paid attention to people I know when they had babies.. nausea sucked.. being tired sucked.. bleeding and not knowing why.. really sucked.. seeing my first ultrasound and hearing my babies heartbeat for the first time.. AMAZING.. knowing someone who is completely helpless is depending on me to take care of them.. is the best part.. if I'm uncomfortable or farting a storm.. crying because my honey laughed at me for no reason.. my hips hurt and feel like they are being pulled apart.. well that's life.. it's growing someone inside you of course it's not going to be easy or 100% perfect.. labor is going to suck.. but I'm making a person inside me.. someone who will rely on me for most of their life.. not to mention the spoiling you never expected.. it's awesome and sucks at the same time
They forgot a ton of stuff.... Like; constipation, heartburn, you're hungry but every time you eat you throw up and/or get heartburn, not being able to get up or tie your shoes, terrible acne, gas, gas pains so badly I thought I was having contractions, umm... Should I go on? Pregnancy sucks! But I have to agree with the lady in the video, so worth it!!
I can't wait to have these horrible experiences. (:
Thank you for this honest post. Not all pregnancies are "earth mother" joyful and it's refreshing to see women being honest about the nitty gritty thank you.
Instead of complaining about how much it sucks just be happy you could get pregnant. There are millions of woman that want to go through what your crying about.
So far I love being pregnant I've had a very easy pregnancy and any little things like nausea and morning sickness and heartburn I can live with. feeling the baby move and knowing that I have this miracle of human life inside me is awesome. I wake up every day so happy to be pregnant and so thankful that I'm able to be pregnant. Now I'm not looking forward to the birth part and all the painful recovery after blah
Everyone is so insensitive. Of course someone who is dealing with infertility will feel some type of way about this video & they're allowed to do so. They would do anything to be in the shoes of someone who can have children, but that doesn't mean they're being judgmental. They angry & frustrated. Same goes for women who can reproduce, they can complain and bi*ch all they want. Their back hurts, yadayadayada, You can not just look at one side of the story. Pregnancy is not all glitter and unicorns, neither is infertility. Both are two very different experiences.
It's not what you say it's how you say it. Or in this case type. 😒
This is NOTHING! How about being told for 4 years that you can't have a baby, then miraculously you have you are pregnant with your rainbow baby and then pregnancy hits?
How about hyperemesis and throwing up 10-12 times a day? and acid reflux so bad that you're throwing up straight acid and burning your throat and nose so bad you're bleeding? or pre-eclampsia and swelling so bad that you can't walk or move your hands and worrying about seizing and harming your baby? or cholestasis and itching so bad from the inside out you just want to die and you've scratched so bad you're bruised and bleeding, and you are constantly worried about the poisonous environment your body has now provided for your baby that you might lose your baby? Or you and your baby almost dying during labor? Or how about all of those things at once?
That was my pregnancy experience.
My son is my whole world and I do not regret one moment of the fight but people think that pregnant women just complain or are being dramatic and emotional when for 9 months our lives and another's life is in potential danger at all times.
Elizabeth Bea, I hear ya! I get soooo tired of people complaining about being pregnant when there are so many who would give anything to "suffer" pregnancy!
Dear Non-Pregnant Person,
I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm....
If you are thinking, surely she doesn't mean me- then you should probably read this twice.
1) The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having a baby is "Congratulations!" with enthusiasm. Any other response makes you an a$$.
2) Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY by the mother and father- not grandparents. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase "my baby".
3) On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in 2, the pregnancy, birth and raising of the child are not about you. You do not have input. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it. The same goes for the name of the baby.
4) The body of a pregnant women should be treated the same as any other body. You would not randomly touch someone's stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus, cervix or how they plan to use their breasts. Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.
5) Likewise, no women wants to hear comments on her weight- ever. A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about is pop, must be having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face. Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance and you may not act offended. The only acceptable comment on appearance is "You look fabulous!".
6) By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot. We are hot every summer when we are not pregnant. We don't need you to point out that we will be miserably hot before the baby comes.
7) There is a reason that tickets to L&D are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may soundcrazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, MIL or a host of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals. Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents. Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited. This includes doctor appointments, ultrasounds, labor,delivery, the hospital and the parents home. You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with the new parents to "help out". If your assistance is desired, rest assured that you will be asked for it.
8) If you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should cleanup the house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way. Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is not helping.
9) The only people entitled to time with the baby are the parents. Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are are being given the privilege of seeing their child. Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.
I hope this helps- it sure makes us feel better.
Signed,
All Pregnant Women
I love being pregnant. Don't get me wrong, pregnancy has not treated me well. I threw up almost every meal for the first 19 weeks of it. But after experiencing infertility, I cherish every moment of pregnancy. I feel so blessed that I get to be this little boy's mama. I can't wait to meet him this summer! :)
I always tell my newly pregnant friends that pregnancy isn't fun. There is morning sickness, swelling, growing, back pain, sleep troubles, etc. Even if you experience some of this or none of it, there is that moment when you're like "holy fuck I am growing a human inside me and I am going to responsible for that little being for the rest of my life." There is all kinds of crap that goes along with pregnancy but through it all, it is BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING. I also tell them that at the end, it really doesn't matter what you went through because once that little baby is put in your arms, all the other stuff of the past 40 weeks just fades into your memories.
I am currently pregnant. And yes it does suck. But I was supposed to be infertile. I wasn't supposed to get pregnant. So it's definatley something I appreciate.
I could be pregnant forever! I loved being pregnant... I think the only thing I could've complained about was the kicks in the ribs, birth and healing. I can't wait to be pregnant again! Hoping it's just as good the second time... lol
The stuff in this video is nothing. If this scares you from pregnancy, then it's cool to not do it. There are worse things that could happen. However what pregnancy has taught me is that I'm tougher than I thought I was before. I think I've had it easy so far (morning sickness was never unbearable, pain has been minimal so far, etc) but when I talk about it with nonparents they're all OMG HOW HAVE YOU SURVIVED?! lol. Though to be honest the physical impact has been nothing compared to the financial. This shit is expensive even with insurance.
Anyway... Just remember everyone has a different experience. If you truly don't want kids, it's cool, but don't let videos and horror stories scare you away from it. Who knows, maybe you'd be one of those lucky individuals who has none of the symptoms.
I LOVE being pregnant. Almost due with baby #2. :)
Don't want a baby. I'm good. Kudos to the ladies that go through pregnancy.
This is so dramatic and so untrue. Stupid really.. lol I love being pregnant and I'm happy.. and never wear panty liners haha baby ever some people are so dramatic! !!

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