30 Unfortunate Experiences Shared by Pregnant Women

If you’re expecting or planning to be, you’re likely already aware that pregnancy is a wonderful journey filled with its fair share of joy, excitement, and awe-inspiring moments. It’s a magical time when you nurture a new life within you. Every heartbeat, every movement, every sonogram feels like a sweet little secret shared between you and your tiny resident.

But let’s be real – as beautiful and rewarding as this journey is, it also comes with a side of unpredictability and, well, a few not-so-glamorous experiences. From the early days of discovering you’re pregnant to the thrilling moment when you finally meet your little bundle of joy, pregnancy can indeed be a rollercoaster ride of surprising twists and turns.

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on those unexpected and sometimes unfortunate aspects of pregnancy that no one really talks about. The ones that often get overshadowed by the enchanting ‘glow’ and the exciting anticipation of meeting your little one.

Now, before we pull back the curtain, remember: every pregnancy is unique. Some might sail through the nine months with barely a hiccup, while others may have a more tumultuous journey. And that’s okay! The objective here is not to scare you but to prepare you and reassure you that it’s all part of this beautiful process called motherhood.

Pregnancy, in all its glory, is a real, raw, and profound experience. And sometimes, the unexpected elements can leave you feeling a tad bewildered or even overwhelmed. But remember, you’re not alone. Millions of have walked this path before you, each with her own unique tale of bumps (literal and figurative), surprises, and victories.

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of some unexpected, unfortunate occurrences you might encounter during pregnancy. It’s a candid look at the less glamorous side, to help you understand that it’s perfectly normal to face these hurdles.

#2 While pregnant with my second daughter, I could rest my pregnant belly on my countertop. People thought this photo was fake. It’s real, and my back still isn’t right.

#5 My daughter was always over to the right side of my body (which you can see in this pic). For the entire third trimester, I felt like I was tipping over.

#6 Weird vaginal discharge can happen as your body changes, and so does your discharge

#10 The veins in your legs can start to protrude, it’s called varicose veins

#11 My face broke out with hormonal cystic acne that was so bad. I also had cravings for all the worst food…but I got an awesome table I got to carry around with me for a few months!

#12 This is what happened when I wore mid-calf socks!

#13 Spent my entire last trimester in Old Navy flip-flops because my feet didn’t fit into anything else. I also got pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel to the point where I couldn’t move my right thumb and had to wear a brace. My feet also went up an entire size, so I now wear a size 11. Totally worth it, though.

#14 Rash life. Wanna know the kicker? I can’t take anything to prevent the itchiness. I’m surprised my partner stayed by my side after all of my complaining lol

#16 Stretch marks within stretch marks, from my ribs and all the way down. It was incredibly itchy and painful

#17 Eight months pregnant = motorized cart at the store. Note my swollen ankles!

#18 I had to cut the ring off because my fingers were so swollen

#19 Pregnancy and PUPPP rash. The unglamorous side of pregnancy

#20 Your hips actually get looser and that’s why we see pregnant women waddling

#23 You become more forgetful, it’s called pregnancy brain

#24 No one tells you about the roadmap you turn into when pregnant. This was me at 24 weeks, and it just got worse and worse as it went on

#25 Many women face constipation, which can lead to hemorrhoids

#26 Gaping shirt because of my pregnancy boobs, and no good place to put the napkin because something will be left uncovered

#28 This is my sister at 8 months. She woke up with her feet very swollen, so we propped her legs up to see if it would help

#29 More than 50% of women experience morning sickness

#30 Wanted to trim my bangs really quickly over the sink before my sister-in-law came to visit. This was the result

Written by Hannah Jade

I write and compose interesting stories, captivating beautiful moments in photos. I love walking alone in Rainy Nights without an Umbrella.

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