What do you wish someone would have told YOU about your body during pregnancy? I’m sharing my secrets in this post sponsored by Dri-Fit™, incontinence products and feminine hygiene products, as part of the #DriFitDiaries series.
As soon as someone discovers that I’m pregnant, they turn into pregnancy experts. If I tell them I have heartburn, they let me know it’s because the baby has a lot of hair. If my belly is looking especially large that day, or low, or high, it’s because the baby is a boy. Or a girl. It depends.
For all of the observations and advice I receive (“Eat lots of spicy food so your baby will have a developed palate!”), not many people ever want to tell me the real deal about pregnancy. Since this is my second pregnancy, I’m going to give you the real deal. It’s been seven years since the last time I went through all of this, but it’s coming back to me now. I’m remembering, and going through the discomfort, the weird stuff, and the good stuff. Here’s what no one ever told me about my body during pregnancy.
First, no one ever told me that I should relish my bigger boobs during my pregnancy. During my first pregnancy, I was super excited to have cleavage for the first time in my life! I was shocked when, after my daughter was born and I stopped nursing her, they went back down to where they were before…and got even smaller! Why didn’t anyone ever tell me about that? I would have taken more pictures showing them off! Well, now I know better, so this pregnancy, I’m definitely documenting the growth. And now you know so you can do the same, too.
The next thing that I wish someone would have shared about pregnancy is that my body would go through a few gross episodes. From heartburn, to gas, and constipation, the process of making a baby can get downright yucky sometimes. I went through a few months of feeling embarrassed and ashamed the first go round because I thought these things were abnormal. This time, I just say, “Excuse me” and keep it moving. I’m growing a human, you have to give me a break!
Finally, I really, really wish someone would have warned me about pregnancy discharge. You know the type of discharge I’m talking about. Yeah, the vaginal kind. I mean, UGH! I went to the doctor because I thought I was smelling something odd, and she assured me it was just because my sense of smell is heightened in my delicate state. The discharge, though? Oh, that’s real. It’s normal, and every pregnant woman has it. There’s not much you can do about it, either, Mama, except to protect your panties.
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So, what would YOU add to this list? What do you think women need to know about their bodies during pregnancy? Remember, Mamas, our bodies are doing very important work. There’s no need to be embarrassed about the discomfort we have to deal with. And besides, at the end of it all, isn’t that sweet new squishy baby worth it?
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