“I loved being pregnant!” “She is really glowing!” “You look so beautiful with your bump!” “Pregnancy is so magical!”
Yes, a lot of people LOVE being pregnant, but I’ll let you in on a little secret…
NOT EVERYONE ENJOYS BEING PREGNANT!
For me, pregnancy was not beautiful, magical or very enjoyable at all. Yes, I chose to get pregnant and yes, I was very excited for the amazing prize at the end. I was not, however, happy about the journey. Let me explain to you why I didn’t enjoy being pregnant.
1. Being pregnant feels weird.
Your body starts doing weird things. Your boobs hurt. You gain weight. You crave things that you never liked and don’t like what you have always loved. You cry, you laugh, you get angry, all at once and often without warning. Not to mention the fact that you have a tiny being moving around inside of your uterus!
2. Being fat and pregnant is not as fun.
No one, outside of those that you tell, can tell that you are pregnant. You just look like you are getting fatter. The doctors and nurses tell you that you shouldn’t gain too much weight while you are pregnant and that you should watch what you eat, because you are already overweight.
3. Your body is no longer your own.
You become a vessel. A ship carrying a new person into the world and your doctor is the ship’s engineer. He pokes, he prods, he takes pictures, he checks your fluids and he does everything he can to get you to your destination. However, you are left feeling like the Titanic and worried that your fate may be the same!
4. Being “High Risk” changes everything.
Being pregnant is scary to begin with, but being high risk or being pregnant after miscarrying, can be like a nightmare. You are constantly terrified that something is wrong. Nothing feels right. You have your doctor on speed dial and you spend more time in his office than anywhere else. You are terrified until the moment that your baby is born and healthy.
I know, that after suffering multiple miscarriages, pregnancy was not fun for me. I did not enjoy being pregnant. It was terrifying and stressful, but completely worth it.
Yes, I am extremely glad that I had two successful pregnancies and yes, I am thankful everyday that I was able to have my two kids, but no, I do not want to be pregnant again and I have no desire to put myself through all of that again.
Pregnancy can be great, but remember, not EVERYONE enjoys being pregnant.