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11 Embarrassing and Gross Things About Pregnancy
Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems
Becoming pregnant is one of the most special times in a woman's life. There will never be anything that tops this experience. As you start your journey on this 10 month path, you will be sure to hear suggestions and ideas from almost everyone on pregnancy and child birth. You'll hear everything from how to predict whether it's a boy or girl to things NOT to do when your pregnant. But, there are some things that you won't be told about. Mainly, because they are embarrassing and no one wants to admit that they went through it. So, I decided to put together a list of the most embarrassing 'side effects' of pregnancy. Don't feel like a freak, everyone goes through it!
Excessive Gas and Burping
It happens to all of us expecting moms, especially during the first trimester.
A ton of expecting mothers deal with constipation, it's not only embarrassing but it can be painful as well. But, it does come along with the territory and enemas work wonders. Just try not to wait until it's so bad you have to go to the ER, now that is embarrassing!
When you laugh, cough, or pretty much do anything at all! This is definitely one of the least glamorous issues of pregnancy, and you may have to resort to wearing pads.
Hemorrhoids can be a huge problem if you're also suffering from constipation. Your doctor can give you something to help.
As if you weren't feeling crappy enough, now your skin decides it wants to be 14 again. I'm not just talking about your face either, many women find that their backs break out as well. Just wonderful, right?
Many women find that they have a huge increase in discharge during pregnancy. This isn't harmful, just pretty annoying. Again, you will want to invest in some pads.
Yes, some of us will be lucky enough to experience an increase in hair growth on our bellies. Some resort to shaving it because it becomes so bad.
Not Being Able To Shave
Once you get around 7 months or more you will find it almost impossible to shave your legs...or anything else down there. Which is kind of a big issue if you are pregnant in the summer. You can never feel cute sporting shorts when your legs look like they have fur on them.
Belly Button Pops Out
Yes, your belly button will pop out. And, it will look odd. It will return to normal after delivery.
This is really embarrassing if no one is kind enough to point it out to you. Who wants to walk around socializing when you have two huge wet spots on the front of your shirt. Not me.
Going To The Bathroom During Labor
This is every pregnant women's nightmare. Going to the bathroom when delivering! Fortunately I've heard that the doctors won't tell you if you did or didn't, so at least you'll never have to know.
As I write this, I am 9 months pregnant myself. Most of these things I have went through during the last few months and you kind of just got to grin and bear it and remember that it's all for your little angel. It's all worth it in the end when you get to meet your little one, and if given the chance you would do it again in a heartbeat. This is just a fun little list for expecting moms and new moms to enjoy, and hopefully get a laugh out of.
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