Mum shares the brutal honest truth about pregnancy, “For me, pregnancy sucked a bag of dicks.”
Jess Bovey, from NZ, who writes the blog New Mum Club, has written about what her pregnancy was like, farts and all.
Jess has one child, Baxter, and is currently pregnant with her second, who is due in April 2017.
She said that what she experienced took her by surprise, because no one had ever told her about some of the side effects.
Jess said, “I would never go as far as saying I hate being pregnant, hate is a strong word. I just have a problem with the way it is portrayed in the media and in the movies.
I wish women would be more open and honest when it comes to pregnancy.
For me, pregnancy sucked a bag of dicks.”
‘The first trimester took me by surprise,’ she wrote. ‘I’m tired, so f***ing tired. I am puffing and out of breath from walking up six stairs.
‘I am so light-headed and dizzy ALL of the time, I often need to just take a moment and sit. My boobs feel like they’ve been injected with quick setting concrete. Don’t even get me started on the excruciating back pain.’
She even talks about skin tags, a lowered immune system, feet swelling, and haemorrhoids.
‘I can’t see my vagina anymore. In fact, I can’t see anything down there and I’m not even sure I want to,’ Ms Bovey wrote. ‘Glow? What glow? Yeah, that’s a combination of sweat and my new found oily skin.’
‘You will have gas…my pregnancy farts are repulsive . You will likely want a tonne of sex or none at all. The bump doesn’t disappear as soon as baby is out. I wish.’
‘Bladder control, what bladder control?’ she said. ‘I have to cross my legs when I sneeze these days after just 1 baby. Kegels smeagals.’
‘Shaving my legs? Ha, I don’t think so. Everybody down there becomes a scene from Where the Wild Things Are from 30 weeks.’
“For me, I lost complete control of my body, this little human had completely taken it over and sucked every last little bit of nutrients I had.”
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