Honestly, Sometimes It Sucks Being Pregnant

Pregnant woman is about to be sick.

The bloating, the cramping, the nausea, the fatigue, and dear God, the headaches. Don’t even talk to me about the headaches!

In the early stages of pregnancy it’s so hard to grasp the idea that there is a tiny little future-being stowed away in your belly. I remember being pregnant with my son and almost feeling guilty for the lack of connection I felt with my not-yet-swollen uterus. Mostly I was too busy trying to figure out how to stop a headache with 2 Tylenol and an ice pack to enjoy being pregnant. It would have been easier to make fire by rubbing 2 sporks together than it was to kill those headaches.

The one thing that got me through it was my determination to make a baby with my husband. After heartbreak and loss I finally seemed to be on the right track. Between trips to the bathroom I would remind myself that this was the only way I was going to become a mom- and that was what I wanted more than anything else.

So what happens if you’re feeling the worst you’ve ever felt because of your recently implanted embryo and the pregnancy was unplanned? What if you’re at a stage in your life where you aren’t sure you want to be a parent yet, and have big plans that don’t involve diaper bags and spit up? One of our members, luckyorange88, is facing this issue right now.

How was your early pregnancy, and did being planned or unplanned make a difference in how you handled it?