What To Really Expect When You’re Expecting

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Every pregnant woman has heard of the infamous "What To Expect When You're Expecting" books, right?

Well, to be completely honest with you, I have never actually read any of those books, even though I've been pregnant three times...

But I can tell you one thing for sure. And that's that if I were to write my own book on pregnancy, it read a little more like something that would tell you what to really expect when you're expecting...

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Month one. 

Congrats! You are now officially preggers! Except your doctor will now attempt to confuse you with all sorts of dates that seem a bit like magic trickery because you got pregnant at two weeks into your cycle, but didn't find out until two weeks later, but there is always a two-week window for error, and some women's cycles are all screwy, which means by the time you typically find out you are pregnant, you are a whole month pregnant, except your baby is only technically two weeks gestational age. So congrats! You're a month pregnant! They think. Maybe. Well, most likely anyways. So enjoy a whole pregnancy during which you're confused on how far you are actually pregnant, yay!

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What To Really Expect When You’re Expecting

Chaunie Brusie is a coffee mug addict, a labor and delivery nurse turned freelance writer, and a young(ish) mom of four. She is the author of Tiny Blue Lines: Preparing For Your Baby, Moving Forward In Faith, & Reclaiming Your Life In An Unplanned Pregnancy and The Moments That Made You A Mother. She also ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Amber727 Amber727 says:

    The only thing I’d add to the list is the heartburn!! Before I got pregnant, I never had heartburn, but around seven or eight months it wouldn’t quit!!

  2. Profile photo of Kym Kym says:

    I am enjoying the WTE book, but this is really funny (and I know…it’s all true). 27 weeks…

  3. Profile photo of Melody Melody says:

    I really enjoyed reading this. so much of everything said was true. more articles like this would be awesome

  4. Profile photo of Ciara Ciara says:

    This is hilarious and so true! lmbo… I’m in month 8 btw :) :-/

  5. Profile photo of Rachel Rachel says:

    Good ones. I was super lucky that I only got sick 1 time thus far in my pregnancy (month 2 at a bar-projectile vomiting-oh the embarrassment). I have to say I HATE with a passion the WTE books. I think they are written like a dictionary, not anything most pregnant women want to even read. It is beyond boring. At least give me the knowledge in a fun to read format. Any other book suggestions, because I haven’t gotten past page 2 on either of those.

  6. Profile photo of Rebekah Rebekah says:

    I loved the WTE books while expecting my first child. I had no idea what to expect, what questions to ask my doctor, or anything.

  7. Profile photo of nichole nichole says:

    i LOVE month one!!!!!!

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