Real Moms Sound Off: What I Won’t Miss about Pregnancy


Ahhh, pregnancy–a time in your life when you'll feel deep joy and physical pain simultaneously.

It's no secret I loved being pregnant. Even on my worst day, I enjoyed it, and now that my baby is here, I have to say there are times when I miss having that little baby in my belly.

But not always.

There are definitely things I won't miss about pregnancy–those minor annoyances that pile up over the course of nine months to leave a lasting memory. I won't miss sleeping on my side only, supported by five pillows under every part of my body. I won't miss going to the bathroom thirty times in a day (at least six of those happening in the middle of the night). I won't miss the heartburn, the constipation, and the inability to take anything for pain other than Tylenol (and now, apparently, not even that).

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Hear what other mamas won't miss about pregnancy. Weigh in with your own thoughts!

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“I won't miss out-of-control hormones that made my face break out like a teenager! That was the worst; new pimples popping up every day! :(” — Alexis Nascimento

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“I don't miss having only one comfortable sleeping position (and still not being able to sleep!).” — Greta Funk

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“Oh you know, the drowning in my own body piece got a little old. I don't miss the carpal tunnel, either. I wasn't very good at pregnancy. I mean, I had twins, and that's a feat, surely, but pregnancy and I just didn't mesh well together. Barfing in my own eye especially sucked.” – Kallay Carr

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“I won't miss people asking me if I was having twins because I carry all up front. Or belly rubs … I ain't Buddha.” — Alycia Neighbours

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“I won't miss those middle-of-the-night leg cramps that come out of nowhere and rip you out of a dead sleep. Also? Peeing every 5-10 minutes (literally) when I was 8 months pregnant with the twins.” – Natalie Hoage

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“Getting stuck on the couch or furniture in general. With my last baby, I seemed to not be able to get off of the couch without help … It was like it sucked me in or something.” — Jackie Park-Cross

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“Not being able to take ibuprofen!!” – Deborah Gilboa

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Real Moms Sound Off: What I Won’t Miss about Pregnancy

Amanda is a social media manager for a health care organization by day, a blogger and freelance writer by night, and a celebrity news junkie all the time! She's also mom to an amazing 2 year-old boy and wife to a great guy who indulges all her celebrity gossip (and sometimes tries to scoop her!) Amanda loves coffee, fashion, nail polish, cats, and Tim Gunn (not always in that order.) For more celebrity gossip, fashion, beauty and DIY, visit Amanda's blog, It's Blogworthy. ... More

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  1. Leslie says:

    I never had any of those problems. Just the mood swings. I took three naps. I still can get sleep cause she loves too. She is 3


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