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What do you think is the worst part of pregnancy?

Asked by Mom2BDec2010 (2666points) September 2nd, 2010

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Seek's avatar

The post-partum haemorrhaging.

Sorry. That was definitely the worst part of mine.

If you don’t count the birth and what follows… the six months of vomiting up things I hadn’t eaten yet, and the fainting spells. The heartburn gets a close third.

faye's avatar

The day after your due date.

Seek's avatar

^ this too. Though, the two weeks after your due date. (for me)

ashsaintsfan's avatar

anythings better than misscarraige :(

Nicole8's avatar

Probably going into labor. I get HORRIBLE cramps so I can only imagine what going into labor feels like.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@faye @Seek_Kolinahr Why (I’ve never been pregnant)?

Seek's avatar


Why does being postdates suck?

Because you’re carrying a 9+ lb kid on your spinal cord, your extra-large maternity clothes are showing way too much belly button, you’re passing out every time you stand up, and you still haven’t had a single contraction that would give some indication that you’re coming close to the end of this pregnancy.

On top of that, there are doctors and midwives and relatives and strangers at the supermarket that are telling you all kinds of horror stories about all the horrible things that can happen to a baby that cooks for too long – oh, what if he swallows meconium? what if the placenta dies? what if blah blah blah…. and there’s “you’re definitely going to need a c-section” talk… and every suggestion from every angle about how to go into labor (bumpy roads, have sex [like anyone’s interested in screwing a beached whale], do yoga, eat spicy food, eat Italian food, eat Chinese food….blah blah blah…) and YES I’M STILL PREGNANT STOP ASKING ME ARE YOU EFFING BLIND?!

… and you’re just ready to get the kid out of your gut and in your hands so you can get on with your life.

Just for fun, this was me a full week before I finally had the kid (42 week pregnancy, 10½ lb kid.)

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Lol, oh, you know what? I read that as “the day after you give birth”, because I haven’t had it drilled into me how different the two are.

Because you’re carrying a 9+ lb kid on your spinal cord <<Best birth control ever.

perspicacious's avatar

It was all pretty bad. I didn’t like being pregnant. I hear women say they love being pregnant and I just don’t understand it.

faye's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr I didn’t do the naked belly picture, wow! memories! But my girth exceeded my height. I did get just plain fat as well as pregnant and I’m not tall, but try getting out of a waterbed!

Frenchfry's avatar

Throwing up in the morning I would say.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I loved being pregnant, and felt well, but I was pre-eclamptic and had to be on bed rest (and hospitalized once) for the last five weeks). After the first two days of that I was nuts, and it made all the preggars stuff worse, pressure on stuff, organ squishing, etc. I guess I’m going with the “Just get this damned thing OUTTA me” part of pregnancy…

MissAusten's avatar

Throwing up in the morning. Throwing up in the afternoon. Throwing up at night.

Feeling like you’re going to throw up 24 hours a day.

Maternity clothes.

Having to roll yourself out of bed because you can’t just get up like a normal person.

Heartburn. Constipation.

Swollen ankles and feet. Or elephant feet, as I liked to call them.

Getting an upper respiratory infection or kidney stones when 8 months pregnant. Puking early on is bad, try puking your guts out when you have a solid beach ball in the way. Ugh.

Feeling so exhausted and sleepy you can’t keep your eyes open no matter where you are.

Limited coffee. :(

There were only a couple of things I liked about being pregnant, the biggest one being the baby you get to take home at the end. Going into labor was such a relief for me, I couldn’t wait to get to that point. Luckily all of my kids were born before their due date. I might have lost my mind otherwise.

ratboy's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr, I’m glad you got that out of your system.

I see was mistaken in believing that the worst part was the conception.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@ratboy ; I slept through the conception of my daughter… Before you say anything, it was surgical… gotcha! :-P

Seaofclouds's avatar

I loved being pregnant up until I had to be induced. That was the worst part for me. I was induced a month early because of preeclampsia. I really hope that doesn’t happen if I get pregnant again.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Seaofclouds : I was also induced, it felt like I was repeatedly thrown down a flight of stairs. Big fun.

faye's avatar

I was induced the first time- near the end it was one long contraction. They had to fiddle with the IV. And it made me puke and puke.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Mom2BDec2010 : Guess you’re really enjoying these last few…sorry. You’ve hit the homestratch now, things will most likely go smoothly for you. :-)

MissAusten's avatar

I was induced twice. The first time was awful, but the second time I had an epidural an it was almost blissful. :)

faye's avatar

We shouldn’t tell you our bad stories. Though fabulous interesting for us, maybe not for you! It’s all worth it in the end. My first pregnancy was a horror story at the end -eclampsia, hospital, induced, baby lying face up, blah, blah ,blah but by the third one I had it right-3 real labor pains, one good push, baby and placenta out. You may be like that on your first.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Actually, however bad or good it all is, the great thing is, at the end you get to take home a baby! How incredibly cool is that?
I’ve had bad dates that lasted longer than labor.

Aster's avatar

I loved it but hated the nausea. When that stopped I felt fantastic.

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Mom2BDec2010's avatar

I’ve had a miscarriage before it’s the worst thing ever /:

blessieparadero's avatar

I agree with you. It’s like killing an innocent person.

Seek's avatar

I would think that not knowing you had miscarried would be the best possible way to have a miscarriage. Just saying.

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