What to really expect when you're expecting

Thursday, 25 May 2017



As wonderful as pregnancy can be, it's not just a healthy glow and baby flutters. We all know that. You may get thicker, fuller hair and a healthy glow that would give J-Lo a run for her money; but you can also look forward to lightning crotch, leaky boobs and an urgency to pee like nothing you have ever experienced before.

Welcome to the most unpredictable nine months of your life.

I've been pretty fortunate in all four of my pregnancies to be completely honest. I've never suffered from terrible morning sickness or the pain that horrible conditions like SPD can cause. But I have had my share of weird and wonderful symptoms that I was not expecting. At all.

I knew my dignity would go out the window during child birth. I was prepared for that. I was fully braced for some unpleasant poking and prodding from midwifes, not to mention from the inside courtesy of the tiny human that was cooking away in there. But some of the delights I've shared in my pregnancy truths video... yep, I didn't see them coming!

I've left the link below, if you fancy a watch. And I'd love to know what symptoms you experienced during pregnancy that you wish you'd known about before hand.


15 comments

  1. I was pretty lucky too both times, bit of morning sickness the second time round. Can't say I miss being pregnant though, lol.

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  2. The main thing I remember was walking down the street and being overtaken by old ladies 'cos I was so slow and heavy!

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  3. Your video made me laugh! I was fairly lucky with both of my pregnancies too, I had some nausea and I did have spd with my second baby but it wasn't unbearable. Congratulations on your pregnancy xx

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  4. I think I have been quite lucky in both of my pregnancies too - just felt exhausted all of the time. My sister had quadruplets and as you can imagine, was rather uncomfortable and sick, pretty much the whole way through x

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  5. So funny. I never feel good during my pregnancies. I feel tired, pain in my hips and pelvic bone, sickness and just uncomfortable.

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  6. Wow, You had a good pregnancy! When I was pregnant I was a hard time on my morning sickness

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  7. My twin pregnancy was good. I didn't have any serious issues at all. But my morning sickness started in my second trimester.

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  8. Fab video! Pregnancy is amazing but there are so many things I didn't know about until I experienced them for myself! I've lost my appetite at the moment and I'm still suffering morning sickness at 17 weeks. I have the rest of this to come again as I get bigger too haha! x

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  9. Hahaha this is a great thing to do. There are simply things that you're not ready for when you're expecting for the first time. And I found none of the books I read told me either! Kat x

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  10. I've made some vlogs reminding myself of the reasons not to have another baby! The morning sickness, SPD, indigestion! But then I remember the little baby at the end and it is all so worthwhile...

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  11. This made me chuckle and reminded me of my own pregnancy. You are certainly right, once pregnant all shame goes out the window, just wait until you have your little one.

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  12. All three of my pregnancies had their own issues, never an easy ride like some mums get! Although my last pregnancy only lasted half the time as I didn't find out I was expecting till I was 17 weeks!

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  13. I had no idea that body hair can grow at a quicker rate during pregnancy. That would be a bummer for me as I already have to shave every few days anyway, good thing I am not getting pregnant just yet lol. I loved watching your video it was super informative x

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  14. I too was very lucky with all my four pregnancies. I didn't suffer morning sickness and truly loved each one. Kaz

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  15. I was pretty lucky in both my pregnancies. I never had morning sickness but I did have SPD and carpal tunnel syndrome and swollen feet.

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