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What actually happens when you fall pregnant?I mean, I know there is a human being growing inside your body and you’re growing breasts and hair and
I mean, I know there is a human being growing inside your body and you’re growing breasts and hair and stretch marks and all that – But how does your life actually change? What makes being pregnant different from being un-pregnant.
What makes being pregnant different from being un-pregnant?
- The laundry basket smells more than it used to. This is because your nose is super sensitive and you smell worse than you used to.
- You do more laundry than ever before because you can’t wear the same singlet twice anymore. This is because your body temperature is hotter than normal and you sweat more and your body odour it bad. You might not notice it at first, but by the 8th month, your thinking… gosh I’m doing a lot more washing than I used to.
- People look you up and down as they approach you. Your body gets a very obvious appraisal when greeting friends and family. It is kind of funny.
- Everyone in your family will start calling you more often.
- People tell you secrets they never mentioned before, like after you give birth you can shit yourself for about a week and need to wear adult nappies.
- You stop wanting to go out as much.
- You have a lot on your mind. Growing a baby is very distracting.
- Cars don’t seem to mind when you take hours to cross the street.
- People let you go in front of them in public toilets.
- Your pants get tighter.
- You start caring more about other people’s babies.
- You start worrying about what the baby will do to all their family members, and how it will change your parents and your relationship with your friends.
- You think you are getting really really boring.