When I got pregnant, I expected some discomfort. I mean, I don't think anyone gets pregnant and assumes it’s going to be consistently pleasant. Still, every pregnancy and every person is different, so it’s hard to really know what you're going to experience until you, well, experience it. If you’re anything like me, the surprises and discomfort happen as early as the first few weeks. In fact, there are some specific first trimester sacrifices that you’ll never regret, that are a direct result of some of these discomforts.
Well, sacrifices that you’ll probably never regret, since I suppose it’s possible that maybe you have, like, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sample fancy champagne or some crazy-awesome sashimi that may stay with you long after your pregnancy has ended. But, for the most part, it'll probably be fine. Eventually.
That said, even though pregnancy is hard and full of sacrifices (what an understatement, right?) it’s well worth it. Plus, once the kiddo actually arrives, you’ll be so distracted by their perfect faces and baby fat legs and their intoxicating cuteness, that any minor inconveniences you experienced early on will be distance memories. Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of some of the more prominent early pregnancy sacrifices so we can all relive it and congratulate ourselves for making it through: