It comes as no surprise to anyone that pregnant women cry. Well, no surprise to anyone who's been pregnant or have been around pregnant people. However, to newly pregnant women and their partners, the frequency and intensity of such strong emotions is nothing short of surprising. You cry all the time and about things that wouldn't normally evoke a single tear. In fact, you might cry so often you think there's something wrong. There isn't, though. There are totally normal things all pregnant women cry over that while weird, to be sure, are not even remotely out-of-left-field.
When I was pregnant for the very first time, I was overwhelmed by the force of my emotions. I felt all the feelings all the time. Every emotion was amplified, so I was super happy when I was happy (and cried) and super sad when I was sad (and cried). Other times I had no idea what the hell I was feeling so I cried. Once, while driving to work, "Single Ladies" came on the radio. Now, I've never considered myself a huge Beyoncé fan, but I straight-up cried at that song because I thought it was so good. I cried. At "Single Ladies."
At that point I knew there was just no explanation for all the many things I would cry over, so I stopped trying to figure it out and just went with it. So, if you're pregnant and completely perplexed about all the things that make you cry, know that you're not alone. I guarantee you, most (read: all) pregnant women have shed a few tears over the following: