When it comes to being pregnant, the expectations versus the reality are almost laughable. You probably expect to sport a "pregnancy glow," have the energy to nest, and to fit effortlessly into your new collection of adorable maternity shirts. However, no one tells you about the acne, or the bloating, or the constipation that make it difficult to even put your maternity shirt on, much less "glow" while wearing it. Don't get me wrong, pregnancy is beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed all nine months of it (mostly). But there are lots of gross things about pregnancy that, although totally healthy, can catch you off guard.
As exciting as it is to plan for your new baby, feel them grow inside of you, and begin your transition into motherhood, pregnancy can be downright nasty at times. It comes with enough bodily functions to make a middle-school boy blush, and being unprepared for it all can get a bit overwhelming. But confidence will get you through some of the tougher times. So if a long list of gross pregnancy moments is headed your way, own it. Rock your belly bump, right along with the flatulence and frequent urination. With the right maternity shirt, no one will even notice these 11 gross pregnancy symptoms.