Pregnancy doesn't come with a handbook. Oh wait, it does (actually, about 50 or more, last time I checked) but those guides don't necessarily share the more "nitty gritty" aspects of pregnancy. To be fair, they probably don't want to terrify new mothers, so I can somewhat understand. Regardless, there are things every grown-ass woman knows about pregnancy; things that shouldn't be a secret or something that a woman later says, "Why didn't anyone tell me??" about; things that, even if they're somewhat unpleasant, are very necessary and will help make your pregnancy as pain-free as possible.
Grown-ass women know what they're getting into, no matter what it is, and if they don't, they do their best to find out. I won't lie, I was somewhat caught off guard, during both my pregnancies, by situations I wasn't expecting. I had an easy first pregnancy that had me feeling like I could coast through the last month, only to end up dealing with a medical scare that almost had me delivering 3 weeks early and de-railing my plans of having a drug-free birth. My second pregnancy really took me for a ride, because I didn't realize you could develop depression and anxiety during your pregnancy and not just after you'd given birth. Newsflash: you totally can, and it's best to have it treated, as it leaves you more prone to developing PPD, once the baby is born.
Man, if I'd known the things on this list, I'd have been a bit more relaxed during both pregnancies, I think. So, with that in mind and in the hopes that what I didn't know will become common knowledge to every new mom, here are 12 things every grown-ass woman should know about being pregnant: