My pregnancy was rough. I was high-risk due to a heart condition, I gained a lot of weigh for my small stature, and I was ridiculously uncomfortable. In other words, my pregnancy wasn't the type constantly romanticized in the media. As a result I needed constant reassurance during those 40 (more or less) weeks. Since I couldn't possibly ask my husband to constantly console me, I was in charge of walking myself off the ledge. "You will survive," is somethingI often said to myself during my pregnancy pep talk.
I felt awful during most of my pregnancy. I had every pregnancy symptom known to women, and sometimes felt as though I was being punished for carrying a child. I had no idea how difficult pregnancy could be, since our media makes it seem like it's the most beautiful and wonderful experience a woman can go through. Yes, pregnancy can be amazing, but for me, it wasn't.
So I would talk to myself often. Sometimes I'd remind myself I am still the same person I was prior to this pregnancy. I would tell myself that I would have to wait just a few months until I could once again devour a spicy tuna roll. I consoled myself when all of my friends were out drinking by creating delicious virgin versions of whatever it was they were having. So, yeah, I found ways to make it through the pregnancy by having conversations with myself.