I haven’t been Catholic for a long time, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a good holiday. Easter is one of those holidays. I’m mainly in it for the chocolate, to be honest, but it’s also pretty fun for my son. While he’s not one for candy, he definitely enjoys searching for Easter eggs. Prior to having him, however, I was pregnant with him on this very same holiday. Let me just say that being pregnant on Easter is the worst. Maybe not quite as bad as being pregnant on, say, St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s still pretty lousy if you ask me.
Not to say that everything is terrible when you’re pregnant on Easter. You get to spend time with family, which you may or may not appreciate (if anything, a few extra set of hands to help around the house while you relax is always a win). If you don’t have any sugar issues, you can certainly sneak some Peeps into your desserts that week. Getting a pastel-colored manicure and pedicure might not be totally out of the question (unless, of course, you’re on bed rest). Maybe your partner gets you an adorable stuffed bunny because, hey, we're never to old for cute stuffed animals, right? Plus I hear lots of places serve up killer brunches, so you can totally get your frittata on.
So yes, it's not all bad, and with anything in life you have to balance the great with the kind of horrible. That means, of course, that with every upside there's a downer, and if you're pregnant on Easter you are bound to experience a few of them, including the following: