Pregnancy

10 things that ONLY pregnant women will understand

If you’re pregnant you’ll most likely be nodding along to these very relatable mum-to-be things!

1. Apps that compare baby’s size to a fruit/vegetable

first trimester

Super cute…that is until week 39 when it said WATERMELON! Yes, yes, a lemon is adorable. Any kind of melon is NOT.

2. Mucus plug

‘I had never heard the words ‘mucus plug’ before pregnancy, but now I can’t wait to see it cause that means my baby could be on its way.’ Just don’t bring it up at a dinner party.

3. Sleep training

‘Every night I lay awake, willing myself to go to sleep now, to make up for the sleep I’ll probably miss out on once bub arrives.’ Perhaps your body is getting you in training for the night time feeds?

4. Finding a toilet ANYWHERE

Bladder Problems When Pregnant

Whether you’re at a petrol station, library or even a hardware shop, when you have to pee every 15 minutes, this makes perfect sense.

5. Lack of comfort

Numbness, pins and needles, the constant need to wee, not being able to sleep on your back – it’s no wonder comfort is hard to come by. Even when you have around 17 pillows strategically placed around your body, it still doesn’t feel right!

6. Crying at everything

Common triggers are anything to do with families or children, midday movies, the news. Even toilet paper ads.

7. The struggle of getting up

Pregnancy Dreams You’ve Most Likely Had (And What They Mean)

Getting off a chair or out of bed without making some sort of groaning noise is practically impossible. Also, WHY do they always have beanbags at the baby classes? Criminal.

8. Feeling your baby move

Any movement from within can put a smile on your dial, whether that’s a hiccup or a kick.

9. Bending down isn’t an option

Seriously. Using your feet or even some tongs is a great hack though.

10. Being so excited and yet extremely terrified at the same time

Things That ONLY Pregnant Women Will Understand

It’s perfectly natural to feel like this. But look around and see how many people have had babies before you – and survived!

The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie

Did you know that The Healthy Mummy has a specially formulated pregnancy smoothie to help support a healthy pregnancy?

pregnancy smoothie

Pregnant women need additional calories and nutrients in pregnancy and our Pregnancy Smoothie and Eating & Exercise Book have been specially formulated to help women reach these additional calorie and nutrient needs.

The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie is designed to complement, not replace, your prenatal vitamin intake. Our nutritionists ensured that the vitamins and minerals in the smoothie are at a low level so there is no risk of doubling up on any pregnancy vitamins.

It is ideal as a high-protein, high-calcium snack in pregnancy. You can download the Pregnancy Smoothie Label here.

Buy your Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie HERE.

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Emily Toxward

When former journalist Emily Toxward isn’t wrangling her three kids she’s juggling the demands writing and failing fabulously at being a domestic goddess. A published writer for nearly 20 years, Emily left full-time work in 2008 to have children and write from home. Always on the go, she spends her days negotiating with an army of little people she created and visits her local Gold Coast beaches for a little sanity.