Pregnancy

10 things you’d only ever cry about if you’re PREGNANT

Cry! Cry! Cry! 

Mood swings and emotional spells are all part and parcel of being pregnant.

During these special nine months, pregnancy hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone surge and may cause you to be a lot more teary than usual.

No wonder it feels like EVERYTHING gets you going when you are expecting!

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10 things you’d only ever cry about if you’re pregnant

While the following 10 things can be annoying anytime…they could certainly trigger tears for hormone-stirred mama-to-bes! Please bare in mind this blog has been written with the intention of being a little cheeky and totally tonuge-in-cheek.

1. Bad wifi reception

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It’s annoying enough when you go out of wifi range when you’re not pregnant. But when it happens when you’re are expecting it’s EVEN MORE annoying!

How will you be able to Google what that bump twinge means now?!

2. Going off your favourite foods and drinks

Many women claim they have weird and wonderful pregnancy cravings but no one tells you about all the food you used to love that you can no longer stomach.

Experts reveal that tastebuds sometimes change in the first trimester, so you may have been an avid tea lover and no longer fancy it, or you may have loved pasta but the thought of it makes you feel ill. Nooooooooo!

3. No longer being able to see your feet

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It’s SO depressing when you can’t look down and check whether or not you need a pedicure because you can’t see your toes! Fear not, it won’t be long until you will be able to see your tootsies again!

4. Feeling tired by 6pm

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When did bedtime coincide with your hubby coming home from work?

Growing the next generation is exhausting business! Fatigue is a common symptom of pregnancy.

Many women report feeling more tired during the first trimester and third trimester, while others feel exhausted throughout their whole pregnancy.

5. Not being offered a seat on the bus

Kind strangers are usually more than willing to give up their seat to you when they notice your bump.

But when people don’t, it leaves you wondering what kind of world we’re living in.

However, it’s more than likely that this stranger is just too engrossed in their Candy Crush game to even notice your burgeoning bump!

6. Not being able to tuck into the soft cheese at a dinner party

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The Food Authority NSW recommends that pregnant women avoid eating soft cheeses, as they may contain listeria bacteria that could harm their baby.

That means soft cheeses like brie, camembert and goat’s cheese. You can still eat the crackers though…

7. The price of strollers

They’re essential for keeping your baby comfortable while you’re on the move, but some pram models aren’t cheap!

However, expensive doesn’t mean better quality. We advise you check out Choice recommended prams before you buy.   

8. Being told your bump is ‘big’

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There’s nothing worse when you feel the size of a house than a colleague you’ve never talked to before exclaiming, ‘Wow you’ve got big!’ As if we haven’t noticed already!

Polite chit chat seems to go out the window when you’re pregnant sometimes, with strangers telling you your bump is huge or WORSE, coming in for a feel WITHOUT permission!

9. Not being able to fit in your clothes

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You’ve got a wedding coming up and you have your go-to dress in mind.

But you may not be able to wear it, as it either doesn’t fit the same or it won’t zip up!

At least there are some pretty good maternity outfits in the shops. It’s not quite the same though, is it?!

10. The final month of labour feeling like it’s lasted 40,000 days

Why does it feel like every month of pregnancy is the same as usual, but that FINAL month just drags and drags and DRAGS!

Don’t worry, you’ll get there and you’ll have a beautiful baby in your arms. Now that’s enough to make you weep with joy! Pass the tissues…

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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.

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.