Pregnancy Myths

In honor of my wonderful pregnancy and my 500th post(!), I want to be real with you all. Many things are not what pre-pregnant me thought they would be. And so I present to you a list of pregnancy myths:

Pregnancy is nine months long. 
This is tricky. Your baby is forming for nine months but gestational age is actually calculated from the date of your last menstruation. Put together it all equals 40 weeks, or ten months. 

Only your back will ache.
From neck to chest to abdomen and feet, my body has ached in more places than I thought possible. 

Morning sickness only happens in the morning. 
It can happen all. day. long. I could feel great one morning and horrible in the afternoon or evening.

Morning sickness only consists of actually puking.
I mostly got such bad nausea and at times, wish I could puke and get it over with.

It also only happens in the first trimester.
FALSE. I got such a wave of nausea during the beginning of my second trimester. I'm not sure if it was motion sickness or what but I carried a barf bag in my purse for my commute to work.

I'm sure there are more that I can't think of right now.  If I'm forgetting any that you can think of, please do share in the comments!

1 comment

  1. Yes to all of these! Especially about morning sickness or as I like to call it all day sickness.