1. Your Poo is like Coal
“Seriously, it was rock-hard coal coming out. No one tells you about that”
2. You Will Never Stop Weeing
It may feel like someone’s stuck a cork in at one end but, at the other end, it’s like a riot hose. “You literally wee all the time,” explained one woman. “Also, we wee like we’ve been drinking in the pub – just weeing for about two hours,” elaborated another.
3. People Tell You Their Horrific Birth Stories
Once you reveal you're pregnant everyone decides to drop the real truth bombs. “Nobody’s got a good story,” observed one woman. “It’s like, ‘I was in labour for a week…I had third degree tear’ or, ‘your vagina will turn into a bucket'."
4. Morning Sickness Can Strike Any Time of the Day
"They shouldn’t call it morning sickness. Just sickness”, one woman suggested. “Any time of day it can creep up on you. Any time”, agreed another.
5. You Start Crying over a Meal Deal
Another thing that can strike any time: hormones. The trigger could be a sad song on the radio. Or it could be having to choose between a pasta salad or a hoisin duck roll. “You’re in the middle of the supermarket, picking a meal deal and it can literally feel like the end of the world,” explained one woman. Another had a similar story. “I’d be texting my best friend like, ‘I just cried over food again.’”
6. Cravings Can Include Things like Soap and Petrol
Here are just a few we heard about: “Pickled onion and milkshake” “McDonald's fries with ice cream” “Petrol. I mean, obviously I didn’t stand at the petrol pump drinking from it, but, you know, I wanted to.” “I got really addicted to Imperial Leather soap." stated another. "I really wanted to lick it.” Do not drink petrol! Or eat soap.
7. Say Goodbye to Sleep
“You don’t sleep. And you never will again”, one haunted-looking soul told us. “You’re on your back and you just can’t feel your legs anymore”, said one woman And then there’s the fact that, as another woman put it, “You have to do a three-point turn to roll over."
8. There Are Some Unexpected Perks
“Being able to jump the queue in public toilets”, listed one woman. “I loved getting the golden ticket - the ‘baby on board’ badge – aka, ‘that seat’s mine, bch’”, chimed another. Not only do you get to bring a beautiful new life into the world, you even get a seat on the bus. Watch the full video: