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What parts of pregnancy did you find the grossest?

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Famous Model Says Pregnancy Is 'Gross' & She's Right

posted by Julie Ryan Evans 

pregnantThere are a lot of lovely adjectives that describe pregnancy -- magical, miraculous, and joyous, to name a few. However, there's another less-lovely one that people often don't want to mention that describes it pretty well too though -- gross. Sorry, but it's true, and model Lisa D'Amato for one isn't afraid to tell it like is.

In a recent interview with People, the former star of America's Next Top Model got real about how difficult her pregnancy has been. She says while she's fortunate that it's a healthy pregnancy, it hasn't been all fun and games. She's still suffering from morning sickness at eight months, and she just wants her body back.

I'm usually feeling pretty bad but always trying to stay positive. When people say I'm glowing, I tell them it's because someone needs to put on the AC. That whole 'pregnancy glow' thing is a joke! There is nothing pretty about pregnancy except creating a life -- other than that I think it's pretty gross.

I would disagree that there's nothing pretty about pregnancy, because I do think there are some beautiful moments -- like hearing the heartbeat, and feeling the kicks, and just the knowledge that you are growing another human being inside you. But she's right about the gross part too, and sometimes they trump the beauty.

From peeing on pregnancy tests to internal ultrasounds, constipation, morning sickness, hemorrhoids, and after-birth, you can't argue that pregnancy isn't gross. Most people just don't want to come out and say it. But women should know that it's not all picture perfect, so D'Amato's honesty is refreshing.

While some women want to paint a picture of a perfect pregnancy of which they enjoy every minute, I doubt that's the case for almost anyone. And it's okay to talk about the hard stuff, complain even. It doesn't mean you're any less excited about your baby or will be any less of a mother. And you might as well get used to embracing the gross while you're pregnant, because let me tell you, kids are even grosser.

What parts of pregnancy did you find the grossest?

by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:23 AM

I wouldn't call any of it "gross" but the weirdest thing was when I started "wetting the bed" and it wasn't urine.

It started a few months before I was due and it was literally like my water was leaking every couple months...

So, when my water actually did break I wasn't sure until it gushed out when I sat on the toilet.

The only thing that was kind of gross was that my milk tasted super salty and my husband was grossed out during sex lol

I am Kaela, a proud 25 year old atheist, pro-choice, single Mama to full-term breastfed, bed sharing, freebirthed, intact, precious little Wolfgang!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

by New Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM

This :-/

Quoting abifasc:

Tmi I had tons of discharge the whole time with my 2nd. It was nasty and I never felt clean. My pregnancies are miserable, but I sure do love the outcome!

by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Gas and some smells, my scent was very sensitive when i was pregnant *gagstick out tongue mini

by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:40 AM

The only thing I found gross was no being able to shave anything except my armpits at the end because it was too hard to shave... I felt so disgusting...  Then covering my entire L&D room floor and my nurse in vomit wasn't too good either...Other than that nothing really grossed me out. 

by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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oh my gosh, don't let me remember that!  Any kind of perfume made me almost vomit... I literally couldn't breathe if I were around anyone with perfume on or where perfume had been sprayed... I would have to hold my stomach down the best I possibly could.

Quoting Kristen.Reavis:

Gas and some smells, my scent was very sensitive when i was pregnant *gagstick out tongue mini

by Gold Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:42 AM
I actually love being pregnant
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by Bronze Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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Pffft! No one is aware of ALL that goes along with pregnancy because no one has the same experience.

I hated most of both of my experiences of being pregnant, but I went back for seconds anyway.

There's that dumb " well should have thought about that before you got pregnant" catch all phrase when someone shares the SLIGHTEST complaint about pregnancy or a child. Smh

Might I say, I totally agree with you. Throwing up so hard, so frequently everyday that I had ratecia hemmoraging all over my face turned me into a FABULOUS purple hue for everyone to comment on! I wouldn't have traded that for anything! ( rolls eyes)

Quoting lovemusic24:

what?? pregnancy is not gross, if your not ready for the little things that come with it than dont get pregnant

by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM
All three of my pregnancies have not been easy from morning sickness to preeclampsia with my first but I never honestly felt any of it was really gross. Just part of being pregnant.
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Vomiting so hard I peed all over myself and the bathroom floor. I must say that the grossest moments did not happen until labor and after birth. 

by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:35 AM

The mucus plug, ick!

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