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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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HaileysMom07180
by Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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i had constipation so bad my poor dh had to give me enimas.  You know someone loves you when ...

IncognitoOne
by Bronze Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:23 AM

My latest pregnancy?? Peeing on myself. I did that almost daily during the third trimester.

Yuck

MinglingMom
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM

This. I should have had stock in panty liners because I could NOT be without them the whole pregnancy.

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!


Babujai
by Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

 I really didn't find pregnancy gross, but I understand I had really easy complication-free pregnancies.  The gross part was giving birth.

krusesbaby
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM

 I suppose the discharge and loosing the mucas plug are the grosest lol i cant really think of anything else.

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othermom
by Gold Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Morning sickness, thats about it. I enjoyed my pregnancies

Mommy4000
by Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM

I really don't find anything about pregnancy gross. I've had one perfect pregnancy, and one miserable one, and even felt sexy and amazing with 8 months of severe morning sickness. I just don't get the gross factor of it at all. To me, it's all beautiful and wonderful.

brittany208
by Platinum Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 10:25 AM

the labor itself, with the huge bloody mess and tearing. that was pretty gross.

BeAmour
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

 Honestly, I didn't find anything gross about my pregnancy. I didn't pee on myself, I didn't have a lot of gas, I never lost my mucus plug that I saw, my water never broke.

Maybe the acne?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

LMFAO Lisa D'Amato is considered famous!  haha too funny

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