Mothers Share Things About Pregnancy They Wish They’d Known Before Getting Pregnant

Pregnancy is nothing new: without it, there wouldn’t be any people walking this Earth. However, despite being one of the most common experiences shared by women, most expecting mothers don’t really get a lot of info about what the process will be like ahead of time.

Of course, we’ve heard the basics—morning sickness, the big belly, the water breaking—but those barely scratch the surface of the experience. These mothers decided to share the things they wish they had known about pregnancy before getting pregnant.

You Start Off Motherhood Already Being Sleep-Deprived

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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Gregory Pappas // Text Credit: Reddit / tibbymoon
Photo Credit: Unsplash / Gregory Pappas // Text Credit: Reddit / tibbymoon

“The sickest joke of all: you stop being able to sleep way before the baby gets here.

“Everyone loves to tell me to ‘sleep now while I can,’ but pregnancy leads to unexplained insomnia and I’m a total wreck already.”