The 7 Grossest Things About Pregnancy That Nobody Talks About

hilary duff pregnantPregnancy is a beautiful thing…until it turns ugly, that is. Which is why this ‘Funny Or Die’ video by a heavily pregnant Hilary Duff made me laugh. The video itself isn’t that funny, I’m sad to say, but I loved the gist of it, which is that Duff starts growing hair all over her body as a side effect of pregnancy (we’re talking full back hair, moustache – the works).

It’s an exaggeration, to be sure, but Duff’s shtick reminds us of the not-so-pleasant side of pregnancy. You know, like when your nipples start getting crusty and your farts, well, they bring a whole new (literal) meaning to “silent but deadly.” Herein, a roundup of the grossest things experienced by our anonymous crew of (pregnant) friends and loved ones. Feel free to weigh in with your own. We promise not to judge!

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  • Linda the Bra Lady

    This is too funny! (And too real.) I have solutions for lots of these problems, but especially #7 Women LOVE these soft breast pads. Not scratchy or itchy like some paper kinds. Plus, they are washable which means they are reusable!
    Thanks for the honest truth and a good laugh xo Linda

  • Melissa

    Constipation!!!! Nobody warned me about this possible pregnancy symptom! I had it BAD with both my first and second pregnancies, especially in the first trimester.

    • Suz

      One word: diarrhea. I had that something awful for at least 7 months, though not consecutively. It was really on/off and totally unpredictable. I was not able to go ANYWHERE for fear of pooing my pants. I stayed home all the time just to stay right next to the bathroom. Fortunately, I didn’t have to work or I would have had big problems.

    • Jess

      best poops of my life, ladies. I’ve never been so regular.

  • Sally

    This is why I love going on the site! Honesty! Love it !

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  • Alia

    Vaginal varicose veins. They exist. They’re horribly painful. And sometimes, hey don’t go away after baby is born! :P

  • The Mommy Psychologist

    Here’s one- there is nothing morning about morning sickness! I’d seen all the movies. You pick in the morning and then go about your day. Ha- if you are sick, you are sick ALL day long. You may feel like barfing or barf all day long.

    “The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself.”

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  • Alexis

    oh yay, I totally want to get knocked up now!

  • meteor_echo

    *looks at the article*
    *looks at the pack of birth control pills*
    *takes a pill*
    *sighs with relief*

  • Penny

    Omg. I am absolutely terrified of getting pregnant and this made it worse! :/

  • Shauna

    this list missed one. That last trimester where you sneeze and pee your pants, you walk and leak. Grossest thing ever.

  • Jenn

    My boobs hurt so much! From the time I got pregnant till after I stopped breast feeding. Oh and your ankle’s turning into cankle’s. But it is well worth it!!!

  • skyangl55

    One word…Vitamins!!! I had the longest,hardest nails and the healthiest hair in my entire life from taking those vitamins but twice was enough for me lol