Have you been pregnant or are you pregnant? You might recognize these totally improbable, hilarious, annoying and sometimes downright rude experiences I and 21 other women had during our pregnancy.

I’ll start sharing my experiences myself:

  1. I didn’t dare to poop
    When I just knew I was pregnant, the morning after we had a positive Early Predictor pregnancy test, I had to poop. I didn’t dare to press though, afraid of pushing the baby out of my uterus. * Plop *
  2. “Have your tits grown?” Getting this question a lot.

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  1. “Were you in a relationship at that time?”

Immediately after I told guy that I was three months pregnant, he reacted surprised, asking if I had a relationship at that time. Asking him what he meant with “at that time”, he replied “I thought maybe you had a one-night stand and decided to keep it.” My boyfriend and I have been together for 11 years and are kind of inseparable.

  1. “When will my nipples open up?”

I noticed that my nipples namely changed shape, but I could not discover an opening. Turns out you’re born with it. I still haven’t discovered them yet.

  1. “Huh? It’s as if your belly has become smaller? We’re not going to hide it, huh? Let it go.”

A response to my pregnancy belly progression photo. Not a comment that I could appreciate and  especially not since I only know the guy by face. Anyway, I’m sure he didn’t mean it in a bad way.

  1. “You know you have to eat for 2, right?!”

To be precise, only 15% more, instead of 100% more.

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  1. “Do you still have to throw-up so much? It can be seen, unfortunately.”

Last time I threw up was 18 years ago after 6 glasses of Passoa. And uh … thanks for “unfortunately”! 

  1. Women who have already given birth feel the need to tell all about how they went into labour, how vagina ripped and what a hell their childbirth was.

Fortunately, they conclude with “but it was well worth it.”

  1. I am suddenly tagged in all kinds of posts with links to the most horrible stories about giving birth.

Thanks a lot!

  1. “You just have this, you just have to that. But do everything in your own way!”
  1. I did not dare to jump anymore.

At bootcamp, we sometimes do a jump work: jumping jacks, box jumps, you know the drill. I don’t fully dare to continue with the jump work, worried that the baby pops out. Imagine that, like my mom had during her pregnancy, my cervix doesn’t seem to fully close!

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12. I could suddenly get nauseous by ugly outfits, interiors and even people.

I know: the latter. Shame on me!


These were my improbable, hilarious and sometimes plain annoying situations that I have experienced during my pregnancy so far. But wait, I have more for you to laugh at! These were the hilarious, weird and improbable situations and experiences that 31 other women have encountered during their pregnancy:

“I did not dare to sneeze because I thought my water was going to break.” – Silvy

“Since I knew that was pregnant I didn’t dare to lie on my belly, afraid of crushing he baby.” – Debby

“I always slept with my legs pulled. At 4 weeks I found out that I was pregnant and since then I didn’t dare to sleep with my legs tucked anymore, afraid that she could not breathe or something” – Anouk

“I was afraid of folding the little one in when I bent over to put on my shoes.”- Charissa

“Not daring to run, because I was afraid that the baby was shaken.” – Denise

“Apparently I had seen too many strange things on TV and could be sick to my stomach by the fact that something strange grew in my body and evolved into a child that would also come out of my body.” – Philomena

“I know someone that loved to ride behind a bus with her bike to smell the exhaust fumes.” – Els

 “I always I put my hands on my stomach and then push when I go to the bathroom. I didn’t dare to do that anymore when I was pregnant, afraid of crushing my baby.” – Joyce Lyn

“I have often sat on my butt on the floor because I was afraid that the baby was too tired in my belly.” – Joyce Lyn

“They said I had pregnancy diabetes and what did I do? Eat veeery very much sugar so my baby would be as big and heavy as possible at birth. “- Joyce Lyn

“During intercourse we were afraid that he would bump into your baby.” – Sammii

“I didn’t dare to go to toilet because I was afraid of losing my bowel or something. – Huseyin

“I once went bowling with friends and dropped out after the first pitch because I thought I did something wrong to my baby with my bowling movements. “- Amy

“I am a serious belly sleeper until I was pregnant, as I thought I’d crush the baby and that belly sleeping would deform the baby.” – Kelly

“When I was further my pregnancy I often held the little foot that stuck out (of my abdomen). I once thought my husband grabbed the foot too hard and had broken its foot. “- Stephanie

“When we were intimate (especially during the first few months) I was in fear that my boyfriend hit my belly too heavily and that it would crush the baby.” – Amy

“My partner never wanted to have sex. He was afraid that his penis would bump the baby against the head. “- Devil

“People from my neighbourhood with kids suddenly had the need to list what would all change once I gave birth. As if children were a burden and that I, an ‘inexperienced’ woman, would regret what I had started. “- Kelly

“My boyfriend said at one point; honey, now everyone knows you are not a virgin anymore! “- Stephanie

“Someone who wanted to sniff rubber bands.” – Alder

“Didn’t dare to sneeze because I think my water was gonna break.” – Silvy

“I suddenly loved the smell of musty basements and the smell of wet cement.” – Janneke

“The smell of fresh paint: loved it! As such, I spent many hours in the freshly painted room.” – Cindy

“My boyfriend after the 20-week ultrasound: ‘Honey, is it certain now that we’re having a girl, or is it possible that something can still grow onto it?”- Joyce


Do you recognize yourself in the above strange experiences? Leave your reply in the comments below and let me know about your experiences!

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Hey! I'm Angela; a 30-something mommy and a now REAL #fitchick, digi nerd, photo & film shooter hobbyist, MSc specialized in Health Education, marketingspecialist and an international fashion model for 20 years. I've worked for eg. Viktor & Rolf, Nivea, Escada, Elle, Vogue and Glamour.

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