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Most Embarrassing Pregnancy Moments

Mums-To-Be Reveal their Most Embarrassing Pregnancy Moments

How’d You Get That Black Eye?

Ok, here’s mine… I spewed so much when I was pregnant. People seeing me vomit or army roll out of a car on all fours was the norm. However this time I was running to the toilet and heaved before I had time to lift the toilet seat right back and I hit my eye! I made up a story at work the next day on how it happened because we hadn’t announced it yet!

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OTHER MUM’S STORIES

Bathtime With Extras

“I decided to have a relaxing bath after a hard day’s work being on my feet all day. I get in, and about 5 minutes I feel the need to spew! I call out to my husband for a bucket. It was too late. Here I am, laying in a bath full of vomit.”

Hey, Neighbor!

“My husband and I were out for a walk one evening and something he said got me laughing so hard that I peed myself. And it wasn’t just a few drops; I continued to pee myself for a solid 30 to 40 seconds. My yoga pants were (thankfully) black and covered in pee but I couldn’t stop laughing because at that point he was laughing at me! Of course, we were almost back home when our neighbours we had never met were outside and wanted to talk about our baby and me being pregnant. Thank goodness I drink so much water that my pee is almost clear and doesn’t really have much of an odour. I was quite uncomfortable though standing there having a conversation while discretely covered in pee.”

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The Trifecta

“I was maybe 7 weeks pregnant and hadn’t really had morning sickness too badly at this point. One day, I was at the dog park enjoying the fresh air when I suddenly have the urge to barf. I’m in the middle of this field with maybe six other people, and I just bent over and start throwing up everywhere. As I’m throwing up, I start to pee my pants. Like, full-on pee. In my light-grey joggers. No pantyliner, nothing to help my situation and I’m a good 10-minute walk back to my car. People are noticing, but totally avoiding me. My dog is sniffing around like my vomit might be his dinner. I wanted to give up and just lay on the ground. I compose myself as best I could and start walking back to my car when this nice lady comes over and gives me her sweater to tie around my waist! I was mortified, but she insisted. She gave me her business card and said she had two kids and knows morning sickness when she sees it, and to just wash the sweater and return it to her. So then, of course, I started crying.”

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    2. Gastrointestinal Adventure


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    3. The Learning Curve


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    Do hiccups mean the baby is OK?

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    What is the purpose of hiccups in infants?

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