We’re bang in the middle of the digital era, so what better way to spend your pregnancy days than by scrolling through a bunch of relatable memes? Pregnancy is such a fun-filled, tiring, exciting, and anxious time. You never know when your body or your mood does a one-eighty, and those nine months can be one hell of a ride.
But guess what? Pregnant mums all around the world feel the same way, and they’re all talking about it all the time. This is such a great source of consolation because misery loves company, so we’re in this together! Also, laughter is the best medicine, they say. So, how about we try laughing through all our pregnancy woes for a change?
Here’s a bunch of pregnancy memes that will make you laugh out loud! (We’d have said “ROFL”, but with the floor out of sight, it seems too far-fetched, yes?):
It’s best to proceed through your pregnancy with a disclaimer, isn’t it? This meme tells us exactly how we feel when we’re carrying a watermelon-sized human in our belly. Thanks to all those raging hormones, pregnant women are at the receiving end of so many bodily changes. Swollen feet and ankles, muscle ache, morning sickness, backache, mood swings, and more! (1). What’s worse is you can’t really indulge in a few vices you might have enjoyed previously (yes, we mean that glass of wine or a chilled beer).
It’s true, isn’t it? We often come across beautiful pictures of pregnant mommas, particularly in movies or on the internet. They look diving — glowing skin, luscious hair, a million-dollar smile. And then there’s you — barely able to get out of bed, except to pee a hundred times! You are constantly craving junk food, and are in a total mess. But you know what? You’re not the only one to feel that way. Pregnancy can be as uncomfortable as it is profound and exciting. It can go both ways, and that is the truth. Cut yourself some slack, and stop raising the bar so high, mainly if the said bar isn’t anywhere close to reality!
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This one is totally relatable. Most expectant mothers can relate to the numerous loo visits that pregnancy has caused. This happens because your body, at this time, will produce a lot more fluids than it would have if you weren’t pregnant. Also, your uterus is growing in size, and when that happens, it pushes against your bladder. Add to this mix all the hormones at play. Frequent urination is a normal part of pregnancy, and although it is uncomfortable, you can be rest assured that it’s nothing to worry about! (2).
With so much time in your hands (considering you can’t do much when pregnant), the only thing you can do extensively is daydream. That faraway look with a smile on your face is a common sight during pregnancy, and other people would think that you’re blissfully dreaming of your new arrival. However, the chances are, you’re mentally planning what you can gorge down in your next meal! If you relate to this, know that most of us pregnant mothers feel the same way. Also, by the last trimester, all you want is for your baby to get out safely so you can at least look at your toes without struggling!
Getting out of bed or even your couch is no easy feat when you’re heavily pregnant. This meme highlights precisely that. With a protruding belly and constant backache, getting yourself up and out of bed is a real struggle. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and we’re here to tell you how it can be made easier. First, roll to your side. When you roll to your side, ensure that your knees are a bit bent and your feet are together. Then, take the support of your hands to push yourself gently. While you do that, slowly sway your feet to the ground. Take your time, and don’t be harsh with your movements. Avoid getting up straight, and always remember to roll over to your side before you get up. You could use a pregnancy pillow to give you better support when sleeping. It also helps when you try to get up (3).
Pregnancy is often synonymous with that beautiful glow, isn’t it? But don’t be too surprised if what you witness instead is some stubborn acne, dullness, dark spots, or even pigmentation. You need to understand that your hormones are overactive at this time, and this can cause a lot of changes to your skin. Consult a dermatologist and ask for specific treatments that are safe during pregnancy. Also, know that these skin changes are temporary in most cases, and they’ll be gone before you even know it (4).
Although your pregnancy can be overwhelming and physically taxing, the chances are, you’ll look back at it someday with a smile on your face. You’re about to bring your baby into this world, and you’ll see just how much you love them. Do you relate to these hilarious memes? Let us know in the comments below!