Friday, January 3, 2014

"Pregnancy Is Not Beautiful"

I heard a comment the other day that stuck with me and that really struck a cord: "Pregnancy is not beautiful. I hated being pregnant."

I tried to ignore it. After all, everyone has a right to their own opinion.

At 35 weeks pregnant, I cannot sleep at night or get comfortable. I have lower back pains that have me whimpering to my husband at times. My sciatica pain runs from my lower back down to my knees. I cannot breathe at times when simply sitting. And I cannot eat a full meal anymore.
This might seem far from beautiful nor do I "like" these side effects.

But when I feel this little boy kick inside my blossoming tummy, all of the pains and discomforts melt away. My worries about whether or not I will get my abs back after birth simply fade far from the corners of my mind.

How can this creation not be beautiful?

Some women fear pregnancy because of the way their bodies will change. They are afraid of stretch marks, scars, pain, loose skin, and the act of giving birth. I have once heard a comment from a vain women who once stated that she would rather opt for a c-section so that she wouldn't be "ruined" down there. I've heard other comments from women calling pregnancy "disgusting" and stating they rather not get pregnant due to losing their pre-pregnancy bodies.

Those marks are your pride. Those imperfections are worth it. They tell a story. Embrace them.

Since when did we lose touch with what we, as women, were meant to do?
Our bodies were made for this purpose.

We give the gift of life. It does not get more beautiful than that.


  1. I love this. I recently started following your blog and after reading this post I am glad I did.

  2. These are such a beautiful photos.

  3. I couldn't agree more! No matter how miserable I feel at times, the moment I feel a kick or her moving around I am happier than I've ever been before. THAT is beautiful to me. <3

  4. Everytime I hear about being "ruined down there" I laugh because you aren't ruined! In fact I have found that it is a bit more snug "down there" and who doesn't want that!


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