Piece of Cake… Or not

21 Dec

I had someone ask me this week if I’ve had an “easy pregnancy”.

This question took me by surprise a bit, as 99% of people just ask me, “how are you feeling?”

And I had to stop and contemplate my response. Although in terms of pregnancies and side effects, so far, I guess I have had an “easy pregnancy”. I pretty much avoided morning sickness, haven’t been swollen, or had too many headaches. However, I just don’t think you can call any pregnancy easy. You are sharing your body with another human being! The hormones are out of control. You feel out of control of your ever-expanding body. And then there is the whole labor thing that you have to deal with at the end.

I also believe that there isn’t such a thing as an “easy labor”. They don’t call it labor for nothing. It’s hard work!

So, as I sit here typing this getting kicked in the ribs, please refrain from calling anything related to pregnancy or labor as easy. That’s my free advice for all you readers out there.

One Response to “Piece of Cake… Or not”

  1. Amber December 22, 2005 at 5:38 am #

    You are so right. No matter how “easy” the pregnancy, there are still so many miserable side effects, that I would never say it was easy!!!

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