Aug 8, 2011

The books, magazines and emails on Pregnancy are freaking me out!

I am starting to wonder if I really want to know all of this scary info about my pregnancy. What to Expect When Your Expecting is WAY TMI for me right now.  Plus, the book is so full of information it is beyond overwhelming. Most of the books I have read are overwhelming.  The magazines are filled with little tid bits of semi-useful information. The daily emails and iPhone app updates are information overload too.

I cannot tell you how many books and magazines I have tried to read.  Nearly all of them I've slammed to the ground and pulled the covers over my head. I no longer want to know about my huge sore breast continuing to grow bigger and more painful, my nipples never going back to normal color or size, the pigment stripe, my "massive labia," acne, hair falling out, weak bladder, back pain, hemorrhoids, and the list goes on and on and on and on...

The book I am tolerating right now is, The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine.  It moves fast and lays the info out in a way that makes me feel like it's ok to think it all sucks.  Also, so far everything I have found out about the ugly side of pregnancy is un-curable.  My breast are big and hurt, get over it.  My gas is filthy, get over it. My nausea is still bad at 14 weeks, get over it.  My nipples are in a race to cover my breast, get over it. I did learn if I lean forward slightly while peeing I will empty my bladder all the way.  I cannot tell for sure if it is true, but I try it anyway. 

I always think about the fact that women have been having babies since the beginning of time. Well before books, magazines and iPhone apps.  Bottom line, I'm still scared to death about my pregnancy and the reading material is making it worse.  My only reprieve has been my family, friends, natural instincts and doctor. 

It's true once you go through pregnancy you join an elite group of women who share a very magical, and at times extremely ugly, common bond.  Girlfriends have to stick together.  If you have a tip I shouldn't be pregnant without please share.  

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  1. Read "pregnancy sucks" by joanne kimes. I loved it!

  2. Thanks! Sounds perfect for me ;)