As any mother will tell you, being pregnant is one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences a woman can have in her lifetime. From the moment you find out you’re pregnant until the moment you hold your baby in your arms, there are so many things to look forward to. So regardless of the swollen feet and the morning sickness, here are some of the things you’ll love about being pregnant:


Getting a free pass
Pregnancy is a serious get-out-of-jail-free card. You can nap in the middle of the afternoon, take a break from work whenever you need to, get cranky and blame it on hormones, complain about pregnancy while secretly loving it – the possibilities are endless! Put simply, being pregnant is the best excuse for anything and everything. Plus, people will forever be fussing over you and offering to help you with even the simplest of tasks. Now that’s something a girl could get used to!

Meeting new friends
You’ll be surprised at how many new friends you make during your pregnancy! Whether it’s someone you’ve been chatting with in an online forum for mums-to-be or a group of women you met at an antenatal class, you’ll suddenly be surrounded by people who care about you and can share the experience of being pregnant with you. You’ll bond over the best and worst things about pregnancy and hopefully make some lifelong friends in the process!


Choosing maternity clothes
Fashion has come a long way in the past five years and maternity wear is no exception. Pregnant ladies no longer have to cover their baby bump with shapeless smocks and frumpy tops! In fact, maternity fashion is now just as stylish as mainstream fashion, with sites like offering options for casual outings, special occasions, work and everything in between! Plus, most maternity wear is made from extremely soft and stretchy fabric so you’ll never have to feel uncomfortable.

Eating whatever you want
The days of worrying about what and how much you’re eating are over! Well, for the next nine months at least. Being pregnant means you can have that second (or third) helping of dinner without feeling guilty, followed of course by two different types of dessert. Not only can you eat copious amounts of food and be praised for it because “you’re eating for two now”, but you can eat the weirdest culinary combination and people can’t call you disgusting because cravings are cravings! When it comes to pregnancy and food, it’s a total win-win situation!

The joy of unconditional love
It may seem corny but it’s true! The pure happiness that stems from loving another human being wholly and unconditionally is something that will change your life forever. The sun will shine brighter and you won’t be able to help smiling to yourself knowing that you’ve created a life and that in a few months time, you’ll get to meet that tiny person and feel that overwhelming joy every time you look at them.

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