Don’t you love watching pregnancy play out in the movies? A girl gets knocked up. She’s in the middle of a momentous occasion in her life (i.e., a job interview or big speech) when she awkwardly vomits into a conveniently placed garbage can. A fun soundtrack starts playing as we see the next nine months scroll by with smiles, ultrasounds, an adorable burgeoning belly, and poof, a baby in her arms!
There are some truly magical moments in pregnancy. And certainly there are times when it feels like you’re living a Hollywood moment when the baby starts kicking for the first time or you catch sight of that angelic mug on the ultrasound.
But there are less-glamorous moments in pregnancy, too—things Hollywood wouldn’t dare bring up, your friends with kids suspiciously fail to mention, and even the pregnancy books like to gloss over. But the truth can be ugly. Here are five symptoms of pregnancy that no one wants to talk about:
1. Hormonal Rage
Wow, pregnancy can make us nasty! Short of my high school days, there is no other time in my life when I recall being this emotionally unstable. I am a raging bitch most of the time, and a weeping fool for the rest. Everything makes me angry, like the Hulk angry. And sometimes I’m so close to getting set off, I can practically picture the surveillance video that will go viral and accompany the headline “Distraught Pregnant Woman Starts Brawl in Target Shopping Aisle.”