5 Things We Should Probably Tell Our Best Friend About Pregnancy

When the huge congratulations phase has passed, we probably should give our best friends' the heads up about these things...

Isn't it amazing to discover that a close friend or family member is pregnant? Someone who you share a really close bond with and now it's even more special as you help them embrace pregnancy and impending motherhood.
You'll recommend the pillows and the comfy PJ's. You'll send the discount code for the best maternity jeans. You'll even send over their favourite chocolate and random craving items. You remember it well.
But there are a few things that you probably should share but it ain't so easy to articulate.
In a perfect world when the glitter and unicorn phase has passed, we probably should give our best friends' the heads up about these things
  • Your breasts will leak. I'm sorry but someone needs to tell a sister about this kind of thing. I practically jumped out of the shower and rang my mother in a state of panic when it happened to me. She laughed and assured me that it was normal but a bit of warning would have been nice.
  • Gas is an issue. And I don't mean petrol prices. It isn't really diet related and it doesn't tend to happen when you are home alone. Your friend will have to find strategies and ways to disguise the fact that the pong in the office, grocery store and elevator (help) is a result of your growing human. It's just one those things, soz.
  • Hormones will make you cry and then you'll cry when people put your crying down to hormones. For real. You've never been one to find a paint ad emotional but now it has you sobbing in to your tea.
  • In any given 24 hours strangers of varying ages (and gender) will tell you that you are tiny, huge, blooming, pale, neat and massive. You'll need a back bone love.
  • It isn't always the fresh-faced goddess like vision that you may have been expecting. Think constipation, sweat, heart-burn, bleeding gums and restless legs.
The good news is that it IS worth it and you're growing an actual human.WOW!
Most importantly to add- Tell them they are amazing!
Written by Tracey Quinn, staff writer with Family Friendly HQ 

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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