10 things that could only happen when you're pregnant


From letting one rip in public to crying over sauce, pregnancy is a rollercoaster full of twists and turns that are guaranteed to leave you with a story (or two) to tell

There are some things you just can't prepare for…

''I'd arranged to meet up with an old school friend to catch up – I was about seven and a half months pregnant at this point. As we were walking across the local park, I let out a huge fart.''

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… which makes every day a new adventure

“I drank a pint of milk quite quickly when I was about four months pregnant. It caused me to puke bright white vomit all the way down Bath high street. It was uncontrollable. Funnily enough, I don't eat dairy products now.”

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Emotions will run high

“I was in Starbucks and another lady was there with her baby. When her baby started crying my boobs started leaking. I was wearing a very light grey cotton t-shirt – mortified doesn't cover it.”

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And you may pick up a few odd looks along the way

“I popped to the supermarket after one of my last midwife appointments. I pulled my purse out of my bag to pay and the urine sample bottle bounced merrily across the floor, right in front of the handsome checkout assistant.”


OK, more than a few

“My first waters broke really dramatically during sex. It wasn't one of my finer moments. I can still see the look of horror on his face. It was like a dam had burst!”

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Life will definitely not go to plan

“Driving three children to school/nursery while heavily pregnant with twins, I felt terribly nauseous on a dual carriageway where I couldn't stop. I opened the window, slowed down and vomited out of it – the contents came straight back in, spraying everywhere inside the car, all over me and all over the children. I might have been okay had the headmistress of the school not been waiting to speak to me when I arrived. We had to sell the car.”

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Which can be a bit… awkward

“Getting stuck on my back and waving my arms and legs like an upturned beetle until the beautician rolled me off her couch.”

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Simple tasks can prove somewhat challenging

“I was at the oversized jogging bottoms pulled up high over my bump stage, and I had to take our dogs to the vet. All was fine until I was at the desk to pay – one of the daft lumps jumped up, caught my jogging bottoms, and pulled them down.”


And so, you are going to cry, a lot

“I cried at the takeaway because they put sauce on my burger when I didn't want sauce. Now whenever I go in, they make a point if I'm having a burger to say 'No sauce or she will cry'.”

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But when it comes down to it, you'll handle it all like a boss

“I once had to leave a client conference to be sick, but ended up bursting a blood vessel in my eye. I had to go back into the client conference with a swollen face and one red eyeball. They were visibly horrified, but I stared every single person down with my glaring red eyeball of death and then carried on as if nothing had happened.”

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