Woman crying over emotional

Totally justified reasons for crying while pregnant

Pregnancy hormones getting the better of you? Have you found yourself wiping away tears over the smallest, simplest or silliest thing? Don't worry, you're definitely not the only one…

Experiencing All The Feels

“I got overwhelmed by feelings, then started crying because I had all these feelings, and then carried on crying because I was being silly for crying over having feelings.” Experiencing All The Feels

...Even when that's joy

“During my last pregnancy, I cried because my fish cake was so tasty.”

...Even when that's joy

Losing - or winning

“I cried because I lost a card game. Then I won and felt guilty about being unreasonable and was once again overwhelmed.”

Losing - or winning

A rousing instrumental

“I cried at the school sports day when they played the music from Chariots of Fire.”

A rousing instrumental

Feeling (justifiably) left out

“I cried because I sniffed my husband's White Russian cocktail and it was the most amazing smell ever – and I couldn't have any of it. Actual tears.”

Feeling (justifiably) left out

Getting guilt-tripped by your pet

“My cat came over and gave me a hug. This led to a long hug and cry as I started telling him how grateful I am for him. Then I apologised for all the things that have ever upset him.”

Getting guilt-tripped by your pet

Disney. Just don't even go there

“My son asked me to explain 'Do you want to build a snowman?' from Frozen and I got sad thinking about Elsa's banishment to her room and Anna missing her.”

Disney. Just don't even go there

Tears breeding more tears

“I cried because the supermarket was out of fish pie. I cried again when I had to tell my husband about it. I cried again two weeks later when he happened to mention it in passing.”

Tears breeding more tears

Sometimes, it's the things you *can't* see

“I rang my other half at work sobbing like the world was ending because I couldn't find my slippers, and as a result I was convinced the house we'd moved into was haunted.”

Sometimes, it's the things you *can't* see

Crying over unfulfilled cravings

“I sat howling in Tesco's car park for a solid hour because my Frazzles weren't bacon-y enough.”

Crying over unfulfilled cravings

When life hands you lemons (but not the right ones)

“I cried because there was only lemonade in the local shop. I wanted cloudy lemonade.”

When life hands you lemons (but not the right ones)

The gym - well, that could bring anyone to tears

“I may have cried when my husband went to the gym after work. Because obviously he was having an affair.”

The gym - well, that could bring anyone to tears

Gripping, emotional, heartbreaking drama

“I spent two solid hours crying inconsolably over an episode of Futurama. 12 years later, I still cannot watch that episode.”

Gripping, emotional, heartbreaking drama

Being judged by a pair of jeans

“I cried for a solid hour because the maternity jeans I tried on at Mothercare were on the wrong hanger and therefore two sizes too small. The lady who was helping me made me a cup of tea and specially ordered my size.”

Being judged by a pair of jeans

Your maternal instinct kicking in

“I wept because I was watching a documentary about baby turtles hatching – straight away they had to face a perilous journey across the beach and their mother wasn't there to keep them safe!”

Your maternal instinct kicking in

You might have to get used to this emotional stuff, seems it comes with the territory