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10 Most Embarrassing Moments In Pregnancy

By: Padmapreetham Mahalingam

Pregnancy is a great bliss and a blessing, especially when you know that your body is going to create a new life–––a baby. It is a time of joy and surprise. Pregnant women might look gorgeous with their baby bumps and a glowing skin.

However, pregnancy is not all about radiant skin and looking beautiful. There is definitely a less glamorous side involved with pregnancy. Yes, these embarrassing things can be quite a lot to take during those 9 crucial months.

As a matter of fact, there is a lot of not-so-fun aspects of being a pregnant too. When pregnant, you can expect changes in your body in a certain ways that you might not have imagined.

From unpleasant symptoms to morning sickness, there are also a fair share of total embarrassing moments that pregnancy can offer.

But, we're not trying to scare you here, as pregnancy is said to be a life-changing experience and a lady must go through these minor problems to get something as cute as a Lill baby.

Here are some of the 10 most embarrassing moments in pregnancy. Do have a look.


Gas And Burping

There will be a surge of hormones that you would experience during pregnancy. It would decelerate the gastrointestinal tract by causing not only bloating but an excess wind in every mom-to-be. As the uterus grows, it can put a pressure on the stomach, which does make things worse. There is nothing that can be done about burping and farting. Your bowels are packed out and your digestion would become inconsistent, leaving you gassy and bloated.


Leaking Urine

There are umpteen stories that you would have heard about pregnant women sneezing and then she would accidentally wet herself when talking with her friends and family. Due to stress incontinence, most pregnant women involuntarily leak urine because of sneeze, cough or laugh. This is one of the most embarrassing moments in pregnancy.


Vaginal Odour

Most pregnant women would develop a stronger sense of smell during pregnancy. Sometimes, pregnant women will have noticeable vaginal odours. It is due to the rising of oestrogen levels in the third trimester that causes vagina to produce a lot of secretions and discharge.


Leaking Breasts

Leaky breasts are a sign that your body is all set for a baby. The high levels of prolactin (hormone) will prepare the breasts for nursing, especially in the end of pregnancy. This is the reason why it causes fluids to leak from the nipples predominantly when it gets stimulated.


Piles (Haemorrhoids)

Haemorrhoids are the most common conditions to affect a woman when she gets pregnant. They usually occur with constipation and straining. There would be little lumpy clusters in the back passage, which is the most common thing to occur during pregnancy. It can make the person to feel tired with pain as well as itchy. Feeling constipated can make you irritated and can create embarrassing moments in pregnancy.


Always In The Bathroom

You must be feeling awful that you are spending way too much time in the bathroom. It is no surprise that pregnant women get constipated at some point during their pregnancy. The pregnancy hormone makes the digestive tract to lag behind, which in turn can disrupt the digestion as early as eight weeks.



Face covered with pimples is common, especially during the first trimester. There would be a lot of breakouts seen like in a teenager. One of the top embarrassing moments in pregnancy is that there would be bumps and blemishes that you would have seen in your teenage years.


Big Breasts

Your breasts become big. When you are pregnant, the breasts would undergo a super-sized preparation for breastfeeding. As the breasts grow, the sensitive area would begin to stretch more that would create an importunate itch. Due to this problem, pregnant women can't stop itching on their swelled nipples.


Nausea And Vomiting

You keep vomiting, which makes you look sick. Nearly 85 per cent of the women do experience nausea during pregnancy. A pregnant woman can feel nauseated and would vomit anywhere, be it on the bus, shoe, road or restaurant.


Mood Swings

There can be unsettling dreams in a normal part of pregnancy. There would be some feelings of nervousness about the future and the impending motherhood. Some of the anxieties could also lead to restive nights and uncanny dreams. Pregnant women would begin to feel restless that they would start to react illogically without thinking about the surrounding.

Read more about: pre natal, pregnancy
Story first published: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 14:00 [IST]
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