Sure, the world thinks that pregnancy is all sunshine and rainbows but Kim Kardashian West thinks otherwise. After the reality star kept it real by admitting that she “Doesn’t enjoy a moment of it”, women the world over have come out in support of her and are sharing their own stories about how they are supposed to like it, but “don’t buy it”. And turns out, she’s not the only celebrity to think that their babies are happy, bundles of joy but their pregnancies are most certainly not.
Carrying not one but two at 41, pop singer Mariah Carey admitted to feeling “rancid” while Melissa & Joey star Melissa Joan Hart complained about her lack of energy, having to change her diet and to make adjustments to her lifestyle. The raging hormones don’t seem to let them rest either. Jaime Pressly not only confessed to acting like a “lunatic” but even picked fights with her partner about how he made coffee! Former reality star J Woww also admitted to hating the experience, for she not only had to live on edge but find out something “crazy and unexpected” every appointment. Even Lizzie Mcguire star Hilary Duff said that she was “so ready to be not pregnant” while she still was, proving that celebrities weren’t afraid to call a spade, a spade, drawing more attention to an important conversation.
As if the changing body isn’t enough, growing out your pregnancy in the public eye is another task that is sure to drive one to their wits end. Singer Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Garner have all been at the receiving end of post-baby body bullying. Tasneem Nakhoda, a psychotherapist who is well-versed with such cases says that one needs to be absolutely “ready” to have a child and the reason for having one should be only for the sake of having it. “Pregnancy is not easy. There are numerous changes taking place in the body — physically and mentally, including mood shifts and unnatural cravings. Women need plenty of emotional support at this time and it would help to be more aware of changes and behaviour patterns either by talking with an expert in the area, reading about it or attending group sessions focused on pregnancy. To keep oneself occupied constructively, helps sustain a positive approach towards this as well,” says the adviser at Tattva Counseling Centre.