CONFESSION: 'I Was A Pregnancy Psycho' 6 years ago

CONFESSION: 'I Was A Pregnancy Psycho'

Admission: I was a completely self-diagnosed crazy lady on pregnancy numero uno. You couldn't talk to me.

Those closest to me bore the brunt of my craziness. So, if I was mental around you, take it as a compliment. I question how my poor husband, then fiancée, married me. Fear, I suspect.

I clearly remember at least three major meltdowns. I honestly just found the whole thing so overwhelming. I wasn't 16 like, I was 26 for God sake, what was wrong with me? I wanted the pregnancy, I wanted the baby, but I clearly underestimated the enormous task I was undertaking.

Besides some health issues, it was the frivolous things that got to me. I couldn't wear certain things, all my friends were going to pubs and clubs... not my scene when I felt like a fat whale.

I would go on weekend breaks with Al and cry that I couldn't have the cocktails. Seriously, I was insane. Pregnancy was nothing like I read in the books I bought. I really couldn't understand how women enjoyed this. Was there something wrong with me?

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It turns out that plenty of women don't find pregnancy amazing. To all you future pregnant ladies, you may also become overcome with the enormous task that is carrying a child for 10 months and that's cool. You are not alone. Give me childbirth over pregnancy any day.

* Please note, I found pregnancy number two a doddle! I was calm, cool and completely collected.

Louise Bruton is a mum-of-two and a personal styling consultant. She has been documenting her journey through pregnancy and motherhood in her blog, All Things Lovely. You can also check out her Facebook page here.

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