I’ll be lying if I said I enjoyed every bit of my pregnancy. For both my pregnancies, I suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum (also known as severe morning sickness or “what the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton went through”), which landed me at the A&E on a drip for my first pregnancy, and flat out on my bed for a week during my second.
There was a combined 17 months of going without caffeine, sashimi and medium rare steaks, ie excluding my cheat days and when I was breastfeeding. And the worst part was everyone came up to rub my belly.
Still, I did love being pregnant, and here are nine reasons why.