Women have shared their honest experiences of pregnancy and its impact on their bodies, in an eye-opening viral thread.
Taking to her Twitter page, Nicole Cliff, 36, from Utah, kicked off the discussion with a candid confession, revealing that pregnancy hormones made her pubic hair grow – despite having had laser hair removal treatment.
She went on to say that it had also made her feet swell to almost half a size larger – and admitted that they didn’t return to their normal size until after she had the baby.
Other women were quick to share their own experiences of pregnancy, which included curly hair, ‘ballooning’ breasts and a ‘superhuman’ sense of smell.
Women have shared their honest experiences of pregnancy and its impact on their bodies, in an eye-opening viral thread (stock image used)
Nicole started the thread off by posting: ‘Oh by the way, if you do say f*** it and get your pubic hair lasered off, there’s a chance that pregnancy hormones will bring them all back.’
She added: ‘Also your feet can easily go up half a size per pregnancy and never get smaller again.’
Hundreds of women responded to her tweet, sympathising with the bodily changes and revealing their own horror stories of how their bodies transformed.
‘Sense of smell went through the roof during first pregnancy and never gone back to normal,’ one woman explained.
The original thread was kicked off by Nicole Cliffe, 36, from Utah, who revealed the ways her body had changed during pregnancy
She went on: ‘I can smell way too much of people’s breath, bodies, homes, pets and detect a baking bread even while driving'(sic).
Another user wrote: ‘Went up a shoe size and width. Had strong pregnancy aversions to cigarette smoke and artificial fragrances, which lessened after birth but still are with me.’
She went on: ‘Went from ‘Cilantro tastes like soap’ to ‘Yum, cilantro!’ Side note: perimenopause [pre-menopausal] hormones made my super-straight hair wavy.’
Another agreed, commenting: ‘My cousin’s hair got curlier with each pregnancy (and stayed that way).’
Other women were quick to reveal the ways their bodies had been altered by their pregnancies
One even wrote: ‘Nose changed, freckles changed, eyesight weakened, can’t wear tampons, teeth moved. I have no idea who I was before.’
‘My breasts got bigger with each pregnancy and did not go back to pre-pregnancy size,’ another user revealed.
One mother said: ‘Also your rib cage can get permanently bigger which I certainly did not know before I had my kid and I had to give away all my dresses.’
Having read the hundreds of tweets revealing the shocking changes, one user commented: ‘Someday, surely, I’ll stop being horrified by what pregnancy can and does do to a woman’s body. Today is not that day.’
Another agreed, writing:’…wow there is no end to the b****** of pregnancy is there?’
Several women were stunned by the revelations, with one admitting she was ‘horrified’ by what pregnancy did to women’s bodies