The Hidden Benefits of Pregnancy

The hidden benefits of pregnancyJohanna has a few words of wisdom for pregnant women. She says, "I'm sure you've heard that pregnancy is an amazing and magical experience. And it is. But not for the reason that you think. It's amazing and magical because never again will you be able to get away with so much for such an extended period of time.

"Now, everybody knows that pregnancy is a chance to gorge yourself like a ravenous wildebeest, but that's just the tip of the pregnancy with benefits iceberg.

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"I want you to look upon these nine months as a blank check to behave like a total a-hole, and I can say this, because when I was pregnant, I cashed it. Many, many, many, many, many, many times. Are there things you've never been able to say to your mother, your best friend, your neighbor, your boss? Now's the time to say them.

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"Just be sure to follow it up with the phrase, 'I'm sorry, I'm feeling a little emotional right now. Must be the hormones.' and you're home free!"

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