Being pregnant is hard work, from morning sickness to swollen ankles, to not being able to eat deli meats. Your body is going through huge changes, for an awesome reason, but it can feel like a slog for women as they move through the 40 weeks. As well as coping with changes to your body, having to source a new wardrobe, and working out where you’re going to put all the diapers you’ve bought in advance, you have to cope with pregnancy brain. Whether the scientists agree that it’s a real thing or not, thousands of women around the world have experienced the disorientation of suddenly not being able to remember the word for “hand”. Many more gems await you in this list.
We all scream for ice cream
Good nutrition is an important part of pregnancy. You need to make sure that the baby gets all the right nutrients to grow well, and that you fuel yourself with enough energy to get through the 9 months. At different stages of the pregnancy, however, your body probably has other ideas.
Morning sickness usually means bland, white foods are all you can keep down, and later on, cravings come into play. Whether this mom-to-be was simply craving ice cream, or whether she honestly forgot that she was meant to be picking up dinner as well as dessert, who knows.