I would like to dedicate this post to a friend who is having a very difficult pregnancy. She has experienced challenges every step of the way.
Pregnancy is idealized; nobody really wants to hear that it is anything less than wonderful. If your pregnancy is fraught with hardships, it’s easy to feel robbed. Not only do you worry about health issues, you mourn the loss of a “normal” pregnancy.
I am not a religious person, but I do believe in the strength of prayer, thought, or whatever you want to call it. So, I ask that as you read this you send out some positive mojo for my friend and any other pregnant women who are suffering.
Unable to find a non-denominational or all-inclusive prayer for pregnant women, I decided to close with the healing power of laughter. Sometimes, the only way to get through a trying situation is to find the humor in it. Enjoy.
“By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant.”-Phyllis Diller
“Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.”- Erma Bombeck
“Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.” -Rita Rudner
“Instead of warning pregnant women not to drink, I think female alcoholics should be told not to fuck”- George Carlin