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Mom Opens Up About Not Loving Pregnancy

Mom Opened Up About Not Loving Pregnancy Even Though It Seemed "Wrong"

Rhiannon Abrahams may look the part of happy, glowing expecting mama in her posted Instagram gallery, but according to the caption, that's not the case at all. At 26 weeks along, Rhiannon opened up about not loving being pregnant and admitted that she was afraid to share her true feelings until a few other moms backed her up and agreed that they, too, didn't love pregnancy as much as they would have liked.

"All I want to say is, 'Oh I love it, it's so beautiful!' But it just doesn't feel that way (please don't get me wrong, I feel so grateful and blessed I can get pregnant) and I want nothing more than to love it, but I just don't," she wrote on Instagram. "I don't like the changes, the hormones, the pain, not feeling as independent etc. I was afraid to say that to people because it seemed 'wrong' and I'm a little afraid to be saying it on here as well, but when I started being honest with some other mums, they opened up and it made me feel a lot better and normal!"

Before sharing her true feelings with other women, Rhiannon felt like her feelings meant she was already a bad mom before her baby even arrived. Once she opened up though, she realized the truth: she isn't alone and her feelings about pregnancy do not whatsoever translate to how excited she is about welcoming her baby.

"If you are feeling this way, you are not alone, it's just not spoken about as much and all I'm doing now is sharing with you honestly about how I feel so hopefully I can make some other mums feel normal too," she wrote. "I'm jealous of women who love it! The only thing I LOVE is the feeling of this baby, every time I feel a kick or movement it feels 100 percent worth it all and makes me so happy! I just can't wait to meet you bubs!"

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