Pregnant Perceptions

When I was pregnant I felt like a luscious tropical fruit walking around. One of the maternity dresses I sewed for myself was a pink mumuu. When I wore it I felt like a pink cloud floating in the sky.

Munsie, Santa Fé (New Mexico)

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They tell me you’ll be a bundle of joy but right now you’re a pain in the ass.

Leslie, Ottawa (Ontario)

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I bask in the warm rays

which make me sleepy and slow

loving my round full body

causing it to glow

Amelie, Ottawa, Ontario

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I loved being pregnant and full and alive and feminine and woman. I loved looking like a whale and walking like a duck. I felt strong, I felt confident, I felt alive.

Julie, Acton Vale (Québec)

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