Honest Cartoons Capture the Hot Mess That Is New Motherhood

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Ingebritt ter Veld and Corinne de Vries

Pregnancy and new motherhood are unlike anything else a woman may have experienced up until those points. When you're in the thick of both, sometimes maintaining a sense of humor offers the best chance for survival. Illustrator Ingebritt ter Veld and Corinne de Vries, who works for birth announcement purveyor Hippe-Geboortekaartjes, joined forced to create hilarious cartoons that mimic real-life scenarios expectant and new moms experience all too frequently. 

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You know the old phrase "misery loves company"? These illustrations let you know you're not alone in the funniest possible way. These moms came up with the idea after commiserating after having their first babies. So they know what they're talking (or joking) about!

Take a look and prepare to LOL. 

Morning sickness is rough, but peeing all night is no picnic either!

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You are no longer in control of your bodily functions. Surrender to the embarrassment of it all. 

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Ah, your first official blow-out -- and we don't mean your hair! 

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Just know that your breastfeeding woes are shared by the nursing masses. 

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Feeling a sudden draft ... 

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No one messes with mama's milk supply. You can give a cow a run for her money!

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While many parts of you may swell and contract, your heart remains full -- and that's the very best part! 

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