As we can imagine, Farrah Abraham wasn't exactly overjoyed when she got her baby news. She literally freaked out. After all, the Teen Mom star was just a 16-year-old high school student at the time.
"I was first crying, and then I ended up turning a little crazy and started yelling at the woman [her gynecologist], just because I was taking birth control," Farrah told The Mom's View. "I was trying to avoid getting pregnant so, so strongly."
Now the happy mom of 3-year-old Sofia, she shouldn't beat herself up about that initial, horrified reaction. That's actually something a lot of moms experience -- even the ones who carefully plan their pregnancies.
Farrah clearly had reason to be scared and upset. I can't imagine having a baby when you're just a child yourself. But no matter her age or situation, that blow-up was perfectly normal for a mom-to-be.
Getting pregnant is a big deal and not just because of the drastic lifestyle changes. Everyone always lists those uncomfortable physical symptoms as the biggest hurdle, but even before boobs engorge or ankles swell, your hormones take over and can turn you into an irrational, blubbering mess. The sullen music of a Hallmark commercial could bring on my waterworks like the turn of a switch.
Pregnancy can be a downright treacherous emotional experience for some women. Sadness, fear, and anxiety are all par for the course. And we feel guilty complaining about, especially when all those pictures in books and magazines only show blissed-out moms-to-be. I never saw one image of a tearful, frazzled or exhausted woman. Truth is, just about everyone goes through a roller coaster of emotions during those nine-plus months.
Bottom line is, women should not expect to be over-the-moon the entire pregnancy. There is a lot of mind-blowing joy, of course, but going a little nutty once in awhile is a part of the experience too.
Was pregnancy an emotional experience for you?
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