10 Most Embarrassing Pregnant Mom Moments

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pregnantSigh. Pregnancy. It's something else, isn't it? Sure, it's a blessing, a miracle, and all sorts of other warm and fuzzy stuff -- but some of it can be downright pathetic and a bit on the humiliating side.

From unpleasant symptoms and side effects like hemorrhoids, morning sickness, to having a major case of "pregnancy brain", expecting a baby has more than its fair share of total-state-of-embarrassment-inducing material to offer.

Here are 10 of the most embarrassing pregnancy moments moms admit to having while waiting for their little ones to arrive.

  1. "When I was about 8 months pregnant with my son, I had something happen that I still haven't quite lived down to this day. I can't remember if I was pulling out of our garage or pulling into it (hence the whole preggo brain thing), but somehow I misjudged the space and slammed my car into the side of the house. I stripped the paint right off the siding, and in addition to leaving a nice dent in the exterior wall, I also wound up with brown paint streaks all down the passenger side of my black Jeep Liberty. And they remained there for months after the incident -- which my husband reminded me of every time he got the chance. (Heck, he still brings it up once in a while.) I was so mortified after my little mishap, not only because I hit the house -- but because my enormous belly was the reason I suddenly forgot how to steer. I was literally too fat to drive." -- Mary Fischer, The Stir
  2. "Ummm... When I hopped out of the car without setting the emergency brake, and the car started rolling forward, and there I was with my big belly, hopping along with one foot out of the car and one foot in until I could MacGyver-jump back INTO the car and put the brake on. I guess that is not so much embarrassing as it is just plain scary. But total preggo-brain forgetfulness!!" -- @ayearwithmomanddad
  3. "I placed my handbag in my parents' kitchen and I went outside. I took my handbag with me and forgot, so I went back to the kitchen looking for my handbag for good 10 mins ... my bag was outside." -- @deharza
  4. "I was about 8-and-a-half months pregnant and shopping at BJ's when I started having a coughing fit and peed my pants at the same time. I got out of there as fast as possible. SO embarrassing." -- Danielle, Happenings of the Harper Household
  5. "My ex-husband never farted accidentally ... that said we were lying in bed and in the middle of wiggling to get comfortable he accidentally let one go, so of course I found it hilarious. So while laughing hysterically, I jumped out of bed to get away from the smell. Being very pregnant, the baby dropped on to my bladder, causing me to pee. Not just a little either. All contents of my bladder ran down my legs and on to the carpet. All I could do was crouch next to the bed and scream at him to get out of the room." -- Heather
  6. "Seeing someone who hadn't seen me for over a year (when I was 8 months pregnant back then.) He asked, "Weren't you 8 months along last time I saw you?" I pointed to toddler at hubby's side & he took a sigh of relief." -- @Carol_W_P
  7. "I was about 7 months pregnant with the twins when at the time, I was working as an Assistant Manager at a credit union. It was my job at the beginning of every month to test our fire and security alarms to ensure they worked properly in case of a fire or if we experienced a robbery. In order for me to do this and not cause mass alarm and panic, I would have to call the security company and let them know I was going to do the tests so they could put me in to offline status so that police and firemen would not come barreling to the branch. Well, guess who forgot to call the security company and pulled the fire alarms and robbery alarms??? Yup, Me!! I had every cop in town, every fire truck in town, sirens blaring show up in 5 minutes at my door. Total pregnancy brain!! I was so embarrassed telling all the cops and fireman what I did." -- Angela
  8. "When I was pregnant I had many pregnancy brain moments. One time I needed a tank of gas and all I had was a $100 bill. The gas station couldn't break it. So I go the the bank and I hand the money to the bank teller and she says, "What do you want?" And with a look on my face like she was the stupid one I answer, "huh gas." When she looked confused, I realized I had said something really stupid. So finally I realized and was so embarrassed I said twenties would be fine. I left feeling really embarrassed." -- Mandy
  9. "I got "lost" in the hospital parking lot going to my doctor appointment. Which I had been to a million times! My husband was meeting me there and I called him from the car crying, then yelling and screaming like a lunatic. I was lost and it was his fault and I would find my own way to the damn Dr. It was so funny! Poor husband! I was really and truly panicked and confused from pregnancy brain!" -- Sasha U.
  10. (And this last woman may have not actually been pregnant, but her story is too good to leave out.) "Probably doesn't count, but I basically had to have a c-section to remove a baby-sized fibroid. My room was in the Women's wing with the rest of the new moms shuffling around after their c-sections. Not only did I get congratulated multiple times on my new arrival, but I also got a high five when I finally farted in the hallway. I'm pretty sure all of us were trying to prove that point just to be discharged." -- Brooke

Do you have an embarrassing pregnancy moment you'd care to share?


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Rhond... RhondaVeggie

My worst was forgetting my own name. Somehow my registry was created under my maiden name and I had to go in to the store to change it. When she asked what my name should be my mind went totally blank. It wasn't like we had a shotgun wedding, I'd been married for eleven years!

nonmember avatar jessi

i had really bad morning(more like all day/night) sickness my entire pregnancy. I threw up the day i gave birth. Anyway I would always bring a drink with me everywhere and also a bunch of bags to throw up in. I had to take a bus to a drs appt a few times. I threw up in a bag in front of a bus full of people many times. Everyone would just stare at me. Also the one time i put an open can of ginger ale in my purse i guess not realising it didn't have the lid. and forgot about it until i had ginger ale running down my legs and someone yelling my water broke. I also peed my pants on one of those trips. Lol and those are just a few of my embarassing moments.

nonmember avatar April

When I was about 7 months along with my daughter, I worked as a cashier. I had horrible, HORRIBLE (losing 10 pounds in a couple of weeks horrible)morning sickness through out the first trimester. by the 3rd, I thought I had it conquered, except for certain smells. I puked in front of all of target the first time I had to ring out...bubble gum. Yup. Bubble gum smell made me hurl. After I knew that, I was better prepared and held my breath whenever I saw bubble gum come through.

One time, I didn't puke, but I spent the entire time dry heaving was when someone's toddler sneezed and had long strands of snot hanging out his nose. I was dry heaving while waiving tissue at the parents. they didn't seem to care about the snot, but *I* did

NatAndCo NatAndCo

My dad came to visit when i was about 7months along with my twins and we went out to breakfast. I was huge by then with my stomach sticking out way farther than I thought. So they walked us to a booth, sat down and tried to slide in.... It did not go well. I wedged myself in before my dad realized it wasn't happening and asked for us to be moved. In the middle of a crowded diner I tried to force myself out with all the gracefulness of a beached whale and even had the table next to us applaud when I finally got out. Was not my proudest moment.

RiotP... RiotPixie

I was about 8 months pregnant with my son and pregnancy brain got me bad. I wanted a baked potato so I put a potato in the microwave and set it for 25 minutes instead of 5. The apartment got so smoky the hall alarm went off and the fire department came. I had to explain to the fire men that I was pregnant and forgetful. Never tried that again while pregnant. Mortifying!

Erika NW Goodall

While pregnant with my daughter, I worked at a grocery store and was required to walk the sales floor and inspect it every half hour to make sure there was no trash or carts obstructing the aisles. When I was 8 months along, while doing a store walk I peed my pants in the middle of one of the aisles... in front of a large group of customers. Needless to say, instead of being embarassed, I started laughing hysterically. I waddled into the back room and called my boss, who subsequently gave me a ride hoe to change my pants.

Queen... Queen.of.Random

When I was pregnant I worked at an office where you had to grab a key to use the restroom. I lived in fear that someone else would be using the restroom when I had to throw up. I was good at holding it in until I could get to the toilet, except for once. I had the key in the lock to the bathroom and I couldn't hold it any longer and threw up all over the door of the bathroom right before another co-worker walked out.

frogg... froggiebaby2010

i lost my car....in the walmart parking lot at like midight when there was a whopping 8 cars in the lot and a freaking blizzard... mind you my car is extreamely easy to find, my hubby has a ton of decals on it that i have yet to see on any other car where we live, and since i was extrealy preggo and it was slick i was litterally 5 parking spaces from the door... i spent a good hour walking past every car with my overloaded grocery/last min xmas shopping cart, and then finally when i was about ready to call my hubby bawling cuz the car was gone i noticed that the car i had been standing by for the last 20 mins after giving up on walking around was in fact my car....felt sooo stupid and of course the cart guy just stood there watching me wander like an idiot... pretty sure he thought i was going to steal someones car...

Annie... Anniethemommy

Very newly preggo I was at a gas station trying to find gingerale for my tummy & was standing there looking miserable im site and the clerk goes "well good morning smiley" in a ver sarcastic tone I didnt care for so I ripped him a new one and informed him im newly pregnant & trying not to throw up all over the counter now can I just pay for this so I can go sit down in my damn car. He looked so scared I think he gave me the crackers for free. Lol

bugstew bugstew

I do most of these so called "pregnancy brain" things on a regular basis! It's called forgetfulness people!

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