10 Super Powers That Come With Being Knocked Up

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baby bumpPregnancy may come with a whole host of unpleasant side effects, but you gotta admit, it kind of makes us seem like super heroes at times too. (Hello? You know Wonder Woman is hiding underneath that baby bump disguise you're wearing.)

For one thing, we're housing a human being for nine months, which is noteworthy enough as it is. But there are plenty of other things that pregnant women probably don't give themselves enough credit for.

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Like these 10 amazing super powers, for example.

  1. Hypnotizing men -- Think about it for a second -- don't you have dudes opening doors and offering to help you out like, 100 times more than before you were preggo? It's like some men are immediately put into a trance at the first glance of a big old belly.
  2. Smelling a rat -- Sometimes literally. Damn. That heightened sense of smell thing is no joke. If anything is going sour in the fridge, we know it before we even enter the kitchen.
  3. Freezing time -- Try this little trick. Head to a bar, order a glass of wine, and watch the entire room stop in their tracks without so much as a hint of a whisper. It works.
  4. Enhanced bodily functions -- You can pee anytime, anywhere. Even if you haven't had enough water.
  5. Superhuman eating strength -- Forget those competitive eating contests. You can down two pints of ice cream in a span of 10 minutes -- without belching afterwards.
  6. Growing in an instant -- By the end of the day, your feet and ankles are twice their original size. You're like the Hulk, or something.
  7. Stretching to the limit -- You know Elasti-girl from The Incredibles? She's got nothin' on how stretched out the skin around your mid-section is.
  8. Becoming invisible -- No, I'm not joking. Yes, you're huge. But you can get away with whatever you want because of your baby bump. Using a non-public restroom, moving to the front of any line, or scoring a restaurant table without a reservation is no problem. Because nobody noticed you doing it.
  9. Reading minds -- Oh yeah, you know what EVERYONE is thinking simply by studying the expression on their face. And if it's not sympathy or joy -- look out!
  10. Superhuman endurance -- The fact that you make it through an entire day without falling to the ground isn't just a super power -- it's a miracle.

What is your favorite pregnancy super power?


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Caely... Caelynnes.Mommy

These are funny and now that I think back they're very accurate! Lol

skits... skitskidaddle

No, they are not accurate, for one, you dont drink while youre pregnant, two, you cant eat extra with the baby moving all your body parts around and giving you Gerd, heartburn, etc. And then theres the lovely UTI every other month.

Sherry Inman

You can have a glass of wine while pregnant, and my friend ate so much I thoguht she'd explode sometimes. now Im pregnant and none of these really apply to me Im an out of the box far from normal kinda person so naturally my pregnancy is far from the "norm" in any sense of the word, its liek Im not even pregnant other than the fact I can feel the jumping bean inside me Im still tiny as heck no usual pregnancy symptoms and other than insomnia and morning sickness from week 5-12 my life has been 100% as normal as it was before I was pregnant.
Not sure how you get a UTI that much but Im sorry that happens to you.

nonmember avatar catherine

Skitskidaddle- the drinking one was supposed to be a joke because when a pregnant woman orders alcohol people stop and stare hence the funny accuracy of that statement!


Agree! Was also told by my gynea that a glass of red or two every now and then will help with stress, blood pressure and loads of other stuff. Just remain well hydrated and eat healthily(-; smell a rat, YES! It was awful!

nonmember avatar Me

Lol we traveled a few times when I was pregnant with my first and the amounts of free food I scored was awesome. Oh..we have to pay extra for the bountiful breakfast buffet.. I didnt know.. Oh, thank you for the handful of fruits and a ginormous muffin :D

BlueS... BlueSparrow

Did you just really use the Words Knocked Up...

Kierr... KierraJanae29

Almost accurate but of course everyone's pregnancy is different .

nonmember avatar Charisma

How about multiple orgasms??? If THAT isn't a super power, I don't know what is... :)

Lynette Lynette

I was once denied a non-public restroom when I was 9 monthes pregnant.  I cried, I had to pee so bad.  Nope they didn't let me!

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