Mom Shares The Dark Side Of Pregnancy In Hilarious Photo Series.
Bringing a child into the world is one of the most beautifully natural things that women can do. Carrying a child brings a joy that can only be understood through experience. But, I assure you, it is certainly not all butterflies and rainbows. The raging hormones make for an interesting test of your partner's patience. The constant hunger adds a strain to your grocery bill. The muscle cramps, bellyaches, and your constantly changing body can lead to frustration and an overwhelming amount of emotions. Maya Vorderstrasse is showing the dark side of pregnancy with her series of hilariously true photos depicting her struggles as a pregnant mom.
Maya wanted to show others how pregnancy truly is.
During her second pregnancy, Maya began posting the not so perfect parts of pregnancy on a letter board. "I started because I just couldn’t fit into the whole motherhood is so easy/my baby sleeps well/being pregnant is blissful scene," said Maya.
Maya portrays all of the things pregnant women don't want to expose.
Like the incessant hunger that comes with pregnancy. She's not afraid to show people the unpleasant bits of her life.
Maya used the pictures to help her deal with the overwhelming symptoms of pregnancy.
"Since I use humor in my own life to deal with those things, I thought it would be nice to translate those symptoms into board messages, hoping people would also relate and think that we’re all normal," explained Maya.
Maya teased herself quite a bit.
She showed the crazy side of pregnancy. Those intense hormones are a lot for anyone to take.
Even through the tough days. Maya found reasons to stay positive.
"The best part was knowing I was cooking my first daughter’s best friend and the final puzzle piece our family was missing," said Maya. She knew that it would all be worth it in the end.
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