Kim Kardashian has likely gained the respect of many women of child-bearing age, by speaking honestly about her pregnancy.
Some women gush about how wonderful they feel while pregnant, and how they love the entire gestation period. They don't mind that their bellies are large and heavy and that stretch marks appear in precarious places.
Kim Kardashian is not among them. In a brutally honest post on her website and her app, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, wife of Kanye West, and mom to North West, she shares her real feelings about pregnancy. Kim is pregnant with her second child.
“I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL,” she writes.
“I don’t enjoy one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it. My mom and Kourtney clearly did! More power to them but I just don’t relate!”
Kim Kardashian: "Pregnancy is the worst experience of my life" http://t.co/gsoFfHgPYs
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) October 6, 2015
Kim Kardashian has long defied some pregnancy norms. She recently wore black underwear and a bra underneath a see-through black overlay dress. Kim hasn't worm any maternity clothing one would deem "normal."
“I’m not sure why I don’t like the experience like others do. Maybe it’s the swelling, the backaches or just the complete mindf— of how your body expands and nothing fits,” Kim Kardashian shares.
“I just always feel like I’m not in my own skin. It’s hard to explain. I don’t feel sexy, either--I feel insecure and most of the time I just feel gross.”
Kim also addresses something with which most moms can relate. She claims no one addresses some of things she refers to as "gross things" that occur during and after a pregnancy.
“Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?!” she shares.
Kim undoubtedly hopes she isn't scaring anyone away from becoming pregnant. She simply wants to share those things that many mothers feel uncomfortable admitting.
She doesn't negate the entire experience, however. There are definite pluses.
“But I will say, as much as I really hate the whole feeling of being pregnant, I enjoy the challenge of getting my body back after it’s all over,” she says. “I feel so accomplished when I’m back to where I want to be.”
Then there's the radiant light at the end of the pregnancy tunnel--that brand new bundle of pure joy.
“Really, it is all SO worth it when you have your precious baby in the end,” she concludes.
— InStyle (@InStyle) October 7, 2015
What's your take on Kim Kardashian's view on pregnancy? Do you think other moms will read it and breathe a sigh of relief? There's no doubt that many women feel the way Kim does about being pregnant.
Many will diss Kim Kardashian for expressing her true feelings about pregnancy, however.
Which category do you fall under? Do you find pregnancy to be a glorious adventure or do you side with Kim Kardashian and believe it's pure hell--until the baby is born?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby boy in December.