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The Look That Says Impending Labor

People who aren't parents often comment on how expectant women look, but once you've given birth you know there's a look that says, "I'm pregnant" and another that screams, "I'm going to pop!" In my opinion, there are a few tell tale signs of impending labor that aren't in the mommy-to-be books. Feel free to add to the list.

  • The glow is replaced by a smirk of exhaustion.
  • Ankles are lost to cankles.
  • Too full of baby for food.
  • The walk becomes a waddle.
  • The constant pressure makes you think your babe may slip out when you move.
  • Running to pee makes you tired enough to nap.
  • You dream of delivering and don't even consider the pain.
  • You are excited to slip into the hospital gown.


Join The Conversation
lucyS lucyS 9 years
I think that picture of Kate Hudson was actually taken post-pregnancy.
Ericka Ericka 9 years
I hate the "hard to breathe" part! Ug its the worst. Well that and my pelvis feeling like its being ripped apart slowly.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I got that rash in my first pregnancy, but it was limited to my wrists. It started around 20 weeks and lasted about two months, and was a total pain in the butt. No one could figure out what it was. I had a terrible time breathing with my last pregnancy as well, but the last month was Heaven when she dropped and I could take deep breaths again. *lol*
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I don't know why but a friend of mine got this weird rash on her arms and legs a week before she gave birth to each of her two girls, each earlier than their due dates. She is due in 3 weeks with her son but the rash is starting to come in so he may be an early baby too.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Your breathing pattern becomes really shallow because you can't take in any air.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
None of those really apply to me. They're kind of an all-over pregnancy thing, not just the end.
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