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21 Words That Mean Something Else To Pregnant Women

Because "Ring of Fire" is not just a popular Johnny Cash song.

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1. Tired

What it usually means: The way you might feel after a very long day, or after exerting more energy than usual.What it means when you're pregnant: Your constant state of being. You can exhaust yourself by literally pouring a bowl of cereal.
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What it usually means: The way you might feel after a very long day, or after exerting more energy than usual.

What it means when you're pregnant: Your constant state of being. You can exhaust yourself by literally pouring a bowl of cereal.

2. Pee

What it usually means: Something you do a couple of times during the day, especially after drinking a large amount of water or other liquids.What it means when you are pregnant: Something you suddenly have to do every five minutes.
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What it usually means: Something you do a couple of times during the day, especially after drinking a large amount of water or other liquids.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you suddenly have to do every five minutes.

3. Crackers

What it usually means: A crispy snack food that you eat with cheese at fancy parties or crumble over soup. What it means when you are pregnant: Pretty much the only thing you can stomach for the first 10-14 weeks of your pregnancy.
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What it usually means: A crispy snack food that you eat with cheese at fancy parties or crumble over soup.

What it means when you are pregnant: Pretty much the only thing you can stomach for the first 10-14 weeks of your pregnancy.

4. Book

What it usually means: Something you read for knowledge or pleasure, to pass the time.What it means when you are pregnant: Something you obsessively buy, in order to learn everything there is to know about pregnancy and babies, and rarely ever actually read.
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What it usually means: Something you read for knowledge or pleasure, to pass the time.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you obsessively buy, in order to learn everything there is to know about pregnancy and babies, and rarely ever actually read.

5. Craving

What it usually means: When you have an idea of what you want for dinner, or you need a little chocolate fix.What it means when you are pregnant: When you finally get your appetite back, you know what you want, and you have to have it RIGHT NOW. Even if it's super weird.
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What it usually means: When you have an idea of what you want for dinner, or you need a little chocolate fix.

What it means when you are pregnant: When you finally get your appetite back, you know what you want, and you have to have it RIGHT NOW. Even if it's super weird.

6. Morning sickness

What it usually means: When someone you know is pregnant, and they get sick in the mornings. What it means when you are pregnant: LIES. That nausea doesn't care what time of day it is. You might be sick in the morning, or at night, or ALL FUCKING DAY.
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What it usually means: When someone you know is pregnant, and they get sick in the mornings.

What it means when you are pregnant: LIES. That nausea doesn't care what time of day it is. You might be sick in the morning, or at night, or ALL FUCKING DAY.

7. Partner

What it usually means: The person you spend the most of your time with, going on date nights and talking about your lives.  What it means when you are pregnant: The person who is there to give you back rubs, foot rubs, draws you a bath, runs out in the middle of the night to fulfill your craving, and holds you when you're crying for no reason.
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What it usually means: The person you spend the most of your time with, going on date nights and talking about your lives.

What it means when you are pregnant: The person who is there to give you back rubs, foot rubs, draws you a bath, runs out in the middle of the night to fulfill your craving, and holds you when you're crying for no reason.

8. Pants

What it usually means: Clothing you wear from the waist down, i.e. jeans or khakis.What it means when you are pregnant: NO THANK YOU.
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What it usually means: Clothing you wear from the waist down, i.e. jeans or khakis.

What it means when you are pregnant: NO THANK YOU.

9. Hungry

What it usually means: Your body telling you it's time for another meal. What it means when you are pregnant: Something you feel before, during, and after every meal or snack, and pretty much all the time.
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What it usually means: Your body telling you it's time for another meal.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you feel before, during, and after every meal or snack, and pretty much all the time.

10. Short-term memory

What it usually means: The ability to recall recent events and ideas.What it means when you are pregnant: I'm sorry, what were we just talking about?
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What it usually means: The ability to recall recent events and ideas.

What it means when you are pregnant: I'm sorry, what were we just talking about?

11. Shower

What it usually means: How you clean your body on a regular basis.What it means when you are pregnant: A really awesome day where your friends and family buy you a bunch of adorable shit for your baby.
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What it usually means: How you clean your body on a regular basis.

What it means when you are pregnant: A really awesome day where your friends and family buy you a bunch of adorable shit for your baby.

12. Smell

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What it usually means: One of the five senses.

What it means when you are pregnant: Your new superpower — being able to smell everything, and realizing the whole world smells like hot garbage.

13. Shoes

What it usually means: What you wear on your feet when traveling outside the house. What it means when you are pregnant: A bunch of things in your closet that no longer fit you, but it's OK because you can't bend over enough to put them on anyway.
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What it usually means: What you wear on your feet when traveling outside the house.

What it means when you are pregnant: A bunch of things in your closet that no longer fit you, but it's OK because you can't bend over enough to put them on anyway.

14. Kick

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What it usually means: What a soccer player does to the ball.

What it means when you are pregnant: What your baby does to you from the inside, making you feel like you are being stabbed in the ribs with a pocket knife.

15. Doctor's appointment

What it usually means: Something you do once a year when you're healthy, or every once in a while if you get the flu or break a bone. What it means when you are pregnant: Something you do more frequently than your laundry.
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What it usually means: Something you do once a year when you're healthy, or every once in a while if you get the flu or break a bone.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you do more frequently than your laundry.

16. Crying

What it usually means: Something you do when you are very sad or hurt, usually for a really good reason. What it means when you are pregnant: Literally no idea what it means, because it happens all the time, without warning.
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What it usually means: Something you do when you are very sad or hurt, usually for a really good reason.

What it means when you are pregnant: Literally no idea what it means, because it happens all the time, without warning.

17. Stranger

What it usually means: Someone you don't know.What it means when you are pregnant: Someone who has a lot of opinions and is suddenly a medical expert the moment they see your belly. Also, someone who is not afraid to touch your belly without asking.
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What it usually means: Someone you don't know.

What it means when you are pregnant: Someone who has a lot of opinions and is suddenly a medical expert the moment they see your belly. Also, someone who is not afraid to touch your belly without asking.

18. Internet

What it usually means: Where people go for information, social networking, and entertainment.What it means when you are pregnant: Where you go to discuss weird symptoms and bodily functions with other pregnant strangers.
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What it usually means: Where people go for information, social networking, and entertainment.

What it means when you are pregnant: Where you go to discuss weird symptoms and bodily functions with other pregnant strangers.

19. Ring of fire

What it usually means: A Johnny Cash song.What it means when you are pregnant: The most horrifying term you learn in your childbirth class.
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What it usually means: A Johnny Cash song.

What it means when you are pregnant: The most horrifying term you learn in your childbirth class.

20. Due date

What it usually means: When a school or work assignment needs to be finished.What it means when you are pregnant: The date your whole world centers around, even though it's really just a guess.
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What it usually means: When a school or work assignment needs to be finished.

What it means when you are pregnant: The date your whole world centers around, even though it's really just a guess.

21. Heartbeat

What it usually means: The rate at which your heart pumps blood through your body.What it means when you are pregnant: The sweetest sound you've ever heard.
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What it usually means: The rate at which your heart pumps blood through your body.

What it means when you are pregnant: The sweetest sound you've ever heard.

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