Kim Kardashian wrote on her website and app about how much she hates pregnancy. So many mothers can relate and this shouldn’t be a ground-breaking admission or shameful confession. Pregnancy can be awful for a mom for any number of reasons. But since this is Kim Kardashian and not one of us, she’s apparently not allowed to be so frank.
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had trouble conceiving their second child. They were quite open about their struggles in interviews admitting how badly they wanted another baby, but that it wasn’t coming easily. And like many women who struggle to conceive, Kim still finds herself not enjoying pregnancy. She writes, “I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL. 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!”
Well Kim, a lot of moms don’t relate. And that is perfectly understandable. However, in Kim’s case, her fertility struggles have left some thinking she shouldn’t complain about being pregnant, which is nonsense. Just because you very much want a child doesn’t mean you can’t hate on pregnancy because it’s a terrible experience for you. Naturally, the monsters of the internet had to weigh in. Here’s a sampling of comments from People about Kim’s feelings on pregnancy:
This loser troll had the nerve to say that “pregnancy is the worst experience in her life”….then went on tv telling everyone she had trouble conceiving. Kim does not care about anyone except herself, including North or the baby to come. How disgusting and trashy this family is.
Oh she is such a self centered twit. She complained about not being able to conceive now she is saying being pregnant is the worst experience of her life? Do us a favor and just shut up.
Omg! She complains about not be able to get pregnant and she complains when she is pregnant! Ugh!!
Then maybe keep your legs closed you fat piece of karTRASHian?!?
And honey….pregnancy doesn’t look good on you either….win, win! shut your pie-hole and just give birth already! I can’t believe you have 2 1/2 more months to go, you look like beached whale, boom!
How self-centered! She complains when she can’t get pregnant and she complains when she’s pregnant. Does she even realize that she’s saying???
Nice, right? First of all, should it be a shock to anyone that a Kardashian is open about things, warts and all? They’ve built their empire on such transparency with their reality show growing in popularity as the family shared more and more of their personal lives. Kim is being honest, which is ostensibly why fans tune in. But when it’s not something they want to hear, she gets ripped to shreds. It’s incredibly unfair. If this family is open about their lives, it won’t all be puppy dogs and sunshine. I, for one, find it refreshing that Kim admits she hates being pregnant. It makes her a lot more “real” unlike many other celebrities who only speak of pregnancy as though it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Secondly, don’t we all know someone who had trouble getting pregnant but still hated pregnancy? Badly wanting a child for a long time doesn’t mean you have to be “grateful” and enjoy it when you feel pregnancy is a truly miserable experience. Kim says, “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.” Been there. I was not a fan of that out-of-body feeling either. After a life spent in shape and athletic, my pregnant body felt unwieldy and incapable to me. I stayed active but not in the manner to which I was accustomed and it made me resent being pregnant a little bit. It doesn’t mean I’m any less grateful for my amazing children than a woman who adored the process. Pregnancy just seemed like a means to an end for me. Something to endure rather than revel in. It sounds like Kim feels the same way, and that’s totally ok.
Kim closed off her comments saying what all mothers know. That hating pregnancy doesn’t mean you don’t love having children. “Really, it is all SO worth it when you have your precious baby in the end.” And in the end, isn’t that all that matters? Moms are allowed to hate pregnancy and it’s great that Kim is so open about it since so many other moms can understand where she’s coming from.