Kim Kardashian, didn’t having the happiest pregnancy on earth. Back in 2015 when she was expecting her second child, a follow-up to her and Kanye West’s critically acclaimed 2013 baby, North, the reality star shared that her second pregnancy is not all it’s cracked up to be.
“I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL,” the mom wrote. “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!”
Kardashian West, who had her son in December 2015, has made a stand against embracing maternity norms — from her wardrobe to her packed social calendar.
“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 mind— of how your body expands and nothing fits,” she shared. 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.”
The star also said she felt like people didn’t divulge the “gross things” that happen when you’re expecting a child. “Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?!” she added.
She didn’t want to “hide anything” from her fans. “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 explains. “I feel so accomplished when I’m back to where I want to be.”
Oh, and having a new addition is also a blessing too. “Really, it is all SO worth it when you have your precious baby in the end,” Kardashian West wrote.
It’s okay, Kim! Pregnancy is hard and—like all things involving the human body.