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Weird and Wacky Pregnancy Symptoms


There are a ton of articles on “weird” pregnancy symptoms. I know this, because I think I’ve had all of them. For this comic, I tried to focus on the the more common symptoms.

A little bit about each panel:

1. I thought not having a period for nine months would be great. But you know what? You still get cramps. I had them almost every day for the first trimester. Now, they weren’t as bad as period cramps, but still. They were DAILY. I believe it was actually round ligament pain, but still. It’s freaky to feel like you’re going to get your period any day when you’re excited about a pregnancy.

Anyway, I wanted to keep the comic light-hearted, so I didn’t include all that information. Not bleeding is always a good thing in my book.

2. I’m not sure if people intentionally drive like jerks as soon as you get knocked-up. Maybe you just notice it more. Is it just me, or can no one stay on their side of the line anymore? And everyone needs to get somewhere ASAP, and the best way to achieve that is by riding your bumper. It just seems like this gets so much worse after conception.

3. This one is hardly a joke at all. Big boobs are scary stuff. I literally feel like they’re going to fall off every time I lean over. And they won’t. stop. growing. It’s like the tale of The Monkey’s Paw, where you wish for something but each time it turns out to be a demented version of what you asked for. You would think bigger boobs would be great, but not so much!

4. Poor elephants.

About carrtoons@gmail.com

Chelsea Carr has been cartooning for over ten years. Currently, she works as the editorial cartoonist for Harford County’s The Aegis and The Record. She has also had her work included in MAD Magazine, b, and Baltimore’s City Paper. Chelsea holds a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (2005) and an M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University (2011.) In addition to cartooning and being a first-time mother, she has worked as an elementary school art teacher.

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  1. Love these! The make it stop boon one it awesome!!! So true!!!!!! Lol

  2. Noob!! Shit noob! Damn! Boob!!! Why autocorrect whyyy!!!’

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