We Asked 30 Women To Describe What Terrifies Them Most Abount Pregnancy In Exactly 5 Words

We asked 30 childless 20-somethings to tell us—in no more or less than five words—exactly what they fear most about getting knocked up and giving birth. These are there answers.
Jerry Lai
Jerry Lai

1. “Vagina to asshole tearing happens!”

— Johanna, 24

2. “Hemorrhoid clusters for a butthole.”

— Jade, 25

3. “Bloody crusty scabs on nipples.”

— Taylor, 21

4. “Crapping myself for an audience.”

— Lauren, 18

5. “Zit blanketed shoulders and back.”

— Nora, 23

6. “Judgment for one fucking drink.”

— Mia, 20

7. “What if it’s an ugly?”

— Carissa, 22

8. “Hotdog down a hallway vagina.”

— Barb, 24

9. “Spawning the next Exorcist child.”

— Julia, 29

10. “Alec Baldwin grade hormonal rages.”

— Samantha, 21

11. “Fisting disguised as birthing massage.”

— Consuela, 23

12. “Swaddling is too fucking complicated.”

— Maya, 24

13. “Baby’s face. My real nose.”

— Frannie, 21

14. “Sex becomes a poke fest.”

— Nina, 26

15. “Pretending to like getting kicked.”

— Claire, 24

16. “Trying to love a parasite.”

— Danielle, 24

17. “Puking daily ain’t my thing.”

— Ashleigh, 25

18. “Getting milked like a cow.”

— Katherine, 25

19. “Looking like an obese person.”

— Kaitlyn, 22

20. “Boobs that balloon, then sag.”

— Ava, 19

21. “Saying bye to getting wasted.”

— Mary, 27

22. “Stomach rubbing by creepy strangers.”

— Carly, 24

23. “Harassment by natural birth advocates.”

— Sally, 28

24. “The question: ‘Will you work?'”

— Arianna, 20

25. “Developing the constant pee problem.”

— Gabriela, 25

26. Stretch marks are downright ugly.”

— Chelsea, 27

27. “The word mommy’s pretty annoying.”

— Meghan, 27

28. “Parents confirming that I fuck.”

— Beth, 20

32. “Stitches in my lady bits.”

— Sydney, 23

28. “Unsolicited advice from other moms.”

— Rory, 27 TC mark

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