Mindy Kaling Admits She’s Anxious About Becoming a Mom

The media makes pregnancy look so beautiful and graceful and enjoyable. It totally was not for me! I was a hot mess.

I stopped looking at the scale during checkups once I passed the 50-pound mark. I was due in mid-August. Right smack in the middle of summer. That last trimester is excruciating when you’re stuck in the middle of a heat wave.

I remember waddling to the train station to catch the 5:25 p.m. home just to eat dinner, plop on the couch, and fall asleep by 8 p.m. I was exhausted and anxious – nervous about the labor and delivery, nervous about the pain, worried about my baby’s health.

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Motherhood comes with feelings of anxiety for some women

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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