Bet your mom didn't tell you about this.

When you see pregnancy in movies and mainstream media, it’s usually packaged as a universally pleasant experience with a few bumps in the road. But there’s more to expecting than what we normally hear. So we take the plunge and dive into the varied experiences of pregnancy, from the good to the bad to the complicated–from one woman’s struggle with infertility to the story of a teen who faked her own pregnancy for seven whole months.

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