Pregnancy is one of the strangest experiences I've ever had. Not only are you growing a human, but your body also automatically becomes public property. People feel instantly comfortable looking you up and down, touching your stomach, and commenting unabashedly about your size/shape/overall appearance.
I have never felt more “on display” physically in my entire life, and I know this is an experience shared by many pregnant women. Add in the parade of celebrity post-baby-body stories, unsolicited opinions about the choices you should be making, and opinions on how you should care for your unborn child—and it's enough to make anyone feel a little crazy in their own skin.
If this sounds familiar, and you’re stressing about your own pregnant body and all of its changes, here are five tips to help you chill out: