It’s one of the longest endurance sports out there.
It involves some seriously intense hurdles along the way.
The injuries sustained are insanely painful (and unforgiving).
Baby showers are often a more extravagant affair than the opening ceremonies.
There may not be fireworks present – well, not usually – but there are flags of colourful bunting and balloons, towers of treats and piles of nappies, wipes, clothes and other much-needed training equipment.
You can’t rely on any form of medication (not even cold and flu tablets) to get you through to the end!
It’s like 10 sports in one.
And it comes with an epic final event…
So, to all athletes embarking on the pregnancy Olympics or to all the ones who have made it to the finish line already, we salute you.
Sure, you may not get the chance to stand on a podium waving your country’s flag and holding your gold medal, but you do get to hide in the pantry eating your child’s leftover lolly bag chocolate and hoping they don’t find out.
And that’s pretty much the same thing.