Em Rusciano’s ‘Confessions of a Preggo’ are ultra relatable

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Em Rusciano is at what she describes as “the pointy end” of her pregnancy – the final weeks of her third trimester – and as she prepares for the birth of her fourth child she’s sharing some thoughts about the ‘glowing’ pregnant form.

The preggo spread is real

Em and partner Scott Barrow are parents to 16-year-old Marchella and 11-year-old Odette. The couple sadly lost their third child – a baby boy named Ray to a miscarriage in 2017.

Em’s detailed her fourth baby journey on her Instagram and blog and her writing is excellent and relatable if you’ve ever been pregnant.

Her latest focus? The way pregnancy finds new and exciting ways to inhabit every cell of your body, not just the giant human-filled belly that onlookers like to focus on.

“Preggo spread is real yo,” Em wrote on Instagram this week. “You know those final couple of weeks when everything is leaking, shining, bursting, fluid filled and the bump is so low you’re afraid the baby may pop out if you poo too aggressively? I AM THERE! I AM RIPE! I AM READY!”

Not to be rude but she really does look ready and we mean that in an admiring way.

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I’ve written some words over on the blog today pals. You see I’m both terrified and in awe of the ways in which my body has changed and adapted over the past nine months.There have been times where I’ve caught myself feeling worried or repulsed by what’s occurred to me physically. It’s hard not to when your previously B cup breasts now nestle themselves snuggly inside a D cup, and when set free, rest atop your growing stomach like two giant, mono-nippled Jabba The Huts. And when lifted for aeration, they have the surface temperature of ‘centre court at the Australian Open’ degrees celsius underneath. On these occasions, I’ve mostly been able to remind myself that there’s a human life growing inside of me. A whole new person to come into the world, created by the factory of my body… and then I just worry about that instead of the cellulite on the side of my knees. – Link in my bio. X

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“Women’s bodies are miraculous things”

Em also wrote at length on her blog about this ripeness, which is a sort of teaser for what’s to come in childbirth and beyond. #ThanksMotherNature


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“I’m both terrified and in awe of the ways in which my body has changed and adapted over the past thirty-seven weeks,” Em wrote.

“Women’s bodies are miraculous things. There have been times where I’ve caught myself feeling worried or repulsed by what’s occurred to me physically. It’s hard not to when your previously B cup breasts now nestle themselves snuggly inside a D cup, and when set free, rest atop your growing stomach like two giant, mono-nippled Jabba The Huts.”

“On these occasions, I’ve mostly been able to remind myself that there’s a human life growing inside of me. A whole new person to come into the world, created by the factory of my body… and then I just worry about that instead of the cellulite on the side of my knees.”

Some days are diamonds …

If you’ve had a tiny person stage a takeover of your body, these feelings may be very familiar, but Em’s keen for women to shake off any guilt they’re wrestling with as they attempt to adjust to their changing body.

“I wanted to say to any woman who is pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or may one day want to be pregnant; it’s okay at times to feel stress, anger and pain when you’re up the duff,” Em wrote.

“Society is really only comfortable with us pretending that this is the happiest time of our lives when sometimes, it’s not! I mean, I was promised there would be ‘glowing’, and yet the only sheen coming off me has been sweat.”

Honestly, it’s the Schwetty Bettiest of times, right? All the schwett! 

That said, this ace mum is super DOOPER stoked that within a week or three she’ll be holding a wee baby in her arms.

“As I head into my final weeks of pregnancy, I say thank you to my body for what it has achieved,” Em posted.

Best of luck at the pointy end, Em! And also at the other end! 

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