7 Reasons Pregnancy is Good for You

You feel like a rock star

Sure, there may be times during your pregnancy when you feel clumsy and awkward, especially as your belly swells and you can't see your feet. But watching your body adapt and change -- and, of course, giving birth -- is also pretty amazing. For her book, Dr. Greenfield interviewed more than 100 women, and one thing she found over and over again was that pregnancy made women feel proud of their body and its abilities. "It's really powerful to grow another person inside of you," she says. There's no arguing with that!

Originally published in the September 2009 issue of American Baby magazine.

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