I was blessed to have an "easy" pregnancy; I had minimal discomforts. My first trimester, I was so tired, but I did not have any morning sickness. My second trimester, I had a surge of energy and felt like the Energizer bunny. My third trimester, I started blowing up like a balloon, but my blood pressure was good, as well as my urinalysis.
When I was pregnant, I was SO nervous of labor. I knew it would be painful, but I had never been in labor before. I also knew that as long as I was far enough along, the baby would come; I could not change my mind and say, "Never mind. I don't want to give birth. I wondered "What would the pain be like? Am I going to have complications? Will I need a c-section?" You can read the three parts of my daughter's birth story: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
And to be honest, I had an "easier" labor than many others I know. But, it's still labor and is HARD work. I'm glad I don't have to go through that everyday, but the prize was holding my daughter for the first time.
What has been the hardest challenge you have been faced with?