02/15/2013 06:25 pm ET

Worst Pregnancy Side Effect Ever? For Me, It's Hives

The morning sickness that sent me into the bathroom a few times in the first two months, the hernia that popped out in my most sensitive area last week, the heartburn that hit after eating a slice of three-layer cake -- all of these pregnancy side effects are annoying, but, let’s be honest, they’re all bearable.

The hives that popped up all over my body at week 10, on the other hand, are not. They’re best described with words that can’t be used on BabyCenter -- and they’re driving me insane.

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