This mom's brutally honest pregnancy illustrations will crack you up

By Lindsay de Freitas
13 November 2015

Forget Kim Kardashian’s perfectly put-together designer maternity looks and celebrities shedding their ‘pregnancy pounds’ in a matter of weeks. This Norwegian mom is highlighting what pregnancy is really like with her series of candid and brutal cartoons.

Illustrator and blogger Line Severinsen lives in Bergen, Norway and first started drawing her hilariously honest pregnancy cartoons when she was pregnant with her first child in 2012. Line, who is expecting her third child in March 2016, is well acquainted with the many awkward hormonal disasters which come with pregnancy. Inspired by her desire to counter the ‘beautifully glowing’ social expectation of pregnancy and the way celebrities lose their baby weight almost immediately after giving birth - she began posting her illustrations on her Instagram page and blog, Kos & Kaos.

"I thought to myself that there is no way that no other people felt and looked like I did," she explained to The Huffington Post. "So I wanted to create a counterpoint to help people like me to understand that they weren't alone and that it is OK to feel and act less than perfect sometimes." Inspired by mom-to-be issues like the difficulty of shaving, swollenness, sex during pregnancy and taking the perfect after birth selfie – Line pulls no punches. "It's really rewarding to see that my drawings and experiences are resonating well with so many people ,” explains the blogger who plans to turn her illustrations into a book. Here are some of Line’s seriously funny illustrations.

Are anyone a furry ?! Oh those lovely pregnancy hormones #preggoproblems #pregnancyhumor

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Last thing you want to hear after giving birth #pregnantbelly

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Can't see below the belly

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