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How Hard is Pregnancy on Your Body?

The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels has stirred up controversy, saying she wants to adopt because she doesn’t want to be pregnant. “I can’t handle doing that to my body,” she’s quoted as saying in the May 2010 issue of Women’s Health.

I won’t lie: pregnancy and childbirth can do a number on your body, and some parts never go back to what they were. (If I could go back and shake my pre-baby self for complaining about my stomach, I would). Many women feel tired, nauseous -- or worse – during those nine months. But it’s also one of the coolest, most transformative life experiences ever, one I would not trade, even for Jillian Michaels' rock-hard abs.

What do you think: how hard was pregnancy on your body? If you could skip pregnancy but still get the baby, would you?