Pregnancy can be an exciting time for moms-to-be, but it's also filled with some not-so-exciting things: uncontrollable cravings, swelling, and fending off any desires that are deemed bad for the baby, to name a few.
Once the baby is born, there's a whole new set of difficulties mothers have to worry about.
Norwegian illustrator and mommy of two Line Severinsen knows this all too well. When she was pregnant with her now 3-year-old daughter, she began illustrating some of the day-to-day struggles she faced.
"I was very sick the first three months, and tired of dealing with some inconsiderate comments and people that led me to start drawing," she wrote on her blog. "By making a little bit fun of them, and the situation, I was able to laugh it off and put it behind me."
Today, Severinsen is also the mother of a 5-month-old boy and continues to create cartoons centered around motherhood. She shares them both on her blog and on her Instagram.
"I thought to myself that there is no way that no other people felt and looked like I did," Severinsen told 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."