There have been times I wanted to pen down exactly how I experienced and how the overall journey has been for me. So here I am, finally sharing some well known pointers. I am sure you can search about pregnancy online and get all the information that will help you take this journey on. However, lately I have realised that the experience has not only transformed by life but also taught me a very basic lesson. Lesson about endurance, persistance and focus on the right things. Also, I wanted to share with you all the picture of my son and I below.
FIRST 3 MONTHS
UNEASINESS - The normal signs I was told would be vomiting, dizziness where I would just about fall off my chair. So there I was picturing these scary things might happen to me when I decide to head out or have a bite to eat... *Gulp* So heres a rumour I would like to burst, it doesnt happen to everyone. So you might just be fine, and you will just feel weak and uneasy. Not neccasarily go through every other emotion you might see written everywhere.
REACTIONS - Not able to handle any food smells! This was the closest one for me. So very scary. I had to actually cook the food and run from room, had a hard time keeping anything down but sensed that I had to still try! I shifted to eating vegetarian food and soups...Ugh, but I kept telling myself it was experiencing all these things for a wonderful bundle of joy that I was welcoming into my life soon..
FOOD - By the fourth month the uneasiness subsided. Got back slowly to eating regular food. Now is the time to be very choosy and careful what you eat. Your baby is getting impacted, stick to healthy food, less spice, junk and avoid all that. Focus on the healthy vegetables, fruits and meats that will help make your baby very strong and healthy. Trust me, stop your cravings - avoid caffeine and chocolates, you will be proud of how you feel.
WEIGHT - Well this is a subjective topic. I emphasis on this word subjective, as it depends on each individuals constituition again. I have always been on the thinner side so I guess I didnt gain as much weight and I didnt havev water retention as well so it seems easier and I could still eat a litle more whenever I Felt like it. But I was aware of the impact and tried to be careful. Make sure not to gain too much, remember after you deliver a few months go by almost 5 months where you are recovering and regular exercise depends on how you are doing and feeling.
EMOTIONS - ERRACTICCCCCCCCC! Thats the word to describe what you go through. Some days your happy, other days you just wanna punch your hard against the wall (dont do it ) and then there are days you just lose your mind! So either ways, all this happens so that you are dealing with so many hormonal changes in your body and you naturally wanna experience them and have moments where you know what you are doing is going to really be the feelings and hormones taking over. So dot worry about that too much, just part of the whole process...!
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - Even though in todays world we have doctors and all the best medical advise we can find, there are always moments where we wanna get some information down that will help us understand what to do better in any given health related situation during pregnancy. I had this habit to google anything that was bothering me. It could be the silliest thing ever or even tue big issues. A lot of women have great advice go and read there experiences, join a pregnancy class so that you know what to expect and makes you more prepared and aware how to handle things. I think I have read most books and websites and there are great websites out there for baby advice like babycentre etc. Remember, the more you educate yourself, the more smooth you will experience things with a more relaxed mind.
SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
- Dont exert or do too much exercise, watch how you move around and be aware of your surroundings.
- Try and keep yourself relaxed, calm and focused. It will influence your baby in more ways that you can imagine. I had a habit of playing devotional or soothing music to my baby and that always heped.
- You might face the pain of delivery to the diet changes, and your whole life experience actually changing with this one event, so dont be too hard on yourself if you do have a bad time or go thru really severe pains and problems. No pain, no gain right?
- Always carry some food and baby supplies ready to the hosiptal esp during your delivery time. It is long hours of wiating around for the baby to kick into motion and so you can keep yourself pre-occupied with other things.
- People dont realise that more than the delivery the post pregnancy ordeal is tougher! You wont be able to move much after you have delivered at all atleast for a month! So make sure to get some help and all the rest you can, you will need it later TRUST ME!
I hope these few tips from my experience can help you guys out there.Shoutout and let me know what you feel and have experienced! Its a learning tool for all, coz we experience it.
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