Lets be broody for a moment and take a trip down my preggy lane.
Oh how I miss being pregnant, It was one of the greatest times of my life. Not to say that it wasn’t without its ups and downs.
Two months before we fell pregnant discovered we were expecting little Josh, I had lost a baby at 10 weeks (blog post will maybe follow one day), so although we were excited we were cautious.
I suffered from *Hyperemesis Gravidarum during my first trimester (well actually really only subsided at around 14 weeks) and had the joy of spending 2 nights in Hospital thanks to this. I was also one of the “lucky” ones to spot during all 3 trimesters (but thankfully only needed to use progesterone pessaries until 16 weeks) WHICH I’D LIKE TO SAY MAKES YOU AN ANXIOUS WRECK, PANIC MODE IS INEVITABLE! Ooh and I had a case of *Sciatica problems. But other than that, baby grew all, developed exactly how he should’ve, I gained little weight (always a plus, but then once baby arrived I decided to pack on those extra 10 – 12kg, sigh, I am however working at losing them now), and was exceptionally mobile throughout. I had energy! I think pregnancy brings out the best in me (side note: According to my husband though I wasn’t the nicest of people towards him, I do apologise Love).
So let me shut up and enjoy my trip with some photo’s…
* Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) means excessive vomiting in pregnancy. HG is not a common pregnancy condition. It affects up to three per cent of mums-to-. But if you’re unlucky enough to suffer from HG, it is miserable and can be a real worry for you. You’ll probably struggle to keep anything down, even your own saliva. HG usually begins at between four weeks and seven weeks , easing off at between 14 weeks and 16 weeks of your pregnancy. In most cases, HG will end by the time you’re about 20 weeks pregnant. Unfortunately, for between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of sufferers, HG goes on to last for the whole pregnancy.
* Sciatica is the name given to a group of symptoms rather than a single problem. Your sciatic nerve comes from your lower back, travels down the back of your legs and then branches out to your feet. It allows you to feel sensations and move muscles in your legs. Sciatica happens when inflammation or pressure from your back makes your sciatic nerve. In most cases, sciatica is caused by a slipped or injured disc. Sometimes, the way the nerve works can be affected, giving you weakness or pins and needles in your leg. You can have sciatica with or without backache and it can send pain down the back of your leg.
Question: Did you capture your pregnancy through pics? Did you journal? I’d love to hear!