I do not know about you but I have always imagined being pregnant is totally romantic. Of course I have heard of the initial morning sickness and also that at the end of the pregnancy you are glad to get rid of the stomach. But in between, so I thought, it will be the most beautiful time of my life, because after all, you are creating a new life.
And speaking of naive ideas, I imagined myself as one of these women who only gain a few kilos, being fit and healthy and exercise until the very end. #Fitmom!
To make it short, none of this came true. From week 10th onwards I was permanently tired (and I do not mean a bit tired, but completely exhausted). On top of that, I constantly felt nauseous. I wonder why it is generally called morning sickness as for me it was more morning, midday and evening sickness. And I was gassy. That was especially pleasant in intimate situations or when you sat in the meeting for a long time 🙂
There was nothing romantic about it at all.
The nausea got better sometime around the 5th month. But instead I got water retentions (#elefantlegs), back pain, mood swings, hair loss, carpal tunnel syndrome (tingling in your hands, because the water in the wrists depresses the nerve tunnel) and heartburn.
In the end I gained over 26 kilos. I felt like a huge elephant and wanted to only lie in the water, because there you only weight 10% of your actual weight. You can also find more about water aerobics during pregnancy in the list of the 10 things to organize when you’re pregnant.
In retrospective, I am a little milder to all the aches because what you get for it – the best baby in the world – is of course worth al the pains. But if you’re in the middle of it, you allowed to complain like I did. It can be bloody exhausting creating a new life! Unfortunately most of the medicines are taboo, which does not make it any easier.
Since from my point of you then I had a lot of reasons to complain, I tried lot to find relief from my aches and pains. I have prepared a list of things that REALLY helped with nausea, backpain and heartburn etc.
All the best,
Das ist ein wirklich sehr interessanter Post. Ich beschäftige mich schon seit längerem mit diesem Thema, da ich denke, dass es sehr viele Leute betrifft. Daher habe ich vor Kurzem damit angefangen dies auf meinem Blog zu thematisieren.
Ja ein riesiges Feld…bin gespannt, wie Du das in Deinem Blog thematisierst. Schick mal den Link 🙂