HeIlo there! Welcome to my very first snippet. Just to let you know a little bit more about myself, I have always been a family oriented person and very keen on starting a family of my own. I’d got married last year and my very first pumpkin will be born in 3 months time! Yes, I’m still letting reality sink in :D I am here to share my first time experience as a mom-to-be, some medical knowledge that I have learnt along the way and I really hope you gain more from this read. Please make a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy!
So I’m pretty sure everyone has seen pregnancy symptoms from tv dramas.. The scene ‘running to the toilet to puke/family members guessing one is preggy from the gag reflex’.. and so on. Little did I know it would hit me! Seriously, Morning? Zao shang? Where did the word morning come from!? That was what went on in my mind in the first trimester. The truth is, you can experience it anytime of the day and it can even last the whole day! Ain’t kidding... I don’t mean to scare anyone of you but it varies among individuals. For those of you who have not tasted a bit of it, lucky you!
For those of you who have, don’t worry, you are not alone. I wondered how I am going to last through this! My gynae even told me it might get worst and go on for another 8 weeks! Imagine that! I’d wanted to cry at that moment. To describe, it feels like a big spoonful of fatigue, extreme nausea and a bloated stomach all stirred together at one go. Which in turn,I believe, leads to mood swings. Yes, it’s not a wonderful feeling. I remembered when I was out and about, I would have multiple gag reflex in a day. I would not feel hungry, plus the thought of food would disgust me. The best option for me was to sleep it off.
However, I have to share a positive side to this. I’d found this piece of good news to be very encouraging when i was starting to get down and negative. Just when I was feeling my worst, a nurse said this to me, “Cheer up! Morning sickness means you are highly having a healthy pregnancy! There’s actually a scientific and positive link to increasing hormones which is due to the developing fetus and placenta. Good levels of hCG ensure that your pregnancy develops well.” I’m sure this piece of news encourage all of you, like it did for me!
If you are going through non-stop nausea and vomiting, and you’re not able to drink or eat anything, please inform your doctor! You need to be hydrated and closely monitored. Some moms-to-be can get morning sickness badly enough that they are unable to work or even find it tough to look after other children. It can affect your mood and strain relationships. Support, help and love from your family and friends can make going through the phase a lot easier. Most of all, there's one thing to remember, it will be all worth it, I promise. :)
All 3 of us sisters will be sharing stories from our different perspectives. The good, the bad and the ugly, we're telling it as it is.