Since I got pregnant again after 14 years, I have experienced different kinds of pains in my body. I never realized that pregnancy takes a toll on you especially when you are no longer young. When I look back to my first pregnancy, I can't really remember having so many pains but then again, I was a young and thin 24-year-old girl. Lithe, fit, and at the height of my youth.
I am now 39, not so fit, not so lithe, and definitely not at the height of my youth.
1. BODY PAINS
Since I am no longer as flexible as I used to be, I now wake up with aches and pains all over, specifically lower back pain, legs, and thighs. However, even with all these, I need to walk more and be more active to ensure that I will have a normal delivery.
2. MUSCLE TENSION
Every muscle in my body has made its presence known. The constant tension of ensuring the baby is okay while going about things has given me the feeling of always being tired and having my muscles needing a massage that I am not yet allowed to have.
When you can no longer see the floor when you look down, this is bound to happen. Sadly, no matter how careful I was, my clumsiness won and I tripped down a pavement. It was painful but I'm grateful because my knee saved my baby. Whew.
Yes, I constantly burp especially when evening arrives. It's a constant cacophony of a burp, burp, burrrrpppp, BURP, burrrrrpppppppppppp and more burp. It's disgusting really and the feeling of throwing up is always present though thankfully it never happens.
5. SWOLLEN FEET
Sometimes, I try to see my feet and I am appalled. It is no longer my normal feet but some form of swollen sausage that looked a bit like my feet. It's really most disconcerting.
In spite of all of this, I am grateful that God chose M and I to be given this gift. It will be a challenge but it is also a blessing that we are most grateful for.
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I think the swollen feet would pretty much kill me, my feet are already bad so I can't imagine what pregnancy would do to them!ReplyDelete
Yes, pregnancy is a miraculous thing, but no one talks much about the downside. The good part is that at the end you get a beautiful baby!ReplyDelete
Thanks for being so candid about your experience! But how remarkable is it that you're a vessel for life? Really special.ReplyDelete
This is such an informative blog. I am little bit feard after reading this.ReplyDelete
It is good to know that pregnancy is not all the joy and flowers some people try to put itReplyDelete
This is an informative article about pregnancy. I am hoping that someday I would be able to get pregnant.ReplyDelete
The knee will heal fast enough - wish you a healthy baby :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing informative article with us. I am forwarding this to some fb groupsReplyDelete
I cannot imagine how hard it is to be pregnant. To be going through various changes in your body, and dealing with a circus of emotions.ReplyDelete
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but I guess some people don't realize how hard it can be, too. This sets a light on things.
I never knew all of these about pregnancy. It's definitely not easy but I guess its worth it because in the end, you'll have a beautiful babyReplyDelete
Thanks for the informative post about pregnancy, I am going to share it with my partner.ReplyDelete
Can't relate to some of these. But it's fun reminiscing about pregnancy days.ReplyDelete