pregnant is viewed as a time to blossom and grow whilst protectively watched
over by family and friends. But the
reality is often a little different. I
had awful morning sickness especially during my first pregnancy; I had to live
on cheese sandwiches, as I could not stomach much else. I also had a few dizzy spells, but this was
the perfect excuse to lie down and have hubbie round around after me! I had to watch my iron levels, although was quite pleased when the midwife recommended a diet of steak and mars bars (yum!).
got off lightly on the heartburn front fortunately (so I think what they say
about hairy babies meaning problems with heartburn is true as both my boys were
born practically bald!). Given that three
quarters suffer heartburn during
pregnancy at some point I got off quite lightly really!
I have had pregnant friends who really suffered with this. Heartburn
symptoms can often be mixed up with other more serious ailments so it’s
worth learning more about it so you can treat yourself accordingly and enjoy
being pregnant without panicking you have a more severe condition!
have had tightening in my chest since and in a panic told hubbie I must be
having a heart attack, as it’s a strange sensation heartburn if you have not
experienced it before and you would think its more grim than it actually is. Thankfully it’s effortlessly treated with
some Gaviscon, which is easier than giving up my favourite foods to stop aggravating
on when you fall pregnant the weather can make things harder. I had eldest in June and when it was very
warm it was uncomfortable being heavily pregnant, hot and bothered, even my
ankles were showing signs they might swell by the end of it!
despite all the little grumbles and niggling aches and pains it’s a magical
time, so cherish every kick and every movement because before you know it your
little bundle will be arriving!