Common things during pregnancy - what people wish they had known ...
During pregnancy – what people wish they had known is here to help you navigate some of the way.
In doing some research there are so many things that people wish they had known either before they became pregnant or during. I thought it would be great to share some of these with you all… in a hope it helps you on your pregnancy journey.
Not all pregnancys are the same
It is great to get advice and share stories with your friends who have been through pregnancy. But always remember that not everyone is the same. So yours could be very different to Glenda’s down the road.
Keep this in mind if you start to worry because you haven’t gained 45kg. Or your worried that you haven’t had the morning sickness everyone of your friends has had. Maybe you even have it worse than them.
You will get very tired
Yep its normal for you to feel so exhausted that you want to stay in bed all day or even nap on your desk at work.
Remember your body is producing extra hormones and it is going to make you feel really tired at points.
Don’t beat yourself up… remember you are growing a human.
Everyone will offer their opinion
They will have your best interest at heart. But everyone around you will offer advice and opinions on what is best.
You don’t have to take it all! It is ok to be you and make your own decisions along the way. Remember the first one…. Your pregnancy is unique to you.
Listen to all the options and decide the best route for you. There seems to be new ideas every year on what is best. Listen to your intuition.
It's ok to feel scared and worried
You are on a new journey. One that is leading to parenthood and it is natural that this is going to be an emotional time (not forgetting all those extra hormones you have).
It is natural for you to be feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Both your life and body are changing.
Just make sure you be as honest and open with people about how you feel. There is no shame in it. Find your own support network – Friends, Family, Partner, midwife etc. It is ok to lean on them.