So, I have
now announced that I am PREGNANT!!! This is a continued blog from my pregnancy
video on YouTube, I just wanted to go through my symptoms and what I did to
help with these more descriptive. I want to keep you guys updated with my
pregnancy journey, the plan is to keep it as natural as possible and as honest
pressure: I have made sure to keep hydrated, get up slowly when sitting or
laying down and making sure not to exercise or do anything in fast motion, stopping
all exercise altogether from 3 weeks- 15weeks.
This has affected me more in more ways than one, firstly it made me really down
and negative. Which I am not usually a negative minded person, I had to really
work with this and accept that I had no energy to do the things that make me
happy. This included exercise, early mornings, university studies, work,
cleaning and cooking and just general care of my body. Mentally this got me
down which then lead to guilt as I felt guilty that I was feeling this way when
pregnant. I had to really sit in these emotions and understand what I was going
through, that it was okay for me to stop everything and just be, to just
concentrate on resting and growing this miracle. I also begun taking an organic
iron supplement and incorporating more iron into my diet.
Nausea: At about 6 weeks of my pregnancy is when my
morning sickness really started to kick in, but when they call it morning
sickness this did not restrict my body to when it would occur, I was sick
morning to night. At 6 weeks I ate bland soup, which really helped as I could
not stomach anything with strong flavours and I was able to contain the
nutrients I needed. I also ate corn crackers first thing in the morning, having
something dry and flavourless helped, I ate so much crackers that I do not
think I could look or eat another cracker again haha.
flocculation: I had to really communicate with loved ones, especially my
partner when I am having bad or good days, so he is aware of how I was feeling,
knowing when I was having my bad days and I just needed to be at home in my own
energy. I found that I most days my mind/body already knew it did not want to
go anywhere outside of the house, until night time, which I would go to the
beach, just sit and in the peace and quiet, still my mind, concentrate on
releasing all the crazy hormones and how I was feeling.
was cramping at around 4 weeks, then it got more severe around 6 weeks. This
really worried me as I had a previous miscarriage, I would ask my doctor
constantly if this was normal and he informed me it is. I did my own research
and understood more about why I was having cramping. So, please know if you are
experiencing this it is normal and it will begin to slowly get better
throughout the pregnancy, once the body has adjusted to the hormones and the
growth of the baby. I found that a combination of Hemp oil and Evening Primrose
oil rubbed on my belly would settle the cramping, with also sitting down when
they would occur and rest my body.
I had to really listen to my body and my cravings, understanding why I was
craving such specific foods every day, and that was my bodies way of informing
of the nutrients I needed from that specific food. Every day has been different
for me regarding my cravings, nothing too crazy as of yet but I have had a huge
urge for sugar. With this craving I have tried to find healthier alternatives
rather than artificial sugar, as at the start I was craving Lemonade icy poles,
as I was low in iron, I was craving something cold and sugary. Instead I would
eat cold apples, watermelon juice with crushed ice, and Kombucha. I made sure
to have easily accessible snacks for when my body was starting to feel tired,
and I was eating a lot of carrots and home-made cookies. I have found throughout
my pregnancy I don’t get the warning of beginning to become hungry I go from
being full to starving straight away. At this point it would make me tired, making
it harder to cook a complete nutritious meal, which I began to include protein
in every meal. I have made sure that morning and night I am taking my
Spirulina, the mornings to take my natal multi-vitamin, this really helped me
to regained my energy combining the two!
I also had to listen to my body when my energy levels would drop, I would know to find somewhere comfortable to either read a book, colour in or watch a movie (if I was not nauseous), after some time my body would begin to regain it’s energy and I was able to continue what I was doing previously.
Thank you for listening!
With love xx