Pregnancy is tough. Let’s face it! It’s a happy news on the day you announce that you are expecting a child. If you are lucky enough you may be pampered by some people around you.
Pregnancy is something some couples always dream of, once pregnancy set it then you should get ready to join the fatherhood and motherhood gang.
There are a lot of things people won’t tell you once you are pregnant but guess what I’m going to be blunt about the things people won’t tell you about being pregnant and giving birth or what to expect when you are pregnant and also given birth.
What are things to expect when you are pregnant?
I will be telling you some things that people won’t tell you when you are pregnant;
1. Pregnancy is a long duration process
Yeah, you saw what I wrote right?
Pregnancy it’s a lengthy period. 9 whole months! Your body trying to adjust in order to make more and more space for the growing baby. And this may lead to postural instability, deformity in body shape or physical appearance
2. Change in physiological, emotional and psychological needs
The nausea, the vomiting, the mood swings, being emotional and feeling needy! Did I tell you about the constipation? Add that! The stretch marks, the acne due to hormonal changes, the back ache, swelling in the feet and the weight gain which may result to you needing extra effort while you are getting down the stairs.
You may also sweat more during the periods of pregnancy and you may also experience extreme hunger pangs, migraine and cravings at odd hours.
You may lose appetite to that fav dish of yours You never know! And at the same time you would feel like having it at any damn cost!
During the first trimester it’s all about vomiting and nausea. The second trimester is somewhat better but you have trouble falling asleep. In the last trimester, the baby grows bigger and you will almost pee when you sneeze or laugh hard! The trips to the toilet increase due to the pressure of your baby, I’m sure no one tells you about these before being pregnant 😁
The regular visits to the doctor and the scans could be a little bit embarrassing yet so overwhelming when you see your baby move. Hoping that every report shows only the positives. Gestational diabetes and issues like high or low blood pressure are more than common. Make sure you drink plenty of water and try to stay calm.
The wait begins! You never know when exactly and how you could deliver the baby. The labour can go on for 72 hours or less! Delivery could be normal (via V@gina) or via C–section.
Choose your birthing partner in the delivery room, most probably your husband. Someone who stays calm and doesn’t create a ruckus!
It’s okay that you yelled the swear words while trying to push the watermelon-sized baby! You almost scratched or slap your poor husband’s face.
At the end, your baby is finally here, the cry of your baby lightens the room with joy. However, make sure you let your baby rest on your breasts for a while and have the first feed to get colostrum. It’s extremely important.
Your v@gina will continue to bleed for a month or two. You should get maternity pads for some relaxation. Also, the breasts during the first two months leak more milk than the baby consumes. If the baby is latched on to one breast, the other side feels tender and leaks milk. You can have breast pads for some comfort. Use loose clothes which can make you feel better and don’t tighten your bra if you are going to put on one.
Please do not discriminate based on the gender of your baby. It doesn’t matter!
People will make you believe that you can’t produce enough milk for the baby. But hey! That’s normal. The more the baby drinks, the more your body will produce.
Meanwhile, after looking at your baby, you will finally feel relaxed. People might unknowingly shower all the attention on your baby. Please don’t let that affect you. They love you too. They are just very happy to meet the new member.
Pregnancy and delivery could be such a roller-coaster ride! But absolutely worth it. After all you are bringing a new person into this world. Your own bunch of happiness and yes a new member in the family! ♥️
Yet every year while you celebrate your baby’s birthday, you will recall every moment of these days; the stress before releasing the fertilsed egg into the world. ☺️☺️♥️
These are some things that people don’t tell you about being pregnant and giving birth, now you kniw what To expect when you are pregnant.
I’m not discouraging anyone from being pregnant but don’t expect pregnancy to be like you drinking milk and honey under an AC. The purpose of this article is to let you know what to expect when you are pregnant.
I hope this article helps you to get ready to usher a new being into the family ❤