I always dreamt of the day I’d find out I was pregnant and it really is as surreal as you’d expect! My pregnancy so far has definitely had its ups and downs but nonetheless has been amazing. I suffered from severe morning sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) from about 5 weeks which lasted until around 16 weeks. This was sickness from the minute I woke, to sometimes the minute I went to bed. Everything I ate, drank or smelled! I was exhausted and so emotional this was happening as I’d never really heard of anyone close to me having the same problem. Mallory was only sick about 3 times in her whole pregnancy!
I felt so guilty about feeling upset, because I was pregnant and I knew I was supposed to be enjoying every moment of it. But I really wasn’t! I trawled the internet and read everything you could imagine the hope to find something to help but nothing did. I was really hesitant about going to my GP as I had read so many horror stories about taking medication in early pregnancy, but did go and was prescribed anti sickness drugs which I was told were safe during pregnancy. I took them about 3 days later, after some persuasion from family but it didn’t help the sickness at all! It was a really tough time because I knew I was just going to have to wait until it stopped naturally. I can defintely understand how in times like this people can suffer from depression and anxitey about pregnancy as vomiting every few hours for 4 months is hard work!
Every woman’s pregnancy is so different and you have to try not to compare yours to others because our bodies react in all kinds of ways trying to adapt. I have been lucky because my severe sickness did go, I now just have a few sicky days which are definitely manageable and I am really starting to love pregnancy. Although nothing helped me in the early stages, now I definitely suggest having a few snacks by your bed to nibble on as soon as you wake up as eating immeditely really helps me. I also think trying to go for a walk each day really helps, it’s a great way to keep active and fit in pregnancy.
I was (and still am) obsessed with looking at girls who are at a similar stage in pregnancy to me and comparing bumps and bodies! I literally cant help myself. I think the womans body really is amazing and I love seeing how good people look throughout. I’ve recently read Kim Kardashian describing preganacy as the worst experience of her life, which to me is a little extreme, because through the bad times it always comforted me knowing I had a little life inside of me who I loved unconditionally.
Becoming a mum has always been an ambition of mine. A lot of girls my age think that’s really strange and can’t understand it. I think everyone reaches different stages in their life at different times and after being with Korey for 4 and a half years we both definitely felt ready and couldn’t be more excited about meeting our little boy!
MY TOP TIPS
Staying hydrated is so important, always try and remember to carry a bottle of water when you’re out.
Stretch mark creme – Mama mio tummy rub butter. It’s super rich and smells gorgeous! I apply it every night and have no stretch marks so far.
Having an empty stomach can cause sickness so try and carry some little biscuits in your handbag to nibble on to prevent that from happening.
I would love to hear how you are all getting on with your pregnancies.