My First Pregnancy
Pregnancy was one of the most crucial parts in my life. They say that when you are giving birth, you are putting your one foot on the grave. That is true. But when I became pregnant for the first time, I can say that the mere fact that you are pregnant, you are already putting half of your life to a very vulnerable state. It is up for the mother on how to care for herself to survive.
It was indeed the most stressful part of my life. I had difficulty ingesting food. I would rather keep my stomach empty. But thinking of the nutrients that my baby will get, I got the motivation to still eat even though I really could not taste the goodness of the food. They say that pregnant women loves to eat citrus fruits like unripe mango. But I think I only felt that for once. When I started to feel stomach upset, I instantly thought that eating sour foods will make my day bad all day. So I really did not like sour fruits. When I eat foods, I eat 1/4 of it and put the remaining 3/4 to waste. There were times, my husband could eat them and consumed the left overs. But there were times that foods became a waste and put to trash bin. On the risk side, my pregnancy was risky. I had one minor surgery when I was on my 2nd month. Good thing, God was there to guide me. He kept my baby alive.
Though the most stressful, I found my self very happy too. And if such difficulty would happen again on my next pregnancy, I would embrace that happily for I know that having is a child is one of the greatest gift that God can give to me. And for as long as I live, I will love my baby.