Pregnancy – Health Care & Travel Blogger
I can’t tell you how exciting it was to write this first blog in what I’m going to do in a pregnancy series. I’ve wanted to have a baby for god’s sake, that’s something I’m always sure of and excited about but you don’t realize how terrifying the whole “pregnancy” process can be. As adults, we have a lot of control over almost everything in our daily lives, but no amount of money or willpower can excite a baby to your belly in a way. miracle! So when we started trying for the first time in January of this year, it was a bit worrisome to get a negative result again after testing negative. I believed the pregnancy would happen, it’s just that we had absolutely no idea, no control or any way of knowing how long it would take.
Fortunately, 7 months later (which I know is relatively quick) we get a different kind of test result. I have PCOS, though, it’s a relatively mild form as my periods are fairly regular, which is key to tracking my “blue” ovulation – I used the GLOW app for this. About actually getting pregnant, I get all kinds of advice under the sun;
Have sex right after your period ends for a whole month
Focus on important ovulation days
Have it every day
Have it every day
Lift up your legs
Drop your feet
Lie down for 20 minutes
Don’t pee – Please pee.
You get the idea! The month we were pregnant was the month I traveled the Seychelles and Jack traveled a lot on business so probabilistically let’s say it was one of the months we were less frequent (!) And time was much slower. “green ovulation” than the app told us. So while tracking is helpful to understand my body a little better, if I have to give advice don’t take that as gospel – stay away from it and have regular sex but not haunted for a whole month. We had a month a day and I would say it was not because of passion but because of exhaustion. I will not recommend it!
Obviously, there’s no scientific basis to back this up, but I feel like there are probably two reasons why July is our month of pregnancy.
- I just got back from Seychelles and it was one of the most relaxing and stress-free environments I’ve been in in a long time. I’m back full of vitality, rested and well-nourished and just really content and happy with my life right now. I think stress is a huge payoff in our lives and trying to have a baby can help with that. As much as possible, keep stress to a minimum and don’t underestimate it! Try not to sweat over the little things or the fact that it may not happen right away. Get great rest and eat well, they can only be a boon.
- Nutritional vitamins. This is really hard to judge as my assumption is that it takes several months for the vitamin to be added to your system at a balanced and effective level to begin to be truly successful (I need to consult doctor). But back in May, some of our friends recommended some fertility supplements for both men and women and they heard great things. I’ve been taking folic acid already, starting 6 months before trying it (and have been told so many times that this is key) but at the beginning of June I decided to order a 3 month supply for both me and my family. J and we took them. religiously. They don’t come cheap (far from getting pregnant!) But getting pregnant is my focus and therefore I feel where our money should go. Then we got pregnant the next month… I don’t want to give any false hope that these fertility supplements are a certainty because there’s no way that’s possible but here is my personal experience using them.
Here is what I ordered;
For me: https://www.zitawest.com/product/pre-conception-support-pack/
For Jack: https://www.zitawest.com/product/male-support-pack/
3. I would also like to add as a special note to anyone with PCOS, one test I did very early on was simply to check if I was ovulating through a blood test. Jack was also checked to make sure the swimmers were alive and kicking! For us, these are two simple tests that are covered by insurance that we can do quickly, painlessly, and most importantly, take the worry or even thinking about them out of our minds. our mind. My focus is on being as stress-free as possible and whatever helps you with that, I recommend you do.
The day I found out!
I was in the UK for 6 days at the beginning of summer. I tend to come back in two-month intervals and Jack flies to and from the London office and has our summer holidays when we can fit. had to tell him we were pregnant! Hidden cameras, small clues and a chance to surprise him in the best possible way. The reality is completely different.
I was 6 days late but I was exactly as late as last month so I took the test with little hope beyond making sure that my intended date of summer wine drinking with friends was still in post! It was 6am (transferred from Dubai) and just a few minutes later I came back with a positive test with the *1-2 weeks pregnant* message written on it. It’s hard to describe that moment but I burst into tears because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. J wasn’t home for another week and I couldn’t wait so I called him and told him right away, which might have brought tears to the other end too 😉
I happened to meet (and wake) my sleeping mother and then we waited patiently until the supermarket opened at 10 a.m. Sunday to take the second test because I refused. allow myself to believe it is correct until i have second confirmation! A few hours later, we have two positive results.
We are now 14 weeks and I feel it has been a relatively good journey so far. I will save my feelings and thoughts from my fear of miscarriage, burnout, nausea, junk food cravings and more for my next blog, but for now, thank you for reading and please contact Contact and connect with me here by commenting below or texting me My Instagram – expect or not!