After our first child, my husband and I decided to be patient with having our second and almost 6 years later I found out I’m pregnant again.
It was the perfect timing with my daughter being at school and us being stable in our jobs.
My first pregnancy was very smooth thanks to God, no complications, I was very energetic, very little nausea at the beginning, positive vibes and all that pregnancy glow was there.
My second pregnancy however was not as expected. Nothing major to be honest but surprisingly a little difficult. To begin with I spent the first trimester feeling nauseous and tired. I needed my full strength since I was working full shifts and interacting with people was also energy consuming. I prayed for the nausea to fade and it did thank God. Then at week 17 I had an ultrasound and the technician was trying to be nice and informative explaining some specific details I didn’t need to know. She said between week 17 and 20 the baby’s brain fills up with fluids and then empties after that and which was showing on the scans and we needed to follow up so imagine what I had to go through from that time until my next scan.
Needless to say Google search was not happy because I had searched every possible pathology and anomaly that could explain what that meant. And at my next visit everything was peaceful again, the technician said it’s all good and that no fluids were showing anymore but still we needed to follow up just to make sure which was enough for me.
Moms are super heroes not only they have to endure physically but also emotionally. Now, at 26 weeks I’ve been suffering from a very disturbing cough since mid March and wouldn’t go away but it keeps on changing forms. Started dry, then a little mucus was coming out but then transformed into very intense cough which troubled me with the COVID-19 outbreak so I went to see the doctor who said my chest is clear, no need even for antibiotics, and it might be just allergies or possibly gastric reflux especially when I mentioned that it gets worse when I lay down on my back. She gave me allergy medications and told me to check how it goes, But as it evolved into severe cough with shortness of breath followed by vomiting I thought it might be actually a gastric reflux so I bought pregnancy safe antacids.
It’s been one week now and the symptoms have improved even though they haven’t faded entirely. I’m a patient person so I’ll try to be in this and see how it goes.
Fingers crossed for a smooth ending.