No, I’m not pregnant again, but I want to talk to you about what I went through and a lot of other expectant moms go through in early pregnancy, when we are bursting with joy but are not yet sharing the news.
So you’ve found out that you’re pregnant, and you and your partner are sharing that joy! A feeling so amazing that you want to shout it from the rooftops – but wait. You may be waiting to tell people because of superstition or because you know that miscarriage is most common in the first trimester.
The first trimester brings a lot of changes – both physically and emotionally. It is a huge life event and on top of that may leave you feeling exhausted, nauseous, and unsure. Those first 13 weeks can be scary as you hope that the pregnancy will last and as you start to contemplate how having a baby will change your life. This is a time when support is crucial, which becomes tricky when you don’t want to share the news with everyone just yet.
It can be difficult to rely on books and your ob/gyn or midwife alone for support during this time about how to best take care of yourself, how to alleviate symptoms naturally, and how to prepare for what’s to come. There is so much information to sift through and it can feel overwhelming, and your healthcare practitioners only have a limited amount of time that they can devote to you.
When you feel like you don’t have the support you need, you can feel very alone and isolated. These feelings can increase your stress level and actually aggravate the symptoms that you are experiencing such as morning sickness. On top of that, you may waste a lot of time looking for answers and solutions amidst a seemingly endless amount of information – and all you really want to spend your time doing is napping!
I am here to support you as you start on this amazing journey, so you can keep your stress level down and your energy up (as much as possible) as you nurture yourself and your baby.
I promise you can find the joy in pregnancy, and I want to help you feel your best!
If you’re looking for support during this incredible journey, let’s chat.
Peace, Love, and Wellness,