Instagram MOM BLOGGER Deepali Mahawar shares her PREGNANCY JOURNEY with us. Deepali strongly believes every pregnancy journey is different!
The next year itself, my husband got transferred to a new city. It was a different culture, different people, different language, everything was totally new to me. Of course, the city changed, but my family members and we had the same conversations and their expectations were only growing.
No doubt I genuinely wanted to have kids someday, but I would always push the thought to later as there were some worries that I was battling with.
- Would I be able to manage the child and my home?
- Would I be able to bring up my child with moral values like that in a joint family?
So, after 5 years, with much-needed courage and new hopes, I prepared myself to take up this new experience and live up to it…
My pregnancy journey began on 13th January 2014, when I first got to know that a tiny being was growing inside me.
First Trimester: Pregnancy is different for every woman. Some women glow with good health and are active during those first three months. Many others feel miserable. Talking about myself, initially, everything looked good. My husband and I and both our families were very happy. We were enjoying those days very much. After 15days, I started to get nausea. I was very nervous at first and worried about its effect on my baby. As I discussed it with my family, they said it is a normal thing to happen at this stage. Then I slowly got used to it.
Later, I had to travel home to attend a family function. So, I discussed my travel plans with the doctor at a regular checkup. After he assured me that everything was fine and there was nothing to worry about, he allowed me to travel. It was my first travelling experience with my baby. I enjoyed every bit of it and my husband took extra care of me. All the family members welcomed me very well and I felt very special. I enjoyed the function but could not enjoy the food much due to nausea.
Second Trimester: By this time, as the baby grows larger and stronger, many women begin showing a belly. Mostly, women find the second trimester a lot easier than the first. This was the same in my case. I was now able to feel my baby’s movements and that was a very different feeling. I was also eating well as nausea had stopped. I was trying to eat food that is healthy for me and good for the development of my baby. My mother told me that she used to have cravings for pickle. So she asked me what I was craving to eat. I actually never had any particular craving at that time, but I used to eat a lot of fruits during those days. In my opinion, every pregnant woman must try and eat fresh, healthy, and homemade meals.
During this period, I enjoyed watching many movies. Many times I noticed that my baby kicked at the sound of music beats. The baby would respond whenever my husband put his hand on my belly. It became more like a sweet game for us. My husband had his first game with our baby.
Third Trimester: The third trimester can be both physically and emotionally challenging for pregnant women. A woman may experience more aches, pain, and swelling as she carries around her baby. My baby would kick and move a lot and I was not able to sleep well. Frequent trips to the bathroom gave me sleepless nights and whenever I went to sleep, the kicking would start instantly.
I had a 5D ultrasound and saw my baby smiling. This was one of life’s best experiences and an unforgettable moment. In my ninth month, the doctor advised me to join a yoga class as it would help in my delivery.
I felt like time was flying by quickly and wished that it stopped so I could enjoy this phase more. My hunger levels had increased and I started eating too much. I drank tender coconut water every day and tried to consume vegetables and fruits which had high water content.
Finally, the day had arrived. We held our baby and welcomed him on the 13th of September 2014. And Yes! it was a normal delivery.
Today I am a mother to a 5-year-old boy. Whatever we as women may think, whether you will be able to do it all without family help or without proper finances. I would like to say to all those women considering motherhood, that the child brings luck and blessings of its own. These reasons should not be the cause of your wait. And as for upbringing, you can give your child the same moral values of a joint family even by staying as a nuclear family.
I want to say thanks to “Pregnancy to Parenthood” for giving me this opportunity to write about my pregnancy journey & recall all those wonderful days. I regularly blog on Instagram. Please follow the handle for my parenting stories @littlecreativecrown.