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Coping With Ups And Downs During Pregnancy

Mar 22, 2008
This interesting article addresses some of the key issues on coping with ups and down during pregnancy. A careful reading of this material could make a big difference in your pregnancy.

Unexpected Happiness

My pregnancy symptoms increased in week 5 of my third child. I felt hungry and tired easily, loss of concentration and a lot gas in my tummy. I asked God to show me and let me know whether I was pregnant. My elder son, aged 5, said, "Mummy, you have a baby inside because your tummy is big." Then, he prayed to God to give us a baby because he loved to take care of baby. The next day (one day after due day of last period), I used the home pregnancy kit to test. I was so happy to know the result was positive and I was pregnant. We were full of joy and excitement to expect for a baby.

Unexpected Challenge

I made earlier appointment to O & G doctor because of staining on 18 Aug 2005. I was so delighted to get the confirmation from the doctor of my pregnancy. I had injection and have to take medication to stabilize the condition. The injection was painful.

However, I had more staining at night and was advised by the doctor to take bedrest at home. I was a bit worried. I listened to Alpha music to calm down myself. I lied down on the bed and started to communicate with my unborn. I told my baby, "Baby, you are safe and healthy. Mummy will give the best environment to nourish you for your optimal growth." I asked my two children to talk to unborn baby, "We love you. We are looking forward to see you in the due date." I went to sleep and staining stopped. The unborn baby responded to the love message from his brothers.

There are a lot of ups and downs during pregnancy. When we take one step at a time, we are able to enjoy our pregnancy and cope better.

Those who only know one or two facts about coping with ups and down during pregnancy can share what you have learnt with others.

Disclaimers: The author shares this article based on her personal and work experience and disclaims any responsibility for any liability, losses or damages and /or application of any of contents of this article.
About the Author
Ms Mak Wai Chong, a mother of 3 children, is a freelance trainer and counsellor. She has worked as social worker and counsellor for 17 years. Visit her website at WiseParents.net for prenatal training and parenting information and FREE newsletters.
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