There are so many reasons to love being pregnant and equally as many reasons not to love it! But let’s focus on the positives here – pregnancy is a time to pamper yourself! For the one time in your life (or two, three or four times), you can watch your belly expand as a baby is growing inside of you miraculously. You don’t have to worry about gaining weight, as you are nurturing your body and that of your growing baby.
But I know I personally put on weight too fast! I felt all of the typical pregnancy symptoms; sore breasts, extreme fatigue and soon enough, nausea and morning sickness. The second semester of my pregnancy was definitely the “honeymoon” phase; I felt great and was glowing. But come the third trimester, I was so swollen and had put on so much weight that I couldn’t wait to just have the baby!
But I was so nervous about the labor and delivery. It’s only natural to have feelings of anxiety and fear. Will the labor be quick? Will delivery go smoothly? Will I be able to give birth naturally? Or would I need a C-section? Would I take pain medications or the epidural?