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So now that you have conceived, you must be all like “VICTORY” (in your brain). But is it? As I shared in my earlier blog conception wasn’t as tough for me as it becomes for women who decide to plan for a baby after a while, say around 5 years later to marriage, however the after period had hit me hard. I was very active, running all the time type of person and not to forget I loved dancing (wasn’t a serious dancer or something, just party harder kind of a dancer), so the first month immediately after I had conceived and wasn’t aware of it everything was going well, other than there was a strong urge of hunger in me all the time which was very difficult to be controlled. This was strange because I wasn’t a foodie at all and a messy eater when it comes to eat at regular food intervals (ignore my profession in this -FYI I am a dietician, who teaches people about what & when to eat).
Eating like a dinosaur and then came the second hit- peeing. I had a weak bladder earlier also but now I was sitting in the bathroom after each 30 minutes and not to forget about being wet all the time. So I went to this gynaecologist of mine who told me it’s perfectly normal to pee and be wet during pregnancy-ahhhh! Now this pregnancy thing was getting on to me real bad.
Anyway I accepted it as had no other choice and continued with my life as before. It was a little over my first month when I saw that red colour during one of my peeing session, horrified as I was. I called my Gynae and she told me it’s perfectly fine and I shouldn’t call her until its urgent(in my head what had happened was the most urgent thing that could have happened to me since my birth but she told me its normal- I already killed her 10 times in my head). After hearing it from my gynae I had my second line of control- friends, relatives and colleagues. Who by the way work as doctors in their own way. Lot many suggestions and useless tips. I wasn’t convinced by anyone so decided to change my doctor.
Later that evening I was told my placenta was low and had a fungal infection which explained my peeing, spotting & drooling. 15 days of bed rest with medicines and couple of steroid shots were prescribed. Also my new gynaecologist told me to slow down my pace of life a little. I had good 15 days to think about myself which was new; anyway there were couple of things which I thought can be useful to others in my shoes-
See pregnancy is 9 months period but like stretch marks it leaves many other signs in you forever, be well prepared and never let negativity surround you.