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I was one and a half month into my pregnancy journey, when I first heard the sound of my little one’s heartbeat, which revived my hope that I had lost in my previous miscarriage.
With each passing day, the nervousness and excitement of meeting my sunshine grew. The third month came soon enough and I went for NT scan and quadruple test. I was nervous but after a few days, the reports came which said everything was normal. I sighed in relief!
I started doing some Pranayam and breathing exercises, and walking daily. My breakfast included oats, poha, upma, wheat pasta, or a couple of slices of bread with peanut butter. And a glass of milk daily.
Meanwhile, I got tetanus injections and iron and calcium tablets were added with multivitamins syrups. Having reached the fourth and fifth month, when next ultrasound appointment was taken by husband for fetal well being, I came to know that my baby’s position was heads-down, which is required for a vaginal birth and placenta was posterior and my thyroid and blood pressure levels were normal.
The chances of normal delivery were high without any complications.
This was the time, when I started some exercises like squatting, butterfly exercise and kegel exercise, which I had googled, and started doing household chores and kept myself busy with activities, books, and in music. Two months passed peacefully!
I entered into the eighth month of my pregnancy and my due date was January 21, 2020. My mother came to look after me as my delivery date was approaching.
My ninth month was the most difficult for me as I had to rush to the bathroom frequently. During the day, it was not a big deal but at night, it was really challenging. I couldn’t turn on side and getting up from the bed was difficult.
On 19th January, I experienced labour pain but initially, I felt it was a gastric problem. I visited the nearby hospital in the morning, was admitted there and at evening my son was in my arms. That was the most important day of my life. I forgot about my labour pain, I was in labour for 7 hours. But I forgot all about it. I knew I had embraced motherhood and I was really happy!
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