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What is the Scariest Part of Being Pregnant?

By Upliftingfam @upliftingfam

Scary Moments During PregancyThis week I was unable to find a partner for #ASKAWAYFriday, so I thought about doing something a bit different. I saw that a someone posted a question on last week’s post with Beth from Structure in an Unstructured Life. Patricia left the question, what is the scariest part of being pregnant and I wanted to answer this question for her.

Typically, on Friday I particpate in #ASKAWAYFriday, if you are unfamiliar with this blog hop, it  is where you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Since I didn’t have a partner this week, this week I didn’t have a partner so I took on of my fan questions and turned it into a blog post. Normally I would swap with another blogger and we would exchange 10 questions for each other to answer. I didn’t want to sit out and came up with an alternative way so that I could still participate. I realize that this post ended up fairly long and I hope that I answered Patricia’s question.

The Scariest Moments During My First Pregnancy

I remember finding out that I was pregnant with my oldest daughter at the time I was only 18 years old. I was scared and excited during my pregnancy with her. Due to gaps in insurance, I didn’t receive the best prenatal care until I was around 18 to 20 weeks pregnant. I skipped all of the genetic testing (in fact I didn’t have it done with any of my children). I remember one afternoon that I was at work and I started feeling weird. I got hot and started feeling dizzy. I remember calling my mom and my co-workers called my doctor. He suggested that I sit down and put my feet up. I remember going home and resting the rest of the evening. Thankfully, that scary episode passed. Then as I was nearing the end of my pregnancy, I was always scared that I wouldn’t recognize the signs and symptoms of labor and that I would end up having my baby at home. Of course, my water ended up breaking just shy of midnight after we had spent some time out celebrating my mom’s birthday and shopping. My mom had to come pick me up and take me to the hospital. I remember being in so much pain and I immediately asked for DRUGs. The nurse gave me some medications in my IV so that I could rest. Later that morning, the dr allowed me to have an epidural and I remember being pretty scared. After all, they are putting a huge needle into your back. Her labor went fairly quickly after I got my epidural and pitocin to speed things along. While pushing, I ended up having an episiotomy (its where they cut you so that you can delivery your baby easier). I had no clue that the doctor even cut me because I was numbed up. The episiotomy took forever to heal.

The Scariest Moments During My Second Pregnancy

With my second pregnancy, I was nervous after I found out I was pregnant because I knew that I would have to receive maternity care on base. I had heard of several horror stories from other women who had delivered on base. After I had a confirmed positive pregnancy test, a few days later I started spotting. I was so scared that the spotting meant that I was going to have a miscarriage. However, after spending some time at the ER I later found out that I it was just implantation bleeding and that everything on the ultrasound looked good. I had a fairly easy pregnancy and didn’t have any major problems or scares. As I was nearing my due date, I was getting pretty anxious about labor nearing. I was still pregnant by the time I reached my due date and my doctor had me sit in a room so that they could monitor my baby’s movements, heart rate, and determine if I was having contractions. After, I was finished with that the doctors ordered an ultrasound to check on the baby’s fluid levels. The doctor told me that his fluid levels were on the low side but they were still within the normal range. Then a week later, I started feeling off and went to the doctor office for a check up. They checked my baby’s fluid levels again and it was at a dangerous level at this point. They sent me immediately to labor and delivery to have an induction. Labor was much easier this time around because I knew what to expect. I was able to breathe through my contractions and after several hours, I opted for some IV pain meds to help me rest. I had no intentions of having my son without an epidural. I didn’t want to feel the pain but my son had other plans. He decided that it was time before the anesthesiologist got to the room to give me my epidural. Once it was time to push, my pain disappeared. I only tore a small amount and this was so much better than having an episiotomy.

The Scariest Moments During my Third Pregnancy

My final pregnancy was going very well and I felt prepared to have a natural delivery. After a few minor hurdles during my pregnancy, I ended up having SPD, which is severe pain in the joint that holds your pelvis together in your groin area. It hurt so bad to walk and there wasn’t much that I could do about it. I would sit on ice packs sometimes throughout the day to try to help relieve the pain. Then my worst fear became a reality during my 40th week check up. My youngest son decided to turn breech between the 39th and 40th week of my pregnancy. I knew immediately that I would have to have a c-section. After the doctor confirmed my biggest fear, she scheduled my c-section. I remember going home and crying my eyes out. I was so worried about going under the knife and coping with the pain. However, the c-section wasn’t nearly as bad as I had imagined it to be. Don’t get me wrong, it hurt and it was hard to do things for a few weeks. I was just thankful that I didn’t end up with an emergency c-section, I have heard that it is harder to recover.

My Final Thoughts on Scary Moments During Pregnancy

There are many things during pregnancy that can go wrong or happen but with proper prenatal care your doctor should be able to closely monitor the situation. I am thankful that I didn’t have any major health scares and that all of my scary situations weren’t too terrible. I think the fear of the unknown is probably the hardest thing to deal with during pregnancy. I personally left God in control and knew that he would take care of me and the baby.

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