My first pregnancy trimester was a rollercoaster of emotions with anything from happiness, excitement, exhilaration, nervousness and anxiety. as soon as I saw those two lines on the pregnancy test I 'd purchased in the drug store, I could not believe it. It was beyond my wildest imagination that there was someone growing inside me. I was really excited and already quite impatient. Waiting for 8 more months appeared impossible.
As I 'm mainly vegan, I purchased a dietary supplement including folic acid, iodine, iron, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and biotin. Folic acid is important for the development of the infant and ought to be taken in by vegans and non-vegans like.
I was experiencing acute nausea between week 5 and week 8 which began to get better in week 9. Weeks 5 to 8 were undoubtedly the worst ones. I felt depressed, it was difficult to eat and getting up to walk my dogs was the most difficult thing ever. The nausea did not result in vomiting but it continued all day and all night and followed me everywhere.
I was actually frightened of losing the baby, although there wasn't a special reason behind it. However, the interval where most miscarriages happen is the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and clearly online, you'll locate a million stories on miscarriages.
I was nervous each time I went to see my gynecologist, particularly in week 7, when the embryo's heart should begin beating. I was thrilled when I saw a miniature heart beating on the display of the ultrasound apparatus. It was amazing because my abdomen was quite level, no one was yet seeing my pregnancy but there was really a man who has a beating heart inside me. There were times once I desired to yell out, "I am pregnant!", or when I saw girls who were farther along, I felt like telling them: "Me too! I'm pregnant also!" It is stupid but during pregnancy any type of craziness is really standard I believe...
The gynecologist discovered a fetal nuchal oedema on the embryo's back and neck. She asked me if I 'd had any illnesses recently such as a cold or a flu. I told her no. The gynecologist promptly referred me to a specialist in prenatal diagnostics. I began studying online and discovered that such liquids in the embryo's back can be indications of chromosomal anomalies (such as down syndrome), skeletal dysplasias, congenital diseases and inherent metabolic and haematological disorders. I was devastated and began to get really frightened. I 'm 29, I live a healthy life, I've never smoked in my entire life, I do not drink any booze, I do regular exercise, I do not even own a car and ride my bike everywhere and I take walks in clean air three times a day with my dogs... I do not understand anyone with a healthier lifestyle than mine.
The specialist said that the embryo's state was dismay and that I should contemplate chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis which are invasive techniques of prenatal diagnostics. The risk of getting a miscarriage following chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis is 0.5-1 in 100. The outcomes of chorionic villus sampling are accessible within several days while amniocentesis can simply be done in week 16 or after and its results take up to three weeks.
The exact same day I saw the specialist, I made the choice to do chorionic villus sampling. I understood I would not be able to have a handicapped kid. I respect girls who decide to get their infant understanding that it's going to be born with a handicap but I'm not willing and unable to take on such a challenge.
I'm now in week 12 along with the chorionic villus sampling will likely be done in week 13 which is next week, at the beginning of my second trimester. I'm incredibly nervous, not due to the intervention itself but instead due to the results. I was so excited to take this baby inside me and the idea of me needing to determine for an abortion as a result of potential impairment is crushing.
I do not believe in God and so I do not believe that God's purpose was to teach me something or make me more powerful by maybe giving me a sickly kid. However , I consider that we can permit ourselves to learn something from any occasion in life. Occasionally, it's hopeless to describe why things occur in nature. We're biological imperfect beings using a limited life and we cannot yet restrain natural processes as much as we'd like. Miscarriages and embryos with anomalies are equally as natural as quakes, thunderstorms and other natural disasters. When disasters occur, they're the launch of a new time with new chances and new opportunities in life. I consider that life will give me chances following what lies ahead of me. If I'm bearing a healthy kid, I'll clearly be overjoyed and grateful that I will not have to continue stressing and enduring. If I'm carrying a sickly kid, I am going to have to make an extremely heartbreaking but correct choice for my benefit as well as the kid's benefit.
I am sorry that your first pregnancy is not the smoothest, or most joyful at present. My thoughts are with you, and trust the CVS goes good, and you also get a result that's really what you're expecting for, as well as your continuing pregnancy goes easily.
In case the end result isn't what you were expecting for - then my thoughts are also with you, as your choice isn't a simple one to produce, and other individuals have a terrible habit of believing that their view of what you might even decide to do issues in your life - if you do choose to terminate the pregnancy - you have to do what is good for you, not for anyone else. !
Posted on May 24, 2015 at 09:17 PM