Second trimester: Hold your horses, Dear!!

kuweAfter experiencing miserable first trimester, the second trimester was a blessing. The nausea was finally gave way, the vomitting almost entirely gone. By this time I can almost eat anything, just like before the pregnancy. As the result I gained weight of almost 4kg each month. The obgyn finally gave a warning. She said to avoid getting too much weight too fast for there was a risk of having pre-eclampsia. She then monitor my blood preassure making sure that there was no hypertension and later on checked for signs of unusual swelling. The obgyn then told me that for the rest of the pregnancy I should only gain half a kilogram (1 pound) for each week.

I went home and search the internet for pre-eclampsia and found these information:

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On first trimester: hail to cheese sandwich

hands2Having a picture perfect of a pregnancy? Where you get the positive mark on the test pack and your husband hugged you and kissed you? Yeah been there …and here is a lot more.

I thought my first pregnancy was bad. I had to stay in bed all day long during the first trimester. I quit my job, literally. I’ve experienced what the medics called all day sickness. I felt sooo miserable. Threw up every meal that passed through my throat. Hated the smell of garlic, my own perfume and the smell of my husband.  I was totally depressed.

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