Google has been a best friend to a lot of us. I mean, no wonder the FBI looks into people’s Google search history when they’re working on cases; it reveals a lot about you! Imagine what a pregnant woman is possibly researching, and that I’m sure you’ve looked up yourself if you’re pregnant or once were. Firstly: don’t trust everything Google says. The second thing is, you’re not the only one with some embarrassing questions and knowing that will make you feel more human.
#1: PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS
We have to make sure that we have ongoing, healthy symptoms. What does that actually feel like? Sore breasts? Nausea? Craving pickles? … uh oh!
#2: PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS THAT STOP
Pregnancy is a roller coaster of symptoms; some that are told to be good and some to be bad. So when one stops, we wonder why? Like morning sickness…we’re over it, but then we’re also excessively wondering why it stops. Looking up all of those and making sure you’re on track is something I even looked up every day…exhausting I tell you…!
Remember that one time you wondered what your first discharge was, now it’s on a whole other level. It’s life and you need to know these things…just ask your doc! No shame, you’re human!
#4: LABOUR PAINS
Like how does it actually hurt? I’ve researched, watched vlogs, read blogs, asked moms…I mean, whatever I could get my hands on to know what the hell I was going to go through. Did it help? Maybe a little…but it’s also a little sicko at the same time…
#5: CAN I TAKE….(INSERT MEDS)?
DAY 1 I found out I was pregnant, I researched if I could drink a green juice. I mean my head was hurting at all the do’s and don’ts…imagine when you research medication or supplements…phew! Ask your doc or get Ovia pregnancy app which has a whole database for food & meds that you have access to in seconds…When in doubt!
#6: BABY MOVING
When is baby moving? Is it really baby moving? Is it the baby moving or is it a fart (am I right?? the first few times…)?! I actually looked that up and I’m laughing at myself right now, but come on…haven’t you?
#7: SIZE OF YOUR BABY
Luckily now we have numerous apps that follow your pregnancy and can tell you if your baby is the size of a peach or a squirrel….Thumbs up!
#8: WILL MY BOOBS GO DOWN?
Yup…! Like, wayyy down….*insert deflation sound*
Oh man….listen….did I research….and nowhere did it say that you can have little squirmy, uninvited contractions during your main contraction…Like, I’m setting my timer and there’s a small little one just popping up…! Where do I count from there? What does it all mean? My girlfriend in France who was luckily up reassured me it was normal and to count time apart from the big ones only….Cool! That’s good to know. Phew!
#10: DIVORCE DURING PREGNANCY
Hahahahaha……how about divorce while breastfeeding, while your baby daddy is snoring next to you….? Is that researched? Just blame it on your hormones. Promise.
In all seriousness, this is why I write a blog…for these questions…these moments…these life changes. Without knowing these things or guidance, it’s really hard to know what’s going on.
Never be ashamed, trust your body, allow yourself to be as close to your human side as you’ve ever been! You’re creating life. It’s freaking beautiful!