Want to know what really sucks during pregnancy? I mean, if we’re being honest, there’s a lot that sucks. There’s unwanted nausea and morning sickness, crazy round ligament pain, sciatica, fatigue, back pains, and basically any other ailment that your body can experience. So, if you’re pregnant or have been pregnant, I’m pretty much just preaching to the choir, right? What else could possibly suck during pregnancy? Well, friends, that has to be illness. And that can be any illness that isn’t pregnancy related! When you’re growing a baby, there are a lot of medications that are off limits, which makes treating common colds and allergies pretty difficult. My go to medicine for headaches and colds are either ibuprofen or Advil cold and sinus. Cough syrup with alcohol as an ingredient? I’m in! But pregnancy Sabra? Not so much.
Ever since April 23rd, 2017 the only thing that I can think about is this little human creature growing inside of my belly. That Sunday is one that I will never forget.. and I mean NEVER! Aunt Flow was a day late on her expected arrival which was odd because she was pretty consistent with her visits. You see, my husband and I weren’t intentionally trying to get pregnant (even though I had gotten off of my birth control just 3 months prior). I had been on birth control since the age of 19 and I assumed it would take my body awhile to adjust to the lack of hormones. Birth control was a steady way that I kept my PCOS symptoms at bay and a huge part of that was regulating my periods.