Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Stresses of Pregnancy!

Yesterday morning I had a bit of a scare, which I admit I got myself far too worked up about!

I woke up at about 5:30am with tremendous abdominal pain and no matter what position I was in, it wasn't feeling any better.

I started FREAKING out because I have had miscarriages in the past, and at this stage I am just on the brink of entering the safe zone. So on top of the pain, I started hyperventilating because I had CONVINCED myself that I was just about to lose my baby!

When ever I have a concern with anything, the Internet is the place I go for help! Google is awesome!!! You can just type in a symptom or what ever you want to know, and you can find the answer to it!

In my case, I typed in 'Abdominal pain during pregnancy - 12 weeks' and wella! The trusty Internet put my mind at ease when it assured me that around the 3 month mark in pregnancy it is common to experience abdominal pain because it is around that time when the pelvic bones shift and separate to make more room for the baby as it grows. The uterus also expands which can also be quite painful, and as long as there is no bleeding, there is nothing to worry about.

As soon as I read this, I was able to put my mind at ease, in fact, as soon as I read this - my pain almost immediately disappeared!

I thought to myself, heck!!! I hope I don't have to go through that kind of stress EVER again, because it was such a horrible feeling, the thought of there being something very wrong with this little life inside of me.

But then later that day I had a HUGE wake up call when I was talking about it to my good mate Trub (who is 30 weeks pregnant) on msn.

After I had my little whinge about it to her like it was the end of the frikkin world, she later confessed to me that she had stresses of her own that she had been keeping to herself for the last 5 weeks. And she had just been told some devastating news that very same day.

ANd this isn't the kind of stress that lasts for just an hour either! I couldn't imagine how hard this must be for her! Not even Google can help with this one!

5 weeks ago Trub had her 25 week scan and the Dr. was concerned with the results and passed her onto a specialist. It turns out there's a membrane at the back of the babies skull, internally, which is supposed to give way as the brain grows. But the baby's hadn't moved out of the way, at there was a space which was abnormally big.

The Dr. requested her to come back 5 weeks later to do another test to see if things had improved, and that day came yesterday.

Sadly, things aren't looking much better for bub, and there is also a chance that Trub could have gestational diabetes, but given the scare of the babies health, this is actually the least of her worries.

Being a Mother of an unborn child myself, I could imagine how scary this must be for her, but at the same time, I don't think I ever really could. I myself couldn't even handle an hour of abdominal pain ffs! But I have to say that I am blown away at just how strong and positive Trub is about the whole thing, and I really admire her for that.

Nothing is for certain as yet, we can only hope and pray that everything will turn out alright for her, in the meantime she is set up to go back in 3 weeks time to have an amnio which is a rather invasive test (the poor darlin.)

You can read her full story here.

And if you believe in the power of prayer I ask that you please send them her way to her, her bub and her family through this stressful time.

Besides my hour of stress with the abdominal pain, the only pathetic worries I have had in this pregnancy have been 'should I find out the sex of my baby early, or should I wait!?'

But Trub said something to me which really opened my eyes... and that was... "I'm not fussed about the sex of my baby I just want it to be born healthy."

And she is absolutely right!

Love you Trub, and me and Hubby are thinking of you! xx

12 GiGGLeS:

trublmaka said...

Aw sweety *wipes away a tear* thank you. That is so sweet!
I'm actually speechless, except for thank you xoxo

trublmaka said...

But.. oh!! Your belly bug is now looking so much like a bub!! I remember it wasn't so long ago *mine* was looking like that!!
And I was looking at those three digits and feeling very frustrated at how long there is to go!
Now.. you got so much less time than when you started!!

Daryl said...

Okay ... keeping good thoughts for Trub ... and you .. you must try really hard not to freak out over anything ... because the stress from your freak out is passed along to Bub! So .. if you get worried, tell yourself that you need to stay calm and get an ANSWER before you freak and upset the bub ... xoxoxo


Ron said... GLAD to hear that you're belly pain was just part of the growing process!


And thank god for the Internet, you're right. It's like a wealth of info...24 hours a day!

What Trub said to you is sooo true and wise....

Now a days because of technology, we seem to be mainly concerned with the baby's sex. Hoping for either a girl or a boy. When all that REALLY a healthy, happy baby.

I will most definately send prayers and good energy to Trub and her hubby and family!

Glad to here everything is well, Giggles!

Aunty Vi. said...

I pray every day that everything goes fine with your bub. Send my best wishes to Trub as well. x

Peach said...

fuck it's so hard to keep a sense of perspective isn't it? You're doing great and YES find out early -whatever the sex is, you really start relating to the bump as a real person, as a real little boy or girl and it helped me a lot to get even more excited!!


Dazza said...

Yikes, sounds scary, glad you are all okay!


Rae!xx said...

I really hope and pray that Trub is ok and pleased to hear everything is ok with you too..xx

Rhea said...

I'm so sorry to hear what Trub is going through. I'm going to send lots of positive thoughts and prayers her way.

I'm glad your pain went away and you're more relaxed now.

Pregnancy is tough. Hang in there!!

Giggle! said...

Thanks everyone for your support!

Trub you are most welcome my sweet! Hope all turns out well for you guys!

And I know right?!! I can't believe how much the baby has grown! xx

CrystalChick said...

Many good thoughts for Trub and her little one.

Giggle! said...

Thank you Crystal xx