February 6, 2018

Pregnancy

Here’s a free collection of resources about Pregnancy.

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Pregnancy Survey

We’re surveying people about their experiences with Pregnancy. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*This information is not meant to replace medical advice, and the information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Name, Age)


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Pregnancy Symptoms

What symptoms have you experienced?

  • Nausea, fatigue, pelvic floor pain, heartburn, and minor restless leg. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • Nausea, vomiting, cramping and sciatica nerve pain. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • Nausea and growing boobs. (Emily, 35 years old)
  • Morning sickness. (Marilyn, 59 years old)

Pregnancy Facts

What are some interesting facts about Pregnancy?

  • I didn’t have any cravings. (Breanna, 18 years old)
  • You get to know your baby before they are born. There are SO many possible symptoms you might experience. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • No matter what number it is, there is always something new. (Emily, 35 years old)
  • The little human that’s being developed in your body. (Marilyn, 59 years old)

Pregnancy Pain Management

What’s your experience with Pregnancy-related pain and pain relief?

  • I had almost no pain until I had contractions. (Breanna, 18 years old)
  • Each pregnancy has gotten more painful. I’ve had difficult pelvic floor pain. What helps relieve my pain the most is rest. I’ve tried a belly band and it seemed to help to some extent as well. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • Acupuncture. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • Pains are just a part of it, relief can come from many natural herbs etc, and holistic treatments if one is willing to try. (Emily, 35 years old)
  • Lower back pains. A good massage. (Marilyn, 59 years old)

Pregnancy Difficulties

What are the hardest aspects of Pregnancy?

  • Not being able to eat certain foods. (Breanna, 18 years old)
  • Discomfort and pain. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • Sciatica nerve pain and trying to keep a job. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • The time! (Emily, 35 years old)
  • The last four weeks. (Marilyn, 59 years old)

Pregnancy Advice

What encouragement/advice can you give others who experience Pregnancy?

  • Have fun with it! (Breanna, 18 years old)
  • It will end. This is just a season. You will feel so much better soon. It will all be worth it! (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • Make sure you know your leave policies at work. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • Enjoy it!!! So many don’t get to. (Emily, 35 years old)
  • Be happy and positive. (Marilyn 59 years old)

Pregnancy Diet and Exercise

What’s been your experience with diet and exercise?

  • I have always been good about exercise but have always been bad about eating enough. I hardly ever feel hungry. (Breanna, 18 years old)
  • Exercise helps relieve my nausea, so I am VERY good about exercising my first trimester when my nausea is the worst. I have a recumbent bike that I love using while I am pregnant since it does not put any stress on my pelvic floor. Exercising while I’m pregnant seems to make a very big difference in my labor and delivery and my recovery. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • Eat and exercise like you did before. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • I watched sugar intake, continued my normal exercise routine and felt great! (Emily, 35 years old)
  • I ate moderately and walking half an hour a day. (Marilyn, 59 years old)

Pregnancy Treatments

What’s been your experience with treatments (medication, epidural, etc.)?

  • I wanted an epidural but I was too far dilated before they got it to me. (Breanna, 18 years old)
  • Try not to take anything. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • I do not like epidurals. (Emily, 35 years old)

Pregnancy Recommendations

Anything you’d recommend for someone who is Pregnant?

  • Hang in there. Exercise as much as you can. Treasure the connection with your baby. It is sacred. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • Good luck! (Carly, 32 years old)
  • Do what is right for you and take suggestions with a grain of salt. (Emily, 35 years old)
  • Just be flexible with your time and let family or friends help! (Marilyn, 59 years old)

Pregnancy Resources

What specific resources have you found most helpful?

  • A good friend to talk to. (Breanna, 18 years old)
  • Prayer. Seriously. Exercise. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • Pregnancy books. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • Traditional readings and newer holistic pregnancy websites. (Emily, 35 years old)

Pregnancy Stories

Share an experience you’ve had related to Pregnancy.

  • When I was pregnant with my third baby, I was sick and exhausted during my first trimester. It was hard for me to keep up with my responsibilities as a mother and my husband was doing a lot of things that I normally took care of. At first, I had a lot of guilt that I wasn’t “doing my job” as a mother. While there is a point where you might be actually neglectful, I had to be reminded that I am making a great sacrifice for this baby and because of that sacrifice, I have a special, sacred connection with that baby. I needed to be okay with letting the rest of my family make a sacrifice for the baby, too. They needed that chance to contribute so they could have a special, sacred connection with that baby, too. (Anonymous, 27 years old)
  • I delivered twins naturally. (Carly, 32 years old)
  • I have lost a baby after birth and I have lost one through miscarriage. If you have them, then be there for a mom experiencing this..it is a lonely road. (Emily, 35 years old)