I came across this article on babble.com on the World’s Worst Morning Sickness. I wouldn’t say the author and I were on exactly the same boat but it was one of the most physically demanding experiences I have to endure (hopefully soon this will be in the past). I contort myself in yoga and sometimes even defy gravity yet it’s not the same to have my head turned upside down puking all over the toilet. I know I can physically push myself when I got into running but I’ve never been this spent throwing my guts out with no definite end in sight.
|A New Pre-Natal Yoga Pose? Photo courtesy of thepregnancycentral.com|
In my pregnancy, I’ve encountered people who do not have any idea that morning sickness is really rooted in physiology – and nothing psychological. It’ NOT in the mind people! I didn’t have this bad an experience, but it came close (I had a couple of trips to the hospital and one had to be rehydrated with an IV plus the suppository medicine I had to take home!). It really lead me to feel oh so blue (more on this later) and had the usual question “why God, why me?”
I do not wish to scare away moms-to-be or those planning to have another baby. As any parent would say, the joys of parenthood are endless. And everytime I see the scan and know that baby is developing well, all the hormonal imbalance is worth it. But hopefully this will help people understand what at least 60,000 women a year experience. And never ever tell a pregnant woman that it’s just all in the mind.