Updated: Apr 8, 2020
April 2017 Week 9
“The feeling of sand between my toes helped me to relax and feel somewhat stress free.”
I went to Spain for one week with my husband thought some sunshine and sea breeze would do me some good. How wrong I was! I spent most of my holiday sleeping I didn’t realise I would feel so tired all the time. This is very common in pregnancy whether you’re expecting one baby, twins or more. I didn’t get to enjoy myself as much as I normally would on holiday as I love travelling and exploring, I can’t keep still when I’m abroad. This time round I didn’t do much of that but one thing I did do which helped with my anxiety was to sit by the beach, listening to the sea and putting my feet in the sand and water. The feeling of sand between my toes helped me to relax and feel somewhat stress free. Clearly this was something I needed as I was feeling overwhelmingly anxious about my babies growing healthy inside me.
Considering I was only 9 weeks pregnant you could tell I was pregnant. My stomach had a little bump which I was worried about but when I spoke to my doctor, she informed me this is rather common as I’m having twins. She said some women show rather early and others don’t it’s quite normal and that I shouldn’t worry. She suggested I try some medication to manage my anxiety, but I decided against it, I felt I could deal with it through counselling and would only worry even more so that the medication would harm the twins. What I eat they eat, and I read online that some birth defects occur about two or three times more frequently in babies born to women who took the SSRI medications Paxil and Prozac early in pregnancy. However, there are other medications out there available to pregnant women with anxiety it’s just best to discuss this with your doctor first.