My husband and I were blessed to get pregnant after trying for just 2 months. I had been trying to get healthy for the past year though by getting my hormones in balance, exercising and eating healthy (not that I didn’t exercise and eat healthy before). I took supplements and Chinese herbs as well as did acupuncture for more balance. I tried to relieve my stress levels (which ultimately happened when the Spring 2012 semester ended all by itself).
We found out I was pregnant on July 3, 2012 and were both shocked and excited. I thought that it would take me much longer due to my history with hormone issues.
2012 has been a whirlwind of a year with finishing school, taking 3 boards, getting pregnant, making the decision to move to Denver for sure and buying our first home! The baby is due March 4th, 2013, so it looks like 2013 will be just as crazy (in a good way).
I plan on having as much of a natural childbirth as possible. I would like to attempt an unmedicated labor and delivery, but I’m not opposed to other interventions if it’s best for the baby and I. I have a family history of a gene mutation called Factor V Leidan that I found out I actually have during my pregnancy. It’s a condition where the blood clots faster than normal, so they are monitoring me for that right now and I’ll have to go on Coumadin (a blood thinner) after delivery for 6 weeks.
Thank you for following my pregnancy journey… the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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