For me, personally, there was a lot of things to come to terms with as I expected my first child. And it was not so much my body changing, or my co-workers mentioning every single time I had to run to the bathroom. It wasn’t even the weight gain, because I threw up so much during my entire pregnancy that I didn’t gain any weight at all even as my belly kept growing. It sounds like a blessing but it wasn’t. Still, I dealt with the constant vomiting - I had expected it after all. What I didn’t expect happened in my third trimester. I got a rare condition that only affects 1-5% of all women called: PUPPP – Pruritic Urticated Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy.
It was a nightmare. I was in labor for 4 days, but this condition was worse. My baby was head down and pressed against my back as the placenta was in front, with his feet kicking and pressing against my liver. I couldn’t sit on a regular chair, my body kept itching like mad, which meant I couldn’t sleep. I was confined to bed for moncontinue reading