Pregnancy Journals – 26 weeks – day 1 – Antibiotic Pregnancy Failure
Today, I was informed that I have a severe infection and would need to take antibiotics. For an individual who has gone through two previous pregnancies refusing to take anything more than Unisom or some Tums, the news came as a devastating blow. The feeling of my body failing… me failing… is overwhelming. Of course I asked my midwife if I could go the natural remedy route… NO, was the answer. The infection is not affecting the baby, but is only getting more serious for me (the mother). I am writing this article not only as part of the pregnancy documentation I promised, but also to reassure mothers in the same predicament as myself of something I can’t convince myself… that it will be ok. If the risk of not taking the antibiotic (or other medication) outweighs the hazard of not taking it, you are making the right decision for you and your baby.
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Why Read Pregnancy Journals?
If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or just curious about pregnancy, follow my pregnancy journey by reading my Pregnancy Journals. This day-by-day diary expresses my pains, feelings and all the embarrassing moments I am going through as pregnant woman. Yes, there are companies that also provide a day-by-day or week-by-week list of pregnancy info or scientific analysis, which is wonderful, but not sufficient for most. As women, we want to know we are not alone and my pregnancy journals will give you that and more. I am a person that is going through the same adventure you are and have before. The truth is, those other companies are providing you with the same information your doctor or midwife will convey to you during your appointments or calls. During my first pregnancy, my male doctor had no insight regarding real ways to handle certain issues. Example of a topic: Lochia. Yes, your doctor or midwife can tell you technically what is happening, but they don’t give you the best/easiest way to deal with it. How long have women been giving birth and even hospitals haven’t been able to figure it out. I did, here is my article: Don’t be ashamed buy some depends. If you are in need of information from a Mom’s perspective, submit questions through my Ask section. I am excited to share my experiences with you!
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