This has been on my mind recently, mostly down to Linda on Eastenders being pregnant! Random I know but made me think again about babies – I loved being pregnant, but 2 is enough for me! Although it doesn’t stop me thinking what it would be like to be pregnant again, but for me I feel the option isn’t there for me as I wouldn’t want to undo what being pregnant last time fixed.
I starting suffering with migraines at the age of 11, I gave up chocolate and cheese at that age as it seemed to be my main triggers. At 18 I was still getting them and more frequently, so I gave up dairy. This resulted in not being able to eat a lot, making eating out difficult as I avoided lactose and milk powders and I would have to cook everything from scratch.
Although giving up all this made it better, they still didn’t stop altogether. When I feel pregnant with my daughter, the further into my pregnancy the worse the migraines got. And once I had, had her they started to come on with seemingly no triggers. My best solution was to take co-codamol and go to bed.
When I fell pregnant with my son I was prepared for them to get worse again, but surprisingly they reduced the further I got into the pregnancy with them completely stopping by the time I was six months pregnant. I proceeded through the pregnancy and after without any migraines, when he was about 3 months old my husband pointed out it had been so long since I had a migraine that I should try some chocolate! After so many years I found it hard to try but figured I had nothing to lose and ate one quality street and waited 24 hours (that’s how long it usually took for a reaction) and nothing happened. I then upped my intake of chocolate, cheese and dairy into my diet and no reaction!!
My son turns 5 next month and in all that time I have had probably a few migraines – I seem to get one on the tail end of a virus but that’s it!! A huge difference to before having my son, and to think we were planning on only having one child! I’m so glad, not only is it a joy to have a girl and a boy – he fixed me and changed my life! I can now eat whatever I like. I don’t think even if I wanted to I would risk having another baby just in case, and I’m wondering if there is anybody out there that has experienced the same as me?
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*P.S. I don’t want to be responsible for a baby boom, I can’t guarantee it cures everyone!