There are lots of not so fun things about being pregnant, but for this mum, those magic pregnancy hormones have solved problems that doctors never could…
If I’d known that falling pregnant would fix so many of my ailments, I’d have been up the duff yonks ago. I realise I sound like an 82 year old woman using the word ‘ailments’ but at 32, I seriously felt like a ripe old duck… a duck with ailments.
At 13, when the wonderful womanly changes happened to my body, I was smacked violently in the face (or should I say head) with migraines. Debilitating, painful, rotten migraines. A dark room, a bed and complete silence were on my monthly agenda for around 15 years.
Nothing would get rid of these bad boys. If I added up all the coins I’ve spent over that time trying to fix this problem it would probably be equivalent to a small yacht or a night out with Justin Bieber (did you hear the tool just spent $75,000 in ONE night?).
Botox, Reiki, Massage, Chiro, Osteo, Hypnosis, daily anti-migraine meds, meditation courses, counselling, diets. You name it, I tried it. I was at my wits’ end.
Then it happened. I had sex, I fell pregnant and VOILA: migraines gone! Like a bloody miracle.
My magic preggo hormones got rid of something that no doctor or amount money could seem to fix. If I knew this was my magic potion I’d have been pregnant at 13 when this all began. I could have even made some money from MTV and appeared on one their teenage pregnancy shows. Oh, if only I’d known!
I realise there is a flip side to this for many a pregnant dame. While some of us become ailment free, others have an influx of them.