Pregnancy is very intimate and personal to each individual woman. The experiences are different, the symptoms are different, emotional are different etc. There are so many women who provide pregnancy advice and tell you all about their awful pregnancy experience (just take it with a grain of salt). It is also okay, to kindly decline hearing any negative pregnancy experiences.
I know women are trying to be open and honest about what I could possibly experience, however, when I want to discuss a specific situation about pregnancy I will ask for advice. I want to put myself in a different mind frame. I do not want to go into labor and delivery scared or intimidated because all that does is interferes with the production of oxytocin. I have full confidence that my body knows what to do, after all we were created for this.
I found myself anticipating a negative experience early on because that is what I was ‘conditioned’ to believe. When I release all that negativity and decided to embrace my own pregnancy journey and just block out everything I had been told, my experience has been amazing! I am almost 9 months pregnant and still very active.
I believe staying active through this journey has been beneficial. They say staying active helps with labor, so anything to help with that process. I also work out daily because self-care is very important. I focus on Yoga, kickboxing, and pilates.