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At 14 weeks pregnant, I was swamped in a completely unknown world.
As many mothers can relate, your first pregnancy is not only daunting for the simple fact that you have just realised you’re creating a life inside of you, but it seems that everyone around you wants to give you some advice – And let me tell you, not all of it is wanted! From pictures of their wives fresh caesarian, to the condescending ‘but you’re not allowed to eat that are you?’, the whole notion can just be overwhelming.
A few things I found out shortly after discovering I was having a baby –
- The first ‘2 weeks’ of your pregnancy are just measured from your first period, and you won’t have even had the intercourse that creates life yet!
- You are in fact pregnant for ’10 months’ (40 weeks). School lied. But feel sorry for the Elephant, who endures a TWO year long pregnancy.
- You don’t meet your midwife until you are half way through your pregnancy (generally, as a public patient).
- If you choose not to have the down syndrome testing, you won’t have a 12 week scan meaning, like me, you’ll have a dating scan at the very start and then nothing until the half way mark. This can leave you feeling like you haven’t really got to see anything, so try requesting a script for a scan in between.
- People really do touch your belly in public.
The list is huge. But it was the starting of this list that got me thinking that surely I can’t be the only one in this boat. And so the idea for ‘The Bean Bible’ came about to be a creative hub for mums and dads alike in the Geelong, Surfcoast and Bellarine, no matter what stage you’re in whether it be thinking about becoming pregnant, actually pregnant or after birth.
So welcome! And while I am clearly no expert on the matter, I hope that by simply being a Mum in her (now) late 20’s who is still finding her feet in this rollercoaster, that everything on here will be relevant to some of you and we can educate each other as we go!