Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Keep Scary Stories to Yourself

You hear so many scary stories on how some women go nuts during pregnancy that I was afraid I’d be one of them. Mood swings was one of the symptoms that was explained to me when I first visited my doctor. I’m glad to report that my mood swings from good to better – thank God.
During these 9 months I hear that you hear a lot of scary stories. It’s my choice to be afraid or to deny the entrance of fear in my life during such special time. God has not given me a spirit of fear, I know that and I know that the promise includes pregnant women.
Another thing that seems to amaze people is that I haven’t had nausea. When they say that I will still have it, I refuse to receive it. To make the person feel even better, I have a little speech “My mother had 5 children and she never had any nausea. As a matter of fact, she found out she was pregnant with me when she was close to 5 months.” If you know anything about me, you know that as a foreigner, I have several little speeches that explain different things about me (the way my name is pronounced for example).
Just because a person was sick for 9 months during their pregnancy, it doesn’t mean that other women have to go through the same experience. You’d expect people would be happy for you instead of suspicious.
It’s amazing to be encouraged by women of faith. The sweetest thing I’ve heard at church was ‘Cintia, we are believing for a healthy pregnancy, no sickness in Jesus’ name.’ That just made my day.
Not all pregnant ladies need to suffer mood swings. Not all pregnant women have to be sick. Not all pregnant women have to have scary stories. All pregnant women should have the freedom to write their own stories and live in their own means. Let them breath. Let me breath, let me have my own experience please.

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