I’ve never really run during pregnancy before. For one reason or another it’s never been a possibility or a priority. This time around I’m giving it a whirl. Things around the house have been crazy this summer with the kids home and having a 40 minutes of alone time to run through the day’s stresses is too valuable to give up. (Truth be told I often have Blueberry with me, but she’s quiet as she watches the world go from her little stroller.)
I am only 12 weeks pregnant and I suppose as time goes on running may turn into walking but I am giving myself a big old pat on the back for running through the nausea. Oh the nausea…
For anyone currently pregnant, or anyone who ever gets pregnant again, I introduce you to Gin-Gins, little ginger candies that have helped with nausea. They. are. GOLDEN. nuggets. I am a puke 4-5 times a day pregnant lady, since I’ve bought these I have been a maybe 1, if at all, puking pregnant lady. I have a tear in my eye for the joys of gin-gins. They make a hard candy and a chewy candy; the chewy candy has more of the sharp ginger flavor and seem to do the trick for me. I bought them at a natural food store and I recommend them to preggo women everywhere!
Now I have a question… To have a doula or to not have a doula. Long story (which I will probably share later) short I have pretty much decided I want to have a doula for this pregnancy. Anyone with experience using a doula?? Any specifics I should ask or know??