Juanita’s Warrior Journey
Hi, I’m Juanita, 26 year old Mumma to be and couldn’t be more excited.
I’ve had a pretty long journey getting to this point, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries when I was 18 when I had to have exploratory surgery due to being in so much pain and not being able to keep any food down. They found me riddled with cysts and a burst one assuming that that was the cause for my extreme pain. At this point they also discovered I had a heart shaped womb and endometriosis. I was feeling a mixture of relief and fear, relief finally knowing what was causing all of this pain and fear of not being able to have my own child. They told me it was a possibility I wouldn’t be able to have my own children but not to worry too much as many people with these things have had no issues with getting pregnant. So, I went on my way living my life trying not to stress or worry about these things cause, let’s be real, that never helps anything and there was no point stressing about something I have no control over, but that’s a lot easier said than done and the thought always sat in the back of my mind .
At the end of 2016 I got married to the love of my life and we decided not that long into it that we would let nature take its course, we didn’t want to put any pressure on having kids and figure if we got pregnant now that would be amazing but if it took 5 years we would be okay with that too. Thinking it was going to take quite some time and being completely in shock when we found out I was pregnant 3 months later. We were over the moon! But let’s be real, there’s always a bit of an ‘oh shit! Are we ready for this’ moment when you find out you’re about to bring a human into this world, and to be honest, no one ever is and there is never a ‘right’ time, and we got over that feeling pretty fast and have been loving every moment. Pretty scared but crazy excited about how much this is going to and already has changed our lives.
My little piece of advice to all those people out there with the same fears I’ve had, stress and worry is the killer of joy and never helps with anything, you’re body responds so strongly to how you feel and it’s so important to feed your mind with all the good things ESPECIALLY when you’re in your darkest place. I know, I know, a lot easier said than done but I promise you it’s worth it. Also, what you put into your body plays a HUGE part in how you feel mentally and physically, eating well and nourishing your body is just as important as your mind! And not only what you put in but what you put ON your body, our skin is our largest organ and it takes in sooo much! Once I started learning about all this I tried to be so much more conscious of these things, as there are sooo many things that play with your hormones and in turn making it even harder to conceive. So look into it lovely ladies, it’s hard but oh so worth it in the long run 🧡
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