My (Un) Planned Pregnancy Pt.3

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Part 1: http://themuslimahmommy.com/2014/08/30/my-un-planned-pregnancy-pt-1/

Part 2: http://themuslimahmommy.com/2014/08/31/my-un-planned-pregnancy-pt-2/

Within no time, the nurse arrived by my bedside and held my hand. With every contraction I felt extreme pain and fear – this was by far my most scariest moment in life!

Suddenly, out of no where, the nurse started humming in an effort to distract me from my pains, she even picked up a magazine from my bedside table and started reading it, “oh, would you look at this, this looks like a good recipe,” she said a couple of pages into the magazine. After she put down the magazine a minute later, I got another contraction; this time she told me to practice my breathing exercises I had learned in prenatal class. PRENATAL CLASS? WHAT prenatal class?? The one I was scheduled to have next week, but I couldn’t go to because I’m in the hospital HAVING A BABY??? Yup, THAT prenatal class. As soon as I told her I didn’t have a chance to attend my prenatal class, she taught me the breathing exercises, and we did them together until my husband and mom arrived shortly after. Continue reading

My (Un) Planned Pregnancy Pt.2

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Part 1: http://themuslimahmommy.com/2014/08/30/my-un-planned-pregnancy-pt-1/

The next morning I woke up for Suhoor, and noticed something strange – my pants were wet! I couldn’t believe it; I felt so embarrassed, and didn’t expect to wet myself this early on in my pregnancy. I had heard of women losing bladder control when pregnant, but I didn’t expect it happen to me. After eating Suhoor, I prayed, read some verses from the Quran, and went back to sleep. I woke up a few hours later, and again I was wet! I was so embarrassed again, and so confused, as I was not even feeling the urge to have to go to the bathroom! That’s when I decided to tell my mom about my situation. Continue reading

My (Un) Planned Pregnancy Pt.1

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When I first found out I was pregnant with my first child, I was in shock! My husband and I were not ready to become parents at all, for we were still in the process of pursuing our own goals and dreams. While my husband was trying to find a steady career he was passionate about, I was a college student with half of my degree yet to complete…we were both in trouble! My troubles didn’t stop there: my husband and I were living with my parents in a house with 10 other people including my 5 sisters, my brother and his wife along with their son, and oh yeah, she was also expecting her second child! In a house full of people and in a body full of stress, I PANICKED! This was not a part of our plan- we were supposed to be full-time working people, and moved into our own house before even thinking about having children!!! Continue reading

A Rolling Pin: How It Helps During Pregnancy

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Yes, you read it right! Believe it or not, a ROLLING PIN is very useful during pregnancy! And no, I would not recommend using a rolling pin to smack people because they asked you if you were having twins…however if they ask if you’re having triplets you may want to consider it…anyways, here’s my use for a rolling pin during pregnancy: Continue reading