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Pregnancy Without Parasites

We’re at 13 weeks now! In light of completing the first trimester, I shall answer the question of “how are you feeling, with morning sickness and all that?” Here is my comparison of pregnancy Round #1 (2 years ago) and Round #2 (currently in process).

Round 1 – After India, I thought I defeated the parasites, but after a few months, they plotted against me and conspired to take over. Suddenly I was sick, nauseous, and running to the bathroom (with explosive diaoreah). So once I announced, “I’m pregnant” everyone else said, “I knew it!” No, what you saw and “knew” last month, was just the parasites.

The first symptoms of pregnancy (even before nausea) is the excessive need to pee because the liver and kidneys work extra hard to flush out all the toxins out of Mama’s body. That started on week 4 and I had a lot of bad stuff that needed cleaned out. 

By week 5, I was even more nauseous than before I was pregnant. At night, every time I rolled over, I ate another cracker. I was also gluten intolerant, but didn’t know it, so I’m pretty sure all those crackers just made me feel worse. During worship, I would hang onto the chair in front of me, because even accidentally swaying would make me need to run outside and get some fresh air.

I also had crazy issues with low blood sugar, which I thought was just normal pregnancy. In reality, it was the parasites stealing all the nutrients from my food. From about week 6 until Monkey was 6 months old, I spent all day just trying to eat enough food to keep from passing out. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough stomach acid or digestive enzymes to even process the food that I was eating. So the food just sat in my tummy rotting and making me more nauseous. 

Now round 2 – Over the course of the past year, I killed the parasites, and have been free of GMOs, peanuts, gluten, dairy soy, corn, carrots, pineapples, and a bunch other questionable foods. I ended 2014 meeting with a Naturalpath doctor, and adjusting my supplements and digestive enzymes so my body is efficiently processing the foods I can eat.Overall, I feel better than I’ve felt in years. Drinking my mug of warm chicken broth first thing in the morning is the most gentle way to cure any morning nausea.

At 5 weeks, I still didn’t feel pregnant at all, other than being a little nauseous at church on Sunday (we’re there until 1:30pm, so who doesn’t get hungry?). I felt fine on Monday, and a little nauseous Tuesday night. I also woke up to discover Monkey had puked in her bed during the night, so I had to clean that up, which made me want to puke too. Obviously any nausea was from a stomach bug Monkey & I both had.

At 6 weeks pregnant, I finally took a pregnancy test and it was positive. Crazy. I didn’t expect that all, in light of how sick I had felt during round #1. Although I managed to never threw up that time. For round #2, I did throw up once during the night. It was because I ate a snack before bed and forgot to take digestive enzymes. So the food just sat in my tummy rotting and made me puke. In light of that, I have no idea how I managed to not throw up during round #1.

At 8 1/2 weeks I had an ultrasound confirming there is a small human in there, although rather alien looking.

Monkey eats continuously, so I inconspicuously joined her. If I stopped eating, I would start to feel nauseous and suddenly all foods sound disgusting and I didn’t want to eat ever again and everything in me wanted to yell “I feel like puking right now!” But I stopped myself, thinking “do I really want to speak that over myself?” I’d take a moment to remember how awful I felt last time, and realize, “I feel really good right now!”  As long as I just kept eating, I felt fine. During the night I don’t eat anything, I just drink a ton of water. I wake up in the morning thinking, “am I really pregnant?” 

I did re-think going to the YWAM leaders forum in Chico, California, because when I was pregnant with Monkey I didn’t want to go anywhere. Just the thought of getting the car made me nauseous and dizzy (although the dizziness was probably from eating gluten). I also had to pee every 5 minuets, which is a normal pregnancy symptom. But now since I spent the last year cleansing my body, there’s nothing bad left for my liver and kidneys to flush it out, so we drove to the conference with just the normal bathroom breaks, and no nausea.

IMG_0117_2During worship at the conference and every Sunday, I have fun with Monkey “dancing” with her and bouncing her around. It almost like a game to see how much I can do without getting nauseous.

So far, pregnancy without parasites is amazing!

Becky
Becky
Becky is wife to Duane, mama to "Monkey-girl" and baby "Lioness" aka "PipSqueek." She is the administrative powerhouse for YWAM Bend and keeps our team grounded and organized. Her hope is to inspire and encourage other mamas in their journey to raise healthy, thriving families.
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  • Amy Goddard
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    HI Becky,
    congrats!! Great Blog. Glad to hear you are doing better and I will pray that the rest of your pregnancy goes well. Tony is in Haiti right now on a missions trip! Pray for him and us as we miss him!
    Thanks & Blessings to you all!

    Amy

    • Becky
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      Thanks for your prayers! Hope Tony’s time in Haiti was amazing!

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