Fast forward to my second trimester. The trimester that you are supposed to look forward to, the trimester where you are finally done with morning sickness and your moods start leveling out again. I had a dooooozy of a first trimester with the morning sickness. I had more like morning, afternoon, and night time sickness. I know everyone talks about how bad they had it with sickness in the first trimester but I was so bad I would literally be sitting there talking to my husband and I would get so violently sick that with little to no warning I would just puke all over myself in front of whomever I was with. It even happened at work once! For that reason my second trimester couldn’t come fast enough. While the nausea did subside i did notice around week 15 that I had an intense pain that would come and go in my left groin. After breaking the “don’t look up pregnancy stuff on the internet, no good will come of it and you will just freak yourself out” rule I decided I was experiencing round ligament pain. It was annoying but nothing I couldn’t live with, that is until I woke up and was unable to move my left leg entirely. I called my doctor and I was ordered to go to the hospital and get an ultrasound.  After a very painful long ultrasound  I was told I had a 5″ blood clot in my femoral artery. YIKES! Blood clot…. what comes to mind when you hear blood clot?  For me in my overly dramatic hormone packed pregnancy brain, I went right to death. I was terrified. I was just sure that I and my precious unborn baby was in danger.I thought for sure If moved too fast it was going to dislodge and go straight to my heart.  I was checked into the hospital and waited, and waited, and waited until FINALLY they explained that something about the double volume of blood coursing through your body during pregnancy can cause blood clots to form.  What I didn’t know is that I would survive and it wasn’t nearly as big of a deal as I had always thought. I stayed in the hospital for a few days and was put on really fun blood thinner injections for the rest of my pregnancy. While it did cause loads of pain, the pain did subside and I was back in working order about a month later. I did have to take the wonderful injections until about 2 weeks post postpartum. For all you pregnant ladies out there that may get a blood clot.. It will be okay. I know your hormones want you to think otherwise, but it happens and it happens far more regularly then you would think. IMG_4200


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