We're Pregnant! That's what I announced to all my friends yesterday. Now the whole world know about it. So what's the big deal? I know it may sound simple to anybody because being pregnant is very common as a common colds. But for me and my friends, this is God's miracle. This will be my first baby and I am 43 years old. I married late (just last year 07/07/07). And I know this could be a high-risk pregnancy considering my age.
So last year, I went to see my doctor and told her my concern. I had the check-up and she told me that I can have a baby but I will be closely monitored since it can be considered as high-risk pregnancy due to age. But then, she is hopeful since I am healthy. So she told me to take a vitamin supplement Folic Acid in preparation for the pregnancy.
Equipped with my desire to have a baby, I googled everything about pregnancy and Folic Acid. I found out that "Folic Acid is an esssential B Vitamin that supports hearth health. In addition, women who consume healthful diets with adequate folic acid may reduce their risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord." So upon learning the benefits of Folic Acid, I bought myself a bottle of Nature's Bounty Folic Acid 400 mcg from our local store Hannaford. It was a good deal I think because I paid $5.75 for a bottle of 250 tablets. The tablet is small and can easily be swallowed without much struggle. It is odorless and color white. I started taking it last November and until now.
And now that I am pregnant, I am sure that I did the first thing important for my baby.
Update On Jan 08, 2009: I have written this months ago. And to give an update... I lost the baby through miscarriage on April 21, 2008. It was a painful experience not only physically but emotionally and psychologically. But I am still taking the Vitamins up to now hoping that someday I will be blessed with another child. I am still grieving for my loss but I know God has reason. I just keep the faith.