By guest blogger Fertility Within Reach (Helen Denise). Reproduced with permission.
My life has been filled with both good and really bad surprises. Having an ectopic pregnancy completely changed my life and career. I will never forget the unbearable pain, sleepless nights and complications from surgery. It set me on a journey to help and educate other women on fertility and ovulation.
Being a mental health counselor I thought I would be immune to all those “mood swings” and “pregnancy brain” symptoms pregnant women experience. I was mistaken and now realize that the effects pregnancy has on our emotions and thinking patterns are real.
What do you do when you have the thing you want the most and you should be happy but you are miserable? How do you respond when everyone tells you that you “must be so happy!” and you really just want to lie in your bed with the blinds closed? You know….those moments that you sit there and think, “I can’t wait for this to be over!”