Author: Gillian Smith
We are a blended family. I have had three boys and my partner has had three girls from previous relationships, they range in age from 21 down to 6.
In February 2017 I went on a holiday to Queensland with my boys, I spent a lot of time feeling unwell, I felt as though I had pulled lower abdominal muscles and thought wow it’s been a long time since I went swimming, I felt nauseous because of the heat.
When we returned I still didn’t feel the best, I had at the end of 2016 had a mirena IUD removed and began taking the contraceptive pill, I was convinced it didn’t agree with me, after another month of feeling off I returned to the GP, I had what I thought was a mass in my stomach, fearing the worst I told my GP the pill doesn’t agree with me and I’m not sure that I don’t have something in my stomach. She did a couple of investigations and instead of the news I expected (a return of cancer from years ago) she told me I was pregnant. Not just with one but two babies and not just pregnant either, near on 14 weeks.