How PregActive Helped Suzzie During Her Pregnancy

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How PregActive Helped Suzzie to Stay Strong During Her Pregnancy

How PregActive Helped Suzzie During Her Pregnancy

Exercise is important to me to help with being strong for my little one and to feel good about myself! I also enjoy the serotonin release which is very helpful as I also have a form of bipolar!

Which PregActive Program are you doing right now and what do you think of it?

I am doing the Pregnancy program and I love it. I enjoy being able to do different workouts. I love how I am not getting bored with it and how it's nice to choose between multiple options.

What has been the biggest obstacle you've had to overcome to get you to where you are right now?

My biggest obstacle in life is having to deal with my bipolar. After many, many years of being misdiagnosed and put on over 20 different medications, I finally got a correct diagnosis and a medication that helps out tremendously.

Also, I have great coping techniques and exercise is a huge part of it. Not only does it give me a boost of serotonin, it makes me feel great and accomplished that I can do something that is so hard!

I have definitely learned that I am one strong person!

My second biggest obstacle was going through two ectopic pregnancies.

My first one, I had to have emergency surgery at 10 weeks of being pregnant. It was very tough because I had no idea and wasn't in any pain and even my gynaecologist was shocked! And then when my second one happened, I got hit with the news that our friends and my husbands brother were both pregnant.

So it was very disheartening, but with my positive and gung-ho attitude, we were able to make it through IVF to be successful the first time with our little baby girl :) 

Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?

One thing I wished I would have learned sooner was that I am a strong, resilient person who can make it through anything that life throws at her.

I just skated through life in a fog of incorrect medications and it wasn't until my husband pushed me to get another opinion and see a psychiatrist and therapist did I really learn that I am only getting stronger everyday.

This really has helped me with every obstacle that has been thrown in my life and has helped me see that I am thrown these obstacles because I can handle them. Funny story; My husband calls me his Lemon.

There is a thing when you buy a used car it's usually a Lemon because you are constantly fixing it! Even though, I am constantly being fixed, I am getting stronger and stronger!

What advice would you give another Mamas?

Everything in the world is scary but once you try it, you will realize either you love it or hate it and you will never know until you take that plunge. So take the plunge and be proud of yourself for doing something new!

How has PregActive helped you?

PregActive has helped me keep a schedule on working out. But it has also made me stronger physically and that has helped me know that when my little one comes along, I won't be complaining about how heavy she is or that I am in a lot of pain.

I also love that it helps prepare me for birth and that really makes me not feel as scared but optimistic that I can make it through to the other side!

Do you have anything else you would like to add?

Thank you for making these videos and sharing your story. It has been very empowering and a great idea! I wish I felt better at posting on the forums but I am horrible at it!! And thank you for checking in on me!