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Pregnancy is such a unique experience in a woman's life. The body changes and your perception of the world changes. I remember walking through the Rideau Centre and feeling like I was part of a pregnancy club. My smile would turn to pregnant ladies walking past, and I looked at them in the eyeswith a look of understanding. I would peek into strollers and gaze admiringly at babies and their mother's. I had that pregnancy glow and felt so happy, like a new door had opened. I saw the world differently, things that mattered before, didn't matter as much anymore. I became internally focused on what was happening to my body. I felt nauseous and so dogged tried, like I was dragging myself around. When my belly started to grow, I felt so sexy. I began to love my body. I would gaze at my reflection every moment, I had.
Around 12 weeks is when a woman feels that first flutter of baby movement. I still remember that feeling of the very first flutter that i felt. It was while pregnant with Zoe, my first. I was sitting at our computer, when I felt flutter passed like a soft, gentle ripple in my lower belly. I stopped motionless and smiled. There are no words to express the feeling, that flutter brought. I have an honour for pregnancy and the vulnerabilities that it comes with. For me pregnancy and giving birth was a spiritual experience. It was the beginning of my life in a way. I began to live in a whole different way with different perceptions.
Pregnancy has such an impact on me, that when my daughter was 10 months old, I took a Kundalini yoga course and six months later started teaching at Rama Lotus. My time slot was Thursday evenings at 19:30. It was a beautiful class to teach, and now I want to
- Annie Bananie
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