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I was thrust in to motherhood at 47, for the third and very much my final time. Having suffered a bereavement and nearing the age of the menopause, I ignored the pregnancy symptoms, and put them down to grief and my old lady hormones running loose and carefree! So sure of not being pregnant, I bought a Tesco Value Pregnancy Test Kit, just to rule it out. I remember sitting in my GP’s office weeping and asking him to tell me that the cheap test that I had used was of no use, and that indeed I was menopausal. He clapped his hands together and declared how wonderful me being pregnant was!
Now, here I find myself speeding towards my 50th birthday with a 2 year old toddler.
Ask any pregnant woman and she will tell you that now she’s expecting what once smelled delicious - like roasting coffee beans for example, has suddenly become the one smell that induces an overwhelming feeling of nausea. For some women the pregnant nose goes into smell overdrive with incredible detection ability, in fact increased smell sensitivity can save lives. Just ask your local gas company – pregnant…