Friendship While Pregnant
by Olga Rosales Salinas
Originally published by San Francisco Bay Area Moms.
What was your pregnancy like? Here’s mine in four sentences.
At the end of my first pregnancy, I was a thirty-five-year-old resuming college student carrying a heavy workload of psychology books on my back and a seven-pound baby in my belly. At the beginning of that pregnancy, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at nine weeks and assigned to a dietitian. Despite a daily workout and hypervigilance of my diet and insulin levels, I added sixty pounds to my 5’3” inch frame. I was physically and emotionally heavy.