I went to a rave this pregnant. We are talking more than 6 months pregnant.
Naturally I was sober.
And heavy on my feet.
The idea is, that what kept me going that night might also be helpful for you to know.
Pregnant or not.
Here's what kept me alive and enjoying:
1). I listened carefully to my body. Being so heavy there’s not much jumping around to do. It’s movements of a more subtle sort. Deep breathing, sitting down, fresh air and mainly the obvious one: LOADS of breaks.
2). Naturally I took great care of my nutrition being pregnant. Extra iron, good minerals and good eating. If you are pregnant and want a few more tips hit the comment section.
I stacked up on snacks. I made sure that my body had a gentle flow of carbs coming in. Overly intake of caffeine is not recommended for pregnant people, so I had to rely on the carbs. Luckily they sold hot chocolate and fig bars at the bar. Hala!
3). I did not give a flying fuck about how anybody would judge me arriving all pregnant and puffed. I had an easy time doing this due to the rave being held by friends. I had backstage access and people to “guard” me where ever I went. By this I mean, I felt completely safe that IF I needed to suddenly take a break or go outside or find a glass of water I would be surrounded by friends.
I felt like the DJ played my favorite tracks extra loud that night.
Being pregnant you do have sharpened senses.
And I cried. I allowed tears to rinse the heavynes I felt about leaving the dance floors for a new life.
Strangers came to me with gifts of sentences like “woooow, mama you are glowing!” and “I just want you to know that you are giving me so much hope right now!”.
Easy enough in itself to tear up about.
We all like to feel validated and that night I felt like a goddess.
Inside my growing belly my baby also moved to the beats. I felt like she enjoyed it.
A few months later I gave birth with some of the tracks from that night banging out of the speakers I brought to the hospital. It was a long birth, and I just figured by the end of it, that something had to be done. I got up turned up and dealt with the pain. Techno way.
Here is a link for one of those tracks - both of that night and the birth of my perfect baby girl.
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