When I got married in 2012, it was nothing short of a fairytale. I married my best friend and the love of my life. It was a dream come true for us. We both had great jobs and shared a deep passion for travelling and exploring the world. We wanted to see different places and travel to our heart’s content at least for the first few years of marriage, before the kids came into the picture. However, as is commonly seen, things hardly go as planned. Life has its own ways of taking us by surprise and it did just that with us as well. In just a month after we celebrated our first anniversary, I discovered that I was pregnant! Since it was unplanned, we were extremely nervous and yet, excited all the same. We were going to be parents! However, things soon took a turn for the worse and something terrible happened; something that I never thought would ever happen to me, given how wonderful life seemed until then.Within ten days of discovering that I was pregnant, I had a miscarriage. Since this pregnancy was unplanned anyway, one would think that it would not have affected us much. But, we were deeply hurt and ironically, were left with a longing to become parents now. We tried again and received a positive pregnancy test in just three months after that. But, to our horror, that ended in a miscarriage as well. Our doctors did not know why this was happening and all I recall is that, it was the darkest phase of my life. I wanted to become a mom more than anything now. But, wondered if that would ever happen for me? By now friends and family had started to ask us when we were going to plan a baby. Every time someone asked me this question, my heart sank more. What if we could never have that experience? Is it even possible to have a child after two miscarriages? Even if we do, what if there are complications? These doubts made us put off the idea of a baby for a few years; years that were spent in doubt, fear, and complete disinterest in everything. There was a strange quietness that had engulfed our marriage and the two of us. We had stopped travelling together and that desire too got pushed back somewhere. Then two years after all of this, in December 2014, we both decided to stir things up a little. We needed to escape this depressing phase and just so we could spend some time with one another, we planned to take a trip together. However, there was a little surprise in store for us. My period was delayed and so, more out of the habit that I had gotten into over the last two years, I decided to take a pregnancy test and rule it out before the trip. The fact was, that I expected it to come out negative, like everytime. Yet, I went ahead and bought Prega News Kit of Mankind Pharmaceuticals, India's No. 1 Pregnancy Detection Card to take the test. I cannot even begin to explain my shock, happiness, and utter delight, when that purple line slowly began to emerge on the stick that day. Unbelievably, it was happening! I was pregnant again! But just as quickly as the happiness came, a fear also set in. I did not want to take any chances this time. So, I called my husband and without explaining anything; asked him to cancel the trip immediately. I did not care if the bookings were made on MakeMyTrip and were completely non-refundable. I just wanted my baby. My husband was taken aback by the sudden decision and asked me what had happened. I realised he did not know I was pregnant. When I told him the reason, he was elated, surprised, and filled with a lot of positivity this time. Something told him that this unexpected surprise was there to stay.
“Let us check with the doctors.” My husband suggested. “If they say we are good, we should take this trip to celebrate this wonderful news.” He said happily. The doctors told us it was safe to travel. So, finally the two of us went on that trip; which turned out to be one of our best trips together. My husband took care of everything and did whatever was needed to make me feel comfortable. Post the trip I stayed in bed for about 15 days just to ensure everything was safe for the baby. I decided to go back to work in January 2015. I was extremely cautious about every step that I took. But, I had the complete support of my husband, friends, and family. Finally our son was born on 30th August 2015. It was a period of celebration in the family as they all welcomed our little one into this world and their lives. However, our joys were marred by several episodes of my ill health. In just a month and a half of breastfeeding, I had developed lumps in my breast and had to go in for surgery. It was a long and grueling treatment that went on till November. All seemed well for the next few months. But around June, I began to have non-stop bleeding because of a thick uterus lining. Although it was not easy, it somehow did not matter as much. I had my baby with me and a loving husband by my side. Then, in January 2016, Prega News gave me another wonderful reason to celebrate. We had another positive test. This time, I desperately wanted a girl. But, my husband was reluctant. He did not want me to suffer again and did not want another child at the cost of my well-being. However, I was sure I could handle this. My confidence helped him change his mind as well. I took great care of myself and had the smoothest pregnancy this time. I delivered a beautiful baby girl. My husband said, “Thank God it is a girl!” Our family was complete now. I had both my babies in Delhi and each time, it was Prega News that gave us the good news. Despite the dark times after the miscarriages and all the health issues, I would not have it any other way. Now, my world revolves around my two children and the love of my life, my best friend, my husband.