18 Week Pregnancy Update & Meet Shefali

Hello everyone. I am Shefali from Gurgaon. You can call me Shef πŸ™‚ I am extremely excited to write for Wise She. I have been a regular reader of wiseshe blogs especially the baby blog πŸ™‚ It is honestly a privilege to write for it.

A background about me- I got married to my sweetheart in 2008 after two years of dating. We never thought of starting a family for quite a long time. Also there was no pressure from our parents Β so we were taking it easy. Finally we decided to go for it in April 2011(it was mainly my decision). we got pregnant in the second month of trying and were elated as we couldn’t believe it could happen so soon. I called up my mom and my best friend and gave them the good news. Well it was short lived i had a very early miscarriage(also known as chemical pregnancy). My usually regular cycles went for a toss. We decided to take it easy and not try for a while. Come April 2012 we decided to try again. Well again we conceived in the second month. I called my parents, best friend, inlaws and gave the good news. All was well. Suddenly I started spotting one day. Was put on best rest and after few Β rounds of meds and ultrasounds I felt confident and spotting stopped.
Excited to see the baby again we went for the 3rd month scan and we saw the lifeless body floating. There was no heartbeat. The baby had passed away. I will not get into details of how i felt. I am sure everyone will be able to understand that to some extent. We got no answers why it happened. I waited for a month to heal and tried again. Got pregnant again the 1st month itself and a chemical pregnancy again. No answers still. It simply meant we could very easily get pregnant but maintaining it was an issue.

My beautiful journey starts from here. We started trying again in Β March 2013. Got pregnant in the second month again. It was April this time. Here I am in my 5th month enjoying each day and thanking God and my doctor for it. I changed my doctor on time. My new doctor took me very seriously. I had researched a lot about my issues. Doctor heard them and agreed that I was right. I started with various meds and injections and things progressed normally. I am not on bed rest anymore and expecting the baby in early Jan 2014. I would love to share my journey with you all and in return receive lots of blessings and love.

Its a positive! Taken onΒ 27th April

18 weeks pregnancy update+pregnancy check

Week 18 Pregnancy Update:-

1.The nausea still exists. I have to take an anti-nausea pill every night to feel better but I am happy to be out of the vomiting and 24*7 nausea stage πŸ™‚
2.Bodypain and cramps
3.Heartburn and indigestion
4.Constant on-sided headache
5.Uterus and pelvic pain due to stretching and baby creating room to move around πŸ™‚

Bump: I am showing quite a bit already. According to my doctor its due to my lean skeleton and i am loving showing it off πŸ˜‰

Milestone: I felt the first baby kick this week. I had been feeling the flutters and rolls since the end of week 15 but the kick made it so obvious that I have a tiny super active baby developing each day inside of me. I could also see and feel the baby kick from outside. Its a little early for a first timer but it simply means the baby is quite healthy.

I attended a breastfeeding event arrange by Mom&Me too this week which turned out to be very informative. Looking forward to such many more informative events πŸ™‚

I will be going into more detail in my next week update i.e the 19 week update as I have a big ultrasound scheduled forΒ this wednesday. Do let me know if you want to know something or want me to cover Β anything specific in the post. Β πŸ™‚ Always open to questions and would love to help everyone. Love to all!


Maternity wear pregnancy+18 weeks


  1. I can imagine what you must have gone through Shef but I am glad its all over and you are now enjoying your pregnancy face..By the way! how can you look so hot lady…

  2. You look lovely lady and a BIG congos!!!!

  3. Congrats Shef!! I can’t even imagine what u must hv gone thru…wot do u feel like? Is it a baby girl feelin r baby boy? πŸ˜›

    • Thanks zara πŸ™‚ i have no clue and no gender feeling rightnow πŸ™ you all will have to guess for me now!

      • After two miscarriages all you must be thinking of a healthy baby ..Isn’t?

        • so true.. 3 infact.. last two were back to back.. each passing day is like a blessing.. have my level 2 ultrasound tomo πŸ™‚ wish me luck!!!

          • All the best babe! Ltet us know what Papita does(somehow I prefer giving the baby an interim name instead f calling him r her baby) πŸ™‚

      • Hmm…even I can’t guess right now…throughout my preg I w convinced I was havin a boy since I had a diff preg..but out came my doll..Hihi..

        • lol papita.. i dont like papita fruit.. we cant even keep the name mango.. my pug’s name is mango πŸ˜‰ and my hubby calls me cheeku .hehe koi aur name socho.. not many fruits left πŸ˜‰

          • Peaches seems super cute name too πŸ™‚ It was Manny’s the mammoth’s daughter’s name in Ice age movie πŸ™‚

            By the way congrts Shef! My prayers and good wishes are always with you girl! πŸ™‚

          • yup! peaches is too cute too but as the gender of the baby is not yet knows apple will be better πŸ™‚

        • well i call my to be niece/nephew.. peanut:)

  4. How about melon ?

  5. Chalo we got the name then πŸ™‚ naamkaran kardo πŸ˜‰

  6. Hubby just suggested apple as in apple of our eye β™₯

  7. awwww…..Apple πŸ™‚ God bless you !

  8. nice to see u.. :). Congrats and loads of wishes. πŸ™‚

  9. u r one hot preggie lady shed! good to meet u ..

  10. Hey Shefali,
    I can only imagine what you went through. But yeeeeeeeeee, bad days are gone πŸ™‚ . I am so happy to see you all glowing , healthy n hottie ;). God bless you , ur hubby and Apple :P.
    Wish you all the best for your ultrasound, all will be well. Amen ! when you deliver , dont forget to share the piccys of Apple πŸ™‚

  11. Congrats Shef πŸ™‚
    I know what you went through… I had been there myself and remembered that phase while reading your post. But that’s gone, and you know your baby will make sure you don’t even think about it after today πŸ™‚ Mine did the same πŸ™‚
    Its a wonderful journey. Welcome to motherhood <3

    • Thanks!! I haf almost lost hope.. u dont feel like trying when u face losses one after other but i guess god is toooo kind.. part credit goes to my brain n research abilities lmao modesty better pay πŸ˜‰

  12. Yup! its gone and that is why you never discussed this with me ….All we had to discuss was the problem ahead of raising the baby ..lolz

  13. Congratulation Shef and very happy for you. Actually I am also having same problem 2 chemical and 2 three weeks pregnancy losses. All the reports came normal. I also need a good doctor. Can you please give me the name and contact no. of your GYN. I am very depressed these days and your help will give me some hope. Please please……

  14. Hi Shef,I am really very happy for you.May God bless you both.Can you please share with me details of your doctor?

  15. Hi Shefali! My heart goes out to you and I am so glad that you are doing well now. I am sure that you will have a healthy and happy child with gorgeous looks soon. Keep smiling and take care. God bless.

  16. Awww Shef! so sweet of all of them πŸ™‚

  17. congoo shef… nd gud luck πŸ™‚

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