It is not easy being asthmatic ,but its even harder being a mother. The pain of knowing that you cannot leave the house without an inhaler is real.You try to hide your condition because you do not want to people to pity you. For me it wasvery had to always be careful with my health. It still is.
When I got pregnant everyone had one fear;I would not have the strength to push during labor.To me the biggest fear was my child inheriting my condition.During my pregnancy , I would get frequent and unexpected attacks. This scared the doctors. When I went to labor, doctors almost refused to admit me.I convinced them that I was strong and did not need an operation.
I was too weak to push my baby and she almost left me.When the midwife told me that my baby was in danger,all the strength I had inside come out at once, and I gave birth.
Everyone home was shocked to know that I did it.Now the next problem was that my daughter showed signs of getting asthma.I became overprotective and scared.Whenever she would get a cold I would cry and ask God to interveen. She is now a year and three months and very healthy.I thank God everyday.
She gives me reason to take care of myself and to accept myself the way I am.Even when I am sick,I get up and act strong because of her.I know that my condition will be better because I have someone to live for.She is my rock!