I’ve been forced to suffer through periods every month since I was 13 years old, but this year, I’ve decided to finally put a stop to it the old fashion way: by getting pregnant.
Some people might say that getting pregnant is not an ethical or even a really logical way to stop having your period for nine months, but I disagree. Sure, I’ll have to take care of a child for 18+ years, but if that’s the case, shouldn’t my pregnancy be taking care of me for just a little under a year?
Anyway, I’m not thinking about that right now. I’m currently just enjoying time off from my period, like a nice vacation, only with a growing fetus inside of me and a little bit of morning sickness.
I might have traded in my period cramps and blood stains for bloating, nausea, backaches, headaches, bladder issues, changes in my skin and hair, fatigue, mood swings, foot pain, and indigestion, but I still think it was all worth it!
After all, I don’t even get PMS anymore! I’m just extremely uncomfortable all the time.
I’ve even stopped taking ibuprofen altogether! Not because I’m no longer in pain, but because I’ve been advised against it by my doctor for the third trimester of pregnancy.
Now I’m saying goodbye to period acne, and saying hello to stretch marks – an easy trade, in my mind.
Don’t get me wrong , I’m not only thinking of myself throughout this whole process. I’ve even started thinking of baby names for what is eventually going to come out of me. My #1 favorite right now is “Period Repellent”, but “Uterus Plug” comes really close.
Of course, once I have the baby in a couple months, my period is going to come back. I know this. That’s also why I plan to keep getting pregnant until I go through menopause a few decades from now.
While I might have around 25 kids by the time I’m 50 years old (yes, I did the math), I still believe that I’m doing the right thing by constantly having kids to avoid ever having a period again. I’m not sure how I’m going to fit them all under the same roof yet, but that’s a problem for later on!