My Pregnancy Story: Najla

My pregnancy was a rollercoaster ride! Nausea was pretty constant. Not morning sickness. All day sickness, but thankfully, I managed to keep food down. My days started with me sitting up in bed, munching on dry crackers and ginger sweets to stop feeling green.

When I didn’t feel nauseous, there were the weird cravings. Salami dipped in custard? Sounds strange, right? I even had this bizarre urge to eat sand, which, believe it or not, had something to do with needing minerals or vitamins – or so I heard. My mom said I should try eat more spinach, but it didn’t really help, but I definitely jumped on the “eating for two” bandwagon. Cravings turned me into a crazy foodie!

Nobody warned me about the mood swings. My emotions ran wild, thanks to the hormones. I’d burst into tears at the drop of a hat, whether it was a touching TV ad or a kind word from a stranger. I’m talking sobbing, ugly crying! It was a whirlwind of feelings, unlike anything I’d ever experienced before. It was like I was starring in my own drama series. Don’t even get me started on the emotions when I heard my baby’s heartbeat for the first time or when I felt the funny little fluttering in my belly and realized it was her, moving around. As she grew bigger and bigger, I was quite freaked out when I could see her foot poking and I was convinced my bellybutton was going to pop!

Despite the challenges, I knew that this was part and parcel of the miraculous journey of pregnancy. Each day brought its own surprises and my body changed in ways I never thought possible, but it was all worth it in the end. The thought of holding my baby in my arms kept me going, even on the toughest days.


Our Jejuri factory was audited and approved by Food & Drugs Authority, Ghana in 2009. Our initial operations in Ghana were limited to an import and re-export hub in Tema Free Trade Zone to service Ghana and other West African Countries.
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