Our long time maid is pregnant and giving birth early next year. We got a replacement maid this December 2. The replacement maid named Jen used to work for us years ago but went home to the province after giving birth to her first child. Through some cruel bad luck with polluted water, her first child died. Her first husband left her after that. Then Jen got married a second time around and for more than 1 year they still hadn’t been blessed with a child yet.
So probably bored with infertility, Jen called up my wife and asked for her old Nannie job again. Stroke of luck, we needed a replacement and Jen arrived December 2. Her period / menstruation was scheduled to arrive December 15. She missed her period. Got herself a pregnancy test kit and to her delight found out she was pregnant! Of course she was happy, her new husband was happy with the news… it is his first child to be. We will have to think of finding another replacement maid though.
So what was it? What made the difference here in our Manila household versus her Bacolod household? I investigated with Jen last night as she helped me with some Christmas gifts.
Diet. Her Bacolod diet was a lot of cooked pork grilled barbecue, some ocean fish, cooked vegetables, rice, very little fruit. In Manila, in our household, the maids still get pork, but it is not always grilled, and we use fermented and brewed REAL soy sauce, not those cheap imitation local soy sauce. We also have tons more fruit in our Manila household. Jen likes the big guava plus real cane vinegar. In her home town they have coconut vinegar and no guava. In our Manila household, our rice is always organic.
So my guess is Jen’s infertility had everything to do with yes the sperm and egg meet, but the fertilized egg didn’t attach itself to her uterus walls. Maybe the conditions in her body were wrong, polluted with bad soy sauce, pesticide laden rice, deficient in fruit, and the wrong vinegar. I’m happy for her and happy for my family, this is another validation that our clean and nutritious diet works. Hey, we are nurturing two pregnant maids in the house.
So now we are in the market for a replacement maid… again. Please refer good ones.