Afternoon Ladies! Never thought I would have the opportunity to join this community, but I found out this morning that I am pregnant. I am 42 and have never been pregnant before and will be 43 when I conceive. Mixed emotions, which include being scared, happy, grateful, and everything in between. Hubby and I decided that we would wait until the 1st Trimester was up and we are going to try to get a drs appointment this week. I am guessing that I should be between 5-6 weeks. We are in the DC area, and I want to start checking hospitals in the area, as well as need to determine if we want to do a midwife or ob/gyn. It's all so confusing to me, but any advice or tips you could provide would be greatly appreciated.View Thread
Thanks Kay! Good Luck on #2! Of course everything is overwhelming and I am taking my time to let it all sink in. Yesterday was the start of 6 weeks, and I have 6 more weeks to go before we tell our family and friends. Everything in me wants to yell out- WE ARE PREGNANT! But, I will wait.
The biggest question I have now is trying to understand exercise and the amount of time that your bpm needs to remain under 140. If I run up the steps my heart rate rises beyond 140, so I am totally confused if this is for a continuous period of time and what that period of time is. I love working out and love dancing and am hoping to not have to give them up. Yes, I am sure age will play a factor in defining me as high risk, however we shall see how it goes. My first prenatal visit and ultrasound will be at 9 weeks.
So until then I will continue to read and take it all in and prepare myself for this journey that I will be on for the next few months.
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