That will probably come and go. I honestly couldn't hardly eat anything (but cucumbers and tomatoes in the am with multiple cups of apple juice and then barely anything for the rest of the day except fluid) until I was about 21 weeks pregnant maybe a little further. I would have to force myself to eat a little bit more. Then all the sudden the "I want everything" bug kicked in. And since then I have been on a steady rise with my weight (not to thrilled about how much I have gained). This may happen to you as well. And like the pp said you could try adding a boost drink or ensure something that has quite a bit of nutrients and protein (you could also try protein bars/shakes) so that your body and baby get all the nutrients they need. It is possible the depression can have something to do with it but it may just be one of those phases as well. If truely concerned though when you go to see your OB this next time mention it and see what he/she has to say and if there is any recommendations. Mine always just said "protein, protein, protein" and to eat small snacks/meals throughout the day verses bigger meals.View Thread
Claritin is on the safe med list. Mucinex you will need to discuss with your OB provider. As I didn't find a whole lot of useful information on it other than its a pregnancy class C and safe use has not been established in pregnant women (I work at a medical center and that is what the clinical pharmacology online said). If you are having problems with allergies or illness it would also be good to discuss that with your provider as well. Best wishes.
Generally you wouldn't ovulate 9 days after af (generally it is about 12-14 days before your next af but can be a little bit different for everyone. If you got a positive pregnancy tests on the 25th then I hope that you stopped your birth control and have contacted an OB provider to get checked out. Its possible that you tested too early on the 9th and then you didn't test again for two weeks so its possible that it would have shown up positive just a couple days after the 9th. Its hard to say what your conception date will be. You should make an appt with an OB if you haven't who may do some blood work or an u/s to determine how far along you are and if there may be any other issues. Good luckView Thread
more than likely its your boyfriends since you had a normal period and if you were to of gotten pregnant by the other guy the conception date would have been between dec 10th and dec 13th. And since you did have a period then its likely you ovulated thereabouts of two weeks after your period (possibly a little later depending on how many days your cycles are.) if you have normal 28 day cycles then your ovulation date would be thereabouts of dec 31st which would fit with the boyfriend.View Thread
welcome and congrats. As far as being vegetarian I am not sure I think it will depend on your provider. My provider just said eat more protein. She didn't specify what kind (i am not vegetarian but I also don't eat meat real often). You may try some protein shakes for the extra protein. Or ask the provider when you get an appt. As far as prenatal vitamins this also depends on your provider. Generally they will prescribe it if you ask. Or you can go to the store and get some. You could get about a 90 day supply of prenatals for $4-5 at walmart or pay more depending on what kind you get (different brands). If you are working on getting state insurance then usually the insurance will just pay for the prescribed prenatals though. Good luck and best wishesView Thread
Here is some information I pulled off of our clinical pharmacology site where I work. They may choose to have her stop it or switch to a different type or just watch her very carefully. Depends on the provider. If you are looking into having children soon you should consider having her go in to discuss some of these concerns prior to trying and then if she is do for any anual stuff she could do it at that time as well (example is a pap)
Pregnancy Sertraline is classified as FDA pregnancy category C.[28343> Animal teratology studies with sertraline have failed to show an increased risk of fetal malformations; however, an increase in stillbirths and pup deaths during the first few days after birth has been noted in animal studies where sertraline was initiated in the last trimester of gestation. Animal studies have also shown that SSRIs downregulate serotonin receptors in the fetal cortex and that these changes can be present for a period of time after birth; the effect on neurological development is unknown. The applicability of any of these findings to humans is also unknown. A prospective, cohort study was conducted to evaluate the outcome of infants born to 267 women who took an SSRI during pregnancy (of whom 147 took sertraline). Compared with a neonatal control group, SSRI-exposed infants had similar rates of major malformation, spontaneous and elective abortion, and stillbirth.[25007> Mean birth weight and gestational age were similar among the two groups of newborns. Epidemiologic reports suggest an association between maternal use of SSRIs after 20 weeks gestation and the development of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn (see Adverse Reactions).[32025> More recent retrospective studies have not shown an increased risk of PPHN with SSRI exposure.[47179>[47180>[47181> In December 2011, the FDA issued a safety announcement stating that based on conflicting data an increased risk of PPHN from SSRI exposure cannot be determined. The FDA advises that healthcare professionals should not alter their current practice of treating depression in pregnancy at this time.[47182> There are insufficient data to determine if the risk of PPHN is comparable among SSRIs or is associated with all SSRIs. Women who are pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy, and currently taking sertraline should consult with their physician about whether to continue taking it. A prospective study of pregnant women receiving antidepressant treatment found that only 26% of women maintained on their antidepressant had relapsed versus 68% of those who had discontinued their medication.[32476> The manufacturer recommends the use of sertraline in pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Breast-feeding Sertraline should be used with caution in breast-feeding mothers because of the excretion of the drug into breast milk. Patients should advise their physician of their intention to breast-feed. Because of its slow elimination, consideration should be given to the possible presence of the drug for a prolonged periods after discontinuation of therapy. Other SSRIs (e.g., fluoxetine) have been observed to cause increased irritability, colic, vomiting, and decreased sleep in infants. The effects of sertraline on a breast-feeding infant are unknown. A pooled analysis found that maternal use of sertraline, along with nortriptyline and paroxetine, usually produced undetectable or low drug concentrations in infant serum and, therefore, may be the preferred antidepressants in breast-feeding mothers.[45642> A few case reports of sertraline use in lactation are available and although low sertraline blood concentrations were detected, no adverse events in infants have been noted. The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested that SSRI use during breast-feeding may be of concern.[27500> If breast-feeding is continued, the infant should be observed for evidence of adverse effects.View Thread
I was prescribed phenergan. And took that everyday. I still had m/s but it wasn't as bad or as frequent and I had that until I was 17 weeks and then it was less frequent m/s without meds until i was about 20 weeks with a lot of nausea. Some women will have m/s throughout their entire pregnancy but generally for most women it will subside sometime in the 2nd trimester. I tried seabands, the preggie pops (its basically a tart hard candy), pepperment, crackers, etc... and nothing helped. The phenergan helped atleast enough to where I could eat some food though. They actually had me stop taking my prenatals for a while as well since I couldn't keep them down and then had me restart once I could keep food down (I hard to switch types of prenatals though as well). Feel better.View Thread
Its possible that you may have developed a UTI and if thats the case they can treat it. Definately bring it up to your doctor and have them do a urinalysis to see if there is anything other than blood going on. If its just blood they may do some other tests. Keep us posted. Best wishesView Thread
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