As a healthcare professional with 20 years I can assure you that there is no crystal ball or magic formula to order up the sex of your baby...stay tuned! I'm sure that at some point scientific technology will take us there...
My recommendation: conceive a healthy babay and count your blessings! Sending you mu best, SarahRN
Of course you are concerned! I would be too...please know that your reaction to this is appropriate. It has been 3 days since you posted this. I am thinking that the situation has resolved- either you did in fact miscarry OR all is well.
My response to all in our Pregnancy Community is that if you are concerned, and have symptoms that are changing and worsening- you need to continue seeking assistance!
The medical system is not a perfect one - sometimes we need to be politely persistent to get the care we need and deserve.
Newest debate among parents includes: Do their newborns really need the shot of Vitamin K given routinely within the first hour of life. The answer: YES! You see, new babies are not equipped to efficiently clot their blood after delivery — the Vitamin K injection, boosts that ability, preventing potential consequences — proving to be perfectly safe.
This is rough- perhaps hormones are intensifying your reaction - still cause for some sadness. I highly recommend an in-person OR on-line pregnancy support group so that you can have your feelings validated and receive support from fellow expectant moms.
Not to worry - pregnancy is riddled with hurt feelings! Know that people often speak without thinking. Weight gain can be perceived differently...focus on healthy eating and forgiving those who put their feet in their mouths!
In honor of National Breastfeeding month - I am giving a shout out to Plum Organics, makers of organic baby food who have highlighted "Moms as taste masters," introducing growing babies to new foods via breast milk. ( I also love how they include moms who are unable or choose not to breastfeed, as still fantastic moms making other decisions on behalf of their babies.) Click here to read the entire article: http://www.plumorganics.com/resource-center/variety-is-the-spice-of-breast-milkView Thread