I would love love love to be able to relax like that! im 34 weeks, and sleep at least 9-10 hours at night (keep in mind thats broken up from my tossing and turning trying to get comfortable and the 4-6 bathroom trips), on my days off work I will typically also nap for an hour to 2 hours. Making a baby is hard on your body!! I would make sure she gets up and walks around periodically to prevent blood clots! and some of the head ache/vision problems could be related to high blood pressure. Look into preeclampsia on here and maybe metion it to your doctor. Best of luck!!View Thread
If your not sure call you OBs office and the NP will be able to tell you exactly what you can take. Ask at your next appointment for something listing off what you can take for various symptoms (i.e. heartburn, fever, constipation, etc) because things are going to come up and your better off having a well stocked medicine cabinet!!View Thread
take a b complex vitamin in addition to my prenatal. i was told the b complex, i think it was the b3 in it, helps with nausea and vomiting. during my first trimester i would get nausous but never got sick. i still lost a couple pounds because food just didnt sound of smell appetizing. that early on you really wont be gaining much weight anyways, and as long as somethings getting in there and your able to keep water down and not get dehydrated you should be okay! i agree its something you should talk to your ob about, the medications, according to my friends, are really helpful!! good luck!!View Thread
this isnt the right community for this posting, but my suggestion would be if you are that concerned of pregnancy, and dont want a baby she needs to be on regular birth control, and you need to use a condom everytime!! just because someone is on birth control or takes a morning after pill does not mean they wont fall into the .05% that still end up pregnant. theres alot of people that use birth control improperly and wind up pregnant. unprotected sex anytime is generally unsafe unless you are 100% sure neither partner has an std and the relationship is monogomous. i would say unprotected sex is not worth the risk of contracting something you cant get rid of. best of luck to you.View Thread
I'm only 28 weeks, but I think I'd be concerned regardless, wondering if it could affect the baby or not, since it's still in there. This is my first pregnancy in the third trimester and I'm overly cautious. If I was prescribed something by my reg doctor, who knows I'm pregnant, I would probably ask the pharmisist and call the nurse practitioner at my OBs office just to be safe! Thats got to be awful to be that ill! best of luck to you!View Thread
This is my first pregnancy that has survived past the first trimester. I've been having braxton hicks contractions starting around 15 weeks, with no pain. They just made it feel like I was carrying a bowling ball, and lasted a min or so, then everything was back to normal. I am now 28 weeks as of today! This morning, however, I had what I assume is a braxton hicks contraction. However, I was incredibly uncomfortable (pain in upper uterus area, diarreah like cramp feeling, and I tried walking it off and sitting to no avail) and it lasted about 3 min, went away and came back 10 min later, and lasted abour 2 1/2 min and then everything was back to normal. Has anyone expierenced this?! I go to my OB on Tuesday and will be talking to him about it, and if it happens again I might call and talk to a nurse practicioner.
On a more amusing note, there are alot of things they don't tell you before you get pregnant. I have now had this happen 3 times. My bladder wasn't 100% empty and I have sneezed, coughed, or get kicked in the bladder (by the baby!) and wet my pants. Not alot, just a few drops. At first it freaked me out. I thought I was leaking amniotic fluid until I checked my pany liner and it was definitly urine. ... 12 weeks left and I'm counting it down! I'm so ready to meet my little girl!!!View Thread
Im 21 weeks, baby's measuring 5 days ahead of me and I have been having dull pains on the left side of my lower abdomen. It has been going on for about 3 hours now. If I cough, sneeze and what not it intensifies for a couple seconds, but the dull ache is sticking around. The baby is still moving around like normal (i have limited feeling because my placenta attatched to the front of my uterus), but I felt her within the last 10 minutes. Could this just be the stretching of my round ligament still? I did read braxton hicks can start as early as the second trimester. Should I call my doctors office, go to the er or what?! This is my first baby so I might be overreacting... any input would be appreciated!!View Thread
I wonder if this is whats going on with me! Im in my second trimester and sex has been very painful. I was thinking maybe I had a varicous vein or something like that going on, but I didnt realise that my girl parts could actually swell!!View Thread
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