Missed period, achy breasts, tired, feeling queasy, running to the bathroom a lot? These are the five most common symptoms of pregnancy. But, even if you have ALL these symptoms you still may not be pregnant. Drop in here to share your thoughts and fears, get helpful feedback from other members, and find support from others who may be standing in your shoes.
Definitely seek the advice of the women on the Breastfeeding support community and I encourage you to contact your local La Leche League for help as well.
I wouldn't start pumping until you give birth. The hospital can bring you a hospital grade pump right there to help get you started. You also will want to look into getting a heavy duty pump in order to succeed with your plan. You can rent these (the part that touches your body and milk is brand new--just the motor/pumping part is rented.View Thread
Ah well, giving birth and being a mom are two different things, but I am pretty passionate about pregnancy and parenting. I loved being pregnant. I loved labor (even the horrid parts). I love the results even more.View Thread
Welcome. Can I ask why you are anxious to start pumping? Will you be going back to work immediately after and pumping from work? Do you plan to exclusively bottle feed but want to try breast feeding via bottle?
I suspect it is more than ok. Plenty of women go to amusement parks before they know they are pregnant. I would avoid the ones with jarring forces if it were me. Be sure to not get super exhausted and stay hydrated.
If you are high risk, or have been trying for a long time, I would talk to your doctor beforehand.View Thread
Sometimes. But, 6 weeks is a bit early. Also, any twins showing up that early, you need to be aware that one can "vanish" as the pregnancy continues. Here is more information on Vanishing Twin Syndrome.View Thread