Give your doctor a call. It might be unrelated to the pregnancy or it could be a sign of something to do with your pregnancy. Anytime you have trouble breathing, you need to call your doctor right away.View Thread
Any unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy. You need to count the days between periods--not the time of the month. Many women have a cycle of about 28 days and months (except February) have more days than 28.
However, if you have a 28 day cycle and your last period started on the 14th, the 11th would be your expected start day for the next one. That puts you a good 10 days late. (for future reference, I like to track my cycles using http://monthlyinfo.com )
You need to get a test. Many dollar stores have these as do drug stores and grocery stores.
No firm stats for missing pills=pregnancy. Each year, 85 out of 100 women who use no birth control get pregnant
If you use birth control less than perfectly, it depends on the type of pill you are on and timing. The usual recommendation is that you use a back up method of birth control, like condoms until your next pack of pills if you miss a pill. Here is more information on what to do if you forgot your birth control pill.
I had a plan with all three children. None of them went according to plan. The first hospital was all about having a birth plan, but I was a first time mother and cobbled it together from the extensive reading I did and talking to other mothers.
The second, another hospital, this time they gave you a birth plan sheet to fill out. I think it mattered more that I had an amazing family practice doctor who delivered her. (Really amazing, he stayed all night with me and was just super) 8lb 13 oz baby, just a couple of stitches from a small tear.
Third child: I planned and planned and planned. She was the first child I had an ob/gyn for and he was in a large practice. She also was induced. (all my children were "late", the first one 3 weeks after dates, second one 10 days, third induced right at 2 weeks after dates) All my planning was for nothing because when I walked in with cookies to sweeten up the nurses, they offered an epidural right away and the nurse checking me in said a slur about those granola moms with their birth plans. Ooops. I quickly hid away the birth plan I had gone over with the doctor.
Then I was informed telemetry wasn't REALLY used at that hospital with inductions (even though I had been assured it was) and ended up pretty much tied down to the bed/chair for hours. I ended up getting an epidural that took forever for them to get, never worked right and kicked in fully when it was time to push. When I requested a mirror-the nurse yelled at us for not saying so sooner. When I wanted to touch the wee one's head as she was born, (as I had done accidentally during my first birth and it chilled me out, so did with the next two) I got yelled at that I was going to kill her and myself. (Yes, really)
The OB showed up for about 10 minutes to check me over and rupture membranes. Then showed up for another 10 minutes when she was almost delivered.
All three deliveries--it takes me forever to get to 5 cm. Once I hit 5 cm, it is less than an hour until delivery.
I agree on the flexibility thing though--both for labor and parenting. When I hear a mom-to-be or even someone thinking they want to have a baby say they "will never" (have an epidural, meds, c-section, pacifier, give a bottle, have a kid with a runny nose in public) I tell them that there are no nevers in pregnancy and childrearing.
Yes, I still dream of the "perfect birth" but since my youngest is now 12--I know that isn't going to happen. I content myself by reading birth stories and looking at my kids--none of their births were perfect, but does it matter in the end? Not really.View Thread
Part of it says: Braxton Hicks contractions can be described as tightening in the abdomen that comes and goes. These contractions are typically not painful and do not occur at regular intervals. They do not get closer together, do not increase with walking, do not increase in how long they last, and do not feel stronger over time as they do when you are in true labor.View Thread
For women who aren't breastfeeding , the sight of nipple discharge can be alarming. But if you notice discharge from your nipple, there's no reason to panic . While nipple discharge can be serious, in most cases, it's either normal or due to a minor condition.
Still, if you are not nursing, you should contact your health care provider any time you notice breast discharge. Based upon your symptoms and the results of diagnostic tests, your doctor will decide on the best course of treatment.