It is so easy to worry about something going wrong...especially during your first pregnancy. I probably called my doctor's office once a month when I was pregnant with my daughter. I figured...hey, it's better to ask and have a professional tell me it's nothing to worry about than to just wonder, have something go terribly wrong--especially when it could have been solved with a quick phone call. So if you're really worried, just call your doctor's office and see if they think you need to come in for more blood work. -83D-E0AAlso, as your pregnancy progresses you'll have that added of feeling your baby kicking around inside you letting you know he/she is okay. -83D-C93View Thread
I wouldn't worry about it too much if your blood work and ultrasounds have been okay. Remember... Every woman/pregnancy is different. Are you staying hydrated? Sometimes dehydration can slow down your secretions as well. HTH.View Thread
That definitely sounds like implantation bleeding to me. Implantation bleeding usually appends before your missed period, but you should take a pregnancy test. They ave early ones available that you can take up to 6 days before your missed period. Worst case scenario, it'll tell you if HCG (pregnancy hormone) is present in your system. You can find out if the egg was implanted in the correct place once you find out whether or not you've conceived. HTH.View Thread
I know cramps in early pregnancy are normal, but I've had cramps almost everyday for past 3-4 days. No bleeding and they're not terribly painful but definitely enough to notice. I remember having some early cramping with DD but I feel like it started later (I'm 5 weeks 4 days today). I also can't remember how long it lasted. Also.... The intense ligament pains don't start until the 2nd trimester, right?View Thread
Hi Kandy. I don't quite understand what you mean by "9-month torture". Did you have complications with your last pregnancy? You might want to talk with a therapist or psychologist b/c depression and negative feelings aren't good for you or your baby. With that said, I too have had an unexpected pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant about 2 days before my daughter's first bday. After all the "Seriously?!?!?", "How are we going to make this work.", and "This was NOT part of the plan!!!!" moments we embraced the pregnancy and were very excited about it. Unfortunately the pregnancy ended in m/c but to answer your question...no you're not the first woman to have mixed emotions about a surprise pregnancy. Just try to stay positive because your baby deserves the best--even still in the womb!View Thread
Can someone remind me when they started feeling those 1st trimester symptoms? I'm almost 4 weeks since LMP, got a BFP a few days ago w/one of those early tests so I know I'm not very far along at all. Actually, my period would have started yesterday or today. With that said, I seem to remember being extremely exhausted already at this point with DD. I know I should be happy I don't feel terrible already, but the last time I was pregnant and was feeling "pretty good" I ended up having a MC so I'm just trying to be cautiously optimistic. Any insight or thoughts on your own timelines will be greatly appreciated!View Thread
Thanks Jessica! I'll be 4 weeks tomorrow as well, so we must be due date buddies (November 17th?)! I'm sure people think I'm crazy for wanting to feel sick, but a sick mamma is usually a sign of a healthy baby (or so I've been told...lol!). My fingers are crossed for a healthy baby girl for you & your family by the end of the year! Thanks again!View Thread
Hi Ladies! I'm back on this board just in time for DD's 2nd birthday! Got a BFP yesterday but DH and I are cautiously optimistic.
While this pregnancy and the one with DD were both planned, we did have an unexpected surprise about a year ago that ended in MC around 8 weeks. (Well, we knew at 6 weeks but I was waiting it out before scheduling a DNC.)
Anyway, I'm super excited to be back here and look forward to getting to know you all better!View Thread
TRIGS: Well, it looks like for me it was just a case of the Mondays. I went to the doctor the next day for an ultrasound and she couldn't find a heartbeat and no fetal pole. After a few more ultrasounds and bloodwork, we had to accept the unfortunate news that I was having a miscarriage. It's been a hard couple weeks, to say the least, but I'm reminded everyday to be grateful for the beautiful family I already have. I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful 13 month old DD...and even have a sweet pup who has graciously accepeted his "demotion" after DD was born (for the most part ). We were lucky enough to get pregnant with our DD after only 1 month of trying and had an almost perfect pregnancy throughout, so I'm trying to stay positive and tell myself that there is no reason we shouldn't be able to have another healthy baby.
I believe God has a plan for us all and we have to believe things are going to turn out as He sees fit. However...with all that said...today was very difficult. I was holding out on the D&C--hoping everything would pass on its own. It's been a two week process but today everything finally passed and it happended on its own without a D&C. It was a very painful and graphic few hours. I will spare you all the details, but anyone who has had a miscarriage before knows what I'm talking about.
As I said, I'm trying to stay positive and in my heart I feel that God willing, I'll be back to these boards again for a full 9 months. In the meantime, best of luck to all of you and I wish you all happy, healthy pregnancies!View Thread