I had a miscarriage in December and then got pregnant in February. I am 34 weeks pregnant right now and everything looks good. I agree that things felt completely different with this pregnancy from the beginning. Praying you have a healthy baby!View Thread
Lurking from 2nd tri... I actually had way more cravings in my 1st tri than I do now. I totally craved Arby's and the nearest one is 15 minutes away (one way). I think I was about 10 weeks when I sent my DH to Arby's for a sandwich on a rainy night. lol. I also craved chicken nuggets from McDonalds. When I saw Arby's in your comment, I just had to reply. That's my DH's favorite story so far in this pregnancy is him driving in the rain for me to have Arby's.View Thread
It could be constipation and/or water weight/bloating. When I went for my first couple appointments that were during my first tri, I was really scared by the number on the scale. I wasn't eating more than I had before I got pregnant and probably a little less because of morning sickness. When I went in at 14 weeks my weight was 6 pounds lighter than it had been at my appointment a month before. As long as you're eating healthy and drinking plenty of water it'll probably even off.View Thread
I agree you should leave him, not just for you but also for your daughter. It isn't good for her to be exposed to the abuse. There are resources available to help you get on your feet and transition if you decide to leave. You deserve better!View Thread
If you hadn't even missed your period yet, it could be implantation bleeding also. I believe (though you should check online b/c I could be wrong) that implantation bleeding is 7-14 days after conception which would put it anytime from a week before your period to about the time your period should start. I hope your levels go up for you and that everything turns out well!View Thread
It is common to spot after both a pap smear and after sex so the bleeding could be from that. My dr. told me at my first appointment that spotting for two or three days from the pap smear wouldn't be unusual. Early in pregnancy it's extremely difficult to know except monitoring it all over time. I know it's frustrating because you want to know. I've been there. Try to rest and take it easy. If you start cramping or anything don't hesitate to go to the Emergency Room. How far along are you? I'm sorry you're going through this and I hope everything turns out to be okay and that your bleeding stops. You aren't alone; these boards are here for support.View Thread
Lurking from 2nd tri... my first trimester I was pretty sick and had a hard time some days eating anything but whatever random food I was craving at the time, so I definitely understand. I just ate what I could stomach. Don't worry this phase will pass and you'll be able to eat healthier soon. For a few days all I could stomach was breaded chicken then all the sudden a couple weeks later I was craving salad. lol. Just make sure you're taking your prenatal vitamin. Also, one of my best friends was super sick during her first trimester and actually spent several days in the hospital because she couldn't keep anything at all down. The drs told her that the baby takes what it needs from the mother, so even though she was super sick the baby was perfectly fine. She just delivered a perfectly healthy baby, so I don't think a few days of less healthy foods are going to hurt you or baby in the long run. Also, I found that lemon flavored things helped with nausea. I ended up keeping lemon drop candies in my purse and they really helped.View Thread
You aren't being silly. What kind of mommies would we be if we didn't worry about our babies? Like the other poster said the concern with luncheon meats is the possiblity of listeria, which is very, very rare, but our immune systems during pregnancy aren't as good which makes us more susceptible (I read from the American Pregnancy Association that the immune system is most suppressed during the third trimester, so that's when you're actually the most susceptible to infections like listeria). If you didn't get sick then you are fine.View Thread
Also lurking from 2nd tri: My Dr. told me that the issue with hot dogs was the nitrates in them, but they make nitrate free hot dogs and the level allowable in meats has been reduced over the last several years to make them safer. I just buy the nitrate free hot dogs to be safe. (Oscar Meyer makes a brand that you can get at pretty much any grocery store and then there are the fancier brands at places like Whole Foods). Some people say that you shouldn't eat tuna because of the mercury, but chunk light tuna has very low mercury levels and other people say that not eating any tuna means you miss out on the omega whatever things that are healthy and you need. I just limit my tuna to about once a week. There's a ton of different opinions about everything. You just have to decide what's best for you.View Thread
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