If your bologna was cooked, you're probably ok. The reason to avoid deli meats is that it is POSSIBLE for them to be contaminated with listeriosis. Same with unpasteurized dairy products. Pregnant women can get very sick from listeriosis and that is what can harm the baby. If you're not super sick (fever sever vomiting), then you do not have listeriosis. And unless that happened before, you did not m/c bc of the deli meat. In the future, heat any deli meat to 180 degrees to make sure that any bacteria is killed. I am sure you and your baby are just fine.View Thread
Hooray for being sick! I have cramps sometimes, too, and did with my daughter, also. I think it's just from the uterus starting to slowly grow. I don't think it's an issue unless it's reall, really bad or accompanied by bleeding. The doctors told me when I was pregnant with my daughter that bad nausea (and eve vomiting) is a great sign when you're pregnant following a m/c. I think there is a healthy, growing baby in there!View Thread
Tired and moody? You sound pregnant to me! I def agree that going to the ER for an u/s too early will likely stress you out more. My midwife told me not to go for my u/s she ordered before 7 wks so that the will def be a HB. Hold out one more week and then check it out? Are you having any luck relaxing at all? My m/c was at 8.5 weeks. I definitely understand holding your breath. That u/s without the HB is the worst thing I have ever seen. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I cried every time I saw her HB on the u/s. I'm think the techs thought I was nuts.
I'm doing well. Nausea and heartburn are slowing me down a bit. I was majorly sick with my daughter. I have hyperemesis gravidarum and ended up in the ER a few times for IV fluids and meds bc I couldn't keep anything down for days at a time. It really kicked in at 6 weeks. I'm hoping it won't be as bad this time around, but I think getting sick is inevitable for me. For now, I'm keeping food down and tums, too. And keeping my fingers crossed that I stay out of the ER.
I will keep praying for you and I hope you get through this week with ease!View Thread
I'll join in on your update! We won't be telling anyone I'm pregnant until Decembers, so this is the only place I can talk about it!
I am 5w2d. Nausea and heartburn are my biggest complaints to far. I didn't have heartburn with DD, so DH thinks this must be a boy. We'll see! In the mean time, I've been buying up super cute maternity clothes online to supplement what I already have. Counting down to our first u/s on Thurs of next week! Have a great week, everyone!View Thread
Are you doing any better? Any more relaxed? I thought I had posted to you yesterday,but it's not here.i was praying for you yesterday morning and came across Psalm 20. It might be encouraging for you so I wanted to share. Still praying! Hope all is well!View Thread
If it makes you feel better, my symptoms change from day to day, too. I am right with you, due June 22. When does your dr have you scheduled for a u/s? Risk of m/c drops to 3-5% after a heartbeat is seen on the u/s. I know for sure it's a lot easier to say relax than it is to do it, but definitely try. That is the best thing you can do for the baby. I will keep praying for you. Keep me posted.View Thread
It must be really hard to be so far from your family at such an important time in your life. One thing I can tell you is that it may be a good thing once the baby comes. My husband was in the military when our daughter was born and our families were hundreds of miles away. When she was born, we really had to lean on each other for support. It really made our relationship so much stronger. We didn't have my mom or his mom telling us how we should care for our baby. We figured it out for ourselves and found what worked for our family. I hope you and your fiancée have a similar experience together. It really brought us so much closer.
As far as do's and don't's, alcohol and other drugs are the biggest no nos. Also any pain relievers besides Tylenol (or other brands of acetomeniphen). Caffeine is also pretty much off limits. If you check out americanpregnancy.org, they have a lot of good info, including the best info on fish in pregnancy that I have seen anywhere. For the most part, take your prenatals, find a doctor you like, shop for some cute maternity clothes and baby stuff, and enjoy yourself!
Congratulations! Glad to have you here. I am so sorry for all of the loss you have suffered. I had one m/c and that was more than enough. I will certainly be praying that this time is different for you! When are you due?View Thread