Hi everyone! I just had my first prenatal appt. and my doctor gave me some free samples of B Natal suckers for morning sickness. A lot of doctors recommend taking Vitamin B6 25 mg for morning sickness and this sucker provides that and it doesn't taste bad at all! It has really helped me so far! Hope this helps some other moms that are combating constant nausea like me!View Thread
okay i dont have a tip im looking for a tip on how to not get stretch marks well how to TRY and prevent them from happening lol, all i know is drink lots and lots of water cause hydrated skin stretches better than dehydrated, but any tips would be greatly appreciated View Thread
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My friend is pregnant with her 2nd child. Now she is coughing up blood and I asked another friend (who said it was normal for pregnant women). I told my first friend this and she said that it didn't happen with her first child... so... I need to know, is she and the baby ok? even with the blood?View Thread
Hello, I have a question.I had oral sex with an individual, Well i seem too be fine. Nothing about me has...
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Hello, I have a question.I had oral sex with an individual, Well i seem too be fine. Nothing about me has changed no sores or anything. Well about a few days ago my mouht has been dry and lips have been chapped, idk if i should worrie or couldnt it be that its a change in the weather going from warm tempts to colder temps. please someone give me adviceView Thread
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drick some pickle juice, maybe even just a sip and ur stomach problems will be gone. i never would have made it through my first trimenster with out dill pickles juice in my fridge at all times.View Thread
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Hey ladies just wanted to let you know about the fantastic pregnancy book I bought. 'Im Pregnant!' by Lesley Regan is so imformative! She is straightforward and gives week by week information on how your baby is growing, how your body is changing and your emotional response. I find it comforting to know you are gtting in depth factual information over a wide array of subjects; breastfeeding, exercise, nutrition, care after birth, the list is endless! I would HIGHLY recommend this book!
I had originally got 'What to Expect WHen Youre Expecting' and threw it away!! It was alarmist and condescending! The cutesy language and puns really irked me as well, I prefer to be spoken to in an intelligent fashion. If you want to hear about all that can go wrong and what you arent 'supposed' to do then I say read this book but if you want a book that gives you factual information about this wonderful journey, 'Im Pregnant' cant be beat.. Hope this helps, I wish someone would have told me sooner!!View Thread
I can't really call it morning sickness since it seems to hit me the worst around 11:30 and continue through the afternoon, but I read somewhere that sunflower seeds (in the shell) are a good way to help settle an upset stomach. I don't know if its the salt or the fact that peeling the seed from the shell is a good distraction--probably both, but they have been a lifesaver! Also, for the most part, you can keep both hands free while eating them.View Thread
Around 11 weeks or so I noticed very weird pains on my sides. It happened when I moved abruptly or stretched a few times a week. I mentioned it to my doctor at my 16 week appointment last week and he explained to me that what I am experiencing is called round ligament pains. And explained to me how it happens, some may confuse this as cramps or even BH contractions, so I thought I'd look it up and share it with you all. He also told me that it would get worse =(
Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain
Round ligament pain refers to a type of pelvic pain caused by stretching of the round ligaments. This occurs more commonly on the right side of the pelvis.
Your uterus is normally the size of a pear. Thick ligaments, one of which is called the round ligament, hold your uterus in suspension within your abdomen. As the uterus grows in size and weight , these ligaments become very long and thin, stressing and tensing like rubber bands.
The ligaments pull and tug on nearby nerve fibers and sensitive structures, causing pain. The severity of pain can worry you. Although round ligament pain is uncomfortable, it is also very normal.
A ligament spasm, an involuntary contraction or cramp, usually triggers a sharp pain. These spasms are found more frequently on the right side than the left because of the normal tendency of the uterus to turn to the right.
You might awaken at night with pain after having suddenly rolled over in your sleep .
My daughter is about 2 months pregnant and she has been with a person that has been exposed to TB.The person she is with will be getting tested.Now, what are her risk and the unborn childs risk ? FROM A VERY CONCERNED PARENTView Thread
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I just took a home pregnancy test and it was positive!!! My last period was July 4, I believe the conception date is July 24. I have super long cycles, like anywhere between 35 and 42 days. I went for my yearly on July 23 and they did a thyroid screening. The results were 5.6. My doctor ordered another blood test for a month later. Should I call the doctor and tell him about my positive home test? I am a little worried due to what I have read about thyroid problems and pregnancy. When would I normally call and schedule my first appointment. I just don't want to be the pain in the ass pregnant lady and call too soon. This is my first and I have no idea of what to expect.View Thread
My morning sickness has been RIDICULOUS with this pregnancy. It's pretty much all-day, every day sickness! Today, I pushed myself really hard to get all my errands done, trying not to fall apart over how nauseous I feel. When I finally got home, I realized I forgot to buy myself some ginger ale, which I was really looking forward to. So I got to thinking...I've got some ginger...can I make it in to something palatable to help with my queasy stomach?
I came up with this, and it worked. It's kind of sour, but not terrible tasting. And it calmed my stomach down right away.
Here's what I did:
Grate about a teaspoon of fresh ginger Fill a 12 oz. cup about 1/3 full with sweet and sour Add ginger Fill cup the rest of the way with club soda Mix thoroughly Strain out ginger if desired* Add ice
*I left the ginger in my cup. If you're going to strain it out, I'd let it sit a few minutes so the ginger flavor can seep in to your drink.View Thread
Jenn (27) and James (30) expecting our third 4/1/2011! We already have 2 DS's (ages 4 and 2)...so we're rooting for a girl this time!
had sex with my bf on june 5th and starting bleeding on june 24th it was light and the next dat dark for a...
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had sex with my bf on june 5th and starting bleeding on june 24th it was light and the next dat dark for a day and then 4 days light and for that period thing was a few hours off and on and just had lower back pains . and i took a test in the after noon and it was negative on july 20th and today on july 26th had a light spot and turned in to dark and last night blood filled the toilet and clots all night and today on ju 27th its still dark red blood and its been a few hours and stops then comes back and no cramping just lower back iam woundering if i 'am pregnant or is this a regual period need some answers pleaseView Thread
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hello everyone ! I am not sure if i am pregnant. I always have had a regular menstrual cycle, and i expected to have my period yesterday. Today i had a light brown discharge, but no period, my breast are very sore, and i have been feeling very fatigue lately. I have done a pregnancy test two days ago and it was negative. i don't know if it was to early for my hcg levels to be detected. I heard of someone that had her period for 3 months and had a few home pregnancy test that were negative and she turn out to be still pregnant. It is possible to have your period, and be pregnant ? Please helpView Thread
whitewater rafting throws you around a lot! but the baby is well protected...so it's kind of 'iffy' I...
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whitewater rafting throws you around a lot! but the baby is well protected...so it's kind of 'iffy' I probably would not risk it, you can always postpone until after the baby is born if you really were looking forward to it, then ask your doc, but he/she prob will not suggest doing it View Thread
In a recent WebMD article itrecalled by Evenflo, Delta, and five other manufacturers.
The recall swells to about 9 million the number of drop-side cribs recalled in the last five years, says Consumer Reports safety expert Don Mays.
"They outsource the manufacture of these cribs and are using very inferior hardware to make the side go up and down," Mays tells WebMD. "And if the hardware breaks or loosens, it opens a dangerous gap where a child can fall out or get trapped -- and possibly suffocate against the mattress."
How many of you who are pregnant have experienced urine leakage? WebMD Health Expert, Diane K. Newman , has posted an excellent article that I wanted to share with you. Ms. Newman is a nurse practitioner and nationally recognized authority on bladder problems and treatments for urinary incontinence.
From the article:
"A woman who has had one vaginal birth is more than two and a half times as likely to report stress urinary incontinence. Even during a first pregnancy, 50 percent of women experience problems with bladder control, especially during the third trimester. These problems often become more pronounced with each successive pregnancy."
What baby gear do you need for your newborn? At some point, your little love will make his or her way out of your belly and you need to be prepared. We took the advice of moms and moms-to-be to tell us what will be most important to have on hand.
This list should help you get all you need to take care of your baby during the early months. As your baby gets older, you will find other items that will make your life easier (like a jumpy seat or an exer-saucer!).
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I was wondering if anyone knows if you are pretty sure you might be pregnant and your child brought home lice and you should treat yourself, should you not use the Rid lice treatment? I can not find on the box or on the computer if it is harmful or not. Please someone help me.View Thread
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To help you know what you can really expect when you're expecting, WebMD asked Stacy Quarty (author of Frankly Pregnant: A Candid Week-by-Week Guide to the Unexpected Joys, Raging Hormones and Common Experiences of Pregnancy). and two top obstetricians to explore six of the most common "unspeakable" side effects of pregnancy -- and give you the tips and advice you need to handle what comes your way!
I just found this today.. curious if any of you have any experience with this. I didn't monitor HCG with my first so i have nothing to compare too..
Does a pregnancy test become positive later when the fetus is a boy, and does it become positive earlier when the fetus is a girl?
In this study published by Yaron Y et al in Human Reproduction the authors studied 1,325 pregnant women with singleton pregnancies at 10-13 weeks.and compared different hormone levels including the pregnancy hormone hCG human chorionic gonadotropin between women carrying a male and a female fetus They found that women who had a female fetus had hCG levels significantly higher than women who carried a male fetus. This finding is consistent with that found by several other researchers.
These findings may have implications not only on evaluating risks of Down syndrome (women carrying female fetuses had a higher risk for Down syndrome), but also on timing of a pregnancy test. If women carrying a male fetus have lower hCG levels then it may be possible that their first positive urine pregnancy test could be delayed because of the male gender.View Thread
New to the pregnancy exchanges and wondering what all those abbreviations stand for? Not anymore!
Thanks to MNHall, for sorting everything out and putting together this list for us!
Here's what we've got so far...add anything we missed to the replies below:
1st trimester - BFP til 13 weeks, 2 days
2nd trimester - 13 weeks, 3 days til 26 weeks, 4 days
3rd trimester - 26 weeks, 5 days til delivery
DH - Dear/Darling Husband
DS - Dear/Darling Son
DD - Dear/Darling Daughter
DB - Dear/Darling boyfriend
DF - Dear/Darling fiance
SO - Significant Other
DSS - Dear/Darling step son
DSD - Dear/Darling step daughter
LO - Little one
IL - In Laws - MIL (mother), FIL (father), BIL (brother), SIL (sister)
TMI - Too much information
HTH - Hope that helps
MO - In my opinion
TIA - Thanks in advance
PAL - pregnancy after loss
pg/preggo/prego - pregnant
m/s - morning sickness
m/c - miscarriage
u/s - ultrasound
b/w (bw) - blood work
hCG - Human chorionic gonadotropin (hormone detected during pregnancy)
Pro - progesterone
m/w - midwife
GD - Gestational Diabetes
GTT - Glucose Tolerance Test
UTI - urinary tract infection
BP - blood pressure (or birth plan)
HR/HB - Heart rate/heart beat
FHR - Fetal heart rate
BPM - beats per minute (re: heartrate)
EDD - Estimated Due Date
BH/BHC - Braxton hicks/Braxton hicks contractions
L&D - labor and delivery
BF - breast feeding
BM - Breast milk
FF - formula fed
SAHM - Stay at home mom
WAHM - Work at home mom
WOHM - Work outside the home mom
What Are Teams?
Blue team - pregnant with a boy
Pink team - pregnant with a girl
Green team - want to find out sex before delivery
Yellow team - waiting to find out sex until delivery
Plaid Team - Twins, one boy and one girl.
Purple Team - You know the gender, but aren't telling!
Types of Discussions
GTKYFP: Getting to know your fellow preggos (fun daily question to get to know each other on the board)
TRIGS: Triggery topic, posted in the subject line when difficult topics associated with this forum are mentioned (ex: on a pregnancy board, talking about a m/c, as some members may find it difficult to read about, so "trigs" warns them so they can chose if they are ready to read it). Sometimes "Triggs" or "Triggers."
OT: Off Topic (when posting something not regarding the typical forum conversation)
TTC related (since it's still talked about on a pregnancy board)
TTC - Trying to conceive
BD - Baby dance (sex to make a baby)
FD - fun dance (sex just for fun)
ED - every day (when referring to frequency of BD'ing)
Now that you have had twelve or so days to get to know the new exchanges-let me know what else we can do to help make them better.
We darkened the font. We definitely know you want emoticons and signatures back. We know you want more discussions on a page and easier navigation.(What does that look like to you?) But-what else might help you really love exchanges?
Tell me in as much detail as you can what things still trip you up, what changes you want to see made. (Navigation changes? Which ones? Too much white space? Not enough? Better search?)
I really want and need your ideas. I am making a list and checking it twice-so we can work on getting rid of the naughty and make it nice.
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Share your tips for announcing your pregnancy to the daddy-to-be.
1st one and 2nd one he was there for the BFP-well the first one it was the "Is it a line..no...yes...maybe...no...yes...maybe" followed by a doctor's appoint 2 days later for the sinus infection I got at the same time where I had them test me. I called him and told him as soon as I could find a phone.
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