I had exactly the same thing happen to me between weeks 20 and 24, I gained 6 lbs as well and I have been being very careful because I gained over 60lbs with my first baby and still have not lost it all so I am starting out with more weight than I am comfortable with. I am also shooting for 20 lbs.
That period between 20 - 24 weeks I have also heard of lots of other people having large gains, and I knew it was going to be bad, because I was STARVING constantly, I made healthy choices but I could not stop eating. My OB did not say a word about it, but my dietician scolded me (I think that is what I see her for) I was told that for this next stretch I was only allowed to gain 1/2 lb a week to make up for it. I am not sure if I totaly hit that goal but I am sure I was close, my appetite is finally slowing down a little. I think that as our bellies get bigger we naturaly will slow down on the weight gain because there is not as much room for food!
Good Luck, my appointment is on Thursday I am nervous to see how I did on their acurate scale, cause mine sucks!View Thread
LOL... great I never thought of that I bought double the candy as I needed to because I knew I would not be able to keep my hands out of it, I have already eaten half the robins eggs! I have my second 1 hour glucose test next week!View Thread
I agree with jle, with what I have read from your previous posts I am of the mind that it should be you that does not want to marry him. It does not seem to me that it will be a happy healthy relationship. Do you really want to marry someone who is not positive that you are everything to him, my advice at the very least is to wait awhile and see where life takes you. Once that baby gets here the stress level goes up substancially and it can add a lot of strain to a relationship, try seeing how you guys fair through that period at the very least.View Thread
Inthe first trimester the U/S is the most acurate way to "date" the baby. Babies don't vary much in size until later in pregnancy, and the size is not the only thing they are basing it on I don't think, I believe that they are also looking at other developmental markers.
The "2 weeks post Period" is only an average. People ovulate at different times, plus it can vary how long it takes for implantation. You should be going by the date the Dr gave you and not worrying about what the websites are saying. HTH
By the way Viability is still when you are actually 24 weeks, if you are confused about how far along you are considered got to the web MD calendar and calculate it by your due date, not your last period date.View Thread
I agree that kegels help but I do need to say one thing about them.... they help for now but.... It does not matter how many kegels you do now, after you deliver (if you deliver vaginally) you will be starting over from scratch. I did them constantly with my first and had no leakage problems during pregnancy, but after delivery was another story. I could not even find my kegel muscles for many weeks after and I don't think leakage even comes close to describing what I had :blush:View Thread
I ecko everyone else in that I am SO SORRY for what you are going through, the stress and pain must be un-imaginable. I also do not judge you for starting smoking again, as an ex-smoker myself I can't say that I would not have done the same thing in your situation. I do agree though that it is not actually helping with the stress it is probably making it worse because now you have guilt too.
Does it maybe help to try thinking of the fact that this baby is your husbands last gift to you and you are honoring his memory by doing the very best for him/her that you can. Just an idea that came into my head as I was reading your story. Again I mean it with no judgement what so ever, as I can not even pretend to know how I would feel in your shoes.
We are all here if you need to chat/vent or anything. I hope that you have a strong support system with your friends and family and wish you the best.View Thread
It is VERY common to get false positives on that screening test, so much so that many women (myself included) down right refuse to get it.
I know it is scary when it you your baby that you are talking about but seriously try not to stress to much about it. I have heard so many women get "Positives" on that test and none of them that I know have had a baby with Downs. A positive on that test is still just based on probabilities, I am not sure exactly where the cut off line is but I know it is somewhere around the 1 in 200 mark. that means that you could be told that you are positive even though it is only a 0.5% chance that the baby has it.
I hope that you are able to relax a bit, and that everything turns out fine as I am sure it will!View Thread
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