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I was starting to notice some swelling in my legs/ankles so I asked my doctor and she suggested Preggers...
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I was starting to notice some swelling in my legs/ankles so I asked my doctor and she suggested Preggers compression stockings. They have made my legs feel so much better, I thought I would share for any other momma-to-be out there suffering from swelling.View Thread
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Hi everyone, I'll be 18 weeks on tuesday with my first child and I have a couple of questions... a few times I have had what feels like a relatively strong twitch in my upper abdominal muscles, several inches (or so) above my belly button. It feels just like one of those twitches you sometimes get in your arm or leg when you're falling asleep. When it happens, its just the one twitch, it doesnt last longer than a second. Also, I've been feeling gurgling type movements in the same upper abdominal area, it feels like gas but I dont have to expel anything and it doesnt hurt. Its just kind of weird. My friend who is 27 weeks pregnant says its just my organs moving around and making room. Does that sound about right for 17/18 weeks? One more thing, a few times I have felt a sharp pain on the inside of my lower right ribcage, it feels like a prick with a needle or something just inside the bone. It isnt excruciating or anything, just kind of annoying. Are any or all of these symptoms normal, and are they just things moving around and making room? I got excited for a minute thinking the twitches were the baby, but then realized it was too high up for that. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated View Thread
hi moms!!! im in the 16th week of my 3rd pregnancy (first pregnancy ended in mc, second was successful). I'm having heavy bleeding and have been to the dr and er about it several times, it has been going on for over a month now... it goes from light spotting to bleeding so heavy it litterally looks like i pourd a bottle of red food coloring in the toilet. my dr says that my birth canal is closed like it should be and the ultrasound isnt showing any problems and its probly nothing... they have put me on level 2 bed rest and it impossible to do with a 17 month old very very demanding boy... i have no help from friends or family at all and my boyfriend, whom is the father of my son and the one in the tummy, does not understand the seriousness of the situation... today i started having a sharp pain in the right side of my belly and pulling sensation in the muscles in my back, dr said its because the baby is growing...
I am not sure what to do at this point and have no clue as to what could be wrong with me and my unborn child... please any ideas? im despirate for ideas to throw up to the drView Thread
Hello- I just want to join this to tell you my story about my 2nd child which was a boy his name is Colin. When I was pregnant with him I looked up tons of support groups but never found anyone who was going through anything that I was. My son Colin was born at 33 weeks gestation. He was also born with an Occital encephalocele that was about half the size of his head, Which is where the skull didnt completely close and causeed a large mass on his head where part of his brain came into the mass. He had 2 heart defects and cleft lip and pallet although the cleft lip and pallet closed in the womb before he was born my husband and I were told to abort him at around 20 weeks they said he would never survive the pregnancy and if he did survive he would require many surgeries that he may not survive them., and he would more than likely not be able to move and be mentally retarded... well needless to say our little Colin is now 5 months old he moves great he has had about 5 surgeries one of them being a ventricular brain shun that he will require to have his whole live because of his ventricals in the brain not being able to drain correctly. our son is doing fantastic because of our faith I believe. But I wanted to let people know if your going through anything like this and need support or just someone to talk to I would be more than happy to talk!! my email also is firstname.lastname@example.orgView Thread
Im a lil over 13 wks and im having mild to sharp pain in my lower abdomen ive looked it up and some think its my uterus stretching but i dont know. can anyone else give me some advise cause i am in texas and my ob is back home in oregon i really dunno what i should doView Thread
have had this with all 3 of my pregnancies it usually goes away but for me it continues through out my whole pregnancy. I am also 4 months and it does make it harder to hear the heartbeat. It also can cause some back and pelvis pain. I would not worry about it though it will not do anything to the baby, it just might cause you some discomfort.View Thread
With all of the fun holidays coming up from Halloween and Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Years, there will be a multitude of precious photos for the community to share! But, how do we post a photo?!?
Here is the New WebMD Photo Upload Guide to teach everyone how to share their perfect pics this season! Please feel free to test-post any of your fun photos to this thread! Cheese!! 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 CausesRound 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 .
Have you asked your feet how they feel lately? Do they feel like they have changed shape and become someone else? Read Pregnant Women Put Fashion Before Foot Health to gain knowledge and tips on how to relieve your feet, ankles, calves, and even knees.
According to The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the U.K., "70% of pregnant women suffer from foot problems like swollen ankles (37%), swollen feet (45%), and arch and heel pain (16%)." Unfortunately, many of these sufferers are not helping their footsies by wearing the latest trendy heals and other non-supportive footwear. "Podiatrists are urging women to wear supportive, wide-fitting shoes to stay comfortable and avoid long-term damage."
After checking out the article, please share your stories on what has helped you find foot relief. Maybe you will help another mother find some relaxation and relief at the end of her day! View Thread
I spoke with a friend of mine who is a nurse anesthetists and administers epidurals all day long, and I was complaining to her how badly it hurt when I got my epidural last time. She said next time to ask the nurse anesthetists to put bicarb in the numbing medicine and you won't feel the lidocaine. She said its not something they do standard, but if you ask for it, they will. I personally have no clue what it means, but you better believe I'm gonna ask for it. Just wanted to pass on that little nugget.View Thread
Pregnancy communities definitely speak a language of their own. The abbreviations can be a bit overwhelming until now!
Thanks to MNHall, for sorting everything out and putting together this list for us!
If anyone has more to add, please respond so we are all up on the pregnancy board lingo!
* 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 fiancé * BSD - Baby'S Daddy * SO - Significant Other * DSS - Dear/Darling step son * DSD - Dear/Darling step daughter * HHB - Happy Healthy Baby/Babies * 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 * bcp — birth control pill * 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
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) * 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) * EOD - every other day (referring to BD'ing) * AF - Aunt Flo (menstrual cycle) * BBT - basal body temp (used when charting) * LMP - last mentrual period * O - Ovulation * DPO - Days past ovulation * CD - cycle day * LP - Luteal Phase (time from O til AF) * 2ww - 2 week wait (time from O til AF) * CM - cervical mucus * CP - cervical position * OPK - ovulation prediction kit * HPT - home pregnancy test * FMU - first morning urine * BFP - Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test) * BFN - Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)View Thread
From old-fashioned cocoa butter to high-tech skin creams that claim to prevent stretch marks, there is certainly no shortage of products to try.
But today, most doctors believe that those red, blue, purple, and brown stretch marks that divide your belly like the Grand Canyon are largely hereditary, and most topical preparations won't prevent them from occurring.
"If there was something that worked to prevent stretch marks, believe me, we would all know it by now," says Jamal. But while you might not be able to prevent stretch marks, Palm Beach dermatologist Ken Beer, MD, says in many instances a few laser treatments after baby is born will cause your stretch marks to fade as quickly as your memory of labor pains.
After the baby is born, "Treating stretch marks when they are red or purple can be accomplished with a pulse dye laser," says Beer, author of Palm BeachPerfect Skin. "Once they have turned beige, microdermabrasion, Retin A, Intense Pulsed Light and injections of fillers have varying degrees of succesView Thread
So, for all of you who have used the Chinese prediction calander (for fun of course) ... you may not want to take it too seriously... I am having a baby GIRL! and it told me I was having a boy... I am soooo happy it was wrong! ;o)View Thread
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.
I can't promise anything other than the fact that you will be heard. I want you to know YOU, each of you, is important to us.
If there is anything you don't know how to do yet and it isn't in the Exchange FAQ -let me know that too. I am here to help.View Thread
If you want to include a picture within a post- (not the persona/profile/avatar image that appears next to the member name on their post each time) you need to have the picture available already uploaded online. So upload those ultrasound pictures and pictures of the cute stuff you are collecting! We want to see them.
Once you have a picture uploaded online -like on Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Picapp, Photobucket, a personal website, etc-then you just use the url for that picture.
Be sure you own the picture or have permission to use it. There are some free use picture sites so if you want a generic shamrock or beach or whatever out there but they will ask you to link back to their site. Please follow any rules the picture hosting site requires.
Once you have located a picture you want to use-find out the URL. You can right click on the image and click "copy image location" if you aren't sure about the url for the image itself. You need the image URL-not the page the image is on. This url will end in .jpg most likely.
For the example, I will use a picture here on WebMD:
To turn a url like that to a picture in a post, click the photo icon at the top of this box. It is the one that looks like a blue square in a Polaroid-sort of. Paste that entire url into the pop up box and here is that picture: View Thread
I think most of us know by now that if you click the link "See All Discussions" that it will always show the original poster not the replies. I have seen a few complaints where ladies said it's a pain to have to always click the discussions link whenever they pull up the page. Well I discovered today that if you click the link and then bookmark that page that whenever you pull it up it will be under the discussions page automatically. One less step.View Thread
Ok, so I'm a little thick, normally wear a size 12-14. I haven't gained but 1.5 pounds. I'm 14 weeks and 5 days. My clothes didn't fit my pants were tight before I found I was even pregnant which was at 6 weeks but I didn't think anything of it. Now I look like I am 8 months pregnant in my stomach. Another girl at work is due at the end of the month and I am the same size as her. I haven't put on any weight per the scales other then the 1.5 at the doctors office but my belly is huge. Any idea? Maybe just bloating?View Thread
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I'm takin the Nature Valley prenatal pill currently. I noticed that they don't have enough Calcium or Omega-3 (fish oil) in them. What does everyone think about taking a fish oil pill along with the prenatal? Also, what about taking a calcium pill along with prenatal?
Also was wondering, if it is a bad idea on switching prenatals at anytime??? Going from Nature Valley to One a Day prenatal.
Anyone suggest a certain kind or is Nature Valley just fine?View Thread
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