First Trimester

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9 weeks along


From weeks 6 to 81/2 i could hardly function. I have two children and all they would see is their mommy lying around. I felt so sorry for them. We even had to cancel our summer plans because i just could not function. I was nauseous, and very tired. The only thing i could do was lie down.

I am now about 10 weeks and i feel significantly better (which also makes me worry that it is too early for my symptoms to cease). I too wore the sea bands for a few days and i really felt better. Not sure if it was coincidence or not. Either way, i was glad to see that someone was in the same boat as me.

I will see my doctor in a couple of weeks and hopefully i will hear a heartbeat!

Good luck to all!

lisa






In Loving Memory of Aunt Pam

Have you ever heard the saying, "When there's a death, there is a pregnancy"? Well, I now believe in that saying! My husband's Aunt Pam passed away on July 17th. The night after she passed we were sitting on our deck and I mentioned to my husband that wouldn't it be weird if I was pregnant since your Aunt had passed? (At this point, we weren't really trying to get pregnant but we weren't preventing it.)

My husband had never heard of that saying before and we both kind of just blew it off. July 20th were the calling hours. For some reason my husband had a hunch that I was pregnant. He called me on his way home from work, said he was stopping to get a test, he was thinking I was pregnant! I took the test before we left for the calling hours.....................................IT WAS POSITIVE!!! I could not believe it!!!!

After we came home I took another.....POSTIVE AGAIN!!! I ended up taking 4 tests before realizing......WERE SPENDING WAY TOO MUCH MONEY ON THESE TESTS!!! That Monday I went to the doctor had a blood test done....POSITIVE! So now I can actually say that old saying is TRUE!

WE LOVE & MISS YOU AUNT PAM!!

Kym






reply to "late starter"

Don't be concerned about not feeling sick. Some women are lucky that way!!! There's also a theory that women tend to be sicker when carrying girls than boys (I think it has something to do with the extra estrogen in girl babies), so this might just be a difference in gender between the babies.

You would have more cause for concern if you had nausea already and suddenly didn't feel sick anymore, especially before the 2nd trimester starts. I did have a friend who's nausea suddenly disappeared in the 1st trimester (it didn't taper off - just stopped) and it was the start of a miscarriage for her.

I had very little nausea during my pregnancy (I had a boy), but I know what you mean about worrying about that. Even though no one would wish for nausea, you think if you don't have it, it's a bad thing. I swear I used to wish I felt more pregnant (and sick) than I did because I thought it was a sign of a problem. No problem though.....he's a healthy almost 4-year old now. Also, by the time my second trimester started I finally felt pregnant enough to relax, so other symptoms will eventually set it for you too.

It is possible, being only 7 weeks along, that nausea is still to come, but for now, try to enjoy not having it! :-)

Buffi R.






Late Starter

What a wonderful site, this is a great help to first timers like me. I'm 38 years old and my partner and I got pregnant last November, but unfortunately I miscarried at 8 weeks and had to have a D&C. We've been trying since and I am now 7 weeks pregnant after a few months of trying. I'm so scared of miscarrying again. I've had slight pains in my abdomen and thought that it was something to worry about, but having read some of the stories on this site, it seems to be normal. This is our first baby and we are getting married this September so we are both praying that everything will go right this time. I'm so incredibly excited and can't wait to start showing. I haven't been sick at all yet, so is this something to worry about or is it too early, with my last pregnancy I felt sick all the time! Thank you to all the ladies for sharing their stories, it's a huge help and comfort.

Good luck to you all.

Anita x

Anita Price






Cramps

This is my second pregnancy and I'm about 6 weeks along. Just wanted to let you guys know that cramps are normal in first trimester, as long as they are not extremely painful. I also had a miscarriage and when I was pregnant with my son, who is now 4, I was a nervous wreck just knowing that I was going to miscarry again at any moment. Now, that I'm pregnant with my second child, I notice the cramps but do not obsess over them. Good Luck to all of you!

Candace in Texas







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