First Trimester

Trying to get pregnant is an exciting time in a woman's life, but it isn't always easy. From counting menstrual cycles to buying countless pregnancy tests, getting pregnant is often an experience in and of itself. We want to hear about all of your experiences, from your first pregnancy test right up to your first pregnancy symptoms. And feel free to share your conception secrets with other hopeful couples!


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exhaustion


The exhaustion started at 6 weeks. I am now 9 weeks and it's still here. I work full time, and everyday after work, I go home attempt to eat something (which never tastes right) and get straight into bed. It feels like the flu.My breast are agonizing,since 4 weeks. I sleep in a sports bra. Eating 6 meals a day does not help with exhuastion. I am hoping and praying that somewhere between 10-12 weeks that this goes away. This is not fun.The doc says its normal. I have lost a couple of pounds. It is an effort to eat and drink everyday. Hang in there ladies.

over35






TO WORRIED AND CONFUSED

Don't worry yourself to death. I'm eighteen too and my boyfriend is also twenty one. We both have been dating for four years. I found out i was pregnant about five weeks along and I am now fourteen weeks along. I was scared my whole first trimester. I kept worrying that something might be wrong with the baby. I was afraid I might have a miscarriage. But two weeks ago I went in for my second trimester appointment and heard the heart beat. And just a week ago the baby out of nowhere kicked. It surprised me and i wanted to cry out of joy. I still am scared about delivering and becoming a mom, but what makes me secure and happy is looking at baby outfits I already bought. LOL!

helper






Blessed Miracle

Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00am I am laying on the operating table just minutes away from getting my IV to go to sleep to have a hysterectomy, when the doctor comes in to say we need to postpone the surgery as my pregenancy test came back positive. Ten years of unprotected sex, 10 years of being told that I would not have another child, 10 years of unanswered prayers finally comming true. You can not imagine the utter shock that my husband and I are still feeling. Granted I was only a week pregnant, I am already startign to feel the tell tale signs. My breasts are extremely sore, I have this constant pulling sensation in my abdomen, like a pulled muscle if I try to get up too fast or even during the night when I try to roll over. I know it's too soon but I get my morning sickness around 4:00pm. We have a 15 year old daughter who is absolutely thrilled as we all are, no one more than me. That is why I call this baby a true miracle. I probably need to add that if the nurse had not insisted on doing the pregnancy test in the first place we would have never known. I remember to include Merideth in my prayers. By the way I am 38 and my husband will be 44 in September.

Reba






Any better the second time around?

Hi I am 24 will be 25 in August and have just found out this past week that I am 6 weeks pregnant. We had been trying for the past 3 years to become pregnant and I had just given up hope and threw out all of my old maternity clothes and left over baby clothes from my first child who is now going to be 6 in August.

During my first pregnancy I was constantly sick I couldn't keep anything down and everytime I would go and see the doc they would tell me I was losing weight but the baby was growing just fine. I also had back labor which caused a herniated disk in my spine. I ended up with Toximia and pre eclampsia and had an emergency c-section at 7 months because of a grand mal seizure.

My main concern now, which is why we had waited so long to try for another child in the first place, is is this going to happen again. I am scared to death but excited as everything. If things go right I will finally be able to experience the final months and labor...lol.. Have any of you ever had toximia before and gone on to have a healthy pregnancy a second time or more?

My now going to be 6 year old son is the perfet picture of health he has finally caught up in his weight and height he is still a little behind in school, but that is only because of timed tests he can't do things as fast, but he knows all the material so I couldn't be more happy with him after the rocky start and a whole month in the hospital when he was first born. I couldn't hold him for three weeks, I know that sounds bad, but there were some people I felt even worse for some of the other little babies I saw in that IC room.

God Bless,

Tiffany

Tiffany






YAY!!!

I'm 20 and my boyfriend's 26. We've been dating for awhile now. We tried conceiving a baby awhile ago, but nothing happened. So we just gave it a rest. One Sunday morning I woke up as sick as I've ever been - and it lasted the WHOLE DAY! It didn't help because for the past week I hardly had any sleep, tossing and turning. I talked to him earlier before he went to work that day and we just decided I needed new pillows. Upon feeling sick, I called him while he was at work. He told me to take a pregnancy test (we hadn't been trying to conceive this time). I never keep track of my periods, so I thought 'ok, I'll take it, but it never comes out positive.' The first test was a dark pink line with a faint 2nd line. What the heck does that mean?! So then we got a digital test and it said 'pregnant.' We were both shocked and happy, but still not certain. So I went to the clinic, and sure enough it was positive and I'm about 5 weeks pregnant!!! We are so excited and ready to have this child, I love my boyfriend and my baby and he supports me. Our families are as happy as ever and we already got 'I love grandma, I love grandpa' bibs. I haven't had morning sickness since, but I'm the happiest woman ever!

Michelle







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