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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Hi! I'm eighteen years old and twelve weeks pregnant. I was on birth control for about a year. I have been dating the same guy for four years and we were continously having pregnancy scare's in which he would always buy me a test. It was about the first week of May and the prom was that week. I was due for my period, but wanted to delay it so I took extra birth control pills to wait until next week. Next week came and it was soon Friday. I was continously believing I was pregnant, but was too scared to take a test. Finally I bought a cheap test in a dollar store. As soon as I took the test, there was two pink lines on the screen and one was barely visible. I chose still not to believe it and my friend took me to buy two more tests. It was Clearblue so I trusted it. The test came up positive I cried. I was happy, but scared to tell my mom and boyfriend. My boyfriend is only 21 and so not ready to be a dad. So I started seeing an OB-GYN and soon after told my boyfriend. He was mad at first, but now he feels my belly. I'm always tired and moody. Especially emotional. I cry sometimes because the cravings won't go away. I don't get morning sickness (thank god).
So to the ones who are scared, know you're not alone.

jessica






First Pregnancy

Hi. I just found out 2 days ago that I am pregnant. I have been using depo provera for 5 years and finally last year June I decided to stop taking it. I had gotten married jan 2004, and my hubby and I decided to wait 2 years before having a baby.

Last June we decided I should get off Depo knowing that it takes a while for it to get out of my system. Well, that took a year.. It took about 5 months to get my period and 2 months in a row it would be dead on and then it was 10 days late.. Urine test came negative and then I got my period.. Next 2 were on time again (to the hour) and April's was late again. Did a pregnancy test, negative.

FInally in May I decided to start charting my temperature to see if I'm ovulating and when. I totally stopped thinking about getting pregnant and just charted my temperature every day.. Well I thought my period was supposed to be June 27th, but checking again, it was supposed to be on 25th. Needless to say on 28th I realized I was late.. I waited till 29th and bought a pregnancy test. I thought I was late again as only my breasts were sore, but more so than usual. As soon as I did the test, before I even put it down 2 pink lines showed up... I thought I was dreaming. Went straight to the walk in clinic and they have confirmed my pregnancy.. Wow.. I'm so excited. I haven't seen my doc yet (Next Friday), but according to my calculations I'll be 5 weeks along.. I have no sickness.. I just feel this tightness around my stomach area and butterflies feelings.

Now I'm just hoping that nothing happens and I'm scared and nervous at the same time. I've told a few people at work and they are prepping me for my morning sickness. I've been waiting for this for so long that I don't care if I have morning sickness, I'll enjoy every moment of it, especially when I start showing.. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a pregnant woman walking by and knowing that there is a life growing inside her.

Anyways, good luck to everyone out there!!!

Very excited....

tanya






How Positive IS Positive?

I recently had been trying with my fiance for our first child. After 3 months of trying, I was late. I took the test when I was 4 days late, and it gave me a positive, in excitement I took the second one a few days later and got a positive, I have been on prenatal vitamins for a bit now. But what I'm wondering is how accurate can this be? I have all the symptoms, and everything seems in check. Perhaps I'm just scared now?

Christine






Sandra Christian woman I am praying

I hope you read this. I am praying for you. I am 26 and didn't feel ready to be a mother upon finding out last week. My husband and I submitted to God's will and the next day resulted in a miscarry. You never know why things happen to us but he is in control and has a purpose for you. God will give you strength to get through these next few months. He will give you courage and the knowledge you need when you need it. Be confident that you are a good wife and mother. The negative feelings are not coming from God. Cover yourself in his peace. Psalm 139.

Katie K.

katie






A baby with a will of his/her own

I am 19 years old (I will be 20 in a month) and I just found out that I am about 5 weeks pregnant. About a month and a half ago, a condom broke during the worst time of the month possible. My boyfriend and I both had a terrible feeling about it since we were not trying to conceive, so I went to the planned parenthood clinic for emergency contraception. Strangely, I had no side effects upon taking the pill, but I trusted that it would do its job.

I started having the usual PMS symptoms around the time that I usually get my period, but my period never came and the symptoms strengthened. I have been so exhausted that I can't even walk around a mall for a half hour without needing a nap. Also, I am constantly nauseated and I feel like vomiting at random times (but I never do). It already feels like there is an elephant inside my tummy and it constantly demands food. However, most food makes me want to vomit by simply thinking about it or looking at it, so it has been hard getting things down.

I finally stopped denying the possibility that I could be pregnant, so I asked my wonderful boyfriend to pick up a pregnancy test on his way home from work. I took the first test late at night since I couldn't wait until morning and it was positive. All I could think about was how young I am and about all of the things I have left to do before having a baby--finishing college, traveling, finding a career. I cried on my boyfriend's shoulder for about an hour, but then we started talking about what it's going to be like. My devestation turned into happiness, but I am still very scared. I am lucky I am with who I planned to spent the rest of my life with before any of this happened.

Jul







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