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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I AM A MOTHER OF A 12 YEAR OLD AND AM STARTING OVER.RECENTLY MARRIED I AM ABOUT 2MTHS. IT IS SO DIFFERENT THAN MY DAUGHTER,I FELT NO SYMPTOMS AND WORKED UP UNTIL THE DAY I HAD HER.THIS TIME I GAINED 15LBS ALREADY,MORNING SICKNESS AND TIRED TIRED TIRED.BOY AM I RUSTY. I ENJOY IT AND LOVE IT,I WANTED ANOTHER CHILD SO I WILL GO THROUGH FOR THE JOY OF MY LIFE TO BE BORN. THANX FOR THE GATORADE TIP! BEST WISHES LADIES AND KNOW IT WILL GET BETTER-WERE EQUIPTED FOR THIS

angela






What A Surprise

I took a pregger test about 3 days ago, I hadn't had a period for about 2 months....it's seems like all I want to do is sleep...I tried eating carrots yesterday because I wanted something crunchy and my boyfriend won't let me eat junk food or have caffine....they came back up...
I am so sick and I bought Magneseium and B6 to help me get rid of this morning sickness (which lasts all day). I try to keep stuff down and in my stomach but I find myself hot, in a stuffy stressed out house which just adds to my fatigue. When my boyfriend deep fries food...omg...I get so sick. I have heartburn and stuff all the time...and crave fruit. I'm barely 21 and he just turned 23...we are going to be good parents...I just can't wait to get rid of the morning sickness...so I can enjoy being pregnant.

Angie






Losing Hope

As I sit here typing I am experiencing my fifth miscarriage. I feel so alone and my husband has been amazing but it's just not enough! I watch all of my friends get pregnant and have children and it just doesn't seem fair. I feel so empty and I am so sick of being sad. I now have to go into hiding so to speak as it hurts to much to hang with my pregnant friends or with those who have little ones already. I have been to specialists and they thought it was progesterone but that didn't work so now they are sending me off to the hospital to investigate further. My doctor said it may be antiphospholipid syndrome....more tests, I can't wait. I wish I had a crystal ball where I could see myself holding our child then maybe this would be easier. I can't stop crying and I just want to go somewhere and curl up and sleep until everything is okay. I hate feeling sorry for myself but I can't help it, this completely sucks. I have a feeling in my heart that they will never find the cause and then what?

Tricia






9 weeks along

After being married for almost 3 years, my husband and I decided that we wanted to try to have children. I had been off the pill for just 2 months. I conceived on Good Friday as I was ovulating that day and so we tried that night. I had no symptoms until 2 1/2 weeks later--usually I can run 20 miles a week no problem but I was having a very difficult time running. Also, I was urinating literally every 15 minutes! And there were times that I felt dizzy and I was exhausted. I took my pregnancy test 2 days after I missed my period and it was positive. My doctor confirmed my pregnancy.

My worst morning sickness was during weeks 6-8 and it has significantly improved since I discovered sea bands. I had a little scare with some light brownish discharge for about a week, getting fainter though as time progressed. My doctor said that my placenta had torn, which was not a big deal as long as it didn't continue to tear but that I had to take it easy, don't run, and don't lift anything heavier than 10 lbs. I feel like I'm gaining weight because I'm really not throwing up and I'm eating alot, but I can no longer run.

It's so strange being pregnant, I have these weird cravings for foods and if I eat them, I feel strangely relieved from my symptoms for a while. Otherwise, I feel uncomfortable throughout the day. No headaches, acne, constipation or heartburn, just fatigue and nausea (not enough to throw up usually). I can't wait til the 1st trimester is over. One more month to go!

Good luck to everyone here. If you are bleeding, see your doctor but my doctor assured me that 30% of her patients have bleeding the 1st trimester and 90% of them deliver healthy babies. (My doctor said that my bleeding is different from implantation bleeding as it occurred later on, around 7-8 weeks rather than earlier on in the pregnancy, at which time I had implantation bleeding as well)

Julia






First timer - Finally!

My husband and I have been together for almost 8 years but have been married for almost 4. I went off birth control in 2001 when I was 29, I had been on it for 10 years. I felt that even though we weren't married, it was time to try before I waited too long. Well, 3 years later after trying and trying and seeing the doctor and several tests, I still had not gotten pregnant. The doctor said nothing was wrong with me but they wanted to test my husband. He wouldn't do it as he has two children from a previous marriage. He kept saying it would happen when it happens. After a year of continued trying, I finally accepted that it wasn't going to happen. I am now almost 10 weeks pregnant!
It was such a shock to me and my husband! I hadn't even realized I was late until it was over 1 week late and my breasts were really hurting. I took two pregnancy tests at first and they were both negative but when my breasts continued to hurt and I still didn't have a period, I went and purchased a different kind of test. I took the first one right after we got up to go to work and I just sat there in shock when it was positive. My husband made me take another one - positive too! We went to the doctor that day to make absolutely sure and I was approximately 4 weeks along! We told everyone!!! Two days later, I started with the morning sickness ( more like all day sickness) and it hasn't let up since.
I have constant constipation and bloating and feel so fat even though I have only gained 3 pounds! Everything makes me sick, no matter what it is! The only foods that taste right are sweets... which I want all the time! I am praying that in a few more weeks the sickness will go away and I can finally enjoy being pregnant! I go back to the doctor in two weeks and she said I should be able to hear the heartbeat! I am so looking forward to that!

Congrats out there to all who have tried and tried and it finally happened! It goes to show that God lets things happen in his own time! This is such a gift!!!

Ginger Strader







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