First Trimester

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My first!!!


My fiancée and I found out we were pregnant almost two weeks ago! This wasn't planned, but we are both still very excited.

I am a little over 6 weeks, and I am a little worried. I am not really having too many symptoms at the moment. I am just a little bit more tired than usual, cranky, and I have to pee a lot, but I have not had any morning sickness. And since this is my first pregnancy, I have been reading everything I can get my hands on, and they say morning sickness is a sign of a healthy pregnancy.

Now I know a lot of people who say they never had it and they had a perfectly healthy baby. I guess I will just have to wait until my doctor's appointment.


Jen






brand-new

I was told I would have a difficult time conceiving a baby, as I have a condition called PCOS, which causes cysts on the ovaries. I went on medicine, and also boosted my thyroid. I have been off caffeine for six months, and started exercising 3 times per week.

Because I am over 35, and was told I would have difficulty, so I went off birth control. After four months I was surprised when my period was late. Surprise! I am pregnant; about 6 weeks along. I am TERRIFIED of miscarriage. Right now I am thinking positive and eating very healthy and having my thyroid checked once a month.

Once I get to four months I will begin to believe this is really happening.


Klynn






Abandoned and Scared

I found out I was pregnant about three weeks ago, when I realized that I was feeling nausea 24/7, and then took several tests (to date, five of them.) I screamed in agony when I got my first positive- I'm 20, unmarried, and going to college far away from home.
I called the father, and his reaction almost killed me. He told me to get an abortion. I refused. He said "Good luck," and hung up on me.

A week later, on Thanksgiving, he called me, and said he would pick me up from the airport. He did, and we talked, and he said he'd help take care of the baby.

2 weeks later, and he refuses to take me to my doctor's appointments, or help me in any shape, form, or fashion. He has accused me, repeatedly, of getting pregnant on purpose in order to trap him into marriage. Now I have been bleeding for two weeks, and unable to go to the doctor for two more days.

I am so worried that something bad happened to my baby.

I am stuck here, at school, without my family, with a father who just wants me to kill the baby, and a possible miscarriage. I have never been so frightened in my life.

Thanks for letting me rant here- I needed it.

Lee


Lee






What are my chances?

I am 20 years old, and for various, almost freakish, reasons, have been pregnant 3 times. Each time my fiancé and I made the painful decision to terminate the pregnancies. Three times. I know. It sounds awful--it IS awful. Each abortion occurred about 4 to 6 months after the other, and became progressively more painful (physically) each time. I am now pregnant again--for another seemingly impossible, weird reason, and am experiencing mixed feelings. I know my fiancé thinks we are too young (he's 23) and unsettled to be parents so soon, especially since we both feel we need to rush our wedding now. We've been together 2 years, engaged 1 year.

I am afraid to bring a child into this world when I have not even established myself in a career or even finished college. We both are very capable, and have very promising, bright futures ahead of us. I am terrified of being unable to provide for this child. These have been the reasons for terminating our prior pregnancies, but I refuse to have a fourth abortion. I decided long ago that should I become pregnant again, then it's for a reason. The Lord would never give me more than I can handle, so if I keep getting pregnant, maybe the Lord is trying to tell me something.

But now my greatest concern is that after three arranged terminations my body won't be able to keep this pregnancy past about 8 weeks. I've never had one, and don't know what I'm in for.

Thanks to all--and good luck and have faith.

Fearful in Knoxville


Fearful






Little miracle

My husband and I have been trying for 9 yrs to have a child. We are both 32 years old and I had given up on ever having a child with him. I have a son from a previous relationship who is 15 now.

On December 7 I found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. Now in the nine years of trying I have had 2 miscarriages. So with this one I'm nervous, every pain or ache I get anxious. 3 weeks ago I found out I didn't have a family doctor any more, so I have no one to call or ask. I found out through a walk-in clinic. I have symptoms like lower back ache, very mild cramps in my thighs, I feel nauseated every time I eat. I find I been having a lot of soda crackers and water. But I have not spotted or sighted any kind of blood.

So I'm just hoping these are signs of my body changing. On Monday I'll be going to the women's health clinic where I live to get a complete check up on me and the baby but till then ill be anxious and patiently waiting…


Darla







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