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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Good News!!!

My husband and I have been married for 2 and a half years and just decided to try to conceive a child in the past few months. Well on March 14, 2006 I bought a few home pregnancy tests and was shocked when it turned out to be positive. So many emotions took over and I was in shock. I couldn't believe that we were actually pregnant after trying for one month!

I immediately called my mom with the news after my husband found out and it is one of the happiest moments in my life to share that kind of news. I kind of knew I must be pregnant because my breasts looked a little bigger and were sore, my period was 5 days late which is very unusual. Different smells turned me off and made me nauseus and I was bloated quite a bit. So far I am guessing that I am 3 weeks 3 days along.

My first doctor's appointment is Wednesday and I am looking forward to that. I am hypothyroid as well so I am a bit more worried but I have a good feeling that everything will be fine. I hope and pray that everyone reading this gets their wish and that they can become pregnant and have a safe and healthy pregnancy and beautiful baby in the end!

God BlessYou Ladies!


two sweet girls and one on the way!!

First off , we have two beutiful girls: one is 4 and the other is 17months and I am currently going on 9 weeks pregnant. Being pregnant for me is the simple only one word, "Amazing." Everything about it I love. I figure that if I didnt' feel this way, I wouldn't be pregnant and then I would be sad. So I can't complain at all.

This time around this little one was a blessing. We weren't going to start trying till May but, God blessed us earlier then we planned. For me I was so happy!! Considering last time it took 7 months (which isn't long to some but to me it was devastating) between planning to conceive and all the pregnancy tests and ovulation kits and all the slack from people saying 'just relax.' UHHH.

For me, when I want to be pregnant, no one can say 'relax.' It is serious. I need to be pregnant now!! I am currently 29 years old, married to a wonderful husband and have two amazing little girls.

This pregnancy has been totaly different as I have nausea and am always worried abput the forbidden miscarriage which I am sure I did in my other pregnancies as well. My boobs hurt so bad and my littlest one still nurses as well. Trying to figure out I should wean her or not. I know I better get it figured out soon. Other than that, pregnancy is wonderful. I want a huge family - well I'd like a huge family.

My one secret I can give is, "let it happen." Use no protection then go at it like bunnies. I feel that it will happen and you have to believe it will too.

God bless you all,



Working 2 jobs

I am pregnant for the first time, and am 8 weeks along. I am trying to work full time, but the morning sickness and fatigue is awful. I am out of sick days at work already! My boss tries to be understanding, but all she ever says is that she was sick her entire pregnancy and worked right through it. I think there should be some maternity leave law just for the first trimester!
When I do have moments of relief from the sickness I do feel myself get excited thinking about the baby, but sometimes I am just so depressed from constant sickness that I just don't even feel like I care about anything.
I have my 13th week scheduled on my calendar for my 2nd trimester to begin and hopefully no sickness! Until then I pray constantly...


Hyperemesis with girls

I was 5 weeks when I found out I was pregnant. At 6 weeks morning sickness set in. I would wake up in the morning and be sick all day until I went back to sleep, some nights I would even wake up just to vomit. I could not eat or drink anything and the smell of meat cooking would really get me going.

By the time I was 9 weeks I was admitted to hospital with severe dehydration and had an IV drip administered. I spent a week in hospital. When I got home, I was fine for about a day or two then it all started again. I was admitted again to hospital at 13 weeks and again was put on an IV drip for another week. This happened up until I was 18 weeks then slowed down but I didn't stop getting morning sickness til I was 7 months pregnant. That was with my first baby.. a girl.

The following year I fell pregnant again and had no morning sickness what so ever. My third pregnancy was also morning sickness free. They were both boys.

Now I am pregnant with my fourth child and once again I am going through quite severe morning sickness, although it isn't as bad as the first one. I still get sick all day and night, when I eat or drink and even when I'm sleeping. This is making me believe that maybe another girl is on her way.. I would be quite surprised if it's a boy.

I have not yet needed to go to hospital and am hoping that I never will.. until of course the baby is ready to be delivered.

Tania Bell

no fetal pole or heartbeat

I went to the doctor on 3-2-06 for my first check up thinking I was 9 weeks pregnant. They did an u/s in the office and could not find anything. They then did blood work and sent me to the radiology dept. for a better u/s. The radiologist was not sure if they were seeing the yolk sac at all and were measuring me around 8 weeks pregnant.

The Dr. office called the next day and said that they just weren't sure if it is a bad pregnancy or if I am not that far along. They told me to come back in on monday 3-6-06 to have my blood drawn for the hcg level to see if it had increased. I went in on Mon and had the blood drawn and they called weds. 3-8 to tell me that the hcg had gone up by 2000 but that wasn't as much as they had hoped and that i needed to do a follow up u/s on Mon 3/13.

I went in yesterday and they now saw a yolk sac but no fetal pole or heartbeat yet. They only keep telling us that they couldn't answer our questions because they were not the doctor. Is there any hope that my baby is ok. This has been 12 days of hell and still no definite answers. I feel like I am losing my mind.

Thank You and God Bless you all.

Julie Vlietstra

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