Getting Pregnant

The first trimester of pregnancy is a time filled with excitement and celebration. But it can also be a period of difficult changes, both physical and emotional. From morning sickness to mood swings, the first trimester is unlike any other, and we at Pregnancy Stories want to hear about it! Keep us informed about your first pregnancy experiences, especially those pregnancy symptoms, fetal development, and, of course, your baby's first ultrasound! We can't wait to hear from you!

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was I or not

My fiancée and I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. This time I was late with my cycle. I have never been pregnant before so I had no idea what to expect. My boobs hurt like crazy, my lower back hurt, I was getting dizzy a lot, my stomach hurt so bad, not cramps but very ill, I was so emotional, my tummy felt heavy and when I went potty I never went much but had to go all the time it felt like. I also spotted a few drops 2 days, but nothing after that...

I took a test the day after my missed cycle and it was negative. I kept getting sick every time I ate and at night and during the day. I was 8 days late, the longest I have ever been. The morning of the 9th day still nothing and we were so excited. We had sex 3 days before and nothing after, so I was going to test again the next day. We went to have Christmas pictures taken and I felt funny. I went to the bathroom and was bleeding. I have been bleeding for 4 days now. Heavy and then light, which is very abnormal. We would have been 3 weeks along.

I still feel sick and my back hurts, very emotional and dizzy still, my tummy feels very different. Could I have been pregnant with twins and just lost one baby? My friend lost one and the other one was fine. I did not say anything to our families because we wanted to make sure we were before we got them all excited and this was my worst fear that we told every one and then lost the baby after they were all excited. I am confused and scared.

Billie Jo

Trying to get pregnant/feeling hopeless

Hi all - just thought I'd share my feeling of hopelessness with you. Me and my hubby have been trying to get pregnant for 10 months now and nothing! Although I shouldn't really complain as we have a very beautiful little boy who is 2 this past August and who brings us so much joy, it took us over a year to conceive him.

We would so much love to have another child, a little brother or sister for Ben. I can't understand why it's so hard for me to get pregnant. We have been to doctors but he dismissed the fact that there could be anything wrong as we did actually manage to have a child already. It's so discouraging when they do that as it takes a lot to go in the first place!!

We have tried all the things they suggest and I have even bought lots of books on the subject. I get so discouraged and depressed every time my period comes ... so to all you lovely ladies who are desperately trying like myself, you are not alone.


first pregnancy

Well to start off, I never thought in my life that I would become pregnant. I'm 17 years old and a junior in high school. I have been with my boyfriend Chris for 10 months. We are madly in love though, and the thought of knowing that he has a baby on the way is very exciting for him...he can hardly wait. Right now I am 4 months pregnant. I found out when I was 10 weeks.

After I found out, I called Chris the next day and told him straight up and boy was he so happy. He kept screaming yes! yes! Yes! He did always tell me that ever since he met me, he pictured us being together for a long time and he was going to give us a baby and that he was going to marry me. I never knew that I could fall in love so quickly. But right now I love being pregnant. I know that not manly girls can be as happy as me being pregnant.

My parents are very supportive of me. Chris is working 2 jobs during the week and my parents are also putting money away for the baby. I am still going to school to try and graduate before the baby is born. I love Chris so much and I hope that he sticks to his job and becomes the wonderful father he says that he is going to be. On the weekends he comes over to my house to check up on me...and he talks to me about our baby, he talks to my belly and he even think of the names he likes for our daughter. YEP! That's right I finally found out what we are having. I beautiful baby girl. I know that even though this baby is going to change our life, we are prepared for all that is to come. And I hope the best for all of you pregnant girls out there who are single or not.

sherell Hall


Here is my story:

I am 37, married to a wonderful man for 20 yrs and with 3 wonderful children. Our eldest is our daughter, working p/t and in college. She's 20. Next is our son who will be 19 in the early spring and he works and will go to college in the fall. Last is our 2nd son who is 12 and in middle school. After I delivered him 12 1/2 yrs ago I had a tubal the very next morning. I will always regret that.

I am a Christian and I have been through 'normal' family trials & tribulations however God prevails in the end, always!!! Well this past year I've had one health challenge after another. In the past I have had 3 laparoscopies due to ovarian cysts. Currently I have experienced pelvic pain ALONG with pregnancy symptoms. I have gone to my OB and she continues to say there is nothing 'medical' for her to treat other than a prolapsed uterus. I have unbearable pain most days in conjunction with ovulation time. She suggested the pill but w/my hypertension most BC is not a good mix with my BP meds.

So the (her) last resort is surgery to surgically suture my uterus where it should be. Well the symptoms continue down to sore breasts, food aversions, food cravings, even seemingly weight gain as of late. My periods seem odd/different and I had an (3rd one this year) ultrasound just today. Needless to say I had 'exploratory' surgery Aug 31 of this year to determine any problems only to yield none according to her. So lastly, I have sought out another OB and see her tomorrow for a 2nd opinion/fresh analysis.

Please pray and ask God to find favor in this new OB.

Thank you for listening.
L. Madison in Indy

sherell Hall

Happy, In Love, & Pregnant

I've just finished college, and I'm no where near where I want to be in life. I've been engaged for almost four years to a wonderful guy, and we stopped using precautions. I'm sure it wasn't the wisest thing to do, but I have wanted a baby for so long.

I'm always afraid that people don't understand. Why would a young woman who just graduated college want to get pregnant? I've dreamed of our baby . . . My life felt like it was in stasis, frozen in time, slowed and meaningless. Now that I'm pregnant, I haven't felt hopeless once. I have something, someone to love and take care of 24/7. I don't get lost in useless contemplations anymore.

I'm a problem solver, an intelligent human being who made a conscious choice to create life with the man I love. As of today, 12/9/2006 I am a little over nine weeks pregnant. Of course I'm scared and uncertain, but none of those feelings overwhelm or control me.

I love so deeply this little life. For all you women out there, be strong, be smart, and honor yourself and your power. You can carry and bring new life into the world. Cherish your body and your child.

-C. Muse

sherell Hall

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