BFP (yay!)…but now what?!!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I actually took ibuprofen before I knew I was pregnant because of cramping as well. I think I took about 5-6 total over 4 days. I actually sat in a hot tub for like 2+ hours before I knew I was pregnant as well..I was so nervous at my first OB appt because I was sure I did damage to my little peanut by taking ibuprofen and sitting in the hot tub, but all was perfect! As for advice the first thing I did is went to the store and picked up a prenatal vitamin, they are so important to take especially in early pregnancy! I would call your OB and see when they will get you in. Mine takes you between 8-10 weeks for your first OB visit as long as you had no previous miscarriages or an ectopic pregnancy; and I think that’s pretty common for most OB’s to take you around then. And as far as foods I just made sure that I started eating really healhty! As far as if it doesn’t work out honestly don’t stress about that! If I could take one thing back from my first trimester it would be to not worry all the time about it not working out. I would stress so much sometimes! Like my mom told me, what’s meant to happen WILL happen. We can’t change what will happen by stressing about it. As far as prenatal’s go I take Nature Made Multi Prenatal (high folic acid, iron and zinc”) My DR was really happy with my choice in prenatal vitamins and actually kept me on them!! Congrats to you!! Pregnancy is such a fun time!! Tons of prayers your way for a happy healhty pregnancy =)

 

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Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

bluesea10:  CONGRATS MAMA!! That’s super exciting. Call your doctor and make an appt! Keep us all updated on your journey!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Definitely take a prenatal and eat as healthy as you can while you still can 🙂 Chances are in a few weeks the only thing you’ll want is carbs carbs carbs so I tried to get in as many fruits/veggies as I could while I could still eat anything I wanted. I’d call your OB for an appt soon, but they probably won’t get you in until 6-8 weeks depending on their policies (I had routine blood work and a meeting with a nurse at 6 weeks, and saw my OB for a dating u/s at 8 weeks). As for the advil, I wouldn’t worry about it. What’s done is done and people do all sorts of stuff before they realize they’re pregnant! Just put the bottle away and pick up some tylenol in case you need a pain reliever. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Take prenatals if you haven’t started already. My OB office actually allows patients to take ibuprofen  (I don’t, out of an abundance of caution, but that should put your mind at ease about the Advil). No unpasteurized or raw foods (like meats and cheeses… No rare roast beef or sushi or anything), and obviously no drugs or alcohol.

 

congrats!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

bluesea10:  Coffee is one of those divisive pregnancy issues. My OB said that 1-3 cups of coffee per day was completely safe at all stages of pregnancy. I didn’t want to give up coffee but I know a lot of people are uncomfortable with any caffeine in pregnancy, so I split the difference and decided I personally was comfortable with 1 cup/day. And I cherish it each and every day 🙂 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

CorgiTales:  That’s going to be my rule, too!  My current doctor says no caffeine (even when TTC), but I’ll follow what the most current research says is perfectly safe over the opinion of one person every time.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

bluesea10:  Did you schedule a first appointment yet? Mine is in 4 weeks – holy cow!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

bluesea10:  I know, it’s so crazy!! It still just feels like a dream… I don’t think they’ll “look” at you funny.. 🙂 I’m sure lots of women have the same “Holy crap I don’t know what to do so I’ll call the doctor” experience early on! Just tell them that you have tested positive at home and would like to book your first prenatal appointment – they’ll want to know the date of your last period, mine wanted me to get it scheduled for 8 weeks from the first day of my last period.  

(That’s still weird to me, BTW – that technically I’m 4 weeks pregnant even though tiny little squishy has only really been in there for like a week and a half or something…)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

First of all, congrats! It is super exciting.

Second, as everyone else said, take a prenatal! I took the CVS ones, and my OBGYN was perfectly happy. She basically said that all of the prenatals on the market are fine. Try to find one with DHA, ro take pregnancy DHA separately :).

Be aware that morning sickness can start as early as 5-6 weeks for some. At 16 DPO, that’s only about 2 weeks away. I would suggest getting some gummy prenatals just in case you struggle with pill ones.

Best of luck 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Congrats! You should join the January babies thread!

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