Post # 1
So I don’t go to the doctor for 10 more days (sounds so soon, most likely will feel so far) but I have some questions in the meantime:
- What did you start doing differently before going to the doctor? Since Friday, I have cut out alchol, lessened my caffeine intake, started being more deliberate about taking my prenatals every day and passed on the sushi on Sunday night 🙁 Any other proactive steps anyone has advice for? supplements to take or things to do?
- When did you start telling your very closet family/friends? According to all the due date calculators I am 6 weeks today… We ended up having to tell DH’s parents bc they were in town visiting and there would just be no explaining away me not drinking anything for four days… (we are a wine loving family)…so it just feels WRONG that my parents will have to wait 2 weeks to find out. My mom has a BIG MOUTH so I kind of want to wait until the dr’s appt to tell her bc I am a little afraid once she knows more people will unfortunately know…I did tell my sister about an hour after I foudn out though 🙂
Post # 3
We didn’t tell anyone till around 13 weeks…… it was hard because we are very social drinkers but we wanted to make sure we made it through the first trimester and feel more confident. The wait between appointments tend to last forever, but i hope the ten days go quickly. According to my midwife I would ditch any over the counter pain relievers other than Tylenol, and some allergy medicine but you may want to stay away from all the Over the Counter Medications till you meet with your doctor. I would also try to eat as healthy as you can before your cravings kick in… after that forget it! 🙂
Post # 4
i told my best friend as soon as i found out, told my parents and FIs family until i was 12 weeks. i didnt really drink in the first place and while i was pregnant i couldnt stand fast food the only thing i should of limited was soda.
Post # 5
I think you are doing all the pre-visit things you should. I’d get a book to start reading. I’m reading what to expect. The books give you a weekly snapshot as to what is happening with you and with the baby. I’d wait to really tell people until the time you see the heartbeat. Because they say the chances of mis-carriage go down to 3-5% at that point. And more so after 12 weeks. So the longer you can hold out the better.
Oh yes, avoid deli meats, shell fish, any prescription or OTC meds until you get a list from your doc