(Closed) Finally a BFP !!!!!! :D please tell me step by step what I need to do now?!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

Pollywog:  This is great advice! 


OP congrats! 

Post # 18
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Everyone gave great advice so I won’t go over that again. Just wanted to say congratulations!!! 

After you get over the inital shock and ‘what to dos’ it is SO MUCH WAITING!!! I’m 12 weeks and honestly waiting has been so hard! Waiting to tell, waiting for appointments, waiting for an US…. 

Oh and if you have anything you want to accomplish in the next two months do it now! I never got really sick but just sooo tired.  I wish I would have done some deep cleaning and finished some school assignments before I got so tired all the time!

Post # 19
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

MrsxWBee:  Haha at this point my “baby bump” is like 90% gas. (Spoiler alert, that will be your life soon. I am totally farting for two.) But hopefully in a few weeks I’ll start to see a little something 🙂 Enjoy this time — it does take a while for the shock to wear off but it is such an exciting time between you and your husband!

ginmar:  Oh, +1 to your last paragraph. I think that bone tiredness hit me at about week 5ish? Like a ton of bricks. It has let up lately but my energy levels are still nowhere near what they were. There are so many projects I wish I had finished beforehand!

Post # 21
1169 posts
Bumble bee

MrsxWBee:  What to Expect When You are Expecting is a good basic start out book. I ate sushi when I was pregnant. Not a lot only occasionally…maybe once every few months. Make sure it is a reputable place not grocery store. Try to stick with things like smoked salmon or eel…those are cooked. Or sashimi which is partially cooked.

Post # 22
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

MrsxWBee:  Congratulations!!!

Definitely call your doctor to get that ball rolling. I also echo those that say buy a book and/or investigate some apps.

My BIGGEST advice would be to stay off the internet. Its full of worst case scenarios for early pregnancy and since there is a lot of waiting for information involved (especially first trimester), it can cause extreme amounts of anxiety and worry while you wait.

Post # 23
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Congrats!  Celebrate and enjoy this time!

i would say call yor doctor first, download a few apps, and don’t feel guilty about any alchohol or anything you’ve had before your bfp, I think it’s nit until 6 weeks that you share a blood supply!  

also try and eat well these next few weeks, it gets really hard to eat well in a few weeks and although most of my aversions are gone at 17 weeks I still mostly want carbs.

if you don’t have one grab a water bottle like a nalegene, helps make sure you drink enough water throughout the day!

Post # 25
80 posts
Worker bee


MrsxWBee:  Omg that is adorable. So pleased for you & your DH  I know the feeling of frustration, everyone of my friends are either pregnant or already have babies. At the moment I am loving being an “auntie” to them all and going home to peace and quiet with my furbabies haha! Big congratulations xxx

Post # 26
96 posts
Worker bee

Oh for the love.  You can eat lunch meat — just heat it up.  Actually, I still eat it cold about once a week — nothing dramatic.

Anyways, you need to go to the doctor and your doctor will go over most stuff.

My advice is: Eat a nice, tasty meal right now, because in a few weeks, forget about it. (Stock up on ginger ale)  Congrats!

Post # 27
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Congrats! Start taking a good prenatal, but if you can’t keep it down, don’t worry about it, your baby will get all the nutrients he/she needs – the vitamin is mostly for the folic acid. As for foods not to eat, everything is okay in moderation. You want sushi? Have some (the entire pregnant population of Japan is doing just fine with sushi). You want a sandwich with cold cuts – go for it. And sleep. Sleep like you’ve never slept before. Go see a movie. Get your nails done. Pamper yourself. Stay away from Google. I’m 7 months postpartum and I wish I had spent less time stressing about caffeine and more time snoozing 12 hours a day, because once baby gets here, 4 consecutive hours will seem like a miracle and luxury. haha. 

Post # 28
312 posts
Helper bee

If you are 3 weeks then your LO is just getting implanted so you don’t need to worry about your sushi last week! 🙂 Many people do not know they are pregnant until they are 6-8 weeks along and they were drinking and eating whatever they want! 

I agree with getting some prenatals, drink lots of water, gingerale and saltines got me through morning sickness! Don’t over exert yourself and call your ob if you have any cramping/bleeding. I rode my horse when I was 9weeks and I started cramping soooo bad- my baby was fine, but they told me not to do that again! lol

Post # 29
9811 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

There are only a few things you need to do:

Call your doctor for an appointment

take prenatals


go out shopping or do anything spontaneous.  Just get up and leave


go to some movies



I would say the obvious are no alcohol, no smoking, and maybe no raw meat or big fish (shark, etc) but those are the only “rules” I really followed.  I ate everything else, you don’t need to worry about everything.  Coffee is fine, as long as you don’t have too much.  The last listeria outbreak recently was ice cream- like the kind you buy at the store.  A quart of ice cream- pregnant women love ice cream right?  Ok, I didn’t but I hear it’s popular.  It can be in anything, not just deli meat.  You can’t live in a bubble.  I ate jimmy johns and other sandwiches all the time.  YUM.  And honestly, I wouldn’t hesitate to eat some raw sushi if it was a from a reputable place where I had eaten before.  Personal preference. Pregnancy is not as fragile as you think.

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