Post # 1
Undercover because I don’t want this associated with my real Bee name until things are more certain.
Darling Husband and I have been married for about 2 years and this was my first cycle off birth control. My period was a few days late and my boobs seemed really tender and things just seemed…off. So I took a test and got this
I called my PCP’s office and they said they don’t usually see patients until they are 8 weeks. However, my GYN doesn’t deliver babies so I will probably have to find a new doctor.
Now I’m just in shock…happy shock but still shock! What are my next steps? I’m already taking prenatal vitamins.
I’m trying to be happy yet not get my hopes up too much…I know chemical pregnancies can happen.
I have been having slight cramps for a few days and kind of a clear discharge. My best guess is I’m a little over 2 weeks pregnant. I don’t know when we can start to be more sure that I’m pregnant…
Any words of advice?!?! Darling Husband and I are happy…but shocked! We never thought it would happen the first month.
Post # 5
Congrats!!!!!… best advice take the prenatals and enjoy the next 9 months!!!
Post # 6
Obviously, if you haven’t already, stop drinking and/or smoking.
It seems standard that most OB’s won’t see you until at least 8 weeks. If your GYN won’t deliver, I would start looking for an OB ASAP. I would actually start by asking your GYN’s office who they recommend, or friends/family members who have children, and make sure they’ll take your insurance.
There are a lot of dos and don’ts about what you should eat. That early I was super paranoid because of previous losses, so I stayed away from runny eggs, soft cheeses, I cut out coffee, and didn’t soak in any super hot baths. Although to be honest, at that point I really had no desire for any of that. (And raw fish, but I didn’t eat sushi anyway.)
If you have cats, make sure your Darling Husband is the one cleaning their box 🙂
Past that, I know it’s hard, but try to relax!
Post # 8
@Mrs Sarah McK: Thanks for all the advice!
And thanks ladies for all the congratulations!
What about diet coke? I usually drink one a day but I’ve been told that isn’t good for the baby.
Post # 10
Congrats! I totally agree with what ‘FutureMrsMcK’ said, above…along with no hot tubs, trampolines or tanning beds. You can google all the do’s and don’ts…there are LOTS!
Also, I’d hold off on telling anyone, except your Darling Husband & your immediate family. Once, I took a test, it was positive, and since it was my second baby, we told a few people. Then the next day, I took a test, just because I wanted to, and it was negative. I had a blood test later that day at my doctors office (they suggested, I agreed), but before the results were back, I got my period. Per my doctor, the fertilized egg probably did not implant properly, and my body rejected it…like you said, ‘chemical pregnancy.’ Before pregnancy tests, I would have probably never known the difference, but because the current day pregnancy tests can test positive at any little level of hormone, it was positive. Apparently, this happens in 1 out of every 3 successful pregnancies…so it’s rather common.
Post # 11
@MommyofTwo: We don’t plan on telling anyone…even our parents until 12 weeks. I’m trying not to stress too much about a chemical pregnancy, but it’s something I worry about.
Post # 12
Congrats!! The waiting for the first appointment (and heartbeat!) at 8 weeks was some of the hardest waiting for us, but then everything got better (we waited to tell parents too until miscarriage risks were very low). I would invest in a good book on pregnancy– we use the Mayo Clinic one. Our doc gave us the American Pregnancy Association book, which is a good read/similar too. Most of all, enjoy it!
Post # 13
@CEtoSAHM: I didn’t know you could hear the heartbeat at 8 weeks! That’s so cool! We have What to Expect When You’re Expecting…so hopefully that will give us some great tips.
Post # 14
Congratulations! I don’t think one diet coke per day is going to hurt AT ALL. If the thought of it worries you, then sure, stop drinking them, but I don’t think you need to. Try to relax, treat yourself the way you’d want a friend to treat HERSELF in the same situation. Sleep, eat healthy foods, get moderate exercise, and good luck to you. 🙂
Post # 15
I will recommend http://www.amazon.com/Pregnancy-Day-By-DK-Publishing/dp/0756650410/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335649386&sr=8-1
My sister gave it to me when I finally told people I was pregnant (aroun 5 months) and I really wish I had it from the start because it answered SO many questions about new feelings etc. And in terms of day by day I found it was pretty spot on in that sense, to the point where I would wake up, feel a little jump in my belly, look at the exact day and it would say “Your baby may start hiccuping.” which was excellent!
Post # 16
ALSO, in terms of diet anything AVOID IT as some of the sweeteners they use can be dangerous and have caused birth defects in lab research. You need to drink something like 5-6 cups of espresso a day for it to affect the baby so the odd coffee/glass of coke will do no harm.