(Closed) Happy, shocked, confused, etc! Please help!!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

AHHHHH!!! CONGRATS!!!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congrats!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Congrats!!!!!… best advice take the prenatals and enjoy the next 9 months!!!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Congrats! 

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! 

Congrats again!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

CONGRATULATIONS!!

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Buzzing Beekeeper

Congrats!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007

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.

Good luck!!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

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. 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Congratulations! 

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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.

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