First Trimester

Trying to get pregnant is an exciting time in a woman's life, but it isn't always easy. From counting menstrual cycles to buying countless pregnancy tests, getting pregnant is often an experience in and of itself. We want to hear about all of your experiences, from your first pregnancy test right up to your first pregnancy symptoms. And feel free to share your conception secrets with other hopeful couples!

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Is this normal?

Hi everyone...

K this is kinda gross and one of those embarrassing things to talk about but I really need to know. I have PCOS and just found out I am pregnant they think about 4 weeks but I started having really light spotting that has now lasted 5 days. It is brownish pink but the time it seems to come the most is when I have a bowel movement!!!!! So now I am scared to eat any thing so that I won't have to "go to the bathroom" as often.. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE SOOOOO APPRECIATED. Thanks


35 and unexpected pregnancy

Well I am 35, married, have 3 children already. Two boys 14 and 12, from a previous marriage and a little girl who is now 3 from my current partner. All 3 children were planned pregnancies. However, this fourth is so not planned, I am for the first time ever, really anxious and worried about the future.

Now I know I should be grateful that I conceive so easily, especially when some women find it so hard, but I am worried because my husband has a critical illness which was discovered during my pregnancy with my little girl. He was diagnosed with a brain and spine tumour, and during my pregnancy, we endured together this news and intense radiotherapy treatment. Whilst he has been in remission for the past 3 years, he is under constant supervision for tumour regrowth and it is always at the back of your mind.

Since I have found it hard to cope with his illness and that of 3 children, also being the one who is now the main breadwinner as husband was ill health retired, I am well freaked out about how I am going to cope with this fourth.

I am currently 12 weeks, have felt absolutely awful throughout the most of it, caught a virus which took 3 weeks to finally relent, have gained too much weight already, feel quite depressed actually and even finding it hard to socialise with anybody.

Would like to hear from anyone who can offer just a sympathetic ear about this or even offer some advice. My worries are, what will happen if my husband suddenly becomes ill again like last time during my previous pregnancy. How will we manage financially because I am the main breadwinner in the family now. To top it all off, since my first two children are from a previous relationship and still have a relationship with their natural father, this causes added problems, since he constantly tells my older boys that we are in competition with him by having another child ourselves. How do I manage all of this and not have a nervous breakdown, I do not know. I don't have a mother or father around to help me and my friends are just few.

Please talk to me.


Going in for IVF and found out surprising News!

I was referred to an RE specialist last month because I had 1 blocked tube and a partial blockage of the second. The RE told me that my best chance for pregnancy was to go through IVF. I was not happy but if that is what it took to have a child I was willing to do anything.

Well, I was told to call in 30 days from my appt or on cd1 to have a sonogram and blood work done. Well, 30 days came and no cycle so I called and they told me to come in the next day. So me and hubby go into the exam room get my blood taking and the dr and nurse are doing the sonogram. The dr. pauses and tells us that somehow I was in the very early stages of pregnancy and that the sac was is the right spot. We ALL were shocked. I still am. I had no clue that I was pregnant. They called later that day telling me the hCG level was in the high 2000.

So, now I have to go find a dr. and set up an appt. I not sure if I never paid attention to the symptoms but now that I know I am I notice everything. I stay in the bathroom all day, heart and indigestion, and am very tired all the time. This baby is definitely a miracle and a blessing from God!


Joys of pregnancy

I found out I was pregnant in week 5 - I was fine up until week 6 - this is when it became a struggle and all I did was throw up everything I had ate - I used to sit and cry waiting for my husband to come home - I was so weak I couldnít get out of bed - I even got a temperature and eventually I felt that ill I had to attend the walk in centre - this is where they told me I had a virus which was making me feel worse.

My virus went away after 2 weeks - then I felt the real feeling of being pregnant and what comes with it - the morning sickness - I have been throwing up every day since week 6, any smells or sight or even thought of some foods such as fried egg, chips, well anything fried made me sick (feeling sick writing this).

Everyone keeps telling me this will end soon - I am now in week 11 - but I feel like I am going to be the one that will have this nausea throughout my whole pregnancy.

I am hoping this will all end - I have read so many of these stories and I was thinking I was the only one that was going through it this bad - but I am not - this is such a relief - the only thing that keeps me going is that I will have a beautiful baby at the end of all this.

So what Iím trying to say is hang in there - good luck to all you expecting mums.


I am sick and preggers

So last year I lost a baby and we have been trying ever since. We just found out I am pregnant again. Last time things were smooth and totally normal, nothing was wrong. I did not have morning sickness or anything until we lost it. This time sucks, I am sick a lot if I eat, think of eating, move, get in a car, and if I sneeze wrong all lead to getting sick. I got to see my midwife tomorrow and I will be hoping for some cure however I am worried that she won't have one. My biggest issue is my fluids loss and the more I drink the more I lose if anyone has ideas I would be glad to hear them. I do not want to be in the hospital for lack of fluids or too much morning sickness.


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