Hello I just found out I am pregnant had two miscarriage so I'm a bit scared. I have been having cramps off and on.last night. I went to the er they did a ultra sound .and said its a lil early to see anything at that true he told me every thing is hcg level came back at 1400 should I be worried. Need answers.


Im 48 missed my monthly that comes faithfully every 28 days and to my surprised I have a bundle of joy that I will for now call My Diamond. I'm excited and want to do all I can to keep healthy and eat right. A little nervous but God and my best friend will get me through my pregnancy. (smile)

U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!

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The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at to help you and your baby with a healthy start!

Insurance Mess!

I was put on bed rest on September 26th for multiple high risk factors. The company I worked for has used Aetna as their health insurance provider for the past 2 years. On 10/25/12 I was asked for my doctor's information (both OB and perinatal specialist) to give to our insurance company for benefit verification. We were switching from Aetna to Humana on 11/01/12 and they wanted to double check that all my benefits would stay the same since I am already 29 weeks. Received a call back from my employer and was told everything was good to go!

FOUR home pregnancy tests

I missed my period October 2012. I figured it was because of the visitors (my cousin and his new wife) we had living with us. I figured it was her cycle messing with mine - and of course the stress that I've been going through. I should have my period the first week of the month, so this month when it didn't come I decided to take a test over the weekend. After talking to my sister (stay at home mother of 3 boys) on 11/05, she convinced me to stop at the DollarStore and pick up a home pregnancy test. I caved and did. Picked up FOUR, just to be safe.

Third pregnancy woes

So i've had a feeling a few months ago that i may be pregnant. went to the dr.... not pregnant. about two months ago i took a test.... negative. then about 3.5 weeks ago i took two more because the first one came out positive! i KNEW my body was revolting for some reason. lol. anyway, at this juncture i've estimated myself to be anywhere between 3-8wks pregnant... most likely the latter.

Making time to grieve.

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Pregnancy and infant loss is never easy. The passing often takes with it shattered hearts and dreams of a future far different than the reality. Having to go through this process while still being called on to serve others -- whether that role is bearing work responsibilities, as "mom" for other children, coping with deteriorating health of parents or in-laws, or simply juggling your relationship with your partner -- 'overwhelming' doesn't even come close.


I just found out that I am FINALLY approximately 5 weeks after having fibroids removed 19 months ago!! My first prenatal appointment is in a couple weeks. I am SUPER excited but...I am the "glue" to my family and right now we are in the middle of a cluster of health crisis with various family members. At this point...Im SO about me and my baby and me and my baby ONLY but have yet to tell them why I feel this way.

Incompetent Cervix

I was pregnant with my second child. We found out at my 20 week ultra sound it was a little boy. At about 23 weeks I began to experience contractions and soon had my baby, a stillbirth. I have been diagnosed with an incomptent cervix. As I had already been pregnant and had my daughter, who is now 9, I had no reason to believe that there was anything worng with carrying a baby the second time areound. I have been told that when I get pregnant again I will have to have a creclage at 10 to 14 weeks. I do want to have another child but, naturally, am feeling apprehensive.

Where did all my symptoms go?

So I'm really really pregnant. Baby is in the right spot, measuring the right size and has a heartbeat that we saw. I go back Aug 29th to hear the heartbeat, hopefully. Every twinge and ache I over analyze. I stare at the toilet paper looking for blood. It's been a whole lot of fun. However, I've had morning sickness. Like, bad. The doc put me on Zofran on Friday. I've had it for five days. Today is Wednesday, I wake up...and's gone? Usually I can't wait to gobble that pill down and I even ate breakfast and I don't feel anything. Has me extremely worried.


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