Women’s Health

Teanna & Tim's road to getting pregnant

MassageMommy86's picture

My Fiance just turned 30 on June 26th. We have always known that we wanted to have children but even eince he turned 30 he has been all about really trying. I am all for it, I have wanted to be a mommy since I can remember and I think now that we have bought our first home 7 months ago and are engaged that it is a perfect time to try. I have been doing a great amount of research to see where to begin with everything and I have also gotten a ovulation kit that I will being taking as soon as my cycle ends. Im expecting my period within the next 7 days.

Amniotic Bands

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Dear Ms. Ultrasound,

I had my first scheduled ultrasound today at 16 wks. Everything else checked out fine...but I was told by the radiologist that I never formed an amniotic sac. I have amniotic bands instead. He told me it was something that needs to be monitored because as the baby grows, the bands can stretch and snap or the baby's limbs can become entangled.

What Can I Do About Constipation During the First Trimester?

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Dear Midwife,
I am in my first trimester; about 5 weeks now. I am experiencing bad constipation! I have tried everything from fiber cereals to Metamucil and drinking plenty of water. It feels like nothing is working. I have used enemas in the past and they have worked.

Can I use one now to relieve the pain? Is this safe for the baby?

A strange new journey


My name is Melissa & I am currently pregnant with my first baby! My husband & I are over-joyed with the news. I have pollycystic ovarian syndrome & didn't think I could get pregnant easily, but it took just two months!

I am about 8 weeks along & am having a bad day. Morning sickness kicked in about 2 weeks ago. That has not been fun. Foods I used to love I can't stomach anymore & I never know what Im in the mood for. Nothing tastes the same as it used to. I don't enjoy eating right now.