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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.
I am 13 weeks pregnant with twins and found out at 11 weeks.
The doctors are saying they are in one sac but wont give me a definite answer about them being identical.
What does it mean that they are in the same sac? Is it possible for a membrane to just show up at any time?
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.
To drag your body up to do anything when you're pregnant is hard enough, but to be motivated to exercise -- get outta here! Pregnancy is a time for sitting comfortably on the sofa with your feet firmly OFF the ground and your hand firmly IN a bag of chocolates...is it not?
Nurturing yourself is what enables you to be at your best for your children. Further, mothering is not a hobby you picked up for fun. You work hard for the sake of your children and family, and that entitles you to respect, care -- and stress relief.
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?
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.