Getting Pregnant

Here Goes Nothing!

My husband and I have been married for almost a year and a half. We've decided that it's time to bring a baby into our family! We have a wonderful 4 1/2 year old yellow lab, but we've been feeling like something's missing. (How cliche does that sound?) I went to the OB for my yearly check-up a few weeks ago and got the 'ok' to go off the pill. I have two weeks left of my pack and I'm starting to get NERVOUS! A zillion thoughts have been running through my head, "Are we too young? Are we being stupid? What if something goes wrong? What if we can't get pregnant? Is our apartment too small?

I think this is a little abnormal... my HCG is lowwer then it should be. Can you advise me?

My last period was on the 24th of August and here I am surely pregnant with a HCG level of 9432. How is that possible??? I should be about 2 and 1/2 months pregnant, yet my HCG level shows 6 to 7 weeks. So I'm abit confused with the results and my last period. And for sure my belly doesn't look 6 to 7 weeks pregnant. So I truely need some advice from the wise.

The Second Little One

I've never written a blog before. I am almost 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. I decided to write this because I wish I had an account of my first pregancy. My son is 13 months old so it wasn't that long ago that I was pregnant with him, but it all feels so different, and it is difficult to remember. I wish I knew what I was thinking then.

Surprise, You're Pregnant!

Wow. Talk about a big surprise. My hubby and I have 3yr old twins and an 8month old baby. All our children were conceived with fertility treatments. We were told we couldn't get pregnant on our own. Now I'm 6 weeks pregnant and freaking out!! Four children under 4 years of age is going to be alot to handle. Anyone else out there who has gone through the same thing??? I'm looking for all the advice I can get!

Am I?

So, here is my situation. I'm 27 (28 in 3 weeks but who's counting?) and I have had 4 MC. My last 3 were back to back spanning from November 23rd 09 to February 14th 09. I went through a round of blood testing to find out if the problem is me. Everything came back normal except that I am hypercoaguable which means my blood tends to clot quickly. My then Fiance already had a 1 year old daughter, so the likliness of it being him are lower, and my ex-husband and I were both going to be first time parents with my 1st MC in 07.

Want to cry

I want to cry. I feel like i might. I have been very nauseated and vomiting. I am having a ton of cramping. I have been having increased clear discharge. I am completely miserable and getting very easily dizzy. And now I know I am not pregnant. Or at least that my HCG is 0. Not even a hint of being pregnant. I don't have a UTI either. What the hell is wrong with me? Am I crazy. I now have my husband so concerned for me that he has started saying lets stop trying if this is how bad it is going to be. I want to cry this is just miserable. I want to crawl into a hole and sink int the ground.

Again!

I knew when I recently married my husband, that he would want children right away, being that he is 41 yrs old and has no previous children. I have one child from a past relationship, but have also been plagued by two miscarriages. There is so much fear and uncertainty trying for another baby. After 8 months of unprotected sex with my husband, the question aroused, "can you have kids?" We went to a urologist and found he has a variocele that was causing his infertility. Hugh? Who would have guessed?

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Preparing for Pregnancy

by Bridgette R. Odom Natural family planning (known as NFP) encompasses a wide variety of methods all based on a woman's personal body cycle. NFP can be used to achieve or avoid a pregnancy. While...
by Deborah A. Klein How exciting that specific foods can actually...
by Julie Snyder There's nothing more romantic than a winter evening...
 Some women wait for a positive pregnancy test to improve their diet...

Trying to Conceive

by Bridgette R. Odom In the spring, fresh green grass and bright spring flowers catch your eye. Babies birds tweet from their nests. New baby animals dot pastures on the farm. Kids ogle new babies at...
by Simone Tennison For lots of couples, conceiving a baby means...
Every woman has her own unique menstrual cycle. A cycle refers to the...
by Julie Snyder If the time is right, a woman may conceive regardless...

Preconception Checkups

by Mollee Bauer New guidelines were just released in December 2012 from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) – and supported by The American Cancer Society. They state that...
by Mollee Bauer New guidelines were just released in December 2012...
by Gabriel Humffrey We often hear about cervical cancer and we get a...
by Julie Snyder Most women go about their lives oblivious to fibroids...

Fertility Issues & Erectile Dysfunction

by Mollee Bauer One out of every six couples is affected by infertility. Couples who are unsuccessful in their attempts to get pregnant can undergo an infertility diagnosis. If the condition rests...
by Mollee Bauer One out of every six couples is affected by...
by Julie Snyder About 1 in 10 couples have problems becoming parents...
by Julie Snyder Starting a family begins with the decision to toss...

Vaccination Information

  What is this new flu? "Swine flu" is an influenza A (H1N1) virus normally found in pigs. There are many such viruses and they rarely infect humans. The virus currently causing human illness is a...

The Pregnancy Partners

by Jenna McCafee As moms-to-be (or those still trying to become one), there are a few basics that we would love to have from our partners. Learn how you can achieve these goals as you meet the...
by Jenna McCafee As moms-to-be (or those still trying to become one...