Getting Pregnant

by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada The journey to parenthood can be unpredictable. While some folks appear to get pregnant by looking at one another, other couples endure years...
 Some women wait for a positive pregnancy test to improve their diet and opt for more positive habits. While adopting a healthy lifestyle at any stage of pregnancy...
by Della H. Harris Have you been thinking of tossing aside the birth control or are already busy making a baby? As you countdown the days and dream about your soon-to-be...

Morning Sickness?

(Monday, June 15, 2009)

Yesterday (June 14) I was on the way home from Bay St. Louis. Nick, Sabrina, Josh, DaeDae, Mrs. Brenda, Mr. Atley and I went to the coast. We went to the beach and walked to the turtle/dolphin tree and went to the casino. Anyway, on the way back I was so nauseated. I could have puked for days. I never actually threw up. But I felt terrible. Nick said it was strange that I ate scrambled eggs for breakfast too. I don't care for eggs.

Names

(Friday, June 12, 2009)

This morning I woke up nauseated and immediately thought of the name Abigail.

Abigail Amelia
Abigail Kate
Abigail Louise

I really like Abigail Kate the best. But Abigail Louise is calling my name because it's my mom's middle name. Nick hates Abigail.

I also like

Madison Mackezie
Brooklyn Michelle

Nick likes Brooklyn but not Madison or Mackezie.

And I don't even know why I'm thinking of baby names. Because I shouldn't be getting my hopes up. I think it's too late.

Symptoms

(Wednesday, June 10, 2009)

I don't know if its all the hormones surging through my body from fertility treatments. But my breasts feel like they want to pop off. They are soooooooooooo tender. And I was pukey last night. And I'm so sleepy. 9 more days and I can take a pregnancy test.

getting pregnant

I have thrown away a child in my teenage years because my parents didn't allow it.Since then I have gotten problems with my heart when I am running I get short breath.Sometimes I need to drink energy boosters to calm down my heart rate.I have been emotionally disturbed since then.I have been trying to conceive with my husband for the past four months and I have no success. I am scared I may not be able to conceive any more? Can anyone help me understand this?

My Litte Egg

(Thursday, June 4, 2009)

Today I went to the doctor and saw my mature egg on the utlrasound monitor. It is on the right side. It is 18x19 today. Yesterday it was 14x16. It grew to the recommended size in the last 24 hours and now it's time to ovulate. I'm hoping I can do this on this go-round. I've tried to shy away from feeling too much emotion surrounding the likelihood of my possible pregnancy. But it's rather hard to ignore an adorable growing egg. That could be my future baby. It was beautiful.

I am going for it!!

Lately my friend has been spending a significant amount of time with me. He talks about ending relationships he has with others, and talks about plans to take me along to places with him he usually would not take me. He begun bringing me with him when he visits his childhood neighborhood, and introducing me to more and more of his life, even though we know almost everything about one another. I decided that instead of fearing to loose the ability to have a baby that it won't kill me to try.

What to do?

I am currently in a non-committed relationship, however it works for us. I am 28 and he is 36, both work in the city live out of the city in the same town. I have a pretty average income, his compared to my own...way above average, but compared to others really decent. He lives on his own as do I. We agreed to be friends or open to just date w/freedom to date others. Recently I shared with him my secret that I keep to myself especially when it comes to males. I am diagnosed prone to ovarian cysts, and my doctor however sweet (you know can report you may die if we don't stuff...

TTC Journey begins this Summer or Fall 2009

I am 28 and I currently take YAZ BC to manage ovarian cysts. I work with my doctor closely and I have been doing this for the past 3 or so years. The last time I went in with pain from a small cyst, my Doctor asked "when do I plan to get pregnant?" This was last August 2008 or the following September. Since then I have been absolutely anxious about missing my opportunity to be a mother. I take my BC daily, although I can't blame anyne but myself when I miss a pill and a cyst forms. My doctor says that when I am ready to conceive we will stop the bc treatment for 3 months and try.

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Preparing for Pregnancy

by Della H. Harris Have baby on the brain? Your pre-kids bucket list could include buying a home, getting your emergency fund established, finishing a degree or finding a good job. You might think...
by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada The journey to parenthood can be...
 Some women wait for a positive pregnancy test to improve their diet...
by Bridgette R. Odom Natural family planning (known as NFP)...

Trying to Conceive

by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada Getting pregnant, trying to conceive, starting a family, or deciding not to are intensely personal decisions. Whether you've decided not to have children or can't, have...
by Julie Snyder As many as five million women in the United States...
by Julie Snyder The baby-making window You're ready to have a baby!...
by Julie Snyder If the time is right, a woman may conceive regardless...

Preconception Checkups

by Della H. Harris Have you been thinking of tossing aside the birth control or are already busy making a baby? As you countdown the days and dream about your soon-to-be new family member, we know...
Today i went in for my preconception appointment. i absolutely love...
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by Gabriel Humffrey We often hear about cervical cancer and we get a...

Fertility Issues & Erectile Dysfunction

by Julie Snyder Starting a family begins with the decision to toss out the contraceptives and let the magic happen. For some couples the "waiting game" stretches into months and in some instances...
by Julie Snyder Starting a family begins with the decision to toss...
by Mollee Bauer One out of every six couples is affected by...
by Julie Snyder About 1 in 10 couples have problems becoming parents...

Vaccination Information

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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...