First Trimester

  • Fergie and friends host a star-studded baby shower

    Once you find out you're expecting, first trimester symptoms and the need for a new wardrobe can put a damper on this moment of your life.

  • What medications can you take during pregnancy?

    by Melissa D. Jaramillo

  • Make your own ice cream concoction party

    Hosting a "make your own ice cream concoction" party is a perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July. Learn how to make this event a success from first lick to last drip!

  • Risks with handling vaccines at work?

    QUESTION

    I work in Vet Clinic, Mainly Large Animal, Risk w/ Handling Vaccine

  • Pampered Pregnant Feet

    Expectant moms can use some special attention — especially to relieve tired, achy feet! Try pampering those tootsies and receive multiple benefits in return for both you and your baby!

  • FINALLY

    I just wanted to post a quick note to say that my husband and I have been trying for our second child for two years and it has FINALLY happened.

  • Sleep Easy in the Best Maternity Nightwear

    Having a baby makes you realise just how much you should have appreciated sleep before! That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you get the best sleeps before your baby makes an appearance.

  • Royal baby watch -- Due date revealed!

    The 'royal due date' has been announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- William and Kate! We're joining the world in anticipation as well as sharing what's happening at this stage for both mum and babe!

  • You can help prevent major birth defects with folic acid

    January is not only the beginning of the new year, but also happens to be "Prevention Month." Part of our role at pregnancy.org is to make sure our members are aware of all sorts of important facts and figures, including folic acid awareness!

  • 10 ways to announce your pregnancy during the holidays

    Now's the time to let your friends and family in on your secret! Here are our Pregnancy.org members' top ten suggestions for announcing their pregnancy over the holidays.

  • Nic's Nerves

    Our story, is probably not too rare.
    My husband and I were married 2 1/2 years ago and decided that we wouldn't wait to start a family. My mother was extremely fertile so I never thought that I would have any problems conceiving. After 6 months I began to feel nervous. After persuading my Doc. to give us the battery of tests that they usually make you wait a year for we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

    Almost one year after our marriage we found that we were pregnant, and were over the moon. Unfortunately it was shortlived and at 6.5 weeks while on holiday I began to miscarry. I think I lost a large part of my heart that day. It took me a long time to get over it.

    Over the next year, we tried chineese acupuncture which helped regulate my cycles and I took a mind body class which helped me get my emotions undercontrol. I began to meditate regularly listening to Jennifer Bloom's fertilty meditations www.anjionline.com and slowly came to a place of peace about our fertility journey.

    I've had many thoughts over the past two years. I can't say how many times I've wished that the pregnancy test would just show positive. So many negatives, how hard would it be to have a positive! The month that I got pregnant after the first year, I knew I was pregnant before I checked the stick. My boobs were sore and I'd had funny aches in my tummy. I just new it, the test was just a confirmation.

    In November I took a pregnancy test, not expecting any thing extraordinary and there it was...pregnant! I was totally suprised.

    The next few days were long and painful, with every twinge I thought that I'd get a late period. I was terrified of loosing this one too. I booked an appointment with my Dr. but couldn't get in for a week. I couldn't imagine staying pregnant for an entire week! My fears were confirmed a few of days later when I felt that my boobs had got much less sore. I figured it was only time before I bled. I sat at work in my cubicle and couldn't stop crying. I had to excuse my self (via email so no one saw me) and went home.

    I didn't start to bleed, but I did start to feel nauseus and my boobs got sore again. My Doc. ran some tests and said that my HCG was just fine and doubling on schedule. I was still pregnant.

    I was really nervous about passing the 6.5 week mark that had been my miscarriage last time. Unfortunately it came over christmas surrounded by family. I was feeling really sick and would pretty much rather have been any where else as long as I could have been alone.

  • A strange new journey

    Hi,

    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.

  • Cramping in Very Early Pregnancy?

    QUESTION

    Dear Midwife,

  • Morning Sickness: It's Not Easy Being Green!

    The paradox of morning sickness: Few people ever really dwell on the trauma of it, because it is the famous first sign of a glorious occasion to come -- the birth of a child. That is true. It's also true that morning sickness can be debilitating, depressing and alienating. Baby or no baby.

  • 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.

  • Dying For A Change: Hair Color and Your Pregnancy

    If you're like many women, bleaching, dying, or highlighting your hair may be a regular part of your beauty regime. And if you're like most pregnant women, you probably have some hesitation or even a fear about continuing to color your hair while baby is in tow. Read on for tips to minimize baby's risk and for safe coloring alternatives.

  • 2 months

    well it's may 30 i just hit my 2 months i am so excited still having cramps though but thats what my hubby is for he rubs my belly for me so it will feel better you know for being pregnant for the first time i didn't think i would have pains cause my other sisters didn't but everyone is different im just super excited cause we have been trying for 3 years and its finally happened well thats it for today.

    Joei

  • Is this really happening?

    We've been waiting for 3 years to see 2 lines. I had resolved myself to the what I deemed a fact, that we just would never get pregnant. That I would never see 2 lines on that damn stick. And yet yesterday I did. It was such a shock that I carried that stick with me to pick up my husband. And I handed him the stick that I had peed on less than 20 minutes ago.

    Two lines. Clear as day, there were two pink lines.

    And today, just in case, I took another test.

    Two lines.

    Hello little poppy seed. :)

  • Bingo!

    WE ARE PREGNANT! :D Oh yes! We are "PREGNANT". Now this is the series of events.

    5-11-2011: Got blood test (Beta HCG) done

  • Can I Touch Cat Litter?

    QUESTION

    Dear Pet Expert,
    I'm 3½ months along with my first child. My husband and I just got a new kitten, and I've had seven different relatives tell me that I can't touch cat litter. Is there any truth to this anymore, or was this a problem years ago and the new litter has different effects, or is it just the urine?

    Is there anything else I should know about kittens and pregnancy? Is there any possibility of baby developing allergies because we have a cat?