First Trimester

i am 10 weeks!

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I am ten weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby. i have two older boys who are 12 and 9. having a baby now seems so new and exciting even though i have done it twice before. i have not told my boys yet because i want to go to the doctors first and make sure everything is ok. i am also very nervous to tell them because this is something i never thought would happen and i do not want them to be upset with me.. is this normal to feel this way? i dont want them to think i am going to forget all about them because i am havin another baby.

When Did I Concieve

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The first day of my LMP was June 17, 2009. I had sexual intercourse on the June 25th, July 1st and July 8th with an ex-partner. I then missed my period on what would have been July 15th. I had intercourse July 18th.

My ultrasound on the September 15 said I was 13 weeks pregnant. I didn't have sex at all before my last period and that means I would have got pregnant on my period but I hadn't had sex till after it. Do you know when I possibly conceived?


Just found out... scared

Ok so i just found out that i was pregnant today. I am extremely scared and nervous. Any advice from anyone who might be reading? I have a long journey ahead of me and i want to be the best mom possible. I cant believe I'm writing planned for this moment three or four years from now. When i would have a house of my own, possibly married. Wow. Things never go to plan i guess.

Is This a Blighted Ovum?

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Dear Jane,

I am currently 7 weeks, 3 days pregnant. My HCG levels have been doubling every 40 hours. The levels were 172, 1494, 10,301.

I underwent IUI and became pregnant during my first cycle.

At my 5 week and 7 week ultrasounds, there was only a gestational sac visible, measuring 5 mm and 6.6 mm, respectively. My doctor said does not look good and will probably miscarry. I should also mention I have a tilted uterus. I am not really having any cramping or bleeding.

So my questions are:

Indigestion and Heartburn?

I have been suffering with extreme indigestion and heartburn for the past month. They say it is normal during pregnancy and that it is actually good for the baby. I did some research and found that the reason for that is our bodies slow down due to hormones and it makes for more indigestion which then leads to heartburn.I also found that because digestion is slower than usual our bodies are able to absorb more nutrients for us and the baby, but boy is it unconfortable. My indigestion and heartburn was so bad as to get it from everything...even fresh fruit!!!!

Can You Date Conception From Ultrasound Data?

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Hi Ms. Ultrasound,

I hope you can help me with my question as it would really ease my concern.

I am 31 weeks pregnant; the first day of my last menstrual period date was 26 July 26, 2009 and my usual length of menstrual cycle ranges between 28 to 30 days.

I had unprotected sex on August 6th (Day 12) and August 17th (Day 23). I really need to know whether the baby was conceived on the 6th, or the 17th.

Here are the information of my early fetal ultrasounds:


I found out that i was pregnant on January 21 and went to the clinic on the 22 to confirm the pregnancy. After we confirmed the pregnancy, we told everyone. WE were so excited.

I choose Dr. Hobgood and had my first dr appt. on February 3 at 1:00. Everything went GREAT.

We had our second appt. on March 2 at 2:15. We tried to hear our little ones heart beat but we couldn't. Dr. Hobgood wants us to go ahead and have an ultrasound done and get a due date, that is scheduled for Friday, March 5 at 2:30. I can't wait to meet my child for the first time.