First Trimester

Fluctuating HCG Levels

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Dear Midwife,
I just found out unexpectedly that I am pregnant with baby #3. I had my period (or at least I thought I did) the beginning of the month but it was very very light, I never even soaked through a tampon/pad. I originally went to the doctors because I thought that I may be having a kidney infection when the doctor came back and told me that my blood test came back positive for pregnancy.

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Low Fetal Heart Rate in Early Pregnancy

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Dear Midwife,
I had an ultrasound last week when I was 6 weeks pregnant. We saw the baby, yolk sac, and heartbeat!! However, the ultrasound tech was concerned that the baby's heart rate was low, 86. She said this can be normal early in pregnancy and will hopefully pick up by the time I have my follow up ultrasound in 1 week.

I am trying not to worry, but I know 86 is a very low number. Is there any hope that this can still be a viable pregnancy? Is it true that it can be normal to have a low heart rate early in pregnancy and have it pick up?

Thanks! :)

Jessica

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7 Weeks

So I just found out I'm pregnant about 2 weeks ago and I applied for insurance and I am waiting to hear back from them so I can make my first doctor's appointment! I'm not having very many "discomforts" other than some cramps every now and then and I cant get enough sleep! I am a very healthy person so I am certain that I will have a healthy pregnancy, but I have one concern...I smoke and I have greatly reduced how much I smoke since I found out. I used to smoke 7-8 cigarettes a day and I am down to 2 a day now. How do I quit?

Pregnant and Sleeping All the Time

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Dear Midwife,
I am about 6 weeks pregnant and I have had 2 previous children, I am 25 years old and this pregnancy is making me feel twice my age! All I do is sleep and I don't mean the odd nap here and there. In a day I am awake for about 4 hours and I continually feel sick.

I am concerned as my midwife wont see me until im 12 weeks and I've had my scan. I don't even know who she is! Please help me with some tips of what I can do to stop me feeling so exhausted.

Twins are Different Sizes

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Dear Midwife,
I found out via ultrasound on October 28th that I am pregnant with identical twins (in the same sack). On 10/28, the larger twin (twin A) was measuring 5 weeks 6 days with a faint heartbeat. Twin B was smaller (I don't know how much smaller), and no heartbeat was detectable. 5 days later, on November 2, I had a follow-up ultrasound b/c of bleeding. Twin A is now measuring 7 weeks 4 days, and twin B is measuring between 5 weeks 6 days and 6 weeks 1 day. No heartbeat for twin B yet.

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