First Trimester

2nd Baby

Okay so here's the deal, I have great intentions this time to document this pregnancy, especially since I have High Blood Pressure already. I'm sure I'm going to have different things happen this time. My views on having a baby are simple, take care of yourself, take care of your family and do not feel like you have to listen to all the unsolicited advice you will be getting. Though I am as guilty as the next person to say, "Well, when I was pregnant".

Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Causing Confusion

Jane Foley's picture


Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
My boyfriend and I have been through hell the past few days. This past Thursday, we went in for our first ultrasound and the doctor said there was one gestational sac, but couldn't find the heartbeat. She said the I was either earlier that I thought, or I could be miscarrying. (I have very irregular periods, so she said I might have ovulated later, or something like that) So she set up another appointment for an ultrasound for four days later (today - Monday), and told me if I started to bleed to go to the E.R.

Just Pregnant

OsweetchildrenO's picture

Just found out I'm pregnant. I had a feeling since normally I feel kind of weird right before my period and I didn't have that feeling. So I took a very cheap store brand pregnancy test and the test was a very faded positive. I was kind of in shock.
Yesterday was my Husbands birthday and I went to the bathroom and used one of the digital pregnancy tests. And it said "pregnant"...I then told my Husband, "Happy Birthday" when I handed it to him.
After my husband went to work I went to Target and bought 2 more boxes of tests, All came out positive. I also picked up some Prenatal Vitamins.

Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid in Beauty Products

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I just found out I am pregnant, very new only about 3 weeks, WOW! I have a concern regarding the beauty products I use - they do contain retinol and my night facial cream contains both Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid. Should I give them to my girlfriend? and if so, what are some safe products to use during pregnancy to help with wrinkles and mild acne?

Thank you!