First Trimester

getting better?

well. the past week or so has not been easy. basically i feel like shit most of the time. haven't really been able to do anything but lay around all day. and try to eat so that i don't get nauseous. it's been a little scary - what if it stays like this the whole pregnancy? i'll never be able to get all the things that i need done. how will i work? but i'm sure it will pass. actually i've felt better these past couple of days. the mornings are the hardest, have to eat real fast because the nausea is strong. later i'm mostly so exhausted, and just have a general shitty feeling.

part 3

So,today i woke up feeling more centered than I have in a really long time. I realized literally "overnight' A is the best a he knows how to be and it is not enough for me. I truley am going to be o.k. I am going to go to church today, I am trying to take all this pain and agoney I have expierienced over the last couple monthes and find some positive I think it is a good time to strenghten my spiritual self. I still miss A very much, but I need to figure out why , he never even gave me anything???


carrie246's picture

i cant believe it... i have a baby growing inside me. im 22 years old, and im very excited. my real mother told me a lot of things about it when i was young, but there is never a way to describe the joy you feel knowing you are forming a child inside you. ive never smiled so much in my life. i can get past the wierd cravings and being tired a lot. i can even get past feeling sick, because its all worth it. :}

Brown discharge at 8 Weeks

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Maybe you can give me a straight answer on this. I am a little over 8 weeks pregnant. I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks and we saw the heart beat and it seems as if everything was fine.

This morning I woke up and I have a brown discharge. It's not a lot but it's there, enough to where I have to wear a mini pad. I called my doctor and she told me that this is not uncommon and just to wait it out.

Staying pregnant!!!

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Hi, I wanted to ask about my condition. I am 20 and married and I got pregnant the first month we were together but I miscarried and subsequent pregnancies did not last two months.

Now I went to see our Ob/Gyn and she encouraged me to do all tests needed to ascertain and pregnancy test again which I did and it was positive so she put me on weekly Primolut and bedrest. I am doing this as she has requested but just three days ago I started a mid menstrual bleeding.

Dealing with Pregnancy Nausea

Deborah A. Klein's picture


Dear Livitician,
I have just found out I am about 5 weeks pregnant. I'm suffering from nausea (no big surprise there) and food aversion. Nothing seems desirable to me. I'm concerned about eating enough and giving my baby the right nutrition.

I work full time in retail so it's hard to find the time and energy to cook or to eat full meals. Add to that I can't seem to find room in my stomach for half a can of soup and I'm at a bit of a loss.

Beginning of Pregnancy

I'm not really sure what this blog about. Is it a diary type of thing? I am not sure how private this information is, so I will keep it simple until I know a little more. I will be at 9 weeks tomorrow. The beginning of pregnancy is interesting. At first I was really scared to miscarry, and since then I have been battling with GI discomfort. I only get nauseous if I let my stomach get empty, so I pretty much eat all day long. My tummy is already sticking out. Is it possible to show at 9 weeks? I think a lot of it is bloating.