First Trimester


I just found out yesterday that I am about a month into my pregnancy, and it's all because I have a yeast infection. I didn't know much about yeast infections, particularly because I've never had one. I had my first infection July 1st, and now another one has popped up this past Friday. I decided to take a test when I read that yeast infections could be caused by pregnancy, and now after some rough calculations, I am a month and my baby will be expected around the beginning of April 2010. I've had no symptoms whatsoever except for being tired more frequent then I would normally be.

Day One

Today is day one. I took a pregnancy test when I woke up this morning and i barely put the stick down and it was already a positive result. My best guess is that I am 5 weeks pregnant. I went from ecstatic to terrified to very sad. You see, I am at work. I am working at a Boy Scout Camp three hours from home. My husband is home and I wont see him for another couple of weeks and wont be going home until the end of August. I have wanted for so long to become pregnant, and have imagined what it would be like tell him the news.

first ultrasound!

first of all now i can really believe it. but i never expected what we saw today! baby was so big! more then a cm and we could clearly see the heart ticking away, that was the most exciting part.
nimrod was a little shocked, i think seeing it one the screen made everything so real.


Gestational Diabetes

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Dear Midwife,
I am six weeks pregnant with my second child. With my first (now 3 years old) I developed a mild case of gestational diabetes.

Should I start following the gestational diabetes diet now, or wait until the glucose screening test to see if I have it again? If I follow the diet starting now, is there a better chance that I won't develop it?


almost 5 weeks

I am about 5 weeks pregnant and so far I've felt cramping daily but no morning sickness. I think this is normal, but someone scared me by saying that morning sickness meant a healthy, strong baby. I'm thrilled to not feel sick yet, but should I be worried? Also, is green tea a good thing during pregnancy?


i'm 10 weeks about 2 be 11 2morrow but yes i am leaking creamy yellow stuff from my boobs and not sure if this is just a sign that i am no longer pregnant ?? but the other thing is i just been told i could have misscarried so really confushed am i just leaking due to my body getting rid of it or may there be a small chance my baby is ok ?????????

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First Baby!

I have only been married for about three months, and we became pregnant unexpectadly. I have been very physically active (I teach a high intensity Zumba class) and I exercise six days a week (before I became pregnant). I have been keeping that up because I know it is healthy to exercise during pregnancy, and my body is used to it. I just wanted to know when I need to cool it... I do not want to harm my baby ever!