First Trimester

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.


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.

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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