First Trimester

Trip to Ketura

2 days away from home at Kibbutz Ketura. The bus ride was soooo long but thankfully i didn't feel too nauseous or had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the ride.
The night was the most special part, i felt that I wasn't alone, that i was guarding you. and you we're obviously taking care of me too, I never dreamed of the miracles that came with your coming.
My body feels very strange, almost like it is not my own, like i am some sort of carrying vessel.

What Can I Do About Constipation During the First Trimester?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am in my first trimester; about 5 weeks now. I am experiencing bad constipation! I have tried everything from fiber cereals to Metamucil and drinking plenty of water. It feels like nothing is working. I have used enemas in the past and they have worked.

Can I use one now to relieve the pain? Is this safe for the baby?

A strange new journey


My name is Melissa & I am currently pregnant with my first baby! My husband & I are over-joyed with the news. I have pollycystic ovarian syndrome & didn't think I could get pregnant easily, but it took just two months!

I am about 8 weeks along & am having a bad day. Morning sickness kicked in about 2 weeks ago. That has not been fun. Foods I used to love I can't stomach anymore & I never know what Im in the mood for. Nothing tastes the same as it used to. I don't enjoy eating right now.

Just Starting

well, my first entry. I'm feeling weird, but i don't know if it's really because of the pregnancy or just "normal feeling weird"... my belly's swollen almost all the time, but i keep thinking i'm just fat Smile
i felt very weak all afternoon and slept a lot, i hope i stop doing that cause i don't feel good afterward.

Doctor's appointment is on Wednesday, i don't think i'll really believe it's happened until i don't get his confirmation. Its seems unreal to me that baby can be so developed by now.

Irregular Yolk Sac

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Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I went for my first ultrasound yesterday and I am about 7 weeks pregnant.

When I asked if everything looked ok the lab tech said yes but it is too early to really say. She showed me the heartbeat and sent the results to the doctor. I went home worry free.

Today I got a call from my doctor saying that I had an irregular yolk sac. She said something about it being thicker than normal. I asked her if I should be worried, and she told me to have another ultrasound.

Is there any more information you can give me about this?


Slapped Cheek Exposure during Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am a teacher and there is a child in my school who was diagnosed with Slapped Cheek (parvovirus).

How wary do I have to be if there are any cases near to me? How do I know if I am immune?

Also, if there are children in my class with it (or chicken pox etc) should I go home too to avoid infection completely?