First Trimester

Ultrasound Shows Small Bleed

Jane Foley's picture


Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I went in today for my first ultrasound to confirm my due date. Everything with the baby looked great. My due date was right on and the baby's heart beat was 145bpm. I am 7 weeks and 3 days.

Last week when I first woke up and used the bathroom there was a tiny amount of blood and when I wiped, it was a pinkish/brown. I had no cramping or anything and when I called the doctor they said it was probably old. I have had no other bleeding since then.

Concerned About Medications

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Hi! I just found out this week that I am pregnant. I can only be approximately 1 month or so and was taking a number of medications, including Vicodin and Xanax, until I found out I was pregnant.

Is the baby going to be ok? I have stopped taking all of my medications? I am simply looking for a little piece of mind. I am unable to get into an OB for a while. Thank you for your help.

Week 4

happypancake's picture

I found out I was pregnant during week 4. Yesterday I experienced an instant, sharp abdominal pain... I don't remember feeling that with my first. They say each pregnancy is different... so far, that's the only alerting symptom I had that I don't remember having.

Morning Sickness - None.
Indigestion - At night.
Hunger - Sometimes.
Thirsty - Always.
Peeing - More than usual.
Breasts - Bigger.
Tender? - Nope.
PMS Cramps - Yes.
Bloated - Yes.
Showing? - Is it too early to show?

I just found out I'm pregnant yesterday!

I just found out yesterday that I was pregnant. And the bloodwork just came back this morning so I talked to my doctor. And I am infact pregnant. Probably only a few weeks. Since this is the first time pregnancy for me, I'd like to know as much about what to expect, stories, everything on pregnancy. I have a few books including What to Expect When Expecting, i just want to know all different things from all aspects. I'm very excited and so is my fiance, but yet I'm also very nervous because all I can think about is the pain parts of pregnancy, espesially labor, and I'm not good with pain.

On a mission

ali_runner's picture

The pain in my joints is becoming rather frustrating. This may be my least favorite symptom so far - as I got over nausea (for the most part) and constipation (again for the most part). Being hyperflexible to begin with I know when my body needs strength work and cardio. Being pregnant and having an increase of hormones that increase flexibility and joint pain has been quite a wake-up call. Actually it's been more of a nightmare. My body aches most of the time. My back, hips and metatarsals slip and pop multiple times a day.

5w3d pregnant

ambergarcia2009's picture

I am about 5w3d pregnant. I found out last week (one day after my missed period). Last year I had a miscarriage, but I also have a healthy 3 year old daughter. With this current pregnancy I knew I was pregnant before the test because of the symptoms. However, every day I am constantly making sure my breast are sore, and I get so paranoid if I'm not tired or having nausea, because my first sign of miscarriage last time was "losing my preg symptoms," I am so paranoid. I have a doctors appointment on May 6th (today is April 29th).

The waiting game

Well, been to the doctors, went yesterday for all the use it was, just made sure I was taking folic acid and the usual when was my LMP, which I have absolutely no clue about!

Anyway I made an appointment with the midwife and am just waiting for her call to set a date. Looks like i'll be having an early scan to date the pregnancy! but im probably about 6-7 weeks gone, no morning sickness at all yet which i had with my other 2 from about 5 weeks, i am still really tired tho and starving lol ....Ill keep you posted