First Trimester

The emotional rollercoaster

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Everything is normal at least so far in terms of blood work. The only number I know is my beta hcg and it's really good. So, that's one less thing to worry about today. I've decided after much crying and sobbing that pregnancy is going to be the most difficult roller coaster of my life. It is absolutely terrifying and is leading me to OCD. You know, where you check the toilet paper every time you go. Or feeling your breasts to make sure they are still a little sore. If it weren't me I would find it comical!

Painful Constipation in Early Pregnancy

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 8 weeks pregnant second child. I woke up this morning severely constipated. I went very white and was sweating profusely. I have never experienced this before. It took almost two hours of agonizing pain before I finally had a movement. Now I am afraid to go to the toilet again in case of reoccurance.

Please can you help me? I am really scared

Josey

8 weeks Pregnant With Endemetriosis

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi, I found out last week that I was 7, now 8, weeks pregnant. I have been having some abdominal cramping and was reassured that is ok as long as there isn't any major cramping or blood. Last night, however, I noticed some mucus discharge with a little bit of brown, after peeing. Is this still ok?

This is my first time and an unexpected pregnancy.

8 week scare

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Yesterday was our RN intake appointment. Lots of counseling, handouts, labwork, etc. We made it through in one piece and I received the best news possible - I'm allowed to eat turkey sandwichs! I have been building the perfect one in my head for the last month and yesterday I finally got to eat it. It was a dream come true. Smile

At the appointment we were talking about symptoms and how I was feeling and if there were any signs of trouble. Nope, things are good. Most days I can eat okay, constipation seems to be coming under control, mild cramping but no spotting...until afternoon.

Having a Hard Time Eating Healthy

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm almost 6 weeks pregnant. I'm very excited and doing everything possible to ensure a healthy baby and pregnancy. My problem is that home cooked, healthy foods are very hard to stomach right now. I've been taking prenatal pills for almost 2 weeks but I'm nervous my baby isn't getting the nutrients he or she needs to develop properly.

Revolving symptoms

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Last week morning sickness hit and I spent the weekend laying on the couch watching TV. I consumed roughly 500 calories on Saturday and another 3-400 on Sunday. I was desparate. And then all of a sudden, dinner on Sunday I feasted on 4 slices of pizza. And I didn't stop eating until today (Wednesday). Today I'm feeling a little off. My oatmeal didn't taste quite right. And my boobs are not as tender. So, now I'm freaking out that my sypmtoms come and go and that something is wrong.

What a roller coaster ride this has been so far.

Hang in there little blueberry!

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