First Trimester

New Mother in Need

So I am offcially pregnant!
After 4 faulty EPTs i went and got a pack of Clear Blues and within 1 minute that ever so amazing yet scary word popped up "Pregnant"
I'm a soon to be mother who's younger, a recent beaty college gradtuate, and a soon to be bride (in July actually). We didn't plan to have a baby,truth be told we have been planning to wait but slippped up 3 times, and BAM we are going to be parents. I could use ANY advice from ANYONE on financial recomendations, cheap wedding and baby shower ideas, and most of all advice on how to raise a child in this day and age.

This thing you call sleep

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Sleep has been a little fitful the last few nights. I've been told this trend will continue for the next few years. Beautiful. Turns out I really like my sleep. Who would have imagined?! As I sit thinking during the day about how sleepy I am I can't help but think - hey I'm constructing a head and some organs I should get to take a nap! And my mind starts to create plans as to how to accomplish this without anyone catching on.

1-Sick days? No that won't work, I'll need all of those. Besides, I'm not sick just pooped.

First timer

It is an amazing feeling to know that God has chosen you to carry one of His miracles for 9 months. Me and my husband have been trying to conceive for over a year now. I have been diagnosed with poly cycstic ovaries and a fatty liver, and now am pregnant. It is amazing how He works, in His time we knew that it was going to happen. We were on fertility treatments, and they made me so sick, we never got the chance to see if they worked, and then my Dr threw out infertility at the age of 24... it was scary. But now, Praise the Lord, I am pregnant and so much to be thankful for.

Spotting at 7 Weeks

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I'm 7 weeks pregnant and I just started spotting. I've had a miscarriage in the past and am extremely nervous.

The bleeding is very light, sort of mucousy, and I'm only slightly crampy, but I've been slightly crampy for weeks now. Could this be late implantation? Or should I be worried that it's something more serious?

Thank you!

Calories During Pregnancy

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


Dear Nutritionist,
I am 5 weeks pregnant and trying to determine a healthy diet for me and my baby. Before becoming pregnant, I was trying to lose weight and was on a 1500 calorie per day diet, losing about a pound a week. (I exercise 3-4 times per week, have a BMI of 22.5 and keep a detailed food log.)

Now that I am pregnant, I'm unsure how to adjust my diet. I no longer want to lose weight but I want to make healthy choices for both of us. I enjoy keeping a food log and like the idea of a concrete number in regards to calories to shoot for each day.