First Trimester

Doctor Visits

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I found out that I was pregnant just before Halloween, and I have an Ob/Gyn but she told me to call her if I felt something was wrong. Am I supposed to go in for doctor visits on a regular basis? I haven't even seen a doctor yet. Is it ok to have a sonogram if I'm at eleven weeks?

Can I Touch Cat Litter?

Jennifer Shryock's picture


Dear Pet Expert,
I'm 3½ months along with my first child. My husband and I just got a new kitten, and I've had seven different relatives tell me that I can't touch cat litter. Is there any truth to this anymore, or was this a problem years ago and the new litter has different effects, or is it just the urine?

Is there anything else I should know about kittens and pregnancy? Is there any possibility of baby developing allergies because we have a cat?