First Attempt

Bought prenatal vitamins today. I already take fish oil supplement once a day, which I love. Talked to my mom about trying to make it happen. Haven't totally explained to my dad the situation, but I think he gets that living with my husband might lead to a baby. Def didn't tell brother anything. I don't want to hear it from him, whatever he has to say about it.

Sad that I can't be planning this at home, but maybe the next one? Wink

Calling doctor in the morning to get a pre-conception visit in.

Depression During Pregnancy

Davis and Stein's picture


Dear Experts,
I need some help and I don't know where else to turn. I am 20 weeks pregnant with my first child at age 35 and feel I may have become seriously depressed. I first mentioned this to my OB at about week 8 and he basically blew me off. In all fairness though, it's a group practice and you don't really get to know any of the physicians very well.

Lyme Disease

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease as well as Lyme Meningitis. I was in the hospital and put on Rocephin for 30 days. Since then, I've been rehabilitating myself in terms of the fatigue, residual effects of the Lyme's, and then Fibromyalgia.

I'm doing much better now, but am taking a large amount of vitamins to help with my energy levels and immune system.

Vitimans/Eating/ and Pregnancy Tests

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I took a pregnancy test today. I am on day 27 of a usual 29 day cycle. The test was negative. A few hours before taking the test a ate a pretty big lunch and took a prenatal vitamin. This was my first trip to the bathroom afterwards.

Would or could this affect the outcome of the test. I have been pregnant a few times before, and I at times REALLY feel pregnant. I would think I am most likely not, but just wanted to know if eating and vitamins could have an affect on the outcome of pregnancy tests?

Getting Ready To Conceive

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. I have been on Lupron for the past 3 months and my doctor has given us the ok to try to get pregnant. This is going to be challenging because I have not had my period for 3 months.

Where do I start and how soon will I be able to know if what I am trying is working? When is the earliest I can take a pregnancy test?