Preparing for Pregnancy Blogs

  • U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!

    The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at Pregnancy.org to help you and your baby with a healthy start!

  • How to Know if You are Pregnant

    If only missing period, you can’t be sure about your pregnancy. But if you experience more following signs, you can be sure that you have already had a baby!
    1. Nausea

  • Getting Pregnant

    Though getting pregnant seems easy, the process often requires exquisite timing. Normally, it takes several months or sometimes even years to get pregnant.

  • Return of the Manic Episode

    Amazing how a great end to a bad year can then turn into the start of a new year that is going to be a repeat of the bad year.

    Translation: the return of the manic episode.

  • The beginning

    7 days until my surgery and then we can let the baby making begin! :)

  • #2

    Date: 29-10-2011

  • Starting with hope

    Date: 16-10-2011

    My first experience at serious blogging (well I hope I don't lose interest too soon!) :)

  • Healthy Diet Lowers Risk of Birth Defects

    Reduce the risk of birth defects by choosing healthy food before you get pregnant. A new study from Stanford University shows that diet quality matters -- a lot!

  • So confused...wishing it was easier

    I know my body pretty well. I know the symptoms before my period starts. My breasts usually become tender and sometimes swell a bit a few days before I begin.

  • .Planning!.

    It`s been so long since I had a journal or blog, so I don`t even know how to begin!

  • Not Pregnant...again

    I just got my third period after going off birth control and I'm getting pretty antsy. I really want to have a baby and start a family.

  • Emotional Mess

    Today I am a mess.

  • Afraid to take the test

    I am a new memeber to this site and the ability to blog has got he hooked. I feel like I finally talk about what I feel and what I am going through and maybe someone will TRULY understand.

  • Too Tired

    So I wanted this to be the month that I conceived. I wanted it so bad! I ovulated around my birthday (last weekend) and it would have been the perfect birthday present!

  • Pregnant with a Mirena IUD???

    I have had my Mirena IUD for about 3 1/2 years and all of a sudden started having pregnancy symptoms. Over the last few months I have had persistent nausea, weight gain, fatigue, changes in abdominal size but NEG HCG. Is there any way that the urine HCG could be wrong? Please HELP!!!!

  • The Big Decision!

    So I am new to this site... My husband and I have finally made the decision to start trying for a baby and I couldn't be more thrilled! I'm still in school, due to walk across the stage in May for my bachelor's degree and then we're on to a new duty station...very close to family. I'm just really excited to take this next step in our life together. This blog is just to basically introduce myself and ask for any tips or advice on getting pregnant and dealing with anything that comes along with it. Hopefully the wait isn't too long and I'll have another post soon with good news! :)

  • Excited about getting pregnant but also SCARED OUT OF MY MIND!!!

    I'm 29yrs old, and as you can see by the subject line, I'm both excited and scared out of my mind about pregnancy. My boyfriend and I have been together for 7.5 years, and have recently made the decision that it's time for children to make an appearance in our lives. Since coming to this mutual agreement, I haven't been able to think about anything else. The day we discussed starting a family involved coming up with names...and how we're going to rearrange our apartment. I've been so excited about it, that I've told all of my family that we're going to be trying in the near future.

  • Anticipation

    So, I'm sitting here on what should be the second day of my period with nothing so far. I'm not sure what to think since this is the first month in nearly 7 years that I've been off the pill. I could just be adjusting to having my hormonal freedom back, or I could be pregnant already. I'm not going to get my hopes up one way or another, but I think I'm going to go buy a pregnancy test.

    Maybe this is the beginning of the rest of my life at a mother.

  • Return of the Manic Episode

    Amazing how a great end to a bad year can then turn into the start of a new year that is going to be a repeat of the bad year.

    Translation: the return of the manic episode.

  • Feeling stupid.

    Ok here is the thing, I just recently got married about 9 months ago and we had planned on starting to try getting pregnant in August and I started taking folic acid about a month ago. However I noticed during my last period that it was way light and not the normal length. No biggie right? I started on wenesday and then it stopped on saturday morning when it should have gone til monday evening when it usually stops. I thought it was stress and my husband and I did stuff on sunday, before I took my pill. So on monday I got spotting early the next night and it stopped after about 15 minutes.