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!
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!!!!
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! :)
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.
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.
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.