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 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!

  • The Decision

    Well I've decided that I'd really like to be a mom someday. My boyfriend has two children already, ages 10 and 11. I treat them like my own and love them to death, but like his daughter says.. "I'm a mom, but not a real one". Both live with us full time because their mom ran off with some dude to FL about a year ago and never even calls. We just found out she was arrested for selling coke... what a winner. Anyway, his son has severe autism and can be a handful. We have our whole house under lock-and-key, not to mention he started urinating anywhere he pleases.

  • .Planning!.

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

  • Could I be pregnant?

    I stopped taking the pill the day before I got my last period. I got my last period on Jan.27th. I haven't gotten my period yet. I'm constipated, nausea for about 4 days now, feel a little crampy & bloated, but I don't feel like I'm getting my period. I've had the hiccups alot lately too, but havent' been eating much due to nausea.
    Could i be pregnant?

  • depo and pregnancy!!

    WEll... my depo shot will be up in aboout 2 months and I think I am ready... ready to make the leap and try and get pregnant. I am hoping I am not one of those stores where it takes a long time to concieve I am hoping I am lucky... Some people say it takes awhile.

  • the beginning of the journey

    This is the very beginning. I am 36. I have been married for 2 years... our annivarsary is in 9 days. Hard to believe. We have been discussing having children for almost a year, timidly and abstractly at first, and then talking dates and plans. My husband is in graduate school and I am a teacher. I never thought, in a million years, that I would be this old! I will be at least 37, if we are lucky and able to concieve easily. So, I have some fears that I don't think I would have had 5 or 10 years ago.

  • Money...(?)

    So I just upset myself over what else...MONEY!!!! ugh I hate money.