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  • Prenatal Yoga throughout pregnancy

    Prenatal Yoga has amazing benefits throughout pregnancy to help prepare physically and emotionally for labor and birth.

  • 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!

  • Baby name discussions began today... i dont even know if im pregnant yet!

    hi.. im gonna say something that im really embarassed about and its something that people will look down on me for but... im 14 and yes i did say 14.... anyway...

  • What is the most effective way of finding out if you are pregnant??

    im a teenager and i still live at home and im scared that im pregnant and im showing alot of signs that im pregnant and my boyfriend knows that i feel this way and hes by my side all the way...

  • ~ I LOVE MY KEAN~

    ~ ~ MY PREGNANCY WITH KEAN SO FAR.....~ I found out I was pregnant with Kean around a month along, it has been a wild ride ever sense, this is my 6th pregnancy and i have problems with all of my pregn

  • Baby Bump News: Kourtney Kardashian is Expecting Baby Number 2!

    It will soon be time to keep up with one more Kardashian as Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend, Scott Disick are expecting their second baby!

  • PPAF showed :-(

    Well, I had written last week that I was pretty sure I had gotten pg. Unfortunately, ppaf showed up Thurs morning bright and early and it's been going strong ever since.

  • I am so Excited I'm pregnant and ready for my first!!

    I am so excited about having a baby. I once was pregnant before this and had a miscarriage. I was in pain and had to go through the miscarriage naturally.

  • Pregnancy 2

    I found out last night I was pregnant. Brian didn't believe the test:) So we waited for the "morning pee" which is more accurate. That little test had 2 pink lines again:) Faint -but there!

  • Nic's Nerves

    Our story, is probably not too rare.
    My husband and I were married 2 1/2 years ago and decided that we wouldn't wait to start a family. My mother was extremely fertile so I never thought that I would have any problems conceiving. After 6 months I began to feel nervous. After persuading my Doc. to give us the battery of tests that they usually make you wait a year for we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

    Almost one year after our marriage we found that we were pregnant, and were over the moon. Unfortunately it was shortlived and at 6.5 weeks while on holiday I began to miscarry. I think I lost a large part of my heart that day. It took me a long time to get over it.

    Over the next year, we tried chineese acupuncture which helped regulate my cycles and I took a mind body class which helped me get my emotions undercontrol. I began to meditate regularly listening to Jennifer Bloom's fertilty meditations www.anjionline.com and slowly came to a place of peace about our fertility journey.

    I've had many thoughts over the past two years. I can't say how many times I've wished that the pregnancy test would just show positive. So many negatives, how hard would it be to have a positive! The month that I got pregnant after the first year, I knew I was pregnant before I checked the stick. My boobs were sore and I'd had funny aches in my tummy. I just new it, the test was just a confirmation.

    In November I took a pregnancy test, not expecting any thing extraordinary and there it was...pregnant! I was totally suprised.

    The next few days were long and painful, with every twinge I thought that I'd get a late period. I was terrified of loosing this one too. I booked an appointment with my Dr. but couldn't get in for a week. I couldn't imagine staying pregnant for an entire week! My fears were confirmed a few of days later when I felt that my boobs had got much less sore. I figured it was only time before I bled. I sat at work in my cubicle and couldn't stop crying. I had to excuse my self (via email so no one saw me) and went home.

    I didn't start to bleed, but I did start to feel nauseus and my boobs got sore again. My Doc. ran some tests and said that my HCG was just fine and doubling on schedule. I was still pregnant.

    I was really nervous about passing the 6.5 week mark that had been my miscarriage last time. Unfortunately it came over christmas surrounded by family. I was feeling really sick and would pretty much rather have been any where else as long as I could have been alone.

  • Can I be pregnant?

    I think I may be pregnant! I want to make this as clear as possible.

  • First Baby!

    I have only been married for about three months, and we became pregnant unexpectadly.

  • Baby Bump News: Kourtney Kardashian is Expecting Baby Number 2!

    It will soon be time to keep up with one more Kardashian as Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend, Scott Disick are expecting their second baby!

  • Scaring Myself

    Ok, so I am 7 weeks 3 days pregnant (according to the last period I had). I am worrying myself a ton though because I am scared of miscarrying. I had irregular periods before I got pregnant, but the tests say I am pregnant! My husband and I are very excited, though I am very nervous just because I don't feel pregnant. I am not sick, though I have been nausious, but not regularly. I need some comfort!!!

  • Nesting

    Details: -TV CASTING CALL-

    Are you pregnant and feel like your emotional fluctuation is becoming tough on you and your family?

    Are you currently Nesting and feeling like the need to continuosly make changes in your home to prepare for the baby?

    Are you feeling like you’re generally not prepared for the baby’s arrival and things like creating the baby’s room is still not completed?

  • Are you interested in prenatal yoga?

    Are you interested in learning more about prenatal yoga and its benefits?
    If so, global yoga specialist, Jiivana has just launched its renowned prenatal yoga DVD, Bliss From Within, in the UK today. The DVD has been endorsed by The National Association of Childbirth Educators and is seen to be the most comprehensive prenatal Yoga DVD on the market.

    For a clip from the DVD please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yreizEBmwHs
    or to order a copy and get £3 off visit www.jiivana.co.uk and type in the promotional code: JiivanaUK1000.

  • Waiting Welton's

    Today was a big day...
    Today started off as a normal day off of work. Throughout the day I was mostly relaxed. This evening we went to meet our new doctor. Dr. Conter has been my fiancée's doctor for a long time, and after I met him, I knew he would be the right doctor to help us welcome our new bundle of joy into this world. He is very personable, and approachable.

  • PPAF showed :-(

    Well, I had written last week that I was pretty sure I had gotten pg. Unfortunately, ppaf showed up Thurs morning bright and early and it's been going strong ever since.

  • Sandy's Surprise -- Getting the Nursery Ready

    Hello again, Journal and sweet Journal Readers! I am so sorry I haven't posted in such a long time. I guess third trimester has just been catching up to me! So much fatigue, it's incredible. Oh, and a dab of nausea, too -- so much fun!