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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!!!

  • very confused

    ok i have a problem and i need advice asap ok my LMP started on feb.8 and it was suppose to come on march 10 and it didnt i went to the hospital and they did a urine test on march 15th it came out negative my period still hasnt return i had some light spotting on 19th but it lasted a few seconds my period is never late like tis i have 2 other kids and i have been having symptoms like nausea vomitting tender breast i went to see my family doctor on 18th but he wouldnt give me a test due to i told him the on at the hospital came out negative the 16th i feel like i am but is not sure please hel

  • Overwhelming?

    So, for the past week my mom and I have been doing my baby registries. At first I thought it would be all fun to get the little gun and walk around scanning things that I want and need. Little did I know that it was so stressful because I have no job and am having this baby off of my boyfriend's income.

  • Marie Chronicles -- Labor Entry

    This last month has been a total whirlwind. I'm finally able to sit here and recall the last moments of a beautiful, albeit hard journey in my life and to write them down, to remember forever what it was like the last weeks I was pregnant with my precious twin daughters.

  • Naming Nuances

    This is my hubby's first baby, my third. He is thrilled, obviously, to finally have his own. If it's a boy, it will be named after him, Francisco Ramiro Rodriguez III... the baby being the fourth. However, if it's a girl (my first girl), he wants to name it something I abhor: Adrestia Patience Rodriguez. Ugh!

  • 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!