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21 h, 15 m ago
"this is my first pregnancy and ive been told unless your pains are accompanied by bleeding then theres nothing wrong its just your uteris growing. i will copy something ive just read off treasures, might ease your mind...
Before pregnancy, your uterus was about the size of a fist, after six weeks the size of an orange. You can actually feel the growth. It feels like cramping or even pain in your lower abdomen or at your sides; somewhat like period pains. There is nothing to worry about – but if the cramps or contractions are accompanied by bleeding, you should call your LMC.
Hope that helps, congrats on your pregnancy :)"
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i know everyones different but im 5 weeks and waiting for morning sickness to strike, does anyone know when it usually starts?
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:09 a.m.
"Congrats! You may not get morning sickness at all, I'm expecting our 4th child & had no morning sickness with my first, a little with the 2nd & 3rd & horrifically with this one from around 6 wks until the round the 12th week when thankfully it subsided! Everyone & every pregnancy is different, so stay healthy & enjoy :)"
living in australia at the moment....want to give birth in nz :(
Wednesday, 1 May 2013 1:53 a.m.
Thanks for your reply!. your right about the parents thing, they like to make it their problem thoguh dont they. everyone keeps chirping in saying oh youll have to stay here now, but there always moving around the country, and i kind of would like support when the baby arrives. Its going to be a hard decision but we will get there. It is definitely better financially to have the baby here, and it just makes it easier, less stress :)"
I have been having symptoms of pregnancy and I think I might be pregnant. Evening sickness seem to play a big role in my life right now. And if I am pregnant has anyone had this experience and tell me what they think -Girl or boy??
Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:43 p.m.
"I am this way as we speak and have just found out I am pregnant."
My older sister sent me a message last week saying that she had a dream about kittens. Consequently, she said that she had this exact same dream about kittens just before she found out she was pregnant 3 years ago. She knew that it wasn't her who was pregnant this time and asked if I was. I said, no surely not, but went to get a test done anyways.
Monday, 11 March 2013 6:55 a.m.
Firstly congratulations! :)
Confused and Nervous are both very common emotions to be feeling at this stage. I myself felt that way with my first pregnancy. In time you begin to adjust and get use to the idea of having a baby. In the first trimester your hormone levels are everywhere you may find your more tired, moody & morning sickness may strike you aswell, after your body gets use to the idea of being pregnant those feelings usually go away & everything goes back to normal. From around 18-21weeks you will feel your babys first movements sort of like butterflies as your pregnancy progresses the babys movements become more obvious. I fyou haven't already you should start to think about who you would like to be your midwife? Perhaps your sister will suggest her old midwife .. It's best to ask around for a good midwife rather than end up with a useless one :) once you find which LMC (Midwife) you would like to share your journey with give her a call that way she'l organise a book in time with you to sort out Blood test & a scan to confirm your due date & also personal details and another time to meet.
I found the contractions during labour were the worst feelings ever, it's like strong period cramps and really bad back aches. When the baby is being born though it almost feels like a chinese burn? Like as the head comes out .. But then as soon as the shoulders are born the baby just falls out and all that pain magicly goes away and it all seems worth while :) but every woman is different. I hope this info helps and you enjoy your pregnancy. Goodluck for the future :)
Identical Twins born 2006 My Youngest twin dies at three months - Im never going to have kids again, I couldnt even imagine it.. Dr. Confirms at a Checkup 'Wow, amazing March 2012 Christina Your Pregnant, Oh Dear I have a very Obstructed Kidney and wait a minute its a Kidney stone and fraternal twins.
Friday, 19 October 2012 10:09 a.m.
"thanks so much"
Any ideas for getting rid of haemorrhoids? They are so painful, and very annoying!
Thursday, 19 April 2012 6:36 a.m.
"I have had them for the last 2 years and i'm pregnant with number2 at the mo. sorry but there is no easy cure for them and they can still be there after you've had baby. best advice i can give you to lessen the soreness is to make sure you pass soft stools by drinking plenty of fluids and eating plently of fibre rich foods, Phloe which is a fibre supplement is safe to take during pregnancy and may help. also try soaking you bum in warm water to help soften them i add salt to help cleanse area and also try freezing pads with witch hazel ( you van get it from your pharmacy) on them in you freezer and applying one when your bum is really sore (aka after birth)."
At thirtyone weeks with my first baby i thought i was having a great pregnacy untill i was waking nearly every half an hour or hour due to serve heartburn rising up in to my mouth and nearly chocking, it would last all day too. i tryed every remedy i could find friends, on the net, facebook help. i thought this was how it was going to be for the next eight weeks!!
30 weeks and using diet to control my diabetes.
Friday, 13 April 2012 9:39 p.m.
"I have been insulin-dependant diabetic for 20 years and am currently 5 weeks pregnant with baby number 3. I have 5 injections a day and test my blood sugar up to 10 times a day during pregnancy. Having insulin isnt the worst thing in the world. At the end of the day, it's about having a healthy baby. The complications of poorly managed diabetes is not nice, so if you are offered insulin just take it. And the bonus for you is - after your baby is born, your diabetes will go away.
You should still be able to birth where you want to. Question their recommendations and decisions, and push for what you want. But also, have faith in the medical team as they are doing the best thing for you and your wee baby.
Good luck, keep us posted."
Starting pregnancy while being over weight is a challenge more than a risk (unless you are very very over weight)..
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 11:53 p.m.
"I love your plan - I too am trying really hard not to let my weight get out of control, this is baby #3 for me, and my ifrst pregnancy gained over 21Kg!!!! Yes a little too fond of bread and savouries!! So 2nd time round was concious of it and only gained 11kg. This time around I hope to do the same -running around after 2 little ones does help - but for me it's all about making good food choices and knowing that it took me well over 9 months the first time round to get it all off is pretty motivating too. Good luck to you all!! :)"