Grace Esther 3/6/05
Congratulations on your pregnancy! :)
If there is one thing I know for sure, it is how hard it is to keep calm while hoping a pregnancy will remain viable after a previous miscarriage. You are doing the absolute best thing you can -- talk/write about your concerns and your worries -- I believe it is far better to vent then to internalize all the stress and worry and have it possibly affect your baby (not that it does for sure, I just cant help but think that if you are stressed out, it probably does not help the baby -- but I am absolutely NOT a doctor!).
All the other great things that everyone tells you to do during pregnancy also apply -- keep yourself healthy and active, as per your doctor's guidelines, eat nutritionally valuable food, get a lot of rest and drink the recommended amount of water. You will be so busy doing all this that you wont have time to worry! :) Right!
My first two pregnancies both resulted in miscarriages for unknown reasons and I was devastated. We are now in our 30th week of our third pregnancy and everything is looking fantastic. It does happen! Please keep posting here at this website -- I know you will find all the women here to be extremely helpful and comforting, as I have.
Congratulations again, and I really look forward to hearing all about your fantastic progress through this pregnancy!
First congrats on your BFP! Just thought I'd let you know I'm right there with you. I think we are very close in due dates. I got my BFP on Sat at just 10dpo. EDD is March 22nd. My B-Day! I haven't called to make an appt. yet. Still kind of nervous. When is your EDD? Try and stay positive..will get through this together.
Good luck and sticky baby vibes!!!
Chas and Melissa,
Thank you very much for your responses.
I live in College Park! What a small world.
Should have read this post before I posted a new discussion! If you read it, you will notice that we are in VERY similar situations... although I have only told my best friend yet. DO NOT want to tell family, it was hard enough telling them I had m/c last feb.
I know EXACTLY how you feel. It is also good to know I'm not the only one having these concerns. My DH seems in denyal right now, won'T even talk directly about it. You can be sure that I will talk to him as soon as I can... I really need his support on this.
As for ultrasounds... I haven't even called my OB yet and won't until Monday.
My EDD is for March 26th.
BFP#1 after 16C.
Do you think it's worth asking for them to test your HCG levels? I can see where they would want to wait for an u-sound, but getting blood drawn is easy enough and it would give you some ideas as to how the pregnancy is progressing.
Good luck, and feel free to come here and express your concerns and anxiety as much as you need to. We are all in the same boat here.
Thanks for your response.