Hi all..Newbie...here and being pregnant

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Hi all..Newbie...here and being pregnant
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 4:55pm

Hi all. Just found out I'm pregnant. Did tne HPT twice this weekend and twice positive. First time being pregnant and I'm 40. Hubby and I are nervous but excited will be calling the doc on monday to schedule 1st appointment. Been doing some research on the do's and don't's and now I have info overload. Everything I read about having a baby at 40 is all doom and gloom, and is now causing me to worry to the nth degree about everything that can go wrong or what I might be doing wrong. I just read that my shampoo and lotion might be a danger to my baby! yikes...Deep breath. Of course I know raw eggs are not good to eat but I had a caesar salad two nights ago, so now I'm thinkin what did I do?

Two deep breaths..so, I turned 40 in Jan, had a leep procedure about 10 years ago and had another abnormal pap smear this past summer and was given the ok to have a baby. Okay, I would really like to know that women 40 and over had babies for the first time with similar medical history and had a perfectly healthy baby.

Please? :-)

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Mon, 05-03-2010 - 10:49am


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Fri, 05-14-2010 - 3:10pm

Hi there!

Welcome, and congratulations on your pregnancy! I know first-hand the doom and gloom that "Dr. Google" brings, but try to relax and enjoy being pregnant! I really wouldn't worry too much about the do's and don't's - I had been TTC with my 1st, but had really irregular cycles so I had several alcoholic drinks very early on in my pregnancy, before I found out. Technically a no-no, but my son turned out just fine!

When is your first appointment? I would definitely follow-up with your dr. as to how the LEEP/abnormal pap could affect your pregnancy. I have IC (Incompetent Cervix) and LEEP can be a risk factor for IC (it wasn't in my case, but from what I've learned it can be). As you are over 40, your dr. may recommend that you do certain testing/procedures or that you see a high risk dr. You may wish to check out these boards for more info:

Pregnant After 40:

High Risk & Pregnancy Complications:

Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months, and feel free to post away with updates, questions, concerns, and happy moments!

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