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I have a question...

When does your uterus begin to expand, and when it does, does it feel like slight cramping? Not your normal period cramps but like...really really a lot less and more sporadic?


Very early, and it can. Light cramping in pregnancy is perfectly normal. If it's severe or there's blood (red and more than spotting) is when you should be concerned.


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I hear you.
So many friends of mine have gotten pregnant this year and going on fb it's like eek .
Babies and ultrasound pics everywhere!
I'm really happy for them though.
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I have been looking up ideas to do with kids on holidays, so I understand wholeheartedly the knitting thing.
I just can't knit. mad

I figure I'm just going to spoil my niece (she's three and an absolute doll heart ) until I have one of my own to spoil.
Then I can spoil both!
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I'm excited about all of it!
What should I expect coming into my first prenatal visit? Also, is it normal for your stomach to bloat (feels like all my stuff was pushed to the front/bottom of my stomach lol, it's really flabby, and not solid!) on the first trimester?


Yeah I think that is normal. I know my first trimester I was thinking "I've put on weight...or something..." even though I actually lost about five lbs because of not being able to eat much. but then baby gets bigger and you get that nice firm pregnancy belly

first visit is usually pretty long. You do a little check up (blood pressure, weight, etc) and they typically do a pap smear, blood work (a lot of blood work), and an ultrasound to figure out how far along you are.

You'll have blood work 3 times during your pregnancy. once per trimester. the first one is the worst because they are checking you for EVERYTHING. So they will take a lot of blood. If you are like me and you have low blood pressure anyway make sure you make your dr aware of this before you have blood drawn. I didn't and they took 4 tubes of blood and I started passing out in the middle and had to get stuck in both arms. not fun. then your second trimester you do your glucose screening which is not bad at all. you drink a glucose drink that tastes like a really sweet, flat soda. and then an hour later they draw some blood and see if your glucose levels are normal or too high. and then the third trimester they draw a couple tubes of blood to test for std's again and some other things.

That's exactly what happened! (: Also received my results today, it's a HUGE relief to know that I'm STD free.
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4 days past due/// I am miserable and my doctor goes on vacation tomorrow.... Im a high risk pregnancy so I really need him to be here for the delivery if she comes.. Im kinda worried. He's a specialist and my chances of survival for this birth are already not in my favor.

Super scared. crying

Why on EARTH is your doctor going on vacation when you could pop at any moment?? It's not like you're just a typical pregnancy... in which case, fine, anyone could take over... but it's kind of a special situation, obviously! Have you discussed your concerns with your doctor?
We've discussed it many times. Ive started bleeding yesterday and the nurse said if im bleeding still in the morning, I need to come in... my doctor is nowhere to be found...
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4 days past due/// I am miserable and my doctor goes on vacation tomorrow.... Im a high risk pregnancy so I really need him to be here for the delivery if she comes.. Im kinda worried. He's a specialist and my chances of survival for this birth are already not in my favor.

Super scared. crying

Why on EARTH is your doctor going on vacation when you could pop at any moment?? It's not like you're just a typical pregnancy... in which case, fine, anyone could take over... but it's kind of a special situation, obviously! Have you discussed your concerns with your doctor?
We've discussed it many times. Ive started bleeding yesterday and the nurse said if im bleeding still in the morning, I need to come in... my doctor is nowhere to be found...

And your doctor didn't even try to reassure you by having a replacement for that time?? I would be LIVID.

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