it's my first pregnancy, my other kids were adopted, i need advice please

Takaoiya - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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i just found out im preggers im scared to death i have no idea what to expect

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Sarah - posted on 10/08/2009

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The best thing I can suggest is to talk to your mother. Usually daughters tend to have fairly similar pregnancies as their mothers...So she might be able to give you an idea of what to expect. Also, I would ABSOLUTEY pick up a copy of "What to Expect When You're Expecting." That book gives a blow-by-blow of every month of pregnancy including what to expect growth wise, how your hormones might be behaving, cravings, and even ways to alleviate certain unpleasant pregnancy side effects. #1 rule is to put down the cigarettes and the wine glass (if you partake in either of these) and get yourself a good, all natural pre natal vitamin to start taking daily (and take it as night as it tends to make a lot of women nauseous if taken in the morning on top of morning sickness if you get it).



And CONGRATS!!!

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Stephanie - posted on 10/11/2009

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Welcome to pregnancy!!! When I was pregnant with my son I was worried about everything...and now that he is still here I still am, I just think it is part of being a mom. I definitly suggest what to expect when expecting, it gives you a heads up and also what I did was made a list of questions before I went to the docs and asked them at my appt. It helped and my doc and my nurses were great

APRIL - posted on 10/11/2009

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Hello I am also a first time mother, I had a miscarriage and a tubel pregnancy before this pregnancy and the best advice is to read what to expect when your excepting and also if you have friends and family who have children they are the best sources to your questions. Believe I usually have one every other day if not everyday!

Iysha - posted on 10/11/2009

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I think almost all expecting moms feel that way. It's ok...LOL. I was terrified...especially about the baby coming out. It really isn't that bad....then again, I had an epidural so I could push and feel everything, but it didn't hurt like hell, it just felt like pressure. What helped me to feel more prepared was to do a lot of research. I am one of those people who like to know as much as I can on a subject/situation. I don't like feeling like I am going into something blindfolded. So, I researched things that can go wrong with my particular situations, What I could do to keep myself and my baby healthy, What things I might need, How to breastfeed (I ended up bottlefeeding though). I talked to Anyone who had a baby..even strangers. I joined this forum after I had my baby to ask other moms for advice and express concerns/frustrations/joys.



My advice to you is if something in particular concerns you, read about it. It took a load off my back just feeling like I knew what to expect.

Roxanne - posted on 10/11/2009

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I also recommend getting what to expect. It was a lifesaver! It was also written by doctors. I used the internet a lot for info, but always look at wear the info is coming from. i live in ontario, canada. We have a 1-800 number that puts you in touch with a nurse 24 hours a day. If you have something like that, i would suggest you take advantage of it. Also, be prepared to be very tired especially in the 1st and last trimesters. If you have family and friends that can help you with your children, use it.

This may be your first pregnancy but you are already a mom so you have a lot of instincts already.



Congratulations your children must be very excited about being big brothers or sisters!

Melissa - posted on 10/10/2009

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I would also suggest the What to expect when you're expecting and also what to expect the first year. My clinic that I went to also provided info and classes for breastfeeding, birthing, etc. Also I liked my OB doctor but I loved my nurse, I think that's key during pregnancy is truly having a professional you can confide it. I have actually kept my doctor as a pediatrician because he practices family medicine just for his nurse.

Victoria - posted on 10/10/2009

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Yes definitly get what to expect when your expecting it helped me. Plus you have your circle of moms we can help you with anything that comes up. Take a deep breath and take it day by day don't let the whole thing overwelm you. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing if you let yourself enjoy it. Were here if you have any questions. Congrats

Takaoiya - posted on 10/08/2009

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my mom passed when i was 6... but i have my baby sister to somewhat subsatute thanks for the advice sarah

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