Fetal Development

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Weight Loss in First Trimester

J.B. asks from Houston

Hey moms! I am about 8wks pregnant and have a question. When I got pregnant I was about 40lbs or so overweight. I quickly gained 8lbs which totally freaked me out....


Pregnant and Fitness in First Trimester

S.S. asks from Chicago

Hello Moms, First time on board here, I wanted some feedback and some direction if anyone can respond postively. I am pregnant with baby#2 ( bout 2 weeks) and the ...


First Trimester Screening

D.P. asks from Chicago

Mamas, I need some advice. I was 38 years old when I had my first baby. I avoided all prenatal testing except the level II ultrasound and preferred to keep my head ...


Heart Palpitations During First Trimester

J.M. asks from Austin

I am in the first trimester of my 2nd pregnancy and I have been having weird little heart irregularities. It is like my heart is skipping a beat or fluttering in my ...


8Wks Pregnant and No Fetal Heart Beat...

H.W. asks from Chicago

Hi, This is H.. I am 8 weeks pregnant, just had a doc visit yesterday, everything was fine with me but not with my baby, doc was unable to find any fetal heart beat....


First Trimester Screening Results

E.R. asks from Washington DC

I recently received the resuls of the first trimester screen which included the nuchal transluscency and bloodwork. The results were a bit mixed. On the ultrasound an...


First Trimester Screening-UPDATED

L.P. asks from Pittsburgh

Following up on my last question, due to my advanced maternal age, my doctor is strongly recommending the First Trimester Screening (blood test and ultrasound) to det...


Questions About 1St Tri-mester Screenings for Down's

L.W. asks from Cleveland

I am having the 1st tri-mester screenings done this week, which include the U/S and bloodtest which detect Down's Syndrome and other chromosome and genetic problems. ...


Possible Diagnosis on 2 Second Trimester Losses

L.M. asks from San Francisco

I am a mother of three healthy kids. My pregnancies were completely normal. This year I have lost two pregnancies at 15 weeks. I went in for a normal OB appointment w...


Is This Normal During First Trimester?

S.K. asks from Minneapolis

I am in my 10 th week now. Since last few days I have some pain in my vagina. It's not very severe/ constant pain but it's there for sure and comes and goes (I think...