Third Trimester

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3Rd Trimester Blues and Surprise Girl

I've been feeling great 2nd trimestesr, but my first trimester I had a hard time dealing with the hormones and getting the blues and anxiety. Now i'm a week away from the 3rd trimester and it's back. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this in their third tri or am I just a weirdo? We also found out we're having a girl...not something I expected or really anticipated, so are there any general things people can tell me about girls....nice things, bad things, hard things? It sounds silly since I'm a girl but...raising a girl is...

Birthing Classes

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Childbirth Preparation Dvd's

Hi, The childbirth class my hospital offers is charging $300 for the class! I'd like a cheaper alternative and was looking into whether a DVD would be a good replacement. We'd be able to do this on our own time. Does anyone have an opinion about a DVD vs a class? Any DVD's you would recommend out there? A ton come up when I google it. Thanks!

Due Date & Labor

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What's My Due Date?

I carefully chart my fertility and menstrual cycle so I always know when I ovulate. According to my calculations, my due date is Nov. 14. Based on my LMP, my OB agreed with this due date until an ultra sound was done which moved my due date up to the 4th. I KNOW that due date is wrong because it would mean that I conceived during my period, and I NEVER have intercourse during my period. So here's the problem: I am afraid that when the 4th draws near, my OB is going to start insisting on an induction which I absolutely do not want! Has...


Due Date Discrepancy

Hi Moms, Have any of you ever had a due date discrepancy? I'm expecting...


Estimating Due Date

Hi ladies! Good news, I am expecting my second child! YEAH! I know that when...

Fetal Development

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Weight Loss in First Trimester

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. Then I started getting nausea and heartburn and just in general feeling yucky which I did not experience my first pregnancy. I decided to watch my caloric intake and am now trying to eat around 1800-2000 calories and I dropped refined sugar such as candy and cakes etc. Because I am feeling so yucky I have found it hard to eat all those calories and I have dropped three...