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My first pregnancy was a huge shock. Not only where we not trying, but we were preventing at the time. I was seventeen and getting ready to start my senior year in high school. The beginning of the pregnancy was quite smooth. No morning sickness, scans and all appointments went great. In early December, when I was around 20 weeks I had an episode of spotting. We rushed to the hospital but I was sent home because they could find no source of bleeding and everything seemed fine.
A week later, I was having contractions. From that point on, it was a constant fight to keep me pregnant. I was taking medicine in pill form every four hours, and still going into labor a couple of times a week. I was making trips to L&D every 2 or 3 days to get a shot to supplement the meds I was already on. L&D docs wanted me on bedrest but my OB wouldn't agree because he said I needed to be in school. I would try to go and by the time I made it to my second class I was timing contractions again and they would send me home.
I told my OB that I was convinced I was leaking amniotic fluid, and he told me that I was crazy and it was just urine.Then he made a rude comment about teen moms raising their babies on welfare and how I had ruined my life and would never amount to anything now. I was less than a month away from my due date at this point, but I didn't care. I switched doctors.
My new doctor could see how stressed I was. She ordered me to stay home in bed for a few days and to then have a date night with my ex (on her buck.....she gave me $50.) She was amazing. When I went back she asked if there were any changes. I explained that I was less stressed, but that I still thought I was losing amniotic fluid even though my previous doctor told me regularly I wasn't. I explained that this had been going on for 6 weeks or so. She did a couple of tests and then ordered and emergency ultrasound. The tech took a couple of measurements, and then looked at the doctor. She nodded, looked at me and said. "You are going to have a baby today. You're right. You've been leaking your fluid. There isn't much left at all. We have to deliver that baby right away."
I was very blessed that my first pregnancy was very healthy and uneventful. The only scare we had was at my 10 week appointment the nurse couldn't find the heartbeat with the doppler but they took me right back for an ultrasound and we could see him kicking away and his little heart beating Towards the end of my pregnancy I was always measuring several weeks behind and I had several ultrasounds to make sure he was growing ok in there, but everything turned out fine.
My labor was great after my epidural and giving birth was the happiest, most awesome moment of my life. I clearly remember thinking, "Man, I can't wait to do that again...." *sigh*
__________________ Joyful Mama to 2 Sweet little boys
i didn't have morning sickness that much.. i never threw up.. but i did at times have very bad nausea.. anyways.. i remember the 5-6 week scan.. the doc. saw 2 sacs.. but it was still early to tell much.. so sent me to a specialist and they then were about to see better.. but they told me that there was only one baby.. and the other one was a vanishing twin.. it just bled out.. but later on i got very emotional about everything.. James had gotten a hair cut and shaved his face.. and i cried for an hour and fussed at him.. telling him everything under the sun.. telling him he didn't care about me our my feelings.. lol.. i also got weird cravings early in the morning.. for egg rolls.. .. i used to lay in bed at night and watch Grace wiggle around.. they she would settle down and have her butt in the air.. hehehe.. i do really do miss being pregnant.. and the only thing that was bad was my hips went out on me and i couldnt walk hardly towards the end..but i know things that will help if it happens again..