You are now in your second month of pregnancy and your developing baby is 3 weeks! You might just be finding out that you are pregnant and may have many concerns and questions. Some women still do not realize that they are pregnant yet. You might have already had a positive pregnancy test. Many tests can show a positive test result 10 days after conception, but it is recommended that you wait until you have actually missed your period. The baby has not grown very much from last week and is now approximately 1.25 mm long. You will not `show` yet for some time.
At this point in your pregnancy, you may begin to experience some symptoms. One early symptom of pregnancy is nausea. Some women will actually vomit and others will not. The nausea and/or vomiting that occur during pregnancy are called morning sickness. Most of the time morning sickness is worse in the morning, but not always. Morning sickness does usually improve or disappear by the end of the first trimester. Another early sign of pregnancy is the increased need to urinate. Frequent urination can continue throughout the remainder of the pregnancy because of the growing uterus and increased amount of fluids you are drinking. Many women also notice breast changes early in pregnancy. It is common to feel a tingling or sore sensation in the breasts or nipples. You might notice that the area around the nipple, the areola, becomes darker during pregnancy. It is also not uncommon to feel tired or fatigued at this point. You might feel like you need to nap at lunchtime and you may need to go to bed earlier to accommodate your body's needs.
As early as this week, the plate that will become the heart has developed. Your baby's brain, spinal cord, muscles, and bone formation are also beginning to form. The baby's skeleton is forming at this time as well. The embryo has a distinct organization that has a top, bottom, left, right, front and back. It is important that you continue or begin to take your prenatal vitamins to prevent birth defects.
On your initial doctors visit you may be checked on Hematocrit, hemoglobin, white blood cell count, blood group type, Rh factor, antibodies to blood group antigens, VDRL, rubella anti-Body titer, hepatitis B, toxoplasmosis, urine culture, and HIV.
Sometimes as early as the second month of pregnancy, the insides of your hands and the bottoms of your feet may itch and take on a reddish hue. This annoying condition is called palmar erythema. The increased color is nothing more than a curiosity of pregnancy.
kathy=^.^= - 44 minutes ago
still totally not feeling preggo other then no motivation! my 2 yr old loves to woller all over me so it makes me super nervous. ugh.... cant wait to even get to go see a dr. i feel like its gonna be forever away....
tencowmommy - 3 hours ago
rayansmama, it's totally normal to be emotional, and I'm stressing out about having two and my ds is almost 4 so...you have every right to be feeling a little overwhelmed and emotional. 3girls, I have a tipped uterus but I've never actually gone in this early for an u/s. I wouldn't worry about it though. It's hard enough to find the baby at this point anyway.
3girls24 - 3.9 hours ago
Just wondering for those who have had a tilted uterus.... When u found out u we're pregnant how long did it take for the doctor to see baby...? Was itright away or no? Went to doctors too have my first exam and he did an ultrasound and couldn't find no baby and no sac and told me my uterus was tilted... This will be number 5 for me and im extremely worried that something is wrong. He told me too come back in 9 days for a ultrasound... I feel ok ive been nauseous had light spotting and minor cramps.
Anyways im sure it will be fine i worry too much!!! But i am excited to be going on this journey with all u ladies... I love this site because we're all a team and if any one is ever worried or needs someone to talk to everyone is here for everyone... :)
rayansmama - 7.1 hours ago
anyone else feeling depressed? I don't know if that's a symptom but I can't stop crying!!!! I feel like the most horrible person right now. My one year old is so hyper so he likes jumping off of furnitures and he jumped off the bed cuz he thought he was playing with me and started crying so bad. I checked to see if he is ok and he is thank god. But I couldn't stop crying! I feel like a horrible mother! how am I going to handle two babies...my son will be only 19 months when the other baby comes. I'm also so pissed at my husband I haven't talked to him in two days. He got mad at something and won't tell me what. He is so childish sometimes! I have high blood pressure and he still doesn't care....my blood pressure went unto 146/118 last night and it scared me cuz I have had a history of miscarriages. Ahhhhh so frustrated at everyone and everything!!!!! Sorry just had to vent....
yulinka - 15.5 hours ago
tencowmommy : I am expecting those dreading headaches from one day to another. I always have them in the first trimester, and usually last until week 20ish... They are awful, but I don't have morning sickness :)
maybebaby4 - 17.6 hours ago
I can't believe how many of us are pregnant with our 4th baby - let's just get a show of hands again? I am, christina is, yulinka is, kathy is.. Anyone else?
maybebaby4 - 17.9 hours ago
Christina - I'll be lying about my LMP with #4 too - I did with my youngest and got a scan at 9 weeks... It didn't cross my mind with my middle child and my eldest, I genuinely didn't have a clue and went in for a scan thinking I was 6 weeks (I was 17 and had not intended to keep him) and came away in the knowledge i was 24 weeks and 3 days pregnant and having a boy - shortest pregnancy ever!! lol... I'll be fibbing this time too... Hopefully I'll pick it up early on the doppler again... I was reading up - apparently 2mHz (which is what I have) is the best for early heart beat detection - the beam is much more narrow (thus making it harder in terms of the area it covers) BUT it penetrates to a depth of 3-5cms - in comparison to a 3mHz doppler which has a broader beam but only penetrates 1-3cms - and so it better for detection after 14 weeks...
tencowmommy - 1 days ago
Anyone else experiencing headaches? At this point I think they are the worst 'symptom' I'm having. Feeling so much better this time around. Last time I was sick from day one.
kathy=^.^= - 1 days ago
congrats to all the preggos :) dont feel pregnant at all just a little tired but of course im tired with 3 kids and a crap ton of house work.... not hungry at all either its like i dont even want to eat...
chachalawala - 1 days ago
Morning sickness has officially kicked in - blegh. 6 weeks tomorrow.... ultrasound Wednesday. Excited, but so nervous!
christinarose - 1 days ago
maybe - I'm in Canada, and I just lied about my LMP lol... I said I have no idea when because of breastfeeding. Even though I know EXACTLY when I go pregnant. She gave me a dating ultrasound ;) AND, I have a doppler and used it with my last DD. I was trying from 7 weeks everyday but I didn't find her until 9w 4d.
maybebaby4 - 1 days ago
Honestly, I wished I lived in the US when I'm pregnant. You get all the blood ests and ulrasounds.. I get NADA until 12 weeks.. Can't wait for my fetal doppler to arrived - hopefully get a heartbeat around 7-8 weeks...
christinarose - 1 days ago
Not really any symptoms here other then tired. I'm usually up with my girls and ALIVE at 7am. Now I'm dragging my butt around, wishing for a nap all morning. Have a US on Wednesday afternoon, excited to see my little peanut and maybe a heartbeat too!
nervousnellie - 2 days ago
Holy cramps.... My brain tells me they're normal and everything is fine.... But of course I'm paranoid...
maybebaby4 - 2 days ago
I am eventually experiencing a symptom!! My breasts are now officially tender, if grasped relatively hard lol. That will be all.
Callxmexjodi24 - 3 days ago
Rach- I'm not sure if I still have cysts or not, but a year ago, I had to have one surgically removed from my right ovary because it was causing me so much discomfort. When I went to the DR to get my IUD taken out, my DR found that 2 more cysts had grown in my right ovary. Luckily they weren't causing me pain, but I thought for sure it was going to affect me getting pregnant again.
Christina- My mood swings are awful and EVERYBODY is annoying me to the point where I can't just keep my mouth shut. I've warned my Hubby about it and he's really not sure what to do. I told him I can't help it and just know that it's the hormones talking. I tell him how I feel and sometimes cry out of nowhere and since my hubby knows what going on with my emotions, he's very understanding. I can't say that for everyone else lol but like I told my husband, i'd rather weed out ALL the people who piss me off this early in my pregnancy, that way I don't have to deal with them (mainly people on my side of the family who are nuts anyways!) for the rest of my pregnancy. I had preeclampsia with my first son, so i'm always worrying about my stress levels and blood pressure.
chachalawala - 3 days ago
Had a bad burger last night. :( stomach troubles woke me straight out of sleep at 1am. Boo... Hoping this doesn't negatively impact baby in any way. 5 weeks and 5 days today. Ultrasound scheduled for Wednesday. Symptoms continue to be mild for the most part.
Rach3017 - 3 days ago
It's pretty amazing..you find out in good ways and in bad who your 'friends' are when you get pregnant. ugh!
Rach3017 - 3 days ago
2 days until we get to see whats going on!! ultrasound and more blood work. headaches are almost routine until an afternoon nap. and, queezy stomach is becoming more than just at night. oh, and the bbs are making themselves known! not sure about the spotting I had for 2 days, but, no cramping and no more spotting. wishing 12 weeks to come on with itself!!
tencowmommy - 4 days ago
christinarose, I find myself getting more and more agitated with dh. I think it's hormones mostly. For instance, the sound of his really deep breathing after he falls asleep bugs the crap out of me recently. I've started using ear plugs so I'm not so annoyed with him. I feel like I've got super awesome PMS going on. I've been so short tempered with ds and I feel so bad becuase it's not his fault that I'm moody! I hope this passes quickly. I'm starting to feel like a monster of a wife & mom.
tencowmommy - 4 days ago
99 degrees today and the AC decides to stop working. I'm one hot momma over here.
christinarose - 5 days ago
My BF is in jerk mode today. I do everything, EVERYTHING, around our house and it's all done. Except laundry. So his idea of helping is to bitch and whine and yell about it before storming off to work. I have three kids, pregnant and I think I'm doing prettu well... but apparently I'm failing because laundry isn't done. I can say that I have the most unsupportive man when it comes to my 'job' as a SAHM. Just venting...
treadonfoot - 5 days ago
Rach I have a sister who has been TTCing actively for 11 years after her first born now and everytime she hears the news she would break out in tears not because we have it and she doesn't but because she wants it so bad...she was happy for us though. I always called her and my other sis. I have trouble TTCing too. It took me 3 1/2 years with my second and it took me 1 1/2 years with this one. To be honest, you not telling them would only hurt them more...so tell them.
nervousnellie - 5 days ago
Rach.... I was just diagnosed with a cyst on my right ovary. Went for an u/s on Thursday and they want to keep an eye on it so I go back for another one next Thursday. It is very painful. Has me in tears sometimes :-(
tencowmommy - 5 days ago
Rach, I've personally struggled with infertility for years, as has my bff and I can tell you that you honestly shouldn't feel guilty. When I got pg the first time around I had been trying for a a year and half and my bff had been trying for 3 years at that point. I felt so guilty and sad for her. I made sure I called her to tell her first (she actually knew before dh!) so that she would have time to adjust to it BEFORE I went public with it. The second time we got pg, she got pg first and it really hurt. I cried. But then I moved on and accepted it and was really truly happy for her. I have 4 sisters and have told all of them not to avoid telling me because I'd be happy for them. I'd tell your friends personally, and in private (a big announcement in front of people is the worst because it's likely the news will make them sad to an extent). But just because they are sad for themselves, doesn't mean they aren't happy for you! I've been there so many times!
maybebaby4 - 5 days ago
On a different note... I truly don't feel pregnant... like, AT ALL. Don't-have-a-good-feeling-about-it-all kind of not pregnant... Is it weird that I feel like because I've had three healthy, uneventful pregnancies that perhaps it's 'my turn' to have a miscarriage? I just feel like it would be 'too good to be true' for things to run smoothly a fourth time.. I don't have any symptoms either way - non to suggest impending miscarriage but also non to suggest pregnancy (well, aside from no AF and +ve HPTs). I think next week I'm going to get a Clear Blue Digital with conception indicator.. It should show 3+ weeks pregnant if my levels have been rising. I wish they did blood tests in the UK, but they only take bloods at your booking in appointment with the midwife between 7-8 weeks and then I have blood drawn at 16, 24, 28, 32 and 36 weeks as I am Rh-... but they dont take blood to confirm pregnancy and certainly not to give you your HCG levels and make sure they're doubling... I'm ordering a fetal heart doppler.. I found my daughter (unmistakeable) heartbeat at 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant at 160BPM - my midwife didnt believe me at my booking in appointment at 8 weeks pregnant - even though I had two other children and KNOW what it sounds like and know there's nothing else in the body that beats that fast - and so 'just to prove me wrong' she decided she'd try with her doppler.. and then she found it and confirmed what I'd heard and just 'mmmm, unusual'.. and that was that ha :]
Rach3017 - 5 days ago
Does anyone else have ovarian cysts during this pregnancy? I woke up last night with one side of my abdomen aching, and went to the bathroom where dark brown dc was present and 'sedimented' to the bottom of the toilet. (sorry is tmi) There was some 'brick red' tinge to it as well. Since then, the cramping isn't near as harsh, and no more spotting...I'm thinking, I may be releasing some of the cysts. I am only 5.4 weeks, and I have an appt on monday for an ultrasound. When I have previously miscarried, it would start off faint, but within hours full force bleeding and cramping everywhere...so, I'm not convinced that is whats going on... any insight would be helpful. (As, i've seen this is common for some, i've never experienced this., and, it is comforting to know if someone else knows where i'm coming from.)
maybebaby4 - 5 days ago
I know it sounds harsh, but just because they struggle to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy, do not allow it to stop you feeling good about your own pregnancy. Of course, be sensitive to their situation, but not to the point that you're apologising for being pregnant.. know what I mean? I personally don't know anyone that has struggled to get pregnant (not anyone that's told me anyway).. but I would tell them I was pregnant and I would show I was happy about it.. I would discuss or mention it a lot less, unless they asked me about it or asked how I was feeling. I would NOT ask them if they wanted to come baby-shopping with me, unless I knew they were really ok with the situation.. That said, I would like to think my friends would be happy for me regardless of their own situation? A different circumstance, but it's a case of someone having what I don't have - I have some very wealthy friends.. and I often have a thought to myself 'I wish I had the money they had, it's not fair' BUT I still don't begrudge them their wealth or their lifestyle and I am happy that they are financially secure and comfortable. I am a little envious, but somebody will always have something you want.. Of course I realise a child is infinitely more precious than money, but I was just trying to say, they might go home and have a private thought to themselves ' She's pregnant AGAIN and she already has X-amount of children, it's not fair' - and it's normal for people to have that private thought and maybe share with their significant other, but it shouldn't really interfere or jeopardise the friendship and any friend you have that tries to lets that thought spill over through their actions and words, maybe isnt a friend you should surround yourself with. I think I would also acknowledge the other's persons struggle - thats just me. Ask them if they wanted to talk about it all. I am confident I could support a friend who was finding it a challenge to conceive and STILL remain positive and happy about my own pregnancy...
rayansmama - 5 days ago
ello ladies...I got my BFP last Sunday and we are so thrilled. My son will be turning 1 this month so they are pretty much going to be close in age. My husband is more excited than I was. I have always had horrible pregnancies....I had two miscarriages and then the third time I was pregnant I had my son. I had to be on progesterone suppositories and baby aspirin for the first 12 weeks with my son...and bed rest for the last month cuz of high blood pressure. I went to the doctor yesterday and turns out I'm starting out with high blood pressure with this one so I'm really nervous. Anyone else experience this with their pregnancy and everything came out normal? I'm also taking progesterone and aspirin
Rach3017 - 5 days ago
So I kind of have a question on a personal level. 2 of my very good friends are both wanting to have a baby...soooo bad. One has had invetero at least 2 times, and the other was told (after almost a year trying), that she has a heart shaped uterus and would more than likely have complications getting and staying pregnant. I have told one of them, bc I saw her the day I was afraid of miscarrying...and, she hasn't called me since... the other, I just can't tell her. It's awful to feel guilty, but, I do. And, I don't want them to resent me. (As this was not a planned pregnancy. I was told it would be hard for me to get pregnant bc the IUD had made my ovaries polycystic, but I am all the same excited, or wanting to be, just guarded in case of another miscarriage). thoughts?
Rach3017 - 5 days ago
cristinarose-thank you so much for your comment! So, again today light, light spotting a couple times, but nothing else. Bbs are super weird (tingle, achey, etc), headache is annoying at this point, and now, nausea , abdomen achey/bloated off and on, and super exhausted. I'm thinking all is well. Thank you so much ladies for your support, thoughts, and prayers. It means a lot.
christinarose - 5 days ago
It's kind of amazing that above picture is going in inside me right now. Baby #4 and it still is so unbelievable that, ^that^ is growing in my belly!
christinarose - 5 days ago
Maybe - I'm sure your man will come around. I really believe that most men (mine included) don't really like the whole 'I'm pregnant' conversation. I think it take a whole 9 months and seeing that precious baby being born to make it real for them. AND, don't get me wrong, there are also lots of men who are all involved with the pregnancy and very supportive but I just don't know if they REALLY understand a baby is growing in there. A little tiny human who deserves a chance at life whether they were planned or not. THEY ARE meant to be :)
maybebaby4 - 5 days ago
I don't have any symptoms at all Christina... I haven't taken any tests is a while either to check for darker lines recently either - definitely no sign of AF though... Actually, I think the one symptom I'm experiencing is increased appetite - or just AN appetite to be fair... I'm really slim, 110lbs.. so I don't know if this is a genuine symptom and my body is actually craving just generic or a little switch has flipped inside my head which is allowing me to eat becuase it's 'justified'.. I do have a healthy diet - 3 meals a day, but I'm pretty strict about not snacking etc and I usually just have a glass of water when I'm feeling peckish inbetween meals, but recently I feel like I. Need. Food. Now. Aside from that, nada.. no nausea, no headaches, stuffy has gone, not dizzy, no veiny or painful breasts, no food or smell aversions, no frequent urination (I pee quite a lot cos I drink a lot of water, but no noteable increase), no bloating, no abnormal amounts of gas/wind, no heartburn etc. Absolutely zilch. I've come tot he conclusion that about 30 tests have lied to me.. (Most of those were cheap internet dip strips ha). I am sceptical this is even happening.. (for anyone who read my earlier post a couple of days ago, I've decided to stick around for a few weeks, in the hopes my partner has a change of heart..)
Callxmexjodi24 - 5 days ago
Rach--keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!! I've been feeling that sharp pain today and I feel like i'm constantly adjusting myself to sit comfortably. Seems like it only comes when I lean to my left while sitting. Morning sickness kicked in today and i've already thrown up 3 times :/ Thank God my sister in law has been here helping me out. I got lucky with her. She is a SAINT! I hope everyone isn't feeling as drained as me. Seems like I have a hard time persuading myself to even get off the couch!
christinarose - 6 days ago
Anyone else feel like this pregnancy isn't real? I don't have any symptoms really other then my missed period and + tests. I have a US next Wednesday, maybe that will help with the realness factor?!
christinarose - 6 days ago
Rach - I had that with my last DD. My doc said if it's brown and stops, it's probably just some old implantation bleeding. I never experienced with my other pregnancies, just the last one.
tencowmommy - 6 days ago
5 weeks today! Cutiepie, yes I get that ALL the time. It's terrible. It's what tipped me off to take a pregnancy test since I've only ever experienced that when I'm pregnant. The heart burn, constipation, headaches, fatique. Sheesh. I hope the next 8 weeks fly by for all us!
chachalawala - 6 days ago
Good morning ladies! 5 weeks and 2 days today. This is 3 days further than I made it with our last pregnancy - woohoo! Spoke with my doc yesterday and confirmed that all my levels were good. Beta levels went from 92 last Thursday to 278 on Saturday. Progesterone almost at 27 last Thursday. So just looking forward to my ultrasound next Wednesday, and hoping that everything looks healthy. Trying not to run to the bathroom to check for bleeding everytime I feel a hint of moisture! Chinese gender calendar is pointing to a 3rd boy for me... We'll see. My husband and I are thinking about not finding out the gender for this pregnancy.
Symptoms-wise, experiencing occasional very mild nausea. Nothing crazy yet. It was probably worse last week. The EXHAUSTION is overwhelming though... and I can be doing fine all day, and suddenly - BOOM, can't keep my eyes open. Heartburn is also kicking into high gear. DOesn't feel great, but if it means my levels are continuing to rise I'm ok with that!
Rach - keeping you in my thoughts and saying sticky healthy baby prayers for you! :)
Rach3017 - 6 days ago
Laurie- hey! yeah, I'm not so convinced it is a miscarriage. I had no more spotting last night. This morning I did. Just a little... But, when I miscarried (twice), the light turned to dark brown and red, and so on. It didnt look like or feel like this does. I had an awful headache last night, and nauseated like crazy! Thank God it was at night. So, I went to bed. Still have a headache, but other than that. I'm ok. So, I have an ultrasound on Monday, and as of tuesday, my hcg levels were going up. Bottom line, it's out of my control, so I'm taking it easy. Hope everyone is doing well!!
laurieg684 - 6 days ago
Rach, I would talk to your doctor. I had that with my last pregnancy after my HCG's stopped doubling. :( But nothing is ever definite. Can they do an ultrasound?
Cutiepie82 - 6 days ago
Hi ladies is anyone else experiencing sharp shooting pain in their cervix? It started yesterday and goes away when I sit???
Rach3017 - 6 days ago
Is anyone else having spotting??? Just went to the bathroom and light-brownish when I wiped...I didn't have this with my other pregnancies...Scaring me!!!
Callxmexjodi24 - 6 days ago
Am I the only one wishing I would just throw up so I can start feeling better? Nausea is kicking my butt today :(
nervousnellie - 7 days ago
hi ladies! this is my third time on iap :) found out last week that we were unexpectedly pregnant! went in for blood work yesterday and an u/s today as i was having bad pains in my lower abdomen. BUT it's not ectopic so that's good. i go back tomorrow for more blood work and 2 days after that....and 2 days after that lol. so i have no idea what my hcg levels are, but im crossing my fingers they are good!
laurieg684 - 7 days ago
Rach, they told me last time its not as much about how high the numbers are but whether they are doubling every two days or so. Last time mine were doubling at first then slowed down. This time my numbers would be low if they go off my last period. There really isn't any way to know until they do an ultrasound. Good luck I know it is a horrible time waiting.
staci1234 - 7 days ago
I am 5 weeks pregnant I've been having pressure in my vagina and I've been having bad cramps in my thighs I dont know whats wrong
Rach3017 - 7 days ago
So I'm 5.1 weeks...I had my first hcg ran at 42.2 on Thursday. And just got my results back from yesterday (4 days later) at 142.1....Seems so low compared to everyone else. I'm hoping by monday they have doubled every couple days and get up to where I'll feel more comfortable. 12 weeks can't come soon enough!
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