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The First Three Weeks Of Pregnancy....

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I have been charting and all of my signs look like I could really be pregnant :D and I have read that the first 3 weeks are the most important for things like no alcohol and taking vitamins. I think I am only about a week along. Any tips?? Thanks ya'll, and here's crossing my fingers that I am pregnant, and not being crazy over here......

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If you have been charting temperature and have had 21 days of elevated temps, then CONGRATULATIONS!!!! There would be no doubt that you are pregnant!

Vitamins that include folic acid are important. I'd take a good prenatal (the one the doctor recommends is not necessarily good, LOL).

Drink enough water, get enough rest, eat right, exercise (if you do now, or else walk), etc. All the stuff you know you should be doing.

BTW, figuring out your due date by the day of thermal shift is more accurate than figuring it out by first day of last menstrual cycle. The doctor's little round chart that he uses can figure it out that way.

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Just want to add my congrats....I was three weeks along when I found out...blood tests! The home prego tests didn't work with me for some reason....I did one when I was three months along and it was still neg!LOL

I agree with carla...start taking a good prenatal and remember to check to maek sure it's gluten-free!!!!

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So, I think I am pregnant too!!! Did a home pregnancy test at home last night and it was positive!!! We don't want to get too excited, though, in case there are complications. I have been having cramping (worse than normal menstral cramps), so I've been taking naproxen which was prescribed by my doctor. I hope that won't cause any problems. I cannot believe how tired I am and how sore my breasts are!!

I'm most concerned about eating healthy during this time. Any advice??

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So, I think I am pregnant too!!! Did a home pregnancy test at home last night and it was positive!!! We don't want to get too excited, though, in case there are complications. I have been having cramping (worse than normal menstral cramps), so I've been taking naproxen which was prescribed by my doctor. I hope that won't cause any problems. I cannot believe how tired I am and how sore my breasts are!!

I'm most concerned about eating healthy during this time. Any advice??

Did the doctor know that you suspected that you were pregnant when prescribing the naproxen? When I almost broke my foot, I was told that the only pain reliever I should take while pregnant is Tylenol. I just did a quick search on naproxen and pregnancy and found this from drugs.com:

"FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment."

Also, Naproxen is notorious for causing stomach problems... probably not the best choice for a celiac unless you're absolutely sure you've got everything under control.

My breasts were really sore for a few weeks, but now they're pretty much back to normal (I'm 8 wks). Don't worry, they probably won't hurt for the whole 9 months!

As for food, go for whole foods as much as possible, they are the highest in nutrients and provide the best possible nutrition for you and baby.

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She prescribed it knowing that we were trying. I should have been thinking before popping the pills, but I honestly thought it would take about a year before my fertility would be good to go due to the recent diagnosis of Celiac. I'm even more concerned since it was 550mg tablets she prescribed! Hopefully I stopped early enough to prevent damage.

Thanks for that info about naproxen...I'm surprised she'd give it to me since she really seemed to know about Celiac. She searched through several different drugs/companies to find a gluten-free pain killer, so maybe she was desparate?? This will definitely make me think twice about dr's advice on drugs!

4 more weeks of this to go??! Yikes! :) I slept with two bras last night and that helped. Is it okay to do that?? I did some arms and chest stretches today based on a recommendation from my massage therapist and they were not as sore today!

As for eating, I'm mostly concerned about getting enough fiber, so fruits and veggies will definitely help.

Thanks so much for your advice! :) It'll be handy to keep in touch since you're just a few weeks ahead!

Did the doctor know that you suspected that you were pregnant when prescribing the naproxen? When I almost broke my foot, I was told that the only pain reliever I should take while pregnant is Tylenol. I just did a quick search on naproxen and pregnancy and found this from drugs.com:

"FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment."

Also, Naproxen is notorious for causing stomach problems... probably not the best choice for a celiac unless you're absolutely sure you've got everything under control.

My breasts were really sore for a few weeks, but now they're pretty much back to normal (I'm 8 wks). Don't worry, they probably won't hurt for the whole 9 months!

As for food, go for whole foods as much as possible, they are the highest in nutrients and provide the best possible nutrition for you and baby.

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maryjoali - CONGRATS!!!

I think sometimes SOME doctors are so eager to be helpful that they end up giving bad advice by mistake, especially if there is more than one issue they have to deal with. The only reason I got decent info at the hospital was that I had a great nurse. I knew I was going to have to have an X-ray so I made sure that I told everybody that I came in contact with that I was probably pregnant (hadn't taken a test yet, but was a couple of days late). Well, after deciding that nothing was broken the doc wrote a script for Motrin and left. The nurse looked at the script and said "Oh no, you can't take this if you're pregnant!". She said that it would be MUCH safer to take a higher than normal dose of Tylenol than any form of Ibuprofin while pregnant.

When I got home I did some checking on-line and found a couple of articles talking about pregnancy problems related to Ibuprofin. I've made it a rule to ALWAYS do my own research on meds and procedures before blindly accepting what the doc says. Usually they're right, but I'm the one who deals with the consequences when they're wrong, so I check it myself :)

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I have been charting and all of my signs look like I could really be pregnant :D and I have read that the first 3 weeks are the most important for things like no alcohol and taking vitamins. I think I am only about a week along. Any tips?? Thanks ya'll, and here's crossing my fingers that I am pregnant, and not being crazy over here......

Congratulations! I charted too!

I am now 22 weeks pregnant but I remember being where you are very well. :) I was super super sick my first trimester. It's hard being a pregnant celiac since all you hear is "have a cracker, it'll help!" Definitely get on a prenate asap. Also make sure to always keep something in your stomach. My first trimester I was all about ginger ale and rice crackers. I could barely eat anything but the less you eat the sicker you get. Feel free to PM me if you have more questions! I had so many questions when i got pregnant!

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Congratulations! I charted too!

I am now 22 weeks pregnant but I remember being where you are very well. :) I was super super sick my first trimester. It's hard being a pregnant celiac since all you hear is "have a cracker, it'll help!" Definitely get on a prenate asap. Also make sure to always keep something in your stomach. My first trimester I was all about ginger ale and rice crackers. I could barely eat anything but the less you eat the sicker you get. Feel free to PM me if you have more questions! I had so many questions when i got pregnant!

I haven't been back to this thread because I was depressed <_< I was not pregnant, I had an ovarian cyst that was causing all kinds of hormonal problems......back to trying now....

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I haven't been back to this thread because I was depressed <_< I was not pregnant, I had an ovarian cyst that was causing all kinds of hormonal problems......back to trying now....

I'm sorry to hear that. :( I would give you advice on trying but you might consider it tmi. Good luck!

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sorry tiffjake to hear that you weren't pregnant after all. it's so hard waiting and then to find out it didn't happen that month. i hope you are doing better!

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