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Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I have this feeling that we managed to conceive... what should I do first?

Re: I have this feeling that we managed to conceive... what should I do first?

The Bump Expert

So exciting! Here are the first things to do when you suspect you're expecting.

Take a Test
...together! It's just not as much fun to find out the good news if one of you is away on business or just got home from a tough day. If you have an inkling, decide together when to take the test, and leave some time to celebrate if the news is good. Many tests say to take them in the morning, but don't do it before work. (Wait until Saturday a.m. if you want to play by the rules.) How could you concentrate on a 9:30 meeting after getting the biggest news of your life?

Keep it Quiet
...for now. This is huge, exciting news -- give yourselves some time to revel in your shared secret for a few days (or weeks). Pick a time to tell the parents (best to wait until you're a few weeks along), and put together a plan. Break the news to both sets of parents with similar timing and fanfare to avoid hurt feelings. As for your friends... common knowledge says, wait until week twelve. But, (with the guidance of our real mom Nesties) we say, do it whenever the time feels right! Just make sure you're prepared for the news to spread quickly -- it's tough for people to keep such exciting news to themselves!

See the Doctor
... now! Chances are, the test was correct and everything is fine... but it's still essential to see your OB/GYN. Call your doc and explain that you're expecting as soon as you know, and schedule your first appointment for whenever she recommends.

The Bump Editors

Not necessary to "keep it quiet"

OK, while I appreciate the information, why recommend waiting until the 12th week to announce? I think this is out of date and just doesn't apply as a general "rule" for couples. Just my two cents. Couples should be encouraged to weigh the pros and cons of telling early and then do what's best for them.

jooliagoolia |

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I agree...I have friends that I would tell just as soon as family, because even if something were to happen, I would want to be able to talk to them about it anyway...

nosoup4u |

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I second the previous posters- tell people when you want to- there's no right or wrong. I personally oculdn't imagine going through iut without my mom and best friend, no matter what happened.

sorte07 |

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I have had many people wait until 12 weeks before they tell people. Some would rather wait incase something happened. My friends sister told everyone she was pregnant as soon as she found out - then when she miscarried at 8 weeks she had untell a lot of people. The second time she got pregnant she decided to wait and was glad she did. It was easier to tell people at 10 weeks that she had another miscarriage than what she went through before. I think that waiting (whether it be 1 week after you find out or when you hit 12 weeks) gives you and your DH time to adjust to expanding your family, discuss how you will do things and what you're limits will be so that when you announce your good news you'll have all that figured out.

blondie42107 |

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I agree with waiting to tell. We told our parents right away, who then went out and told the world. (and in a town with only 1800 people, news travels fast) Then, I found out I had blighted ovums at 9 1/2 weeks. Our families didn't do as great of a job with this news; 2 1/2 months later, at Christmas, there were family members who still thought I was pregnant. The next time around, when we're actually read to have a child, I may not even tell our parents until 10-12 weeks!

NuGrrlNTwn |

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I have had two miscarriages, one at 12 and the other at 6 weeks. The first time we told everyone and then had to untell. The second time, we kept it to only a few people knowing. When and if i get pregnant a 3rd time, were waiting till about 13 weeks or whenever I start showing.

MrsE0706 |

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Personally, when we got PG with #1 we told everyone the next day; we were so excited! Had a normal pg'cy and delivery. Now he's 2.5. When I got PG with #2 in April we did the same thing. It never occured to me that "I" would miscarry. I was wrong. I m/c'd at 5 weeks and had to tell everyone we lost the baby. It was awful. Now that we are still trying, I am thinking we will hold off until we see or hear a heartbeat. Then we will spread the joy.

Mrs.OSU2K1!! |

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Since I recently had a miscarriage, I can say that originally we were going to hold off on telling our parents, just a few weeks. Then when I was miscarrying I needed my mom, I was out of state w/o my husband. Now I am so glad that I had her to support me. Next time it gives me even more reason to tell her immediatly, I will need someone to talk to about ever "funny feeling". As for friends I will also tell one or two close friends because I need their support as well.

j&bmay2006 |

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I haven't had to tell anyone yet because we are still ttc, but I think I will only tell a few select people (other than DH of course!), and that would be one of my SIL, two of my BFs, and my DH family will probably hear, though if something does happen and I m/c, both my SIL will be able to help my though because they both did. I'll just need the support. Work and other friends, and my family will probably wait until we hear the heartbeat. (That's sounds so heartless...his family will hear before mine...and I want it that way!)

dakinican |

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Definately see a doctor immediately- I didn't, due to having read "wait till week 8-10" somewhere, and ended up with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy- the night before I was supposed to leave for my honeymoon! Had I gone to the Dr's when I found out two weeks before, the HGC test would most likely had come back with abnormal levels and they could have dissolved the pregnancy and saved my tube- Hopefully my story can help prevent another woman from going through that torture.

Tonya_G |

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Waiting until week 12 is not t torture anyone. It is because most miscarriages happen before week 12. That way you don't have to tell everyone that you told you were pregnant already that you unfortunately lost the baby.

Nicole&Dustin |

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I think that it is a good idea to tell right away anyone who you would want to be there for you if you had a miscarriage. It is so much more painful to make the phone call that you had a miscarriage if the person never even knew you were pregnant.

shortl |

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When we found out i was pragnant, i was so happy and told everyone, my hubby asked me to wait, just incase something happened. Well it did, we lost the baby, Yesterday, and i cant imagaing having to go back and tell everyone i lost it. i am gald i told my mom, when i first got pergnant, so we could go through the joys and saddness together.

hairdesigner |

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I took a digital EPT test on monday and it was positive and I have my 1st doctors appt on June 20th. We are very excited and hope all goes well, is it at all possible to get a false positive?

sarahleigh23 |

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My husband and I decided to start TTC on June 21st I had a period that started on June 24th and ended on July 1st. Now it has been 38 days since my last period started so I am 10 days late but I took a test on July 20th ( 1 day before missed period) and then again last Friday July 25th (4 days after missed period) both were negative. Did I just take the test too soon or could I be preggo?

jrm1982 |

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I think waiting is the best option. One of my best friends and sister-in-law were pregnant around the same time. They both told us right away. One miscarried after 14 weeks, and one when into premature labor after 18 weeks. They both were devastated as were we. They were both able to get pregnant pretty soon after but waited and they both said they were glad they did! They said it was harder on them the first go round because everyone knew and it made it that much more devastating.

tenny06 |

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Random question here - once you go to your doctor for the blood test, how long does it take for them to get back to you with the results? Instantaneous, a few hours, a few day, a week?

KEARitchie |

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My last period was on August 10 and on that next Sunday, I had clear discharge which was not unusual. We had sex twice this week and on Thurdsay night my stomach or ovaries hurt worse than they usually do. The next day which was Friday, I experienced sore breasts, and cramping. I was also very bloated and when I felt like I have to go #2, it was nothing but gas!! When I do go #2, it's just a couple of small, tiny, very out of the ordinary poo. (I never experience any of this before a period.) Since then, on occasion I have felt a slight twinge on my left ovary and it seems as if I continuously have gas gurgling on the left side of my stomach. My boobs are no longer sore, but I still get that gurgling in my stomach and constant burping. Has anyone else experienced this?? If I am PG this is my 1st so I have no idea what to expect. I have also taken 2 digital PG tests one last Wed. and one this morning and I have gotten a negative on both. :( Any help would be great.

lovebugkim |

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I've had the unfortunate experience of having a miscarriage at 14 weeks after telling everyone we knew about being pregnant. It was my first pregnancy and I was devastated when it happened. Because I told people and those people had told people that we mutually knew, I spent many months after the miscarriage meeting up with people I hadn't seen in a while who knew that I had been pregnant. They unknowingly bombarded me with questions of "when are you due?" or "you don't look very big, are you eating properly?", only to have to explain to them that I had lost the baby. Which was awkward and upsetting enough for my husband and I, but it also made them feel awkward as well when they realized they had put their foot in their mouths or at least felt like they had. We never blamed them for not knowing, but it still didn't make it any easier to talk about it. When I found out I was pregnant with my next two children, I told a select few people, but mostly kept it to us, just in case. I think it's a very personal choice that should be based on how you would feel if something did happen. What people in your life would you want to help you through the situation if it did happen? That's how I decided who to tell and who not to tell. You'll know in your heart who you think should know and who can keep it to themselves should you honour them with being one of the first to know about your up and coming bundle of joy. Discuss it with your significant other...the choice it ultimately up to the both of you. I wish you all the best of luck in TTC , in your pregnancy's and in your decision making...trust me, the decisions only get harder from here, but they're ALL worth the energy you put into them.

Crystal_Roul |

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We will do our best to wait the 12 weeks, two of our best friends just couldn't resist telling everyone early and then miscarried right around 12 weeks. She said it was so much harder because she had to explain to everyone she knew that they had lost the baby. I'd like to save myself the additional heartache if this unfortunate situation happened to us!

MrsLynneaY |

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it seems like everyone miscarries with their first child. does that happen to everyone?

missblkbelt |

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I was 5 days late and I knew something was up. We did two tests, the first one was the one with little lines, and I wanted more confirmation, so we did a clear blue, and same positive result. Part of me wanted to wait until we were sure I wouldn't miscarry, but ME trying to keep that kind of news silent was NOT going to happen! I couldn't even wait a minute.

tohave2hold |

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How many days late should you call your doctor? I'm 3 days late and took a test and it came out negative.

lilkitten022185 |

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Am 4 weeks late. I had spotting and discharge last monday. I took 3 test and all negative.

mela1082 |

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3 days late again this month, but test still say negative. grrrr this is sooo frustrating!

lilkitten022185 |

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I have the same question. I am 3 days late, which is unusual for me i'm usually no later than a day to a day and a half. So I though I was. I've also noticed that my breasts have been a bit more tender recently than usual and I've felt off lower back pain, both of which i've gotten before on a period, but nothing yet. I thought maybe we'd concieved, but I took a Clear Blue today and it was negative. How long should I wait (assuming i dont start) before I take another test or call my doctor?

knittychick |

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My first child was a miscarriage... We're trying again though! We were trying to wait till the first appt. with the dr. or the weekend before the first appt. (week 9), but we had a miscarriage at week 6, so we had not told anyone. I had a very painful miscarriage and so we called family for help, support, and prayers (and to let them know in general). Personally I'd rather tell my family from now on right away and let them keep the secret with me for 6 to 9 more weeks before we're ready to tell others! I don't want to break the news to family that way again. Also, it got around that I was pregnant after the fact, and people were congratulating me at my parents/in-law's church. I have RA and dr wants me to call and come in the following Monday after the first positive test! Can't wait to give her that call!

mrc7sjsc |

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I think I may be pregnant but my normal menstral cycle if I start would be in about 10 days should I wait untill then before taking a test?

Treefrogin3 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

As far as the question re: everyone miscarrying their first pregnancy, miscarriages are as common as 1 in every 5 pregnancies. It's not that EVERYONE miscarries, just that it is very common and happens to a lot of people... You aren't at a higher risk the first time you are pregnant (as far as I have read), I just think that first timers are a little more sensitive and open to discussing it. Seems like once you have other children, it's not like it's not just as sad, just that you don't have as much time to be sad b/c you have another happy baby there with you.

ReiszsPieces |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I just found out that I am 4 weeks pregnant. My doctor scheduled my first appointment for 8 weeks, is this normal? They just took my word that both tests I took at home were accurate.

greentowne |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Oh good god I can't sit still! Today is supposed to be the first day of my period, and I am just absolutely dying to see if I make it through the day with no period or not. I keep thinking I am having pg symptoms, but really they are not different than my regular PMS symptoms so it honestly could be either one. I think it will be a miracle if I can wait until tomrrow to take the test. Sheesh. I just had to get this out, because we are keeping TTC pretty quiet, so I don't even have anyone to tell that I might be. My hubby is the world's most patient person, so he doesn't understand how I am just DYING to know! Hopefully I am pg!!

lizparkerdeken |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I have been waiting for 3-4 months. We got a possitive test thurs. and again on fri.! I called to make an appointment but my Dr office is closed! I have been trying so hard to keep it to myself and my Hubby wants to tell everyone. I have only told a select few that i "might" be preggers. A good friend of mine told me that even when I do make an appointment, they will ask when my last period was, and they will schedual for 8 weeks after that!?! I am such an impatient person! I don't know if I will be able to keep the secret for 12 weeks, but I also don't want to have to untell everyone. I think I will only tell the ones that meen a lot to me and I KNOW wont blab.

Qfam888 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Speaking about telling...I can't keep it in anymore and know none of you probably know me SO WE'RE PREGNANT! Can you believe it only took us 2 weeks? We were pregnant after our honey moon and can't wait to share the exciting news with family and friends AFTER the doctors appointment. PS-my doctor got me in within a week for my first visit after calling them to say we got a positive test.

panthermom |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I found out last night...3 positive pregnancy tests. We went to my parents house to tell them. Stopped by Target on the way up and got a "for the grandparents" card. This was totally completely unplanned, s owe felt like I needed the moral support. I called my one friend who is like a sister on my way into work this morning b/c I felt like I was going to explode. I have my blood test scheduled for Monday. It's going to be a VERY long weekend. According to this website the baby is due on my birthday. Which is a little creepy if you think about your parents...lol. We will also be married 6 years when (and if...I'm buying a digital test on lunch...but I have all the symptoms and missed my period) the lil one arrives...same as my parents. I want to go home and learn all about being pregnant now...because it wasn't planned I really know nothing except what I learned from my friends. I have to go pee again now :).

a&jJan10 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Oh and I won't tell anyone other than my husband's family before the 10 week mark. I need time to adjust and if anything happens I don't think I'd want everyone to know.

a&jJan10 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

My boyfriend and i had a miscarriage 6 months ago... We found out we were pregnant on a sunday, told everyone on monday, and miscarried on thursday. It was awful getting all of the congratulations weeks later and having to tell them the disappointing news. With the exception of my mom and his dad we aren't telling anyone this time until we have an ultrasound!

trishadivine |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Waiting to tell is a good idea... I've had a few friends who have found out they were pregnant and told everyone. Then a few days or weeks later they had to tell everyone that they had miscarried... I would reccommend waiting until after your first doctor's appointment.... Definately tell your parents though if you can't keep it in.

TnA0621 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Yesterday, I had my first positive pregnancy test from an hpt. We told our parents and siblings (and my best friend) right away because we have had trouble conceiving. It has been a little over a year and a half. They have been supportive in our struggle every step of the way, so it was only natural to tell them right away. I pray that we don't have t' "untell them", but if we do they will be equally as supportive. We will hold off telling anyone else until closer to the 12 week mark.

LovinTone |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I'm going insane... This is month 9 of TTC, How early can symptoms start when you are pregnant? Does anyone know? I have tried all sorts of TTC positions, Contraceptives, ovulation Trackers and charts. I finally gave up and decided to let it all happen and now 2 days before I am supposed to start, my breast are tender and My sense of smell is disgustingly strong and I am sick to my stomach. It will all be worth it if I am pregnant but I dont know how early these symptoms pop up. Anyone else know?

alvaradojerrica111 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We will probably share around 8 weeks to our family and then our close friends - asking them to keep the news to themselves... then share it with the world at 12 weeks!! The thing is... even if you wait til 12 weeks to share, things can STILL go wrong and it will be awkward. I know someone who lost the baby at 27 weeks! Everyone would definitely know by that point.

LINZ1084 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We just found out a week ago that we are pregnant and this is going to be our third child! We were not ttc, it just happened! I was actually told by my dr that I could have pcos, well, looks like I dont!!! We went ahead and told everyone1 We are very excited!!!! Good Luck to everyone else!!!.

jennifermrx |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I miscarried a few months ago at almost 7 weeks. We hadn't told anyone except a couple very close friends. But I needed my mom, so I called her then. We found out this morning that we're expecting again. I intend to not tell anyone for a few weeks. The first time, we had to "untell" people and I think it made it harder on me to deal with.

Tanya4318 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I just found out on Saturday that we are expecting well for the second time. the first one we had a miscarriage at 6 weeks and it was horrible we didnt tell anyone i was expecting until after the miscarriage when i needed some one to talk to (my husband's mom had a miscarriage). So i think that we are going to tell our parents and siblings this coming weekend, since it is father's day. and hopefully our parents can keep it a secret until we get farther along.

daniellelienig |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We are going out of town to visit family this weekend. I am leaving today and the hubby is leaving tomorrow. I should have started my period Mon (today is Thurs) so I decided to take a pregnancy test so that I wouldnt have to wonder all weekend, plus I didnt want to worry about drinking!! We only started ttc 3 or 4 weeks ago so I NEVER thought we would get prego the FIRST MONTH! I had a strange feeling about is for the past 7 weeks and sure enough, the test says "YES+"!!!!!!! Im FREAKING OUT! I called my hubby at work and felt so bad that I had to tell him over the phone, but I was crying on the kitchen floor alone, and HAD TO TELL him before leaving! Now I have to come up with excuses all weekend on vacation as to why im not drinking and pretend everything is normal....NOTHING FEELS NORMAL right now!!!! :)

Chabra |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I'm 4 weeks and I don't care! I told my close friends and family. I asked them not to post on FB. But other than that I'm glad and overwhelmed. Whatever happens, happens. Trusting God that everything will be ok is just life and if something were to go wrong then it wasn't meant to be. For now, for us, close friends and family feels right. Others will just have to wait till I show. :-)

rlmaldonado |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

It's very difficult to tell an acquaintance that you hardly know that you had a miscarriage, or tell one well-wisher after another that you have. It's a constant reminder that you had a miscarriage... not fun. News carries fast. Miscarriages are very common and if it happens to you, you will most certainly regret telling anyone that you are pregnant. Obviously, the choice is yours but as someone who has been there (more than once... and I have no fertility problems) I would recommend waiting until around 12 weeks. I won't even tell my mom because she is one of the biggest gossips I know!!!

diam5825 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

If are sick and not yourself and need support from friends and family it's ok to tell your innter circle for those reasons!

flyroxie1 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We tried to concieve this past month, and today 5 days before my period is due, i tested and it came back negative. Better luck next month? or so i still have hope?

katiebeck3 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

To Katieback3...did you find out your were pregnant yet? Test are unpredictable especially when you take them early. Friday I took my test first thing in the morning and it was negative. I took another the next night and it was positive! And I have taken 2 since just to make sure :)

heathj245 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We told early with the last pregnancy and miscarried. I was glad I had the support of my mom and family. We're pregnant again, and are telling immediate family and close friends right away. Why should I hide the fact that theres' something exciting going on? If I miscarry, wouldn't my friends and family want to be there to support me? I think it's sad people are encouraged to wait to tell others, until they are more sure the current pregnancy is a "sure thing." First, nothing's sure in life. Second, it's essentially encouraging people to keep mum if they have a miscarriage. Not enough people talk about their miscarriages, which is probably why there's such a stigma still. The advice from this expert is wrong. Tell whoever you want whenever you're ready. If you've had a miscarriage, don't be afraid to tell people. It's a devastating event in your life-- those close to you should know what you're going through so they can be there for you. I hope the rest of advice on this site isn't as archaic and short sighted.

meeekuslaw |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

First, make sure you are taking good care of yourself: prenatal vitamins, healthy diet, walking/light exercise, rest. Then I would take a test to make sure. If it's positive, call your Dr to set up your first appointment. In regards to the advice about sharing the news, it's really up to you. My general rule of thumb is: I don't tell anyone in the first trimester unless they would be told if I had a miscarriage (like my immediate family). There are some people I just wouldn't want to share that info with, so once the first trimester passes, I go ahead and tell the world. But it's totally your call! Good luck!

marydmunoz |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We took 3 tests this past weekend and all were positive and I have a Dr appt scheduled for this Friday. I'm trying to tell my DH that we need to wait until 12 weeks or so to let everyone know and he doesn't seem to get it. He is ultimately positive but I always think of the "what if". I am intending on telling my Mom and Sister and his parents and Brother but beyond that the rest will wait that is if they can all keep the secret. This will be the 1st grandchild for his parents and my Mom's 2nd(from my sister). Believe I would love to tell everyone but reading what everyone has wrote about miscarriages and untelling people I think we will wait.

MelP0928 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I've taken 3 tests...I'm positive I'm preggers but all three test say otherwise. AF is supposed to show her face tomorrow. I'm going to wait until Wednesday or Friday to take the test. I hope it shows positive!!! Unfortunately I won't be able to go along with telling the parents at the same time. My set live in a different state. So we've come up with a card announcement just for all the family members. :) Our secret.

buttercupbride11 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I went of the pill Jan. 1st and had my period from 1/4-1-8. I've been taking my BBT everyday and BD with my DH just as I ovulated on 1/29 (a little later than usual prolly 'cause I stopped the pill?). Anyway, 2 DPO I started having cramps, bloating and gas (like AF was due any minute) and was noticably more tired. Symptoms are now a little worse at 5DPO. I now feel like I have an increased heart rate, even when I'm just sitting around, pressure in my lower abdomen and weird appetite (hungary, but most of the things I like don't sound good). I'm really hoping I'm pregnant... this will be my first! I guess, now I get to play the waiting game til Feb. 12th when I can take a HPT... This is going to be a long wait. What do you all think? Am I pregnant? I hope so... Baby Dust everyone!!!

11tulips |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Hello everyone. Me and mine just found out his cousin is pg, then I mp took several hpt all neg. Had all pg signs including what I thot was imp blood took more hptests went to dr got bt all neg. They sent me home, even tho I had a weird pain in my side (felt like an air bubble) that said if it got worse come back asap. It did so I did and turns out I had a ruptured Ocyst. I have had 3mc and 2 ruptured cysts and I am only 23. Io only recently quit drinking and TTC I'm trying to eat better an take vitamins. I have high hopes I'm young an strong I've done things that have damaged my body that makes me wonder if I can conceive(cracked tailbone never fully healed) or carry to full term, but I'm determined to have a baby. I say goodluck to you all and I'll let u kno if this is our month :)!!!!

SunjayLuv |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

You should see your doctor,especially if its your first

KemmyOR |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We're ttc and I know I would want to tell my mom right away, but then if we told his mom I know everyone would know pretty soon. His family can't keep secrets to save their lives! I don't want to offend anyone either though........Any opinions/advice welcome!

laurenluor |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Just took a test ( well 2 of them) they are both POSITIVE! I can't fathom my feelings right now, my husband comes home from work in one hour and i havent told him yet. Just had to tell someone before i burst!! :D

ashbrown52111 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Congrats! My husband and I found out yesterday!!! We have been ttc for over 6 mo. now and we are thrilled with the news! I'm not planning on telling family/friends until we are 12 wks just in case. Good luck with everything!! Can't wait until our first doc appt.

kaitlinblaire |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I understand the reason people want to wait to tell. It is so that if miscarriage happens you don't have to worry about people asking about the baby. The first time I got pregnant I didn't tell a lot of people for that reason, but I disagree. I should have told everyone I felt comfortable telling. Being pregnant is a blessing and exciting. If you don't tell people because you are scared something is going to happen you are kind of expecting it to happen. Also holding back great news because you are afraid is no way to live. This is my second pregnancy and I intend not to worry about what could happen and focus on what is happening.

cvstray |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I got miscarriage twice and I really recommend to hold it till week 12 (until everything is settle). It's very emotional drainage when you have miscarriage. On top of it, you have also need to tell the bad news to parents is very heart breaking......I know it's irresistible to not breaking the news but for the big picture...it's definitely worth to wait...

bigbirdc |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I think now you can tell after your nine week appt. when they hear the heartbeat. At that point, you have a less than 2% chance of miscarriage. This used to be found at the 12 week visit, and that's why people waited until that appointment.

3sweetpeas |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I have been having pregnancy symptoms for the past week, but I am still on my birth control and don't want to get my hopes up (but really hope my DH and I have a surprise on our hands/in my belly). Any advice on the waiting before my period is supposed to come? (in 2 weeks)

jackersCU |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We are definitely waiting til week 12 to tell family or friends. We just got married a few weeks ago and this was completely unexpected for us. We told our best man, and our maid of honor but thats all we're ready for right now... our best man and his wife just went through a tragic miscarriage and we have seen how often people STILL ask her about the baby...its very hard for them...and we just aren't ready for all of that just yet

KaylaNay89 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

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laran21 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I just found out I am pregnant on Sunday. We are telling our families on Thursday...and are only about 4 weeks along (we think!). I want to tell them for support and prayer. If I were to have a miscarriage I would tell them either way.

mattandlynda |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I am 31 and my last child was born in Dec. 2006. We were trying to get pregnant when I found out that I would needed a radiation treatment to dissolve my thyroid gland. The doctor told us to use birth control for at least a year. We did and the OBGYN said that I would probably not be able to get pregnant due to the strength of the radiation. It has been four years since I quit using birth control and my 5 year old came up to me out of the blue and said that I have a baby in my tummy. I laughed this off and then it started eating at me. Why would she say that? My breast have been extremely sensitive and I missed a period last month (not unusual since the radiation). So I took a test on Tuesday. On Wed. me and my mother in law were talking and I started to tell her, but decided to wait until I went to the doctor and would tell my whole family together on Sunday. Unfortunately, my mother in law died in a car accident on Thursday, and all I could think was I wish I had told her. No matter what the outcome of my pregnancy I wish I had told her. It pulled at me not telling her. I guess what I am trying to say, if something inside is screaming for you to tell someone, TELL THEM. You never know when it might be too late to share the news. As far as I can tell you should be able to get a positive reading within a day or two of a missed period. As far as symptoms, you know your body the best. If you have been trying to get pregnant it is easy to miss read symptoms. Take a deep breathe, relax and listen to what your body is telling you. I wish you all the best of luck and I know that every situation is different for each couple. Good Luck and God Bless!

Girlwholuvs2talk |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

When i was pregnant i was so excited that i told everyone close to me and i had a miscarriage at 8 weeks, it was the hardest thing telling everyone that i wasnt pregnant no more. A couple of months after my miscarriage i got pregnant again and this time i waited a lil to tell people but when i was 3 months pregnant i thought it couldnt happen again but 2 months later i had to go to the hospital and was there for 2 weeks and sadly enough i had a still born. The worse thing is loosing your child and holding them and not being able to do anything. 2 years later and people still are asking me about my pregnacy and it still hurts to tell people that i had a still born. Yes u want people to be there for you when u want to talk but trust me you dont want anyone there when it happens because ur so hurt. So do what you think is best for you and your partner. Good luck!

sarina0925 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

It is definately hard to wait, but after loosing 2 pregnancies, this pregnancy I currently am in(week 5), I plan to wait till at least after I have ultrasound and see heartbeat. I have told close family members, etc but that is all

aurelio13 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

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stevencobbler |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

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stevencobbler |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

last night me and hubby had sex and we're trying to have a baby. when would we find out that we are having a baby?

bbygail20 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Having gone through this recently I would personally wait to tell family. I was pregnant for the first time late 2011 and I found out I was pregnant at 8 weeks we immediately told close friends and family. Shortly after at 10.5 weeks I lost the baby and I had to tell everyone I told that we had lost the baby. It was a very difficult Christmas as I had to have an emergency D&C :( I am currently now pregnant at 5 weeks and the only People I have told is of course my husband, best friend and sister. We decided to wait to tell both sides of our parents since my mom had taken the loss very hard as it was going to be her first grandchild, we wanted to save them and ourselves the heartache. It was difficult reconnecting with people and having them ask "how's the pregnancy coming along?" and being reminded it wasn't possible. We decided to wait until we hit the 13-15 week mark. That's my personal opinion based on my experience.

Hopeless Romantic |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

we had our first baby and everything was fine we told people we were pregnant as soon as we knew. I got pregnant again and we told everyone asap. Well we had a miscarage around 10 weeks, and that was hard, and it was even mre hard telling everyone what happend. So now i think were going to wait until after 12 weeks or as long as we can.

garwood87 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I think it is ok to wait! With our first child we called and told the world that very day and 9 months later we had an adorable baby girl. She is five now and Last friday we found out she is getting a baby brother/sister. My DH and I decided that we were going to wait to tell this time just so it can be our little secret. We are going to tell everyone at Thanksgiving after my first ultrasound.

gwenni1202 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Im 6 Weeks Pregnant And Have A UTI How Can I Cure It Without Antiboticss ?

0603003769 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

We've been trying for 5 months now and trying to battle the fact I have Endo, PCOS and a rare infertility disease usually only found in Mediterranean based Jews. I haven't had my period for a few months now, and have been using ovulation monitors and I started bleeding two days ago but its not like a regular period. We have had sex 10 times in the past two weeks, so I'm hoping that this means implantation bleeding and that I am in fact PG!

shortnmouthy |

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I'm having symptoms that are making me thing I'm pregnant. I'm having cramps and I'm tired and hungry a lot more than I have been. I have also been feeling like I'm going to get sick but never do.. could I be pregnant?

rebeccalea12 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I told my husband and mom right away. And my mom told my dad and all her co-workers. My mom is a nurse practitioner that deals with reproductive health, she'd also had two miscarriages before she had me so I knew that if this pregnancy doesn't make it to term I'll have someone who understands from personal experience and professional. As far as everyone else it's not going on facebook until week 16-20 and I slowly spill the beans as it comes up. I think it varies for everyone my sister-in-law had three 1st trimester very public miscarriages, this 4th time around she waited until 12 weeks to tell the whole world. Now she is 17 weeks excepting a baby girl. :)

missperky |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

To cure a uti homopathically, drink lots of cranberry juice take cranberry pills and eat yogurt, but it has to buta special kind. Non cultured i think. I cant remember, but the internet will know. Good luck.

ploysak |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Try not to freak out...get excited...try not to freak out...think OMG we're Pregnant! Try to breathe... freak out that you drank a moscato and mango margarita and Olive Garden.. Sign up for the thebump....lol

Cape&Tiara3721 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

It is most certainly an individual's decision, so whatever you decide to do, is best for you! My midwife gave me a suggestion that I chose to follow: before 3 months, tell anyone that you are also comfortable having grieve with you if you have a miscarriage. It may sound morbid, but there is a 25% chance of miscarriage, even for a healthy woman, so I chose to wait. Anticipation is killing me!

nicolinab |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I miscarried at 5 weeks last month. Because I knew this was a possibility, I didn't tell my family right away. Since I miscarried so early, I didn't have to untell anyone the news. It was something my DH and I got through together and now we are TTC again. I think I will wait until I get an ultrasound or hear a heartbeat before telling everyone.

Piere87 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

I would like to comment on waiting to tell your parents... I did and my dad had an accident and I wasn't able to tell him... You just never know and I look back at how foolish it was to wait

MattMaggie |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

Make a dr appt! And then you get all the fun blood work done. (with your blood work the dr can predict how far along you are with how much hormone you have in your blood). I would personally wait to tell EVERYONE. We told all our family and friends right away the last time I was preggo and it was hard telling all of them that we lost the baby at 12wks. Not to scare you.

Sammie31 |

Q&A: I think I'm pregnant...Now what?

You can tell whomever you want, as long as you don't care about also telling them if the pregnancy doesn't work out. I miscarried my first pregnancy at 10 weeks, we found out at 8 weeks that the pregnancy had stopped progressing at 5 weeks. So, since we had only told a few people, we only had to discuss the miscarriage with a few people. I am happy, since it was difficult enough to go through the process without having to explain to everyone why we were no longer pregnant.

Jenn49085 |