file 18 Weeks

9 years 7 months ago #232569 by Dinky
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Firstly, welcome to Moomie. May you find all the support and advice you need here.

I felt my LG really early, especially for a first pregnancy but hubby only felt her around 18 weeks if I recall correctly. I wouldn’t stress too much about it. If you are tall baba probably has more space to move about without “touching sides”. I am really short so poor Emily was very squished in there :LOL:

Enjoy the small belly – when you get to 30 weeks you are going to wish it was still small hee hee. I lost weight in my first trimester. I put on about 9kgs in my second trimester and another 5kgs (mostly water retention) in my third trimester. Just keep eating a balanced diet and drinking loads of water and you will be fine.

The risk with lying on your back is the bloodflow to the placenta being cut off but this becomes a bigger risk as you get bigger. Try get yourself a preggy pillow or a sleep positioner to help you stay on your side but try not stress about it too much – a mothers instinct is phenomenal – when you wake up on your back you probably haven’t been that way for very long. Here is a link with some info from an OB www.babycenter.com/406_is-it-safe-to-sle...pregnancy_1245287.bc

All the best with the rest of your pregnancy and enjoy every minute, it goes by in a hearbeat!

MC 22 June 2011

LG - Emily - c/sec 18 July 2012

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9 years 7 months ago #232549 by alyssa
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hi there,

I felt my little girl kick at only 22 weeks and i also felt less hungry at night, i could never finish my plate of food. My gyne said just to eat enough protien and drink lots of water if i couldnt get my dinner in.
Ava was born at 3050KG 3 days before her due date! :) small baba, but healthy!!

Good luck with your pregnancy! i miss being pregnant so much!!

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9 years 7 months ago #232540 by Zee13
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It's great that you feel good, just try to enjoy it and dont worry too much (know thats a tall order :laugh: )

What you might find comforting is to join a group of pregnant ladies if you haven't already...

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9 years 7 months ago #232539 by Munchie
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Thanks Zee13, I guess I need to give it a little time. I'm just glad I feel better lately, might as well enjoy it.

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9 years 7 months ago #232537 by Zee13
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Hi Munchie,

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

I'm a first time mom as well and i was very worried about that the baby kicking, but my doctor told me you can only start feeling the baby between 20 - 22 weeks when its your first time. she also said, it could mean that as first time moms we don't know what it feels like or what we should be looking out for.

I started feeling my little one kicking just before my 21st week which was so exciting! :cheer: So you are still early I guess.

Regarding gaining weight, my pregnancy started showing just over a week ago and my tummy just balooned overnight! what i've read is there is no need to eat like a crazy person just because you're pregnant, in the first trimester you probably need an extra 300 calories or so for the baby which equals to one slice of bread or a banana. But i would suggest that you eat whenever you get hungry.

I'm not sure about the sleeping bit or whether that will harm the baby.

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9 years 7 months ago #232535 by Munchie
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Yaaaay no more morning sickness...but I have a question since i'm a first time mom, I hope you ladies can assist. I haven't felt my boy's kicks yet, I hear it happens anytime from 16 weeks. I'm trying not to stress but I guess I need a little pep talk.

Oh and tummy looks so small still, I am kind of small-ish myself but tall. I still don't look pregnant, I wonder if i'm eating enough. I normally wake up starving and eat throughout the day but I'm not hungry by dinner time. I do take preg multivitamins and minerals, I hope my baby is getting all the nutrients he needs :unsure:

Another thing I heard is that I shouldn't lie flat on my back, but I do wake up on my back sometimes, at other times hubby turns me over on my side. Is it that harmul to the baby if I don't wake up having trouble breathing?
I tried using a lot of pillows the other night so I wouldn't lie flat on my back but I still woke up on my back somehow (and hubby doesn't like the pillows coming between us :) ) but seriously, Could this really harm the baby and what can I do about it??

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