Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Pregnant after 2 chemical pregnancies, 12 months trying
After 12 long months and two very early miscarriages (both in week 5), I am now pregnant with what feels like a strong pregnancy and am 6 weeks along. Still keep testing every day to reassure myself the lines are getting darker and not fainter like in my second pregnancy. Got a positive result on 10 DPO and the last one is from 21 DPO.
Things I did different:
Supplements / Meds: have been taking the following for a a few months, was a bit more regular this month
- Cod liver oil
- Folate 800 mg (not folic acid)
- Raspberry leaf tea - 3 - 4 times a day
- Fiber drinks
- Guafenesin after cycle day 10, 1 a day for a week
- Baking soda finger when opk started getting darker, and once more when I thought I was ovulating
- Made sure husband took his multi and drank oj
Other things we made sure to do were to avoid oral sex, have heard it may kill sperm. I also put my lunette cup in after sex and left it in for a few hours. This time I lay on my stomach with my butt up after learning I have a retroverted uterus.
After getting a positive on 10 dpo I was cautiously optimistic because of my past miscarries, and was very worried when I saw some spots of blood. It was a weekend so couldn't get in and get my progesterone or hcg levels checked out so I just used a progesterone suppository from my last time. Was able to get my blood work done on the monday and again on wednesday and saw the levels rising appropriately and a healthy progesterone. Still taking the supplements since it's not advisable to stop all of a sudden, maybe didn't need them but wanted to be safe.
Didn't have too much symptoms, was actually pretty sure I was out this month. Just felt tired and boobs were sore.