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Hi I am about 8 weeks pregnant [ we dont know exactly how far along, but about 7 or 8 weeks]
I was just wondering, what things should i stay away from...
* my mom claims i can do anything i did before, with a few exceptions,
but my sister told me that i shouldnt be lifting heavy things, an going on water slides [ we were at a waterpark esterday when we told her]

So can people just name things i should remember while pregnant...
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replied July 26th, 2008
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Your mom is correct. You can do anything you did before - within reason. You should limit the amount of fish you eat, due to the high levels of mercury that can be present. You shouldn't eat soft cheeses or deli meats, although a lot of women do with no ill effects. And don't drink alcohol, smoke, or take any kind of drug other than tylenol for aches and pains.

You can still exercise and do all your normal activities. Unless you are totally straining, you can still lift items as well.

When is your doctor's appointment? You should get a list of the things you should/shouldn't be doing.
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replied July 26th, 2008
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Ask your Dr. whats safe for you. Because whats safe or not safe for somepeople may not be safe for you.
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replied July 26th, 2008
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well my appt. is for another month... so i need advice on what to do untill then... considering im 9 weeks tomorow...

what about water slides and roller coasters... my mom says there fine, my sister says big no no...

idk a ton of people freaked out on me when i cut the grass and stuff, so i dont know...

ok ans another thing, my boyfriend gets mad at me, but i dont want his family watching my baby... they do not know hwo to safely take care of babies at all!!!!!!
His comeback always is "they did it with me and all my sisters and brothers and were fine!" but i dont want to take chance with my baby... how to i get him to see that the things they do are wrong and are bad for our baby
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replied July 26th, 2008
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Im have no idea about the water slides and roller coasters, but I wouldnt do them. Your not that far along yet so you would probably be okay.

As for the B/F im so with you on that. Jarads family will NEVER watch Rylan! But Jarad sees why and understands why it will never happen.
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replied July 26th, 2008
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preggie meggie wrote:
Im have no idea about the water slides and roller coasters, but I wouldnt do them. Your not that far along yet so you would probably be okay.

As for the B/F im so with you on that. Jarads family will NEVER watch Rylan! But Jarad sees why and understands why it will never happen.


omg its horrible tho! his sister has a 3 month old, and doesnt even buckle him into his carseat!!!!
i didnt realise she didnt do this, and i always saw him buckled actually into the seat, but when we were goling to the mall i didnt realise she didnt buckle the seat into the car... so when i got into a accident his carseat went flying sideways, luckily he didnt get hurt, but she refused to let the ambulance take him to the hospital to get checked out!!!! THEN!.... you would think after a scare like that she would... nope! its worse now, she doesnt even buckle him into the seat, she just sits him in the sit and sits the seat in the car... one time she even carried him on her lap because there wasnt enough room in the car for his seat because of too many people.....
and when the baby was 2 months old they were giving him baby food, and juices, and water, and a bunch of different kinds of each!!!! and trying to shove solids into his mouth, even giving him a sucker and stuff like that!!!!!
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replied July 26th, 2008
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^ OMG thats scary. Yea, I agree you shouldnt let them wathc your baby. How ols are you? I think I already asked but I dont remember.
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replied July 26th, 2008
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Oh nvm, your 17. I was woundering because you look so young, but you only a year younger then me. Smile You'll be getting to find out that your baby is soon, thats exciting. Hope you B/F gets over the his parents watching your baby thing.Lol.
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replied July 26th, 2008
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Many rides have warnings on them if you have heart problems or are pregnant. To be safe, I would avoid them.
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my son was eating baby food at 1.5 month.. but it was ok'ed by a doctor... How much food were they trying to give him?
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replied July 27th, 2008
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LovingEveryMoment wrote:
my son was eating baby food at 1.5 month.. but it was ok'ed by a doctor... How much food were they trying to give him?

ok that different if the doctor oked it.. they were giving him every kind of baby food possible, not sticking to one specific at first, and giving him mashed potatoes, and trying to put little pieces of chicken and rice in his mouth...
and giving him water all the time... its really sad =[
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replied July 27th, 2008
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Roller coasters only put those warning signs up as a precaution. So if you are pregnant and go on one and miscarry, you can't blame them for it.

My friend is pregnant AND has a heart condition, but she went on a rollercoaster anyway, and is perfectly fine. Everyone yelled at her for it, but she wasn't gonna stand there and watch everyone ride the same ride 3 times over. But if you really don't want to risk it, I wouldn't go on them.
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replied July 27th, 2008
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Mowing the lawn is fine. As is jogging, weight lifting, etc. All those things can still be done while pregnant. Pregnancy is not some terrible 'condition' that requires women to stop their lives for 9 months. If nothing is wrong (and you'd know if something were wrong), then do everything you did before.

Too many people use pregnancy as an excuse to be delicate flowers and sit on the sidelines. I, personally, find the more active you are, the easier labor and delivery are and the easier it is to adjust to having a newborn in your life. Stay busy. Stay active. Keep moving!
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Lilly Ivy wrote:
Roller coasters only put those warning signs up as a precaution. So if you are pregnant and go on one and miscarry, you can't blame them for it.

My friend is pregnant AND has a heart condition, but she went on a rollercoaster anyway, and is perfectly fine. Everyone yelled at her for it, but she wasn't gonna stand there and watch everyone ride the same ride 3 times over. But if you really don't want to risk it, I wouldn't go on them.


*shrug* Like I said, to be safe I would avoid them. I wouldn't personally want to risk having a miscarriage because I'm missing out on going on a three minute ride. Your friend took a risk I wouldn't personally take, nor would I recommend another person take it.
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AyaMiyaki wrote:
Lilly Ivy wrote:
Roller coasters only put those warning signs up as a precaution. So if you are pregnant and go on one and miscarry, you can't blame them for it.

My friend is pregnant AND has a heart condition, but she went on a rollercoaster anyway, and is perfectly fine. Everyone yelled at her for it, but she wasn't gonna stand there and watch everyone ride the same ride 3 times over. But if you really don't want to risk it, I wouldn't go on them.


*shrug* Like I said, to be safe I would avoid them. I wouldn't personally want to risk having a miscarriage because I'm missing out on going on a three minute ride. Your friend took a risk I wouldn't personally take, nor would I recommend another person take it.


i wouldnt go on roller coaster, but water slides.. i still am, because steep really fast ones that are crazy i cant even go on, im chicken, but theres ones that are long but your on a innertube ... there barely more than a car ride on the highway juss a little downhill.. so what can that hurt???
and its not like im 5 months or more, im 9 weeks
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replied July 27th, 2008
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Hey, do what you want. You asked for opinions - I gave you mine.
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Mashed potatos, chicken and rice?? I JUST gave my 6 month old mashed taters for the first time like 2 weeks ago... they are NUTS!
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lagringarican787 wrote:
AyaMiyaki wrote:
Lilly Ivy wrote:
Roller coasters only put those warning signs up as a precaution. So if you are pregnant and go on one and miscarry, you can't blame them for it.

My friend is pregnant AND has a heart condition, but she went on a rollercoaster anyway, and is perfectly fine. Everyone yelled at her for it, but she wasn't gonna stand there and watch everyone ride the same ride 3 times over. But if you really don't want to risk it, I wouldn't go on them.


*shrug* Like I said, to be safe I would avoid them. I wouldn't personally want to risk having a miscarriage because I'm missing out on going on a three minute ride. Your friend took a risk I wouldn't personally take, nor would I recommend another person take it.


i wouldnt go on roller coaster, but water slides.. i still am, because steep really fast ones that are crazy i cant even go on, im chicken, but theres ones that are long but your on a innertube ... there barely more than a car ride on the highway juss a little downhill.. so what can that hurt???
and its not like im 5 months or more, im 9 weeks


You are more prone to a miscarriage before the 12th week.
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Lilly Ivy wrote:


You are more prone to a miscarriage before the 12th week.


You should finish that statement. While it is true you are more prone to miscarriage prior to twelve weeks, we need to tell why.

You are more prone to miscarriage before 12 weeks, but it is NOT preventable so early due to the fact that the majority of early miscarriages are due to chromosomal abnormalities that no one could even see on such a small level.

The point being, unless she has some major trauma in the first few months of pregnancy, a miscarriage would most likely be caused by cellular defects and not something the mother did.
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ok well i'm almost 3 1/2 months pregnant and 19 years old... about the water slides and roller coasters the first month isn't that bad if you go on then but once the baby starts to be mostly formed witch is around 3 months that's when you shouldn't be being to much of the rides or "not doing them at all"...
i had plans of going to 6 flags that got changed cause of the baby, when you go on the rides is shakes the baby witch isn't to good, and after the baby is born you should wait about a month so your body starts going back all into place, at 13 weeks the baby will more to your touch like wiggle a little bit like if you rub your abdomen they feel it or when you jerk quick or like if you get scared and jump they feel that and could make them jump as well although they're still to small for you to feel...

and with radio waves like "microwaves, laptops, for me where i work our fryer, and ultrasounds /x-rays" aren't to good for the baby the ultrasounds are ok as long as your not getting them a lot my uncle who works at a hospital told me and my sister in law that 3 is enough, that he didn't want us getting more than that, with the laptops you should have a pillow of something between you and it...

(HELPFUL TIP FOR MORNING SICKNESS) for both me and my sister in law Popsicle's helped/helps us a lot like if you eat them when you feel sick, with me i wake up eat one then i eat like cereal or toast or something kinda breadish,, i eat like 3-5 a day and the doctors said that my baby is completely health and i've been eating them for like 2 months now so if you get sick a lot through out the day you might want to try that (just like plan fruit flavor and low sugar so you don't have to worry to much about pregnancy diabetes) witch i don't want to scare anyone but you don't want to eat too much sugar after the baby's born it will go away but later in the baby's life they will have a higher risk of getting it

well i hope i helped answer some of your ? or informed you a little more on what you didn't know
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