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flosspot Tue 25-Sep-07 13:57:55

So, I got my BFP last week and have prepared my birth plan and bought a whole pile of stuff on Ebaygrin.

Only joking....still trying to get my head around my news, and having had mc a few months ago, somewhat nervous about every twinge and joltblush. Any advice from those that have gone before on what books to read, what to eat, etc????

StealthPolarBear Tue 25-Sep-07 14:02:50

Congratulations on your BFP!
(Just noticed that PFB backwards!) Is this your first?
You've done your birth plan already?!!!!
I read loads of books, none of them compared to just reading threads on MN! Take folic acid, sure you already knew that and probably are.

coleyboy Tue 25-Sep-07 14:07:28

Congratulations flosspot. What an exciting time you've got ahead of you!

I would say just eat like you usually do - except for the things that are off limits. Everyone is different, but I didn't feel the need to eat for two, so I didn't. I was also lucky that my cravings were naval oranges and kiwi's, rather than choc and crisps! Saying that, if you do fancy a choc bar have one, otherwise the cravings will take over and you can't think of anything else!

I didn't read too much, but I did go to NCT antinatal classes which were great. I also made a whole new set of friends as well.

Good luck!

NoMoreHighHeels Tue 25-Sep-07 14:11:10

Congratulations Floss on the BFP - really hope this little beanie is stuck like glue this time! I know exactly what you mean about worrying after also having a mc - the first 12 weeks feel like an age! I'm happy to say I'm now 13 weeks pregnant (and still worrying!)

There are plenty of good threads on MN about PG after MC and there are always plenty of people who can offer support if you feel a bit low.

Remember folic acid, try and eat healthy (if food will stay down), plenty of rest and a positve mental attitude (says me queen of worry!)

You may be entitled to an early scan as a reassurance given your previous loss - worth asking your GP

flosspot Wed 26-Sep-07 14:35:06

hanks everyone. Long way to go......

chunkypudding Thu 27-Sep-07 21:56:29

read the rough guide to pregnancy and birth, it's really refreshing compared to most of the stuff out there, as it feels like it was written by a real human being - one who says f@@k occasionally and who I found really funny as well as being pretty informative...

Not so much about the birth in there - the author had a c/section, but its a great start, and its nice to read something that makes you laugh.

Goes through week by week as well.

I left my copy in the loo, best way to trick my dp into reading it wink

chunkypudding Thu 27-Sep-07 21:58:18

not that a c/section doesn't count as birth! Just that she mostly writes based on own experience, so the details reflect that.

TotalChaos Thu 27-Sep-07 21:58:28

don't read too much about the PG, if you are considering breastfeeding start reading about that, so you know what to expect, and about general babycare (you won't feel like reading much when you have a newborn grin)

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