This is my first pregnancy and I'll be 35 next month. Overall, I'm in great health - I follow a paleo/primal style diet, do crossfit a couple of times a week, try to rest, etc. My HCGs are looking good, too.
We got pregnant in about 4-5 months, right after I started taking prometium to help extend my luteal phase. I'm just over 5 weeks now and I'm exhausted. My boobs are sore, I'm constantly eating, emotional, feeling more pressure in my lower belly, and getting mild waves of nausea.
My doctor is quite conservative in her approaches to early pregnancy and is basically telling me that I shouldn't have sex or exercise until I get a 7-week ultrasound. Is that really necessary? I actually had sex and went to crossfit the night before I got my first HPT. Shouldn't my body be able to handle having sex and doing moderate exercise in early pregnancy? Doesn't the research show that these types of activities don't cause miscarriage?
Granted, I'm a bit nervous and don't want to put my pregnancy at risk. However, I also don't want to be unnecessarily cautious/paranoid. What kind of recommendations are y'all following? Are you avoiding sex and exercise in early pregnancy? Do I need to be that concerned since I'm doing prometrium? This is all extremely new to me! Thank you!!!