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Just saying hi.  I think I'm probably pregnant.  Missed my period.  Had some cramps and nothing else.  No bleeding.  The obvious answer is to take a test, but then I'd know.  I find it psychologically more comfortable to just wait and see.  Given the timing of the intercourse and my suspected fertile days it's pretty likely.  I'm assuming I am pregnant until I know for sure.  Not drinking, limiting coffee and such.

 

But what I'm really wanting to know is how I should take care of myself besides the typical recomendations.  Everything I'm finding on line talks about limiting caffeine, no alcohol, a balanced diet, etc...  But I think I'm looking for more specifics.  Honestly I'm probably looking for information that nobody knows.  Are there specific foods that are exceptionally good?  Anything that might not be commonly listed on the foods to not eat?  Does anyone know if there have been any studies that shown specific behaviors in the early weeks to make a difference in the health of the child?

 

And is this the best place to post these questions?  Might there be a better place on this site?

 

Thanks so much for any input.  I really appreciate it.

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Welcome.gif to Mothering!  Congratulations on your possible pregnancy!  You may want to post your questions in the I'm Pregnant forum here.  If it turns out you are pregnant, you may want to join a Due Date Club here.  The November club is already up and running.

 

It seems the general thought for first trimester eating is to eat as healthy as you can while eating whatever you can stomach and keep down if you are feeling nauseated.  Protein is good because it can help you feel less sick and it's good for you.  I ate a lot of greek yogurt and nuts.  And be sure to get plenty of folic acid.  That's not new advice, but more and more studies are saying how important it is.  I read about a study the other day that said to avoid foods cooked at high temperatures like french fries and potato chips because it produces an unhealthy compound.  It was in the latest issue of Fit Pregnancy.

Good luck!

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