When you hear the statistics on miscarriage/early pregnancy loss, it seems amazing that there are as many people in the world as there are, doesn't it? It's easy to find the grim and dire stats...there are lots of them! But in reality, most pregnancies are going to result in a healthy baby at the end of 9 months.
If you're not experiencing any spotting or bleeding, then take a deep breath and try to relax. The best thing you can do in these early weeks is get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, eat well, and take your prenatal vitamin. Just focus on doing those things. Some light exercise might help relieve stress, too.
Some cramping is very normal. I had it with my DS pretty much through the whole first trimester. If you do feel it, know that it is most likely your uterus stretching and growing, and your little egg burrowing in.
It's normal to worry and be anxious. We can't really feel or see what's going on. For me, it really helped to get to the second trimester and be able to feel my son moving...all the time! I'm looking forward to that, because I, too, am fighting the thoughts of "What if...?" But I am learning to take one day at a time and just keep reminding myself, "I am pregnant!"
Mommy to a boy (6), girls (4&2), and our baby boy (8 months)
Missing Ashlyn 10/18/06 and Brennan 10/18/10