[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone! When I was pregnant with my first child, almost 6 years ago,I was very active on the momberries forums and really enjoyed talking and interacting with fellow moms due around the same time as me during my pregnancy journey. So I wanted to log to see if I could join another group during this pregancy.
I just found out I was pregnant this past week. This is a huge surprise because I had been on the mini pill (birth control) daily and was taking other medications due to complications I had after contracting COVID in Nov 2020. About two weeks after getting COVID I all of the sudden had vision obstructions in my eyes and come to find out I had extreme fluid pressure in my brain swelling my optic nerves. So since last year I have been on medications to decrease the swelling and let my optic nerves heal. I had been working with my neuro ophthalmologist this year and he has been trying to wean me off the medications and I was down one minimal dose a day starting the end of [name_u]August[/name_u]. After getting off the medicine the plan was going to start TTC but the world had other plans for me I guess lol.
In the last couple months I had been having breast tenderness, but every time I looked up the side effects of my mini pill birth control (which is progestin only), breast tenderness and breast enlargement were side effects. Some other side effects were going on too (lack of appetite, super tired all the time, way more emotional that normal) that I decided to take pregnancy test last [name_m]Saturday[/name_m] and it came out super positive. I hadn’t had a period since [name_u]July[/name_u] but I didn’t think anything of it because my birth control doesn’t have a placebo week, its just 4 full weeks of medication so you can have irregular bleeding or no periods at all.
So I called my doctors office and they ordered bloodwork. They called and informed me that I was pregnant and based on the levels of my HCG I was maybe around 6 weeks pregnant. They scheduled my first visit and ultrasound for Nov 2. I asked the nurse if there was any appointments sooner because I was super concerned (since I wasn’t trying to get pregnant and I was taking other medications) and I thought maybe I was further along than 6 weeks, but they had no other openings. I did consult my neuro ophthalmologist and he advised me to go off my medication for the time being and he will see me at the end of the month to make sure how I’m doing.
I decided to go to a local women’s health clinic that can complete pregnancy tests and ultrasounds at no cost just for peace of mind ( I was super worried about ectopic pregnancy since there is a higher chance of that happening being on the mini pill when getting pregnant).The nurse at the clinic did my pregnancy test and of course it was positive and then we completed an ultrasound and come to find out I have a 12w6d little baby in my belly (as of Friday). The nurse was so excited she printed out lots of pictures. [name_f]My[/name_f] due date is [name_f]April[/name_f] 16th and the baby’s little heart rate was around 158 bpm. Tomorrow I’m going to call my OB and let them know that I’m fact much further along than 6 weeks (yeah try double that) and I really need to be seen sooner than Nov 2.
I’m excited to go back and read everyone pregnancy journey so far. I’ve always wanted a second baby. I had a miscarriage last year around Mother’s [name_u]Day[/name_u] 2020 so this little one will be my rainbow baby. Its true what they say, you can’t plan the future sometimes! <3