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First Trimester Class

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We did the first official thing of the pregnancy today - we went to a first trimester class at my ob-gyn's office! The class was kind of useful - I found out a handful of things were okay that I had thought were banned, like using products with salyclic acid, doing ab work, flaxseed, and Claritin. I think I will take a conservative approach though and not use things if I don't have to. I was actually able to give up virtually all caffeine without a problem! It helped that I started to cut back when I first started trying, so by the time I got pregnant this time I was already almost not addicted. Anyway, the class was okay - there was just one other couple there, so we got a lot of individual attention.

Unfortunately, after the class we found that both of our cars - Jess's and mine - had been towed! Street cleaning! There was a sign, but I hadn't read it in my rush to get to the class on time. We had to make a bunch of phone calls, take a bus, and walk on foot, and pay huge $$$ to get our cars back, and we both got tickets. It was my fault - I was the one who insisted on parking there instead of the building's garage, and then told Jess to hurry up right after we parked - so I paid. I felt awful. I also missed an extra hour of school beyond what I'd planned to miss.

Oh well, what's in the past is in the past, right?

EDIT: Since so many people are asking about flaxseed, I'm adding what I had learned (or thought I had learned) from the internet - apparently flax, like soy, messes with your hormones and I read that it isn't recommended in pregnancy. However, in my class today, the nurse told me that a) a tablespoon of flax in my smoothie is fine, and b) not to look up every little pregnancy-related item on the internet. Oops, too late.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEEHOLZ 10/25/2012 9:04PM

    Holy cow about being towed! What a nightmare and that having to take the blame on top of it--- totally something I could see myself doing. Good think you are pregnant- because one thing that is definitely banned, getting the expecting mother upset-lol.

Anyways, I hope after you absorb the financial shock, you can actually kind of laugh about it.

Also, I never completely cut caffeine out- I just limited it a lot. I think it's awesome that you were able to wean yourself off so easily :-)

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FRIZGIRL 10/25/2012 3:17PM

    Oh that sucks about the towing! And glad about the flax seed. I had it all through pregnancy number one and the start of this one without even thinking about it! I also found out at about 8 months that one of my favorite hard, aged cheeses at a local shop is unpasteurized... Oops! Guess it's not too bad if you eat it all the time though because your body is already adjusted to that particular bacteria.

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MEADSBAY 10/24/2012 4:25PM

    Well, my dear, chalk that one up to the first of
expensive experiences involving this child.

Comment edited on: 10/24/2012 4:26:38 PM

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COWBOYMAMA 10/24/2012 3:51PM

    Those are good things to know. Sorry about the towing, that would stink! Guess you learned your lesson that time. I hadn't heard anything about flax, what is the deal with it?

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DANIE11ECINCY 10/24/2012 1:25PM

    Yeah, what is the flaxseed thing about? Hadn't heard of that one being a no-no?!?

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 10/24/2012 1:05PM

    Oh no! I can't believe that BOTH of your cars got towed! Sounds like a nightmare! But at least it's all over now and you're can only go up from here! :)

I think the conservative approach sounds like a good idea.

Do you think you'll be doing bump pics along the way? I love bump pics. :)

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PAPER_WINGS18 10/24/2012 12:56PM

    Sounds like an informative class! More fun to come :) :) :)

Sorry about the towing... That's frustrating but cant change it now, right?!

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MBSHAZZER 10/24/2012 12:55PM

    What's wrong with flax seeds???

Sorry about the cars....

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CHANGINGSAM 10/24/2012 12:41PM

    Glad the class went well!

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