So you're pregnant! Congratulations on your upcoming addition. This is an exciting time and I'm sure you're already experiencing a wide variety of emotions, ranging from excited, to nervous, to disbelieving. With each of my four pregnancies, it took a while to sink in that I was pregnant, in spite of the fully range of pregnancy symptoms that I experienced.
Those emotions are much of the reason that I've chosen to begin writing about pregnancy and sharing with other women about the experience. I write with authority because I've been there, I've asked those questions, and I answer the questions that I, myself, have asked in the past.
Some people think I should stop answering questions about pregnancy, that it's better left to the doctors who know the medicine and the science behind pregnancy. I've come under scrutiny recently, so I thought that I'd ask the basic question: Whose pregnancy advice do you prefer? That of a friend, or that of your doctor? Or maybe a combination of both?