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Give yourself time to adjust to the idea of being pregnant. It is not unusual to feel confused, or to feel ecstatic one minute and scared the next. Once you accept that the coming baby is a reality, you should be able to enjoy your pregnancy to the full.
Although regular, excessive drinking during pregnancy is bad for your baby, the likelihood of your baby being affected by a little over-indulgence in early pregnancy is very small. Whether you are planning a pregnancy or have recently discovered that you are pregnant, it is always best to avoid alcohol.
There are different degree of seriousness in smear abnormalities. However, irrespective of the degree of the abnormality, it is unlikely that you will need or be given treatment for this while you are pregnant. Nevertheless, even though treatment for abnormal smears is unusual during pregnancy, you should not ignore any smear abnormality and it is best to seek medical advice from your doctor.
Modern treatments for an abnormal smear are very unlikely to affect your pregnancy but if you have had treatment to your cervix, you should mention this to your doctor at your first antenatal visit. Also, if you have had a cone biopsy (the removal of a cone-shaped area of cervical tissue), there is a slightly increased risk of having a late miscarriage or of a premature labor. Most women have normal pregnancies after cone biopsies.
You may need advice if you are over the age of 35, if you or your partner have or are carriers of a genetic or chromosome disorder if you have previously had a child with a chromosomal or genetic problem, or tests have shown problems in the baby you are carrying.
In general, no two pregnancies are the same. Many women find that subsequent pregnancies are physically and psychologically easier than their first. To some extent, this is because you are more aware of what to expect. Physical symptoms of early pregnancy, such as nausea and vomiting, are sometimes less severe.
while taking the pill, will this have affected the baby?
The hormones in the Pill (both the combined oral contraceptive and the Mini-pill) are similar to the estrogen and progesterone that occur naturally in your body. The amount of hormones in the Pill is very small and once you stop taking it the hormones will disappear very rapidly from your body, so it is very unlikely to cause any harm to the developing baby.
While I have a coil in place, Should it be removed?
It is important to establish first that the pregnancy is in the womb rather than in a Fallopian tube, this can be established by an ultrasound scan. If the pregnancy is at an early stage, the coil is usually removed but there is a small risk of miscarriage. It is more difficult to remove the coil, later on, it may be left where it is, and the baby is usually born unharmed.
after taking the morning after pill, Has this harmed the pregnancy?
There is no evidence that the morning after pill has caused abnormalities in any babies. However, if only to set your mind at rest, you could go back to the clinic where you got the pill, have the pregnancy confirmed, and discuss any possible ill-effects, as well as whether a termination of the pregnancy is advisable.