I know, easier said than done, but we all know it's ultimately not helpful to our babies to drive ourselves crazy with first trimester worries. I've been seeing so many worried mamas on this board and having been a master worrier over the last month, I thought I'd share some positive experiences. I had a heavy bleed that landed me in the ER with no doubt in my mind I'd lost my baby, but everything was FINE. I spotted brown for a whole week from 8 to 9 weeks pregnant, and again, on ultrasound a few days later, the baby was wiggling happily with a strong heartbeat. I get aches, cramps, and sharp pains DAILY. None of them have meant anything serious or bad. I have felt every day for the last three weeks that I cannot LIVE with how terrible my nausea has been, and yet at 9 & a half weeks, I am starting to feel okay, making it to work again, and relaxing a lot more. Sometimes I have sharp pains, cramps, and spots of brown, and I am learning that the best thing I can do is breathe, smile, and believe that it will pass. And so far, it ALWAYS has. Don't assume the worst! Fingers crossed for all of us!!!