Originally Posted by twobabiesinnc
I joined MRC to ultimately lose the weight for myself and then to hopefully become pregnant again.
Now that I am 30 days into the program, I am wondering -- what happens if I become pregnant?
Obviously I will get off the program the moment I get a positive pregnancy test, but what about the time "before" I find out?
I am just really cautious and nervous.
My sister found out she was pregnant while doing MRC last December. She actually wasn't expecting to get pregnant (40 yrs old, had PCOS and fertility treatments to have her sons previously), so she didn't figure it out until she was about 8-10 weeks along. She stopped the program immediately, and her doctor said she and the baby were fine-- that many women actually end up reducing food intake and lose weight in first trimester simply because of morning sickness/nausea. No big deal.
I also read in an article that you don't actually start to share blood supply with the fetus until about week 6-- so it's not a big deal if women drink alcohol or caffeine in the first few weeks of a pregnancy.
Since you're kind of watching for a pregnancy (as opposed to my sister with her accidental pregnancy), it's likely you'll catch it quickly and all will be fine.
Hope this helps!