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April 2014... Thread 1(1001 Posts)
Hi girls thought as that thread it quite full we could start a new one here.
Hope you don't mind pink.
How you girls all feeling today? I swear I keep forgetting I'm pregnant when symptoms disappear randomly. But I'm at such early stages, one of the babies of the bunch at just 5+2
Hi boobs all ok here too - symptons seem to have disappeared this week.
I think i'm between 5 and 6 weeks too so maybe we should be grateful.
I have an appointment with a midwife today at 5:30pm , i only got the appointment because my last period was in May so they think i am further along that i am.. ! I'm definitely not that far though as i think i conceived in July. (My periods are irregular).
Have you told anyone yet? Family or friends i mean? x
Hi ladies, I am 8 weeks today and frankly, going through hell.
I definitely did not feel this bad with DD, I don't even know how I am going to make it through the week, it's only Tuesday and I feel wiped out. . I hope it changes soon and the nausea dies down and I get some energy back.
Sorry you feel so rubbish Golden.
Symptoms also much milder for me today... but I am only 4+2! Guess I should appreciate it while it lasts
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I'm 7 weeks today and feeling awful.
So far we've told my parents, my best friend and dh's best friend. My brother is coming to visit at the weekend, so I'm planning on telling him too. Everyone else will have to wait another 3 weeks until I have my scan.
My symptoms also disappeared last week but are now back and have brought friends .
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helloo all wow that last thread filled up quick
golden awww hope you feel better soon
i have told
about 6 a couple of my friends dh does not know that though as we are meant to be keeping it quiet
am stressing today as did another CB digital and its still putting me at 2 - 3 weeks post conception when i reckon it should be 3 + ....i think from my dates i am 5 weeks today
and my symptoms keep going on and off. and also my doctor has told me i can't have an early scan (despite me being told by the EPU when i MC'd that i would get one if i got pg again) so i am having to book a private scan but the 2 places i have found near me that do it, one is not answering and the other one i can't speak to the person who deals with private scans til after one :/
as i mc'd last time am paranoid
i just want this baby so, so badly
Thanks ladies, it's nice to have people to moan to who 'get it'.
Beetle I have tried peppermint tea which does help with the bloating but I hate the taste (love the smell) so it's hard work forcing it down.
I may send DH out for fresh ginger tonight and give it a go, willing to try anything at the moent, ginger biscuits were shit, they just gave me more acidic heartburn.
I thought I had it sussed with how to avoid morning sickness as I noticed if I brushed my teeth too early I would heave soon after and start it off, the pregnancy Gods must have wanted to teach me a lesson because this morning as soon as my feet hit the nedroom floor I felt like my stomach was trying to escape via my throat .
DH has been really good and letting me crash out as soon as I get home, but I feel so bad for DD, she must think mummy has been replaced by a belligerant zombie.
Food wise I go off things at the drop of a hat, could really really want something then half way through cooking it decide it is devils spawn and run away heaving.
Oooh hi girls!
Someone made a great suggestion on the other thread but it didn't catch on, can we put at the end of each post how far along we are? It makes things much easier to follow!!
I'm 6+2 today, having scan tomorrow to check everything ok. I'm honestly not sure I would cope waiting until 12 weeks, I'd be insane!!
No history of anything going wrong in my family and this is my first pregnancy. Trying to be zen about things, advice I have been given which I am hanging on to is that thereis nothing I can do here apart from the right thing, if something is going to go wrong it will, I have to relinquish control (hard to do when you are a not so secret psycho!! Lol )
Beetle the bloating is ridiculous isn't it! My DH has been wetting himself laughing at how swollen my tummy looks. It feels like I have swallowed a balloon. Trying to eat as many high fibre foods as possible! Will be trying the peppermint tea Golden
although I would prefer a large cappuccino.
Have only told my DM, but pretty sure my friends are going to cotton on soon.
Also so nervous it could all disappear... thinking about going for a private scan, but will see once I am a bit further along.
I'm nervous it will all disappear too. Its scary reading MC stories.
Fingers crossed for everyone.
I have told my mum..and best friend but thats it
No more bleeding for me and I still feel like crap and lots of being sick so I'm staying positive.
If another person suggests ginger to me like they are the only person with this secret I may slap them. I hate ginger and do not think anything can hold back the tide when you are very sick maybe if you are just battling with a little nausea lol
Midwife tomorrow and I'm going to beg for another scan
found the thread. ive now got a staple morning diet of freshly squeezed orange and crackers anything else makes ne feel ill until lunchtime when all I want is pasta
7 weeks today - for the last week had minimal nausea, no diarrhoea, no constipation, no bloating, no food cravings or aversions, haven't gained a pound (in fact, lost 1). Scan tomorrow, hope to f* there's something in there! Just don't feel pregnant!
TBH expecting nothing. Nerves are ramping up!!
On the upside I had a headache all yesterday, have developed an impressive array of spots, and the brown discharge has stopped. Funny how those are all positives nowadays
What I nice new empty thread, waiting to be filled with the musings of mad ladies (assuming your brains are working as well as mine!)
DH is finding my blonde moments hilarious at the moment-I'm not sure my boss is going to be so impressed at my complete lack of productivity though.
Golden - I struggle with normal peppermint tea too but have discovered pukka do a 3 mint tea which is much nicer as it has spearmint too which makes it sweeter and takes away the bitter aftertaste.
Sickness hit last night with impeccable timing. Dd2 has a tummy bug and its dd1's 15th birthday today. Although my sense of smell has gone crazy, this doesn't apply to sick smell so at least I can clear up after dd2.
We have told our family and a couple of friends as I figure it would be better for these people to know if the worst did happen.
Currently 6+1, I won't be booking in with the midwife til sept 30th.
boobs I agree about forgetting I'm pregnant somedays. I only have some of the milder symptoms so feel quite lucky.
golden sorry to hear your feeling pretty awful, hope you start to feel better soon!
bunny glad to hear the bleeding has stopped, hopefully your midwife will be able to get you booked in for a scan so you have a little reassurance.
I wish I could forget about it. The nausea just doesn't go away
not at all it's always there. Sometimes just more manageable than others. The mornings are really getting me down. As soon as I wake up its there. It's been like this for a week and a half now, and the actually being sick started a couple of days ago. I'm thinking I might have to give the tablets a go that the doc prescribed. I didn't really want to but don't know how much more I can take of feeling this shit all day long. I actually dread going to bed as I know how bad I'm going to feel when I wake up. I'm at the midwife in an hour so will see what she says. Luckily ds is at my aunt's today but it must be awful for him seeing me so ill on a morning. Sorry for the moan
Bart you have my deepest sympathies, I feel the exact same about the constant nausea. Even when I am sick it doesn't relieve it!
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Boobs - thanks for starting a new thread. Nearly new page 1 makes it much easier to catch up on the day's gossip
My symptoms are all about sore boobs at the moment....and trying to conceal them DH lol. He seems to think that they're an early Christmas present ;)
Beetle - my tummy is super bloated, too! And I'm a tallish size 8/10....so doesn't make sense for it to be fat already, as only 5w+5d! I could pass for 3/4 months gone if I slouch....which is hopeless for my "hide pregnancy from work till December" plan....
Bold - all the best for tomorrow's scan. Please report back if you see anything. My first scan is Thursday....worry worry!
Sending virtual cakes to all of the ladies with nausea/sickness
.....Super - just noticed that you have bloating too! What will the high fibre do? Sorry if I've missed some previous tip....does it makes the swelling go down?
Dirtyface - I wouldn't stress too much about the CB digi. The HCG blood tests will be much more helpful at providing some tiny comfort. Mine jumped from 590ish to 8100ish in a week. Good luck!
I am pretty jammed up which I think is making my bloating worse... so trying to get everything moving properly again. Now also starting to think it could be water retention too??? My fingers are swelling by the time it gets to afternoon.
What else could be causing the bloating?
Found you all
to all the ladies suffering from nausea
I am so so tired all the time, I could just sleep for hours. Rather hard with a 15mo
YY to the bloating too, although I never really had much of a flat stomach to begin with, so I don't think there's any real difference I can tell tho...
I have my midwife appointment on 12th September, and early scan on 3rd September. I can't wait for the scan, I just want to see that everything is OK
Super - Oh I think that might be my problem too! Had upset tummy for last couple of weeks, then no "movement" for a few days. Doh. Will go get my All Bran
.....and on a silly note I was starting to worry that it might be triplets!
* Kitty* and Super I have had the awful bloating too, although it seems to be easing this week (so far!)
I know it sounds insane but if you get on all fours on the floor, then dip your head so your head is resting on your forearrms (so you are head down, bum in the air) and rock backwards and forwards and side to side gently, it seems to free up the air and get it moving a bit, do it alone as you will pass the air from one end or the other so could be embarrassing
I found it really helped at times that the trapped air became painful.
I ahve flitted between constipation and diarrhea, the diarrhea is winning this week. Vomiting and having diarrhea on the same morning is no fun at all believe me!
Bart did the midwife offer any helpful suggestions?
I'm finding it the hardest part along with the constant headache I just wasnt like this last time at all and feel miserable which for a much wanted miracle child it feels bad to say
Sorry if i sounded grumpy about people saying try ginger its more because They are like if you had a ginger biscuit you will be fine and I'm a bad person if i say that doesn't actually work otherwise GPs would prescribe it. I think most people know ginger can help and so can mint but when you have it bad it really won't.
Oh and bold good luck with the scan I bet there will be a little heatbeat waiting to be seen and yey to bleeding stopping
Grrr! Just wrote a message and it doesn't seem to have sent! Pah.
Won't write it again in case it turns up...
Why is this Thread 1 when it's Thread 2?
Thanks bunny! Sorry to hear your symptoms are so extreme, it sounds miserable. I think herbal stuff can help with milder ailments, but when it comes to serious sickness it doesn't make much of a dent.
Can't offer any helpful suggestions really, other than cold towel over eyes for headache? Oh, and
Hey ladies thanks for the support
I mentioned to the midwifes (there was 4 in the room checking various things after the 'group pre booking in session') and they checked the name of it and one of them made a phone call and then said it was totally fine to take! One of them even said to take them before they knew which ones they were. So I'm very relieved and really hope they work! Also mentioned to the pharmacist that I'm pregnant but haven't fgot my exemption thing yet and he just ticked it and didnt make me pay! Bonus. I can't take one until before bed so I will see how they work in the morning.
how are you all? I'm feeling so run down, but apart from that, sore boobs, and back, I have no symptoms, so am feeling mega paranoid
hope your all well xxxx
Aww Leanne I think sore boobs and feeling run down are grey signs
Wow this thread moves fast! Cb digi driving me nuts too!
Last tues 1-2
Not sure how it can jump through all of them in a week!
Found you. Still no letter and not many symptoms either!
Hello ladies, had a hectic few days so haven't been on and my I have missed a lot! Hope everybody's ok. Spent 4 hours up A&E last night as have had light spotting for the last few days and then yesterday afternoon started having bad stomach pain (not cramps). The nurse that I saw didn't even say hello - just took my referral letter from GP, turned her back to me and spent 10 mins making phone calls without even asking if I was feeling ok. It's ok for me as I can take it but imagine if she was dealing with a terrified teenager?! Got a scan tomorrow morning but will only be 5+5 so won't see anything - just hopefully will rule out ectopic. This waiting is driving me crazy - none of my friends who have had kids warned me it would be this nerve-wracking
Just popping in to mark my spot. Sorry to hear all the nausea is getting out of control. I was so tired I had to take a nap in the evening today. I don't know how I can carry on like this for months!
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Thanks beetle. I was not impressed in the slightest - if it wasn't for the fact that I was shattered (it was about 11.30 last night) and a little tearful I probably would have said something. How far along are you? Wish I could offer some useful advice but after 3 days of researching ectopics it is still as clear as mud to me! That's the problem with pregnancy - the symptoms seem to be the same for everything!
Sorry to hear the nurse was a bitch wicked, you'd exepct a bit of compassion really wouldnt you!
beetle ive been getting a few twinges like you describe but apparently its most likely to be the uterus expanding and pushing out muscles/ligaments, its particularly bad when i sneeze!
I got in tonight and was so sick, No hiding it from DD like i have been in the mornings either so she thinks I am ill now. Id eaten a stem ginger biscuit too in an attempt to relieve the nausea so it bloody burned even more than usual.
im panicking I wont be able to see a heartbeat at the scan tomorrow. My midwife pal reckons we will, but it wouldnt be a normal night if I didnt worry about something! Has anyone else seen a heartbeat as early as 6+3?
That is an awful experience wicked some staff really should work on their bed side manner, I am sure they would not want their daughter treated like that.
Other than bad skin, big belly and feeling like I am on a boat all the time I am pretty much symptom free. Bloody pregnancy, you worry when you have symptoms and you worry when you do not. I thought because this was baby number three I would worry less and since I have promised my husband this will be my last I promised myself I would really relax and enjoy this pregnancy, fat chance!
tea maybe its twins or triplets? or that could be a myth.
Sorry no advice to offer on sickness, I find sucking on boiled sweets helps me and I try to eat little and often.
7 weeks today (feels like 7 months!)
Greenshirt the heart starts to beat at the end of week five.
I had my scan at 6+3 and saw it beating so good luck for tomorrow. Don't panic of they first look via your tum and can't see anything it will have to be internal.
I had an ectopic before and I had no side pain at all but I had awful pressure in my bottom like I needed to poo it got worse and I ended up throwing up violently. I also had spotting but it was very watery I hope this helps some of you.
Everything crossed, I find eating little and often is really helping too, although the nausea has been quite bad at points today. Im so hoping I dont vom!!
thanks bunny, she seems confident and is a scanning midwife so has lots of experience. will be a bit weird if we have to do an internal though, she's my best friend and we are close but not been that close lol
I think people have seen a HB that early greentshirt but I have never had an early scan, as long as bean is measuring similar to your dates and there is not like a week difference, as in you think your 6 + 3 but your only measuring 5 weeks. In saying that my first scan with DS I thought I was 9 + 5 and the scan put me at 8 +3. Every subsequent scan agreed with my original dates and they changed my date of delivery, even though this hospital usually don't change it if it is less than 10 days out. A midwife told me that 8-9 weeks was too small to get good estimation of due date, I think the difference between weeks can be millimetres or even less
I think most early scans are internal greenshirt I've had them before and way been.
Just wear a dress then all you need to do is lift it up its all under a blanket and they are busy with the screen anyway. I had my oh my future mil and a friend on the room lol she is training at the moment.
It was more discreet then you think
thanks kitty .....how are people getting to have HCG blood tests?
have booked a private scan for sept 10th - its going to be £200
Hi everyone. Had midwife app tonight. Lots and lots of forms to fill in, blood to be taken and so much to learn.
BUT I heard a really strong heartbeat :-) was amazing.
She felt my tummy and said that she thought I was 11 weeks!! I think more 5 or 6! She said she'll book me in for a scan in the next 10 days and I'll find out for sure.
Exciting but scary. Hearing the heart beat was amazing though!
Hello and congratulations to everyone!
Can I join please? Not entirely sure on due date. Based on LMP it would be the 8th April but had very long cycles so thinking it would be more like the 14th-20th.
Haven't phoned the midwife yet only got the BFP yesterday after 3 negative tests!! So its all feeling a bit unreal at the moment.
I have a DS who is 13months old. We are in the middle of doing a house renovation at the moment as well, so its all very busy!
Running that sounds fantastic. I think you must be further on the hear the heartbeat but I could be wrong
Hi mama congratulations on your BFP
Good luck to all you ladies having scans tomorrow!
Good evening ladies,
I can't seem to keep up with this thread at the moment. It is moving so fast.
runninggirl I'm so jealous that you might be as far along as 11 weeks. That means you would skip all the uncertain bit and just go on to enjoy your pregnancy. How did you hear the hb? Was it with a doppler? As far as I know they can't usually hear the heart beat unless you have an ultrasound unless you are quite far along.
greenshirt, I had seen a hb at 6 weeks exactly with DD, but I have a friend who didn't see a hb til after 7 weeks so it's hard to say. I moved my scan to 7+5 weeks to avoid the panic of not seeing it.
wicked good luck for your scan tomorrow. Hopefully the spotting is nothing to worry about.
bart sorry your still feeling bad. I can sympathise with you since I've been feeling pretty miserable too.
Today was a better day than the previous 5. I at 4 small meals instead of 3 big ones and I only threw up once (had dinner a bit too late). Tomorrow I might try having 6 small meals. I feel like the only thing I can stomach is carbs. I've had pasta and bread galore. So much for watching what I eat. At least I'm still avoiding sweet things.
Just watched the midwives on bbc2. What do you have to do to get an elective section?!
Hi all. Quick check in on the new thread to mark place. The nausea kicked on big style here today with no relenting. Off to bed now 😒
Greenshirt- I agree we should all put the weeks and days we are at the bottom of our posts.
Good idea, I'm up for that!
Just marking my place for now. I have read it all but I'm too tired to post properly tonight. Will catch up in morning.
Hope all scans go well.
Hi all, hope everyone's ok.
I'm just marking my place as haven't had time to read this thread yet!
Im 8+2 today and had my booking in appointment this morning.
I hope it's ok if I join in, I am due sometime in April and I am having a dating & viability scan next week to confirm when I am due, I think I am about 6 weeks?
So far the worst thing has been my breasts, they are very sore and have grown already to the point that I am spilling out of all my normal bra's but I don't want to buy maternity bra's until 12 weeks.
No nausea here but plenty of wind .
This pregnancy is a big shock to me as DS is six and has SN/Complex medical issues and so we were not trying or planning for anymore. But babies are a blessing IMO so I just need to get used to it!
DD just woke up with a high fever. I gave her children's neurofen and thankfully she's gone back to sleep.... but guess who won't be sleeping again? Why does she always get sick when my dh is abroad?
Groan... Epic morning sickness this morning... Got drs appt today for some medication. Hopefully that will make a difference!
Welcome velo! Hope everything goes smoothly this time round for you. Bet your dc will love a 'partner in crime!' ;)
Hi velo, welcome aboard!
Good luck with your scan today green
Hope you feel better soon coffee
Anyone else feeling hungover?! Kicking headache and nausea hit with a vengeance last night.
Not 100% on gestation, scan next thursday but somewhere around 5 weeks!
ninunina it was so exciting.
The midwife used a handheld bit of equipment, she put a tiny bit of gel On the bottom. She literally rubbed it over the lower part of my tummy and it sounded echoey and then this really loud fast heartbeat. It wasn't an ultrasound. I can't believe it if i am further along..I have been very lucky with symptoms if I am!
A few have mentioned hearing the heartbeat at 7 weeks..could I be the same as them?
It was a fetal doppler ! Just read the notes.
With a Doppler it's usually around 11 weeks that a midwife can hear a heart beating before so looks like you are further along whoop bet you can't wait for the scan now.
Yes I feel every morning like a hangover, headache, tmi runny bum and sickness and aversion to doing anything lol.
Midwife today and I'm going to chat about how rubbish I feel how worrying the bleeding was (totally stopped now) lack of support and my fears for labour due to last time. I hope I get a nice one who is willing to Listen
Forgot to put me details at the bottom
Oh god.. it's very real now!
Good luck today bunny x
Morning good luck with the midwife today bunny. Feel so sick this morning but think it's pre-scan nerves rather than morning sickness! OH thought I was going nuts last night- I noticed that my boobs were hurting more and kept poking them with joy (haven't really had many symptoms)
Good luck Bunny and to those who feeling so rubbish.
Wish I could wake up and be 11 weeks Running!
For my doctors appointment today to get my mid wife referral. Some of my symptoms seem to be dying down - other than the achey boobs. But I do have a great display of pimples on my face to show off instead!
4+3 (tick........ tock)
omg runninggirl how exciting, so happy for you
you must be further on than you think as others have said, i don't think they can hear HB through a doppler til about 11 weeks
just wanted to quickly ask again, re HCG blood tests - how do you get them? i haven't been offered them do you have to ask your doctor, or is it the midwife?
Wow reading this thread is bringing it all back to me. I think I heard the heartbeat on a doppler quite early about 9 weeks, really loud and clear. Its amazing how fast it is.
I am going to phone the midwife later on.
I remember me and DP went to the doctor last time and he was completely not interested, he just said oh well you look healthy you better phone the midwife. So complete waste of time and my dsis saw us waiting outside the surgery so quickly put two and two together and so my sis and mum knew right away.
Haven't told anyone yet this time except the lovely people on mumsnet.
runninggirl will be interesting to find how many weeks you are.
I know how that feels, I conceived my first when on the pill. My last period was in November and I found out I was pregnant in Jan. I knew I wasn't as far on as my doctor said so when I got scanned and was 9 weeks instead of 12 weeks I was happy.
Although very nervous as you don't know what to expect on the screen. Do you know when your scan is?
Dirty face it depends on your surgery and if they have reason to do a hcg blood test. I've requested them over 24hours due toy previous ectopic and the fact it's protocol to do so after that but my doctor said no.
He made me wait for the scan. I wasnt happy at all and I'm still not happy they have ignored my bleeding either. Just a little more support might be nice I know they can't scan constantly but just waiting and seeing is not doing my stress levels any favours
Morning all, still feeling like shit, chucked my guts up last night, managed about three mouthfuls of dinner in the evening and one mini pretzel.
Sick again at 6 this morning, it makes me feel better for about 20 minutes afterwards then the nausea returns.
Running how exciting to hear babies heartbeat already, and possibly be quite a bit further on than you thought!
Thank you :-)
I'm excited but just feel very shocked as i really didn't think i was that far.
Maybe it is more like 9 weeks not 11 if you can hear a heart beat then.
They said i'll get an appointment for a scan in a week to 10 days.. then i'll find out for sure :-)
aww bless you bunny its just not fair is it how we get treated in preg seems to vary so much depending on our area. and am sorry to hear you had prev ectopic, how scary.
well i have managed to find a cheaper early scan, its only ( ) 100 quid so have booked that for 7th sept when i will be about 7 1/2 weeks i think. gona cancel the other one (luckily didnt pay upfront!) so just gotta hold on for 18 days
ah golden ...really feel sorry for you. Sounds like you are having a rough time
dirty £100!! wow thats pretty expensive. Will be worth it though x
Had enough of this constant hangover.
Waking up feeling like Ive had a really good drink and a fabulous night out when in reality I'm unlikely to touch the stuff for months! Oh the irony.
Just rang my surgery and asked to be referred to the midwife. Receptionist said I have to have appointment with gp first to "confirm the pregnancy".
Told her it will be baby number 4 and I'm pretty sure im with child,
but no go!
Pretty sure its all purely financial think gps get money from the government for " booking in appointments".
Patsy I had to put in a sample to confirm pregnancy then have a go appointment then got my midwife appointment. I think they just put if off to save pennies on case it goes wrong.
Thankfully I was under a gyne consultant who was shocked and arranged my early scan classed me as high dependancy and has also asked the hospital antenatal clinic to see me
It seems really different here. I'm in Hampshire. Or maybe they were just nice to me.
I just went to GP, said i was pregnant, filled in a form and then the midwife called me for an appointment the next week.
Where are you based?
can someone please take all my money from me, so I stop buying tests, if hubby knew the amount I have bought he would go mad
Hi all after feeling exhausted beyond belief and really nauseous Saturday through to Tuesday today im feeling really good no where near as tired but I did go to bed super early ate ready break and snacking in dried mango. im in court (for my job not personally) today and my boibs barely fit in the shirt I didn't really think this through it fit perfectly 3 months ago b4 my boobs grew loads. eek keeping my name badge in front of the buttons to hide the straining buttons eek
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Hi guys I'm freaking out... I did a test with clear blue digital wast Thursday when I was 4+4 and the result took ages to come up first positive then another what seemed like a long wait for a number and I got a 2-3 week result. Today at 5+3 I had exactly the same experience a long delay between pregnant and the result and today is showed 2-3 week result when it should defiantly say 3+ hweeks I'm sorry to panic but I am a bit on edge because of the last one mc. Anyone had this?
boobs I've read that cb have a massive cross over range, so I'd try not to worry too much. Hard though I know.
I'm feeling like shite still. Went to docs and got cyclizine - but it completely knocks me out! So swapping one problem for another and I'm still no use to anyone decided we'll go ahead with our holiday next week but dh is worried I won't enjoy it now and I feel rubbish about it all. Having to tell a few people due to looking so green and not really being with it!
Boobs - a lot I've googled suggests cb digi needs a wide berth. In just a week I've had 1-2,2-3 and 3+ and I don't know how that's possible either tbh.
Starting to consider the risk of taking meds for sickness as I haven't kept anything down today and feel dreadful I really don't want to as any medication is a risk
Bunny I'd really think about it as my doc said cyclizine is fine to take in pregnancy and it's what she prescribed as an obs and gynae doc too. It knocks me out for an hour though, is that normal?! So fed up with feeling so sick, can't imagine how I'd feel if I was being sick as well hugs for you (gentle ones, I know physical touch is difficult when you're sick!)
Both gps I have seen say it carries a risk and nothing is 100% safe. There's an increased risk of birth defects like cleft palates.
I just need to be able to be a mum to my dd and I need to get back to work next week. I'm so miserable my whole life is on hold
I even asked my gp yesterday about risks and she just poo poo'd me and said its fine! Hmm. Not sure I'm gonna take them anyway, due to aforementioned side effect. Hope you find some way to function bunny. It's bloody awful isn't it
Just got this off patient.co.uk :
It is generally best to avoid medicines when you are pregnant (including herbal remedies, as the contents are often uncertain). However, some medicines have been used for a number of years to treat sickness and vomiting in pregnancy and are thought to be safe. For example, many women have used promethazine or cyclizine and there is no evidence that they harm a developing baby. There are some others if these are not helpful.
It's a total mind field isn't it. One of the hp said that there hasn't been enough specific testing around pregnancy but that its an effective treatment that hasn't raised any significant concerns. So basically they don't know as it hasn't been tested for that use but is used for it argghh that's not helpful
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Running Im based in Staffordshire.
Guess I'm just gonna have to play along if I want that precious first scan appt.
Those of you suffering from hg have my deepest sympathies, how stressful for you all
Re anti-sickness meds, it's so difficult to get a definitive answer re risks during pregnancy.
Drug companies are naturally unable to conduct clinical trials on pregnant women these days and this means there is no hard evidence upon which doctors can base their advice.
There will be drugs such as Cyclizine that have been given to many pregnant women for years that docs feel confident in prescribing but no drug can ever be described as 100% safe on pregnancy or otherwise.
Thanks for reasuring me guys. X
Just a flying visit to see how everyone's doing.....I'm supposed to have packed my suitcase for hols already, so I need to do a quick "throw everything together in the next 30 mins" effort....yippee yay!
dirtyface - sorry, just realised I didn't answer your question about the hcg blood tests. I paid privately each time, as the tests because I insisted for my own in/sanity, rather than medically necessary. Only about £18 a test which I thought was quite good to get the result within 6 hours.
I've got my first Obstetrician appointment early tomorrow morning....decided to choose consultant care instead of midwife, so I'm going to bombard her with questions to make the most of the appt time
I'll let you know if there's a heartbeat. Sniff....I hope there's a heartbeat xxx
P.s. Boobs - agree with everyone else that CB digi aren't exactly spot on. Just a guide, so try not to stress too much
I took my promethazine last night and feel a lot better today. And the midwifes said it was fine. It was no good to me not to be able to move from the bathroom for ages on a morning as I have ds to look after. It did seem to wear off at about 1pm though so I might have to play about with the timings. Maybe take it when I wake up during the night rather than before bed so I get a little longer. The box says you can take up to 4 a day which the doctor didnt recommend, but I did take another about 1.30pm
partly to see if it knocks me out, it didnt and its helped again. I will speak with the midwife and check if I can take 2 or if there is something different that might last better. It's not much use to me simply swapping the morning nausea for the afternoon lol
I finally made my booking in appointment it's for the 4th sept when I should hopefully be 7+3. The only reason I did was because EPU called me asking how I was doing after mc and I thought it was very good of them to check up on me. So I told them the good news and they were very nice told any problems at all to contact them direct and to get get on with sorting my booking in appointment with my GP. So I have finally I just sort of didn't want to until I'd had my private scan that's due on the 2nd of Sept cos I'm scared silly. but I'm away for two weeks working in France over weeks 8-10 so they said they wanted to do booking in before I go away.
Kitty- have a great holiday where you off to?
Just back from my GP appointment.
She was lovely but I am a bit confused. She said the next time I would be seen would be a scan when I'm 12 weeks. I thought I would be seeing a mw before then? She gave me a pack to read, asked me a bunch of questions, took my blood pressure and sent me on my way.
She was great but now have to wait 8 weeks until I'm seen again
I am seriously turning myself into a paranoid mess. I'm either 5 weeks or 4 weeks 6 days (period was every 27 days) I just want these next few weeks to hurry up. yet to have any sickness, but my boobs kill, I haven't even got my midwife appointment until the end of next month when I will be almost 10 weeks.
my last pregnancies I wasn't like this at all. I took it all in my stride. but being that we were trying for over 5 years, I cannot help but worry. I'm so emotional and teary all the time, and I cannot stop bloody testing. I'm driving myself insane
My goodness we can chat, running that is amazing to hear the HB. Welcome to velo sorry if I spelt that wrong as cant find your post.
My symptoms have not increased but I proper weeped last night over nothing, I did not even feel sad, I was just crying! We also had the PIL around for dinner and they do not know I am pregnant (only DH, GP, MW at hospital and MN know) but I underestimated the amount of food so my husband and I had really small portions, I was starving but could not say anything, could not wait to get them out of the house so my DH could be dispatched to the chip shop.
Hope you guys get the sickness under control, I just feel sick, which is bad enough, but what you guys are going through is much worse, sending you all a virtual hug as I cant work out how to add cake or flowers etc
must be baby brain as I just have worked out how to do it and and
I've just been to the gp for tablets for morning sickness. Been given stemetil (prochlorpromazine maleate). Hopefully it kicks in soon
Not much to report. Other than I cracked and told two more work colleagues
hi leanne i am the same as you. and similar dates as well am 5 + 1 today.
just so emotional and constantly worried that things will go wrong
i had a bit of sickness but its gone now, all i have is the achy boobs and, i think, tiredness, but am always bloody tired anyway lol
i miscarried a few months ago, and just want this baby to be ok so much, i honestly do not know how i will cope if i lose this one as well.
dirtyface.......no one ever tells you about this worry when you become pregnant, its meant to be all happy and cheery and all I seem to do it worry x
Hello hope all the sicky people are feeling a bit better.
I understand the stress Leanne we were told it would never happen so you worry it won't stay
Had my midwife booking in and covered all sorts. I'm not taking any pills for sickness as I am holding some food and liquids down.
I also have a scan again for next week when I am over the 8 week mark to see what the bleeding was all about.
I have tons of info to look at and vouchers/groups to join for freebies
supercala That sounds an awfully long time before you're seen again.
Sure the Midwife needs to see you before 12 weeks to give you your notes, go through your history and take booking bloods etc.
Maybe you should ring the surgery and check.
Supercala was it your bounty pack and notes she gave you?
Oh I forgot to say my pack had a sample of seven seas vitamins a weeks worth and they have ginger in them so maybe they will help if I can't taste it
supercala (great name btw) that sounds about right - I saw the mw at 6wks with ds due to bleeding, then not again until 16wks! They did bloods etc at the scan at 12wks. That was my first pg too.
Pleased to report I've been feeling a lot less sick! Not sure if cyclizine is the cause (I took it at 7am - surely it wouldn't still be working?) but I'm welcoming it for as long as it lasts feeling bloated, trapped wind, shattered and dizzy - but not sick! Woohoo! Holiday next week may yet be saved...
I think I shall be leaving you lovely ladies; hcg levels not increased enough (only went from 372 to 506 in 37 hours and far too low for 5 and a half weeks) so they brought me back in- am now waiting for laparoscopy to confirm ectopic in for a long night it would seem! Thank you to everyone for your support and I have my fingers crossed for you all x
sorry to hear that wicked.
I was given my bounty pack and have to fill the forms before booking appointment on 5th when ill be 9 +3 wks. so gotta be patient
wicked sorry to hear that, thinking of you and hope it all turns put well.
Sorry to hear that wicked x
Sorry to hear your news wicked
Evening all. I have a little grey blob with a heartbeat!
It is measuring 6 weeks, whereas I thought I was 7+1 - however, with all my symptoms turning up late and the CB test lagging behind my estimates I am now wondering If I'm a bit earlier than I thought. Had a CP the month before, which usually makes my next cycle longer, so may have ovulated late.
I can't believe it, was so convinced there would be nothing there
Good news bold!!
I had my scan tonight too, saw a little heartbeat! Im measuring exactly the same as my dates 6+3. Going to go back in 2 weeks for another. I feel so grateful to be able to do that. Got some nice pics for when we tell the in laws on fri (by nice pics I mean my little womb which according to my friend is overshadowed by my massive bladder and the shadow of my full bowel! NICE!! )
wicked that is awful.... please keep us updated. Will be thinking of you.
I wasnt given a bounty pack by the GP Just a booklet that explained a bit about being preg, maternity leave, what to expect etc. The GP filled general paperwork including my exemption for prescriptions etc and blood pressure. Presume bloods etc will be done at 12 weeks. Wish I had got a bounty pack though!
sorry to hear your news wicked.
boldlittlebird excellent news on your scan. Really pleased for you. Also realised I must have typed your name a lot as when I type *bol on my phone your name pops up on suggested spellings. I obviously spend far too much time on here!
super you should get it from your Mw at either your booking in or scan.
Sorry to hear that wicked I do hope you will be ok
Congrats bold and green
I didnt get a bounty pack either I will be sure to ask at my next appt!
bold brilliant news about the grey blob, so exciting but totes jealous I don't know what is going on in my own belly, green that is amazing news also, enjoy this moment you guys.
wicked so sorry am thinking of you
More good news greent
By bounty pack I mean the folder to keep my notes in with about a billion leaflets from companies saying buy stuff. There's also a bounty magazine the voucher to take to boots/asda and Emma's diary
So sorry wicked I hope you are ok and being looked after.
Good news bold exciting !
How is everyone's appetite ? I keep getting really hungry but then look in the fridge / cupboards and there is nothing I feel like eating. I picked at a few bits for lunch today and then for dinner had a mini twister ice lolly, 3 satsumas and a Jammie dodger! I usually eat really well but just dont fancy anything :-(
morning sickness support thread here
If you need drugs - take them.
standard advice is avoid spicy fatty food and nibble dry salty food - crackers, errr... and sip liquids all day. constantly. don't let yourself become dehydrated.
I have a hankering for foxes glacier fruits but don't want to start eating sweets 24/7 as my teeth are bathed in stomach acid about 6 times a day without excess sugar
I've tried 3 different anti-emetics, now I'm on Avomine which has sedative side effects.... I'm working this weekend so hope I don't fall asleep...
Have a massive spot on my chin, v sore boobs, achy back, spd type pains starting in my right hip, although think that is exacerbated from dozing on the sofa for hours
Avomine works great up til 5pm then I projectile vomit at sight, sniff or mention of food. ridiculous.
I puked up twice in the leisure centre carpark how mortifying, and also had to open car door at traffic lights to puke on floor. The shame.
haven't managed to eat any dinner, sipping squash through a straw. getting heartburn after drinking, hate this pg so much. |Do want baby though. Lots.
Chocchaffinch sounds nightmarish, you are doing so well to cope. keep going!!
Hello ladies... Can I join in?!
I think I'm 5 weeks exactly and have my first mw appt on the 4th of sept! I have next to no symptoms apart from bigger boobs, feeling hungry when I go to bed and a bit more tired than usual.
So sorry to hear about all of the sickness I hope you all feel better soon! Maybe I have all that to come!
And sorry to hear your news wicked thinking of you!
Can I ask how some of you managed to get an early scan? I want one lol
choc that sounds beyond horrific. You deserve a medal!
At how many weeks did everyone's vomiting start? wondering if / when it's going to hit me. Probably unavoidable!
week 6 was the beginning of 'My Adventures with Vomit'
That sounds truly awful. I so far have avoided the embarrassment of public vomiting. I just don't go out lol back at work next week and haven't a clue if I can hold it in to get to the bathroom. Thankfully it's not as bad as that and I am able to eat and keep some down. Almost threw up on myself in the bath this morning eww
As for early scans mine are due to previous ectopic and bleeding so I don't think you want that lol but some people have found and paid for private scans in their area
super I'm nearly 8 weeks and haven't vomited. I never vomited in my last pregnancy either so it might not hit.
I just felt like I was going to be sick for 12 weeks. This time I get it every so often but I haven't vomited.
7+5 (I think)
Sorry to hear your news wicked. Please let us know how you get on. You must be devastated.
Good news bold & green. Who is next to scan?
I don't know if I should be worried or not but my morning sickness has calmed down over the last couple of days. I've only felt sick once a day and even then haven't felt that bad. I hope it's not a bad sign. I can't wait for my scan next week now.
Week 6 was the start of vom fest here although the medication I got has worked a treat tonight.. Fingers crossed it continues
Mine started somewhere mid week 5, but got steadily worse and was awful by week 6. Tonight
after the magic pills I've managed to dtd with dh, and play bowling/tennis and mario kart on the wii couldn't have done it last night!
Some of the other Fred's have names for themselves, I thought we could come up with a name for our group? any suggestions, what about Aprilite's? or does anyone have any other ideas?
7+ nearly 2
Green that's brilliant news!
Hopefully it will help you to feel more relaxed and confident about things now.
So sorry to hear your news wicked, thinking of you
Delighted your scans went well bold and green, how exciting! Can't wait for mine in a couple of weeks...
I'm going into work today (I'm a teacher and its GCSE results day). Do I tell my colleagues? I want to tell my Head first, but he'll be super busy with results. I guess it'll wait for now
Thank you everyone, I'm still worried but feeling slightly more confident now I at least know there's something in there!! Just have to keep reminding myself that I'm not the one in control here so not to get too het up!
Bodeccia I would keep quiet for now, when you go back to school will be at a much better stage to tell people. Bet you are glad you don't have to see them all everyday whilst you have your secret! I'm finding that quite awkward tbh, even 'what are you up to at the weekend' seems like a trick question these days!
So sorry to hear your news wicked please take care of yourself!
bold and green so happy for you that your scans went ok, it must be amazing to actually see your baby for the first time! I still have 3 weeks to wait, so impatient...
choc sorry to hear you are having an awful time, it sounds awful! Hope you start to feel better soon!
So sorry to hear that wicked, hope you're ok .
Yay for the exciting scans! Got mine next week, wish it would blooming hurry up!
Err is anyone struggling to poo? I've got some lactulose from doc. Not fun.
I'm really sorry to hear that wicked.
Glad the scans went well bold and green. I've got ages to wait so I'm well jealous.
Choc, sorry you're feeling rotten. I took avomine when I was expecting dd1, I vaguely remember it helping.
I'm feeling more rough this morning but still not nearly as bad as some of you so I'm counting my blessings. I'm contemplating telling my boss at work as I'm completely shattered in the afternoons and no use at all. Has anyone told work yet?
hey fairy I told my manager at 6 weeks and the team at 7 weeks as I was not well and they were getting concerned.
Random question, but is anyone else booked into Kingston Hospital?!
Waiting for a call back off my doctor . been spotting, not loads but enough to cause concern . will keep you all updated x
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I have an appointment at 11.20, although I am very annoyed with the foreign doctor who I spoke to on the phone, who said, if your miscarrying, your miscarrying, you will just have to deal with it, as there is nothing we will do
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leanne that is very disrespectful. I would be very annoyed and angry by that comment so insensitive. I would complain for the insensitivity but I do complain I just feel that although there may not be much that can be done the emotional harm that could happen is important and shouldnt be passed over esp by a doctor.
I do hope everything is ok Leanne and you can always vent on here.
We seem to have a lot of doctors that are seeing all this in very medical terms forgetting we are people with emotions that require a little sympathy.
Fear is not something to be passed off they should have a little sensitivity And provide support and reassurance in a better way.
I have decided if I am sick today I'm getting the prescription I can't function like this and if so many people have been taking them for year then it has to be ok. It's got to be better than staying in all the time being sick
Welcome mamabear- the scans that we are all getting early privately booked ones mostly. Mine cost £75 in Southamton.
Tea1sugar- I'm a bit bunged up too have to say
I get SOOOO bloated in the evenings even DH ask if I had been on the scales lately clearly hint hint your getting fat already kinda thing.
I have love handles like proper obvious ones this all just happend in the last 4 days I would say before then just normal me.
I might just cut out the sweets and wheat cos I'm clearly going to be one of those that blows up like a balloon.
Leanne- that is shocking I had the same reaction from a me when I called for advice then I mc'd. If you just spotting don't panic lie down and stay quite. Thinking of you.
Forgot to put I'm 5+4
Congratulations to all those who got to see their babies heartbeats, wonderful news!
Wicked I am so sorry to hear what you are going through, I hope you are ok xxx
My morning sickness kicked in a few weeks ago, around week 5 I think, but it was all day nauseous feeling with occasional vomiting every few days. Howveer, I am now 8+2 and the last few days has seen a definite pattern emerge. 6am puking up stomach acid, then 7pm puking up whatever is left in my stomach (usually the coffee morning biscuit I nibbled before leaving work to stave off nausea on the train).
What is weird is that I find after I have finished being sick and rinsed out my mouth (and my nose, yuck) I have to eat immediately, which seems bizarre.
I have my booking in appt on 2nd Sept when I will be 9+6
Really miserable with the sickness it's making me feel so down because I can't cook for my family and I can't go anywhere in case I'm sick. I just feel so bad and headaches everyday.
Going to buy Iceland out of ready meals nevermind the fat or salt content getting food in me and keeping it in is my top priority maybe then I will feel a bit better and happier
Things are so different this time. So my booking in appointment is on the 27th August.
Normally we have booking in and scan at the same time but not this time. They have been separated.
I also have 5 pages of questions to fill out. It's nuts
I have a scan tomorrow at 11 am, so fingers crossed everything is ok x
Hello, can I tentatively join you ladies on this thread please?
I got my BFP yesterday morning (and afternoon and this morning and finally on a CB digi this afternoon)
Hi isean - congrats, when are you due?
Still no sickness for me yet or any real symptoms apart from tender/sore nipples and constipation.
Hi all, I'm back, been a while but I've been seriously suffering.
Nausea is unbelievable compared to last time, really struggling to get through each day. Think I'm going to have to tell my boss, as I'm sure he's noticed I haven't been around as much. I'm on the road but show my face in the office daily.
I'm 7+6, and have a scan booked for 9+6 (they do them so early in NI) so only two weeks to wait.
Suffering from belly bloat here too. I had a relatively flat stomach but it has blown up beyond recognition, I look about 20 weeks and its not just bloat all over like I get with my intolerances, its a proper round sticky out bump. Having to undo top button and generally hide my stomach area. This happened last time too and disappeared at about 12 weeks with no real bump then until about 18wks, but this is crazy!
Doc suggested it may be twins, because of the really bad nausea - I nearly died, but the massive belly has me thinking about it more.
Going by the due date calculator on here my due date will be around 30th April.
I'm getting quite a lot of cramping, sore boobs and bloated like a balloon! Still very early days for me though.
I think I am 4+3
leanne only seeing your posts now, hope everything works out ok for you.
Congrats to the new BFP's btw!
Congratulations Isean :-)
Tired is all i feel today. Boobs are fine now (although a lot bigger and tender on the sides) , don't really feel sick, not much of an appetite though. But i am exhausted. I woke up at 6am..did some work (i work from home), went back to bed at 9am - 10am, got up - bit more work, went to the gym and did a slllooow run, then came home around 1pm and slept until 3pm!
I'm working away this weekend and am dreading it as its a 4 hour drive and i have to be on site from 7am - 8pm and then back again the next day 8am - 6pm then 4 hours home.. not sure i'm going to make it :-(
good luck leanne let us know xx
Just wondering...is this the right bus thread for me? Or should I be on the May one?
congrats isean and welcome
when are you due, am guessing about end of april? you are welcome to stay on this one?
and leanne how nasty of the doctor, some hcps really are insensitive twats arent they i have everything crossed for you its all ok, please come back and let us know x
The due date calculators on here and NHS say 30th April, so was unsure.
i'd stick to this one then
god i am so tired today
who has got other dcs? i have 2 and they are running me ragged, i cannot wait till next week when they are back at school
I too am feeling unbelievably awful with the constant nausea. Struggling to function and can't see how I'm going to get through another who knows how many weeks of this - one week has almost broken me I have got the pills though - and bunny I think you're def better off taking them and feeling vaguely normal. I stupidly didn't take it today and suffering for that decision. They take a while to act and also make me feel spaced out.
I'm feeling pretty ambivalent towards the cause of all this suffering too
Leanne - hope the scan goes well
Wicked - so sorry to hear your news
What are the pills misty ? My doc said there's nothing I can take for sickness!!
Leanne - I hope your scan goes well.
Congrats and welcome Isean.
Dirty - I also have 2 dc's but they are old enough (10 and 15) to be more help than anything. I'm dreading them going back as I will have to do much more dog walking for a start.
How are everyone's dh's? I'm getting a bit annoyed that mine is not being in any way more supportive or helpful despite me being shattered all the time. Is everyone else's DH being lovely or is it my hormones making me assume that?
pineapple I've been given promethazine and the midwife said it is perfectly fine to have
yep same fairy he is doing my head in, he cant do anything right but tbf its mainly hormones i think
plus we haven't had sex for nearly 3 weeks now and tbh we are one of those couples that has to be shagging loads otherwise things dont seem right between us but the less i have the less i want it, plus my boobs hurt and am knackered
also re DCS, has anyone told their other dcs yet? we havent as going to wait till at least the 12 week scan as they are quite little and if anything goes wrong i dont want to have to tell them. dd keeps saying she wants a little baby sister though, randomly
i would prefer a boy lol
Pineapple are you from NI?
Tablets are cyclizine hydrochloride. Dh is being amazing, thankfully, and picking up the major slack I'm causing due to being so ill
not that he has much choice with ds!
Hello to the newbie
I'm on the same tablets as misty. Was very reluctant as all meds carry a risk but the results of dehydration when pregnant are dad worse.
Haven't kept anything down today or yesterday so have given in. I took them at around 2 and feel no better so hoping it does take a while.
Good luck with the scan tomorrow Leanne and hope the rest of the vomit crew are coping especially the ones sent home.
I'm back at work next week and they will just have to put up with the amount of time I spend In the loo lol
My dp is being a star but then again I've got no sickness (is it wrong that I want it to be assured?!).
Only 5+0. Time has stood still. If I do this again I don't want to know until I'm 12 weeks!!
We told our dc's straight away dirty. They are old enough to understand, dd1 would probably have figured it out, and we just felt that at their age they had a right to know something so massive before anyone else.
I know it's a risk but I think they would prob need to know if anything went wrong anyway - they are just too old to try and pull the wool over their eyes
Fx all is well leanne
I am Snoozy today.
My dd who is 7 knows and has been very mature and understood its a secret and that things can happen.
When she goes back to school she can tell her friends.
It's been good as we have been able to so some sex education in a subtle way. She knows that the uterus is not your tummy and how the baby comes out and has been reading her where do I come from book
oh god i just know that when we tell them, it will be met with lots of cringey awkward questions
as they are 4 and 7. particularly from the 4 yo who is obsessed with anything anatomical
My favourite 2 questions from dd1 (at about 5) were:
1. So does the mummy have to eat the 'seed' ?
2. Does the mummy have to be asleep when the daddy puts the 'seed' inside?
This time round I get more detailed but less personal q's. dd1 has actually borrowed one of my pregnancy books. Whatever I eat or drink, they accuse me of having a craving and they both want to be there for the birth
Lol my dd wants to be there for the birth so I have new honest and explained a the blood and possible poop and its put her off.
I would suggest getting the kids a book my dd knows that the seeds meet as part of a special cuddle grown ups do. She hasn't asked any more about sex but is astounded the baby doesn't come from the same place your wee comes out of lol
I know what you mean Tea1Sugar, I've not had any sickness yet and it makes it all feel a little unreal...
Pineapple there are a number of tablets you can take. I have stemetil
Fairy & Bunny
Such funny srories lol
Sorry wicked, hope everything will be ok Leanne and great news for those who have had positive scans!
Only symptoms I have is growing boobs and tiredness (wasn't really sick last time so I'm hoping for the same)
Dropped my form in at gp for the booking in and in this area they book the scan (don't know when it'll be) and the MW will contact me about booking in appt. we go on holiday for 10 days September 8th so hopefully will hear before then!
Very early days but already looking at tandem pushchairs!
yeah pineapple your doc sounds Victorian!
There are loads of 'safe' anti emetics to try -
maxalon, cyclizine, I'm on Avomine now.
Hospital scripts include the wonderful Odanestrone, which comes in drip form and can only be prescribed by a hospital
Misty don't worry I feel ambivalent towards mine when the nauseaor vomming are at their height. Totally natural and expected when it affects you so negatively. Hopefully it'll pass/lessen as the weeks flow by.
thedementedpenguin yes I am-please don't say they don't prescribe anything for it here?
choc she's actually younger than me, and just back from maternity herself so I would have expected her to know!! She was v sympathetic and excited for me, she also suggested it could be twins as I was so sick!!
Ladies just a thought on our April 13 thread we created a closed Facebook group as it was nice to put faces to names and to be able to post pics of scans,bumps and any baby shopping? I will set it up if anyone is interested? Nothing will show on your timeline and nobody will see your posts apart from the group members in case any one is worried about other people knowing yet!
I'm happy with that cannotbelieveit
The bleeding stopped this morning, I have had no cramping so am hoping it is nothing to worry about. Even though I think the scan is pointless as I'm pretty certain I'm just over 5 weeks, but hey ho, at least they are doing something x I am so nervous, I will be going on my own tomorrow, hubby is home with our 3 children tomorrow as I'm working. So am doubly nervous x
Sounds good cannotbelieveit
oh and ps, providing everything goes well I would love to join the facebook page if it gets set up
Aw leanne hope all will be ok, good to hear bleeding has stopped, that happened my SIL and she has a very healthy 4 mo now!!
Ok shall I set it up now or in a few weeks? xx
i'd love that cannotbelieve it!
pineapple I'm not sure. However, tablets can't be safe to take in England and not here. Maybe write the names down, go in to doctors and question them. Or could you try another doctor.
If you don't mind me asking where abouts do you live? If you don't want to give an exact location I understand but even a county. I hardly ever see anyone on here from Northern Ireland.
leanne I'm glad to hear the bleeding has stopped. At least it will give you peace of mind. Hope things go okay tomorrow.
cantbelieveit set it up now. People can join when they want or leave if need be.
Sounds good cannot believe it
Once set up, please add me Leanne Tedstill, I'm the only one on there lol, there is only about 15 Tedstill on the whole of facebook lol
Leanne I'm the same there is only one of me
yay i'm up for facebook too x
Thought I'd do it now and whoever wants to join can do!!
There's only one me too!!
I'm mid ulster dementedpenguin Cookstown/Magherafelt area if that means anything to u?
I'm on my phone so the link doesn't work
I think you need to make it more secret - the settings are that anyone can see it and who is in it but not the posts. I wouldnt want anyone to be able to see im in it. You can make them secret I think then people would have to PM their names to others I think?
Just added Leanne and one other person xx
Bunny try searching MN April 14er's and you should find it like that
Green can I do that from iPad?
Happy to join the group but are you absolutely certain none of my fb friends will see ive joined or see my posts? Really dont want them knowing til we have the scan and would hate to spill the beans that way accidentally!
mmm not sure, im in another secret one for a girly holiday (that I now cant go on!) i'll look at that and see
Just changed it to secret however will you guys be able to search for it?
when you set it up you have the option of open, closed or secret. Do you have an option as admin to change it?
I can't find it lol it comes up with last years
I searched but can only find the april 13ers or 2012 groups?
I think if it's secret you can't search for it, closed means you have to be accepted into it - I think
Just asked DH, he said its in 'edit'
If its secret which it would need to be all you have to do is pm someone and they can add you to it.
It really does need to be completely secret so you can't search for it.
pineapple and penguin you are right. Just said to DH it would be a great way to annouce it to every one 'greentshirt joined the group aoril mums 2014' lol
All changed to secret just need to know how to add you all? Or you can add me as a friend and I can add you that way
I'm Trisha Jukes and my pic is me and my boy x
Can you add me Jen Elkins (in a green top with my man also in a green top)
Just message you on fb. Said it would go to your 'other' folder!
I tried to find it on FB but no luck, but I am useless at finding things on FB any advice?
ooh can i join the FB group too please ?
i don't want to say my name on here but i could PM someone who is already in it so they can add me?
Everything you will have to add me as a friend as Its secret and then I can add you. X
Just friend requested you Trisha
Dirty add me and I will add you to group
ok thank you
just so you know its me, my initials on FB are M V S
(and btw its not my real name, my real names nowhere near as glamorous ha ha ;) )
Hello everybody, just thought I'd pop on to let you know that I am finally home and ok, was confirmed ectopic so have lost a tube but on the plus side they removed a huge cycst at the same time! Just wanted to say thank you once again for all of your support and kind words - it means a lot. I hope everything goes well for you all and will be looking out for the birth announcements in April xx
and have you got a pic of you with a baby on your profile? just checking i have added the right one
oh wickedwiggle i am so sorry to hear that
i honestly do not know what to say
hugs to you xx
Gosh wicked im lost for words
Petrified now that I've joined this group it'll appear on my wall!
Oh wicked im so sorry that is devastating, massive hugs and well wishes sent your way, i'm lost for words xxxxx
Wicked so sorry to hear that :-( sending non MN hugs your way x
Tea you can't see it don't worry! Just checked from my hubby's Facebook!
Wicked so sorry to hear that. Not the news you wanted
I've just added you trisha please will you add me to the fb group?
So sorry wicked I hope you are ok
Im now on facebook group
Cannot believer I have friend requested you
I'm so sorry wicked, that is truly awful! Sending hugs and flowers your way please take care of yourself x
Sounds good cannotbelieveit
Wicked I'm soo sorry darling that's just terrible, wishing you all the best for the future
Have added you as a friend Cannot
Sad news Wicked Take care of yourself & fx for a speedy BFP coming your way again
Thinking of you Wicked. Take good care of yourself
Welcome Isean! Congrats on your BFP
CannotBelieve - just sent FB friend request. Thanks for setting up the group!
P.s. had my first scan yesterday! It is just a blob of 1.44cm!!!! Just a black circle with nothing to see. Dr was totally unconcerned as "baby is just too little to see at the moment". Grumble moan sniff!!!! Going back in 2 weeks....
Kitty- how many weeks are you?
Hi Boobs - Dr said 5.5 weeks....I think 5+5 or 6+0
I got 2 OPKS smileys when testing for Ov, which is a little confusing!
My hcg levels are good, so thinking positive thoughts .... And eating cake lots of cake
I think buying a pram would make me feel better and more positive ;)
....but DH has vetoed any "baby equipment purchases" until 12 weeks....so I will just have to buy baby clothes instead lol
Ha ha ha same as me then I'm 5+5 as of 1 1/2 hours ago.
Am eating mince leftover from spaghetti bowl yummm.
Looking forward to my scan one week next Monday when I will be 7+1 but I'm crapping myself they won't find anything
Your baby's heart beat should be developing this week sometime
Is this your first?
I have been collecting baby clothes here and there for the last year I would say. I have a big old stash now so I'm not allowed to buy anymore. Equipment only but only after 12 weeks as well.
I'm a real night owl (can you tell) and DH is an early bird so I'm hopping we have what it takes to cope through those first tough adjusting months
I'm so sorry to hear that you had an ectopic and lost a tube wicked. Please take care of yourself. I hope you are not in too much pain.
I'm up for the 3rd night in a row since dd is running a high fever. Poor little thing really doesn't make a fuss, but cannot seem to get comfortable.
I had my friends baby shower yesterday and I told the girls that I'm pregnant. It's a good thing I did since my friend goes to the same Gyne/Oby as me and it turns out she has an appointment on the same day as my scan, so chances are that I would have run into her there anyway.
Since its after midnight I can officially say I'm 7 weeks today
Just sent you a fb message cannot. I really hope your phone won't wake you with a notification sound. Only thought about it after I sent the message
Lol I was awake anyway even tho DS is fast asleep!
Looks like i should of come on here when i couldnt sleep last night!! I was up most of the night.
Ah well new day today .. i'm googling baby things on here.. it's the only time i let myself do it. OH thinks i'm silly so i try not to act to excited. He already has three kids and is older than me but i can't help but get excited.
I am having some crazy wacky dreams,
Can I join the fb page. Can someone pm me?
Wicked sorry to hear the news
Another crap night sleep . Tmi but was the first time since bfp we attempted dtd. My nipples felt like glass so that very quickly put me off. Anyone else managed to get back in the saddle for non-baby making purposes?!
Hey Trisha I've just sent a friend request on fb I'm Emily
We have been okay and carried on as normal. But now i'm just starting to feel tired and at night i just want to sleep. Not much fun for him!!
It's difficult isn't it ...
It hasn't really crossed my mind since we got the bfp! I feel a bit too fragile I think and my boobs are like glass too so don't think I could face it! Going to be a long 9 months!!
Yes teaone we did also last night! I felt a bit dodgy before hand like mild tummy ache but it actually made me feel better haha hope it goes better for you next time!
I think there's something going around, we also dtd last night. It's become less regular since BFP, largely because I am so tired and my 'morning' sickness has developed into evening sickness.
Tmi but I enjoy it more now as totally over sensitive I just feel a bit daft with my sickness bands on.
We haven't dtd yet. Don't ask me why but I get quite scared that it will 'set something off'. I know it's silly since if it has to happen it will happen, but I think I'll wait for my scan on Wednesday to make sure things are progressing well. Poor DH!
Emily and cookie add me on fb and I will add you to the group x
It's Trisha Jukes
Emily there is no friend request showing x
Regards dtd we waited until after the first scan to make all was ok. Oh wanted to wait until the 12 weeks but that didn't happen.
Thank you for adding me to the group ! However how do you write things? There is no where to write a comment or am I being thick? Haha
Mumma should be post a comment or photo like usual on fb x
Morning all, I wasn't sick this morning, yay! Am starting to feel a bit queasy now though, but so nice to have a morning off.
Morning! Can't believe how many of you dtd last night. Dh and I had intended too but in the ending felt too sick and tired. Poor dh.
I had the 2nd part of my booking in yesterday. She seemed really positive about me having a home birth which is good.
Is everyone else terrified about their first scan/12 week scan? I've only got 3 weeks to go and I'm so scared that something will be wrong .
Trinpy I am worried too, I don't even have a scan date yet but because I had a bleed, I am a bit worried there will be nothing there/no heartbeat despite my symptoms being ongoing.
As for DTD, DH and I are usually 6 ish imes a week, it's dropped to about 4 now as I am more tired etc. I have told him to like it or lump it!
I'm guessing its stands for 'sex' but what is dtd the letters stand for what? Thanks sorry I'm not very good with all this abbreviation. I see deadly tango dance /ing lol but I don't thinks that's right some how.
Boobs- it 'doing the deed/dance'
Haha I like deadly tango dance better!
Hope you are all doing well
I am so desperate to have a scan
I will be calling the doctors in a minute to hurry them along about my booking in!
Still nothing recieved yet and i am 8+1
Cookie I am 8+3 but my booking in isnt until 2nd Sept when I will be almost 10 weeks! I hope the scan is son after
Tmi but anyone else getting diarrohea?
Tea1sugar constant since period due all normal apparently and no you can't take anything for it
Same here bunny and Tea, at least every other day.
Had That frist week or two now blocked up.
I'm getting like a dull throbbing pain on my "overy" it feel like. Is that normal?
Boobs I was about to ask the same thing! Its like a full ache.... have googled it and seems like it can happen. Still freaking me out though!
Yeah on the right side started last night stopped and then started again and hasn't stopped. I've called the Birthing Center and they are going to call me back I'm terrified its ectopic terrified after what happened to poor Wicked!
If it helps ectopic tends to be very painful not a full ache but its always best to get it checked out.
When I had mine it was hidden by lots of cysts as well
Bunny-Did you loose a tube like Wicked? I've got a fairly high pain threshold so I tend to play things down. But the pain is greater then last night that for sure im freaking myself out now. I need to get out and take the dog out take my mind off it as much as I can. Have a scan booked for Tuesday morning.
I did yes it was quite far gone as they sent me for blood tests and hcg was way ahead because of the cysts so they had no reason to think it was. I had very watery brown discharge as well and the pain made me vomit. The pain went and it was over a week later when I was still getting pregnancy symptoms that they scanned me. I was a mess inside and had 7 large cysts as well as ruptured tube. The pain I had wasnt on one side it was up my bottom
MY LETTER HAS COME THROUGH!!!
Holy cow Bunny you poor thing that's bloody dreadful! The pain is not that severe I wouldn't say chronic either not even close. So that reassures me a lot thanks, as long as the pain doesn't increase over the next 24h I'm going to try not to think about it further. Hopefully it's nothing and I'm simply more aware of symptoms this time round.
Sorry boobs I was really insensitive then.
Fx the pain eases and it all turns out ok.
My letter infoinforming me of my booking in appointment I've been waiting just over 2 weeks
Its on the 2nd of September
Yey to cookie and boobs always get everything checked not Everyone fits to one thing.
I'm sure it's all fine but like you say any worse then go to a and e. if it stays the same then I'm sure you are all good
No Dtd here. I feel too knackered and my super sense of smell means I don't want anyone that close. I could tell what dh had for lunch from halfway across the living room. I figure its good training for him for post birth lol
Thanks Bunny appreciate it x
Hope you're ok boobs.
Yay my parents are home tonight after a month away. Have done a food shop for them and am waiting at their house, pizza hut delivery booked and going to tell them even though I am only 5+1!
Yey tea hope its a great night.
I have cooked and eaten tea and haven't been sick today!
I didn't think the pills were working as I still felt really sicky but I feel slightly more human
I'm at 6 times a week. And slightly impressed! I could probably cope with a quickie but Dh always seems to want these marathon sessions, feel exhausted just thinking about it tbh!
hello everyone,mind if I join?
I'm 8+0 today and feeling utterly horrendous. I've been feeling sick for the last 4weeks with increasing intensity. Have gotten meds from the docs which help at least stop the vomiting for about a week but seems to have gotten worse still because now it's not even helping against that anymore. Had it with ds too but started a bit later (but lasted for horrific 18weeks).
And to top it all off,my blood tests from my last appointment have come back with measles indicators so have no idea what that might mean for me and the baby. Have no measles symptoms and have been vaccinated as a child. All very confusing.
I really hope the sickness will pass quicker this time as am totally be bound and have to rely on my parents to look after ds during the week while dh at work.
Sorry for the moan. But hopefully joining in discussions here might take my mind off things.
Evening everyone, welcome to new people. Sorry to hear that boobs hope the pain stops and I am hoping all is well.
So sorry to hear your news wicked I hope you are taking care of your self x o
Glad you got your letter cookie it is frustrating waiting to know when you will be seen
7 + 3
Welcome wasps I'm currently 6+1 and completely reliant on my tablets for morning sickness... I've not heard of 'measles indicators' in blood. Do they mean German measles? Have they talked you through the implications? It might be wise to book an appt with your gp to discuss?
Welcome wasps and I feel your pain as I also have horrendous sickness. On the meds now and just need to find best time to take them to manage things. Took one this afternoon and had to snooze in my office for half an hour! Luckily I can get away with it.
Sleep is the only respite at the moment and I'm terrified of getting up in the morning as that's when it hits I have been getting really down about it, but not much choice so I need to suck it up and get on with things.
I'm in shock at six times a week ! We're lucky if it's 6 times a year...
Urgh, I'm off to brush my teeth to try and get rid of the metallic taste. Anyone else permanently got this?
Hi - just checking in as i haven't been on for a while. Really sorry to hear about Wicked (hope you are on the road to recovery). The thread has really picked up in the last week or so - hello to the new BFPs. I'll be booking in next week around the 9wk mark then probably a scan mid Sept. Still feeling extremely fatigued so I'm convinced I'm carrying twins (or more!). Was so shattered this week I ended up telling my boss (who was lovely about it - phew!). What's everyone up to for the long weekend?? (I'll mainly be begging my 2 other kids to let me rest on the sofa...oh and definitely not dtd - can barely keep my eyes open most evenings....how are you others managing it!??)
Welcome wasps! And hello to the people I haven't "met" yet!
Don't forget we have the Facebook group now if anyone wants to join then add me on there and I will add you to the group (Trisha Jukes)
Took DS to baby massage again today so that was another 3.4 miles walked (I've clocked up 22 miles since Monday) so I'm über tired now!
Heading out to buy a few bits for holiday with DH and DS tomorrow x and might have a sneaky look at tandem pushchairs
Sorry I didn't check names but I assume the person who used to DTD 6 times a week now down to 4 is this your first pregnancy.
During my first we DTD the same as before I got pregnant. So most nights or if not in the morning.
However, since ds we have never got fully back into it as we both are exhausted. Plus I usually go to bed earlier now as completely shattered so mostly asleep now. Although sometimes you just gotta make the effort.
Misty, I feel the exact same. Dread to move when I wake up as that spoils the nice sleep numbness. Don't know how you manage to get to work (and stay there) as I can hardly seem to get out of bed. Seems to be getting so much worse when I sit or actually move that I try to avoid it as much as poss.
And I second the metallic taste though for me that usually comes with another spout of sickness.
Sorry to read about so many sad news on here. Hope the lovely ladies are doing ok and are looking after themselves.
6 times a week???? don't tell my dh that! What with ds insisting on falling asleep with mummy at the moment (who's to blame him,seeing he doesn't see me most of the day) the heightened sense of smell,the nausea and the fatigue we've gone t total here. Man,pregnancy is glam
From what I can gather so far the measles would put me at risk of miscarriage or premature birth and my midwife has mentioned something about infertility in boys but I can't seem to find anything on that online. Unfortunately nobody can really tell me yet until I have the second set of results so am in limbo a bit over the weekend. Apparently there are two sets of results they can test your blood on both measureyour measles antibody levels. One level is supposed to show wether you're immune (which I had a high rating at showing that I should be ok) and the other shows a new infection increase which was also higher and the thing they worry about.
Think I'll go be sick and try to get back to sleep. Sorry tmi.
Well I just found out I'm pregnant again, due April...ish! Already have a 10 month old so will have my hands full! Exciting!
Does anyone else have a similar age gap going on?
Hi otherone, I have a nearly 5 month old and am due 26th April, I'm 5 weeks pregnant today, so my DS will be 12 months when DC2 is born!
I don't have a clue how far on I am! I only did a pregnancy test because we were meant to have a heavy weekend of weddings, birthdays and bbqs and I've felt so tired and emotional lately. Just wanted to confirm I wasn't but... I am! Had terrible morning sickness with ds but so far no symptoms other than being tired... Although now I know I'm pregnant I suddenly feel ok. X
Only found out yesterday and I'm dying to look at double prams and start redecorating! Need to give hubby some time first I think!
So tired yet i am awake. Plus dh's breathing was really annoying me
thedementedpenguin 6 times a week was me. This is my second pregnancy, to be honest i think its
More that we have a bit of a routine of dtd so when we domt it feels 'off pattern' if that makes sense?
It used to actually help me sleep, id zonk out afterwards, although am happier to pass out naturally now im so tired!
I'll have a much larger age gap, my DD will be 2y4m in April, but I have a lot of friends who have a similar age gap to otherone and they seem to be doing amazingly well. The second seems to just slot in.
DD still really ill today. Went to the doctor and they've prescribed antibiotics for an ear, throat and eye infection. Poor baby looks terrible this morning since she can barely open her eyes. It's the first time that I've had to give her antibiotics
Golden I really hope my husband never reads that you dtd 6 times a week. He could easily go every day but I won't be in the mood so often. Before dd was born it used to be a weekend thing, but now it happens less frequently. Maybe I should make more of an effort.
6 times a week, daily note here dtd that often. We avergae every 3 or 4 days but then will suddenly go twice a day. It all depends if Im next to dp when he wakes up in the morning as hes always keen then
not here I meant. silly typo
welcome natanotherone there is an 18month age gap between my DD and DS, it is busy. My DD never really coped with the introduction of DS but I don't think it would have mattered what age she was.
6 times a week, my husband and I are more birthday's and Christmas! only messing. I should make more of an effort in this regard but I would be nervous about DTD before I get past 12 weeks. I also am so tired and feeling so rough that it is the last thing on my mind!
Golden I know exactly what you mean. I would DTD more often but Dp doesn't seem as interested. Then to be honest I just cba to put the effort in so sometimes I just don't bother lol
My ds will be one in 3 weeks. So by the time baby comes he will be 19 months.
Morning! And welcome natanotherone (like the name lol)
I do the deadly tango dance (sound better) with my husband anywhere from two times a week to 5 or 6 it just depends on the amount of sleep I have had and how I'm feeling really. Also 99.9% of the time it's in the Morning when he is always keen also like all men of course. And I sometimes say don't waste good wood ha ha ha but since I'm pregnant we do it really gently and slowly cos last time got a bit carried away and was nearly sick
So just steady and she goes with us over here. This weekend is going to drive me mad until my scan on Tuesday. I'm terrified! The pain was dispersing toward the evening last night less frequent waves of it on the right side. Just have to try and be positive and distract myself. Well I've got a game at 11:00 so had better shoot off and get ready that's sure to keep me occupied. Have a good day Ladies x
Welcome to the newbies! Dd will be 3yrs11months when baby comes. Despite being so early, I'm convinced this one is blue
Oh dear looks like I'm the only one who hasn't got round to phoning the midwife yet
In my defence only got the BFP on monday but still must remember to phone on tuesday.
Am impressed with all your dtd antics. Since having DS we do not get anywhere near 6times a week. Oh well maybe bump will be a better sleeper than DS. Can live in hope.
We probably average every few days. Maybe 2-4 times a week. Dh works away in the week sometimes though so it makes it harder. Very jealous of all these morning dtd people! Ours is only ever on a morning if we have had a ds free night the night before. Last week I was nearly sick afterwards. Not the sexiest thing I'm sure! Lol
Oh and ds will be 4yrs and 9months when this baby arrives, so a fairly big gap. Anyone else got a big gap? I'm thinking it will work out better than expected as he is starting full time in sept so I will be as to rest once ive dropped him off!
mama although I've spoken to the doc I have tet ro speak to a midwife
bart i will have a big gap too, 5 yrs 6 months. I cant wait to tell DD she is very into babies at the moment!
Aw I bet she will be so excited golden
We already told ds, mainly as he insists on jumping all over me and climbing on me so I needed to tell him why he can't now
Bigger gap for us dd will be 8. Not what I wanted but life and nature and endometriosis got in the way
I'll have a v big gap Bart - mine will be 11 and 15! I found the 4.5 yr gap fab as dd1 started school 3 months before dd2 was born.
Anyone else have teenagers already?
My dd will be just under 2 when this one arrives, which will be pretty hectic I'm sure!
Wow,that's not much of an age gap, cannot. After seeing one of my friends struggle with her two girls who are 16months apart I vowed to leave a longer gap and ds will be 2y7months when the second bean puts in an appearance.
My dh and me go through phases concerning dtd and I think the more often you do it the more you want it (at least for me).but I think dh can't wait for this sickness to stop and the pregnancy glow to start. Last time I got quite into pregnant dtd once I felt better. We'll see.
So weighed myself today and have lost yet another couple of pounds.when is it you need to start worrying? When its more than 10% off initial body weight I seem to remember or was that something else. Normally I would be delighted to shed some weight but it's not normal for me to weigh less than 10stone.
My ds will be 3.3 when baby is born. Nursery vouchers will have kicked in 2 weeks before the birth
Dd will be 3.11 when bean arrives. She'll be at nursery five mornings a week and full time at school next September
I'm only taking four months off work so will have one in full time child care and one at school. Lets hope I can manage getting everyone where they need to be on time
fairy I have a 13 year old son
( my eldest) and I'm dreading telling him the news tbh.
Have you told your 2 yet?
my dd will be 7, my ds 5. they will be fully trained to 'pass the cotton wool' LOL
I'm hoping they will learn a lot from the whole thing, and get very excited when bump comes
Help needed from the sicky people.
Just managed to make into the loo but I need up covered. Two days of cylazine and its not working. What else can I request I need to be back at work and right now I'm good for nothing unless I lie still even then the world spins
Hi just found thread I am 7 weeks with 2nd dc very nervous as had oc last time and no more about it this time any1 else has this xx
Patsy- we told our 2 straight away but knew they'd be happy. Dd1 cried with joy!! They are talking the opportunity to get better understanding of biology (luckily pregnancy and birth rather than conception!).
Congrats to newbies!
DS will be 2.9 when I'm due, would have liked a slightly smaller gap tbh but whatever will be will be!
Hi all - and welcome new joiners.
bunny you can ask for maxillon or avomine I think, but come join the hyperemesis thread for loads more support and info
Well, eventful time here as spent night in hospital with abdominal pains. Query ectopic, then molar as my hcg levels are through the roof apparently. Finally had scan and all growing normally heartbeat and In the right place. But it explains the severe sickness I've been getting.
DS will be 21months. A little Scary, but we wanted them to be close in age.
I'm not sure how DS will take a newcomer to the family.
Good news Misty - you must be really relieved after your night in the hospital.
Told my 6yo DD yesterday and she is beyond excited....apparently she had made a secret wish to some fairies at the bottom of the garden so she thinks it's all down to her. She has already named the baby 3 times (all girls names). Now just need her not to blab to absolutely everyone she sees.
Thanks misty I have posted on there.
My dd was over the moon and kept its secret I've had to say she can mention it now lol
Omg I am so sick tonight. I feel bad for complaining because so far I haven't even been sick but I just feel so bad.
I'm starting to feel sick tonight too and hubby jus thought it was a good idea to spin me round on the swivel chair x
Just a quick question, I'm worrying a bit about the pains I'm getting in my side & wondering if anyone else is getting them. When I sneeze I get a really painful stabbing feeling on either the left or right side of my groin, sort of where I feel my ovaries would be. It's only when I sneeze, and it only lasts 3-4 seconds. I can stop it hurting so bad if I anticipate it and lean forward or bring my knees up if I'm lying down.
Is anyone rise getting this?!
Is anyone else struggling to sleep tonight? I'm so tired but I just can't sleep... the OHs darth vader noises don't help either!!! I get myself all wound up to the point I feel sick!
I get something similar when I sneeze or stand up quickly. I had it in both prev pregs (which went fine).
I think it's stretching ligaments.
That was in response to Nessa btw
I also get it nessalina. I need everyones positive vibes today if I am to survive this morning. Off to see in the night garden live with dh and ds. I'm really hoping I don't need to rush out halfway through to throw up...
Take some travel sweets to sick on coffee.
I haven't had the sneezing pain but a lot of people have mentioned it and said its ligament pain. Hope that eases your mind.
Awful nights sleep as oh snored and had let the dog up he also snored and slept on my side grrr
I'm in such a grotty mood this morning everything is making me mad its like pmt. I think it's just lack of decent sleep and the constant sickness
Sick on heheheno I don't want you to so that I mean suck on
I get the sneezing thing too. Lasts a couple of seconds but happens whenever I sneeze, which is all the time at the moment
I'm 6+2 and not many symptoms so far. When did yours start?
I'm also having tiny amounts of pink/brown discharge but no pain and only once or twice in the day.
This is my third pregnancy and I had bleeding with both of those so i'm trying to stay calm. I went for early scans and both times I was further behind than my dates had suggested. Unless things get worse i'm going to wait until my doctors appointment on Wednesday.
I hate this early stage
Felt so bad last night. I'm sure its cause dh abandoned me <sob> he's back today. Yay!!
middle your an old pro at this, fx it will be ok!
Wow, this thread moves fast! I've been away for the last few days . . .
Hi wasps, nat, blooming.
So sad for wicked.
Starting to get a bit more nausea now, about 4-5 hours a day, though not every day and not bad enough to make me hurl. Kind of reassuring actually . I also have some SPECTACULAR spots - the kind that look like a tropical disease - mmmm.
The chat about the tango made me smile - despite hideous zits DH has 'booked in' a session tomo, we've just been distracted and not made time for it TBH. No good reason not to- in fact I'm with you fairypants, think the preggers hormones improve things!
Oh, and boobs, hope your pain has stopped - but if it's any help, I had throbbing/crampy pains in week 5, starting top right of my pelvis at the back and moving slowly down and central (becoming like period pains) before they went away halfway through week 5. I also freaked out a bit about ectopic, but scan confirms blob's in the right place.
I'm off to check out the FB page
Thanks for the reassurance guys, I'd read about the ligament pain, but most stuff says it starts 2nd trimester, so wasn't sure, but if I'm not the only one I guess it is just another crazy & annoying pg symptom!
Wishing you all the luck for in the night garden Coffee!!
Cannotbelieveit, have just fried requested you. My profile pic is me feeding little birds
Think I've just added you?
Just had to report that I've just had a 40minute undisturbed, unheard of bath Dp has taken dd to the park, so I've got a mug of decaf coffee, closer magazine and its just bliss! Small things hey!
siubds lovely tea. ive been ironing all morning oh asleep hes been doing nights so leaving him be. hes off home to Portugal Thursday for couple if weeks and hea worried about leaving me. I'm ok at moment but i bet ill be an emotional wreck at some point.
tea I had a lovely bath last night. It's great getting some time alone. Although the sickness ruined it for me.
Okay so I'm ready to join the Facebook group. I'm on my phone so can someone send me a message and then ill revel my name.
cant I think I've added you. Can't reply to the message. Let me know if you don't get a friend request.
Having my annual birthday BBQ today, usually get a turn out of 30 people or so all of who will be expecting me to be drinking especially as ds is with my parents today and tonight and dsd is at her mums! I have bought non alcoholic kopperberg and just going to drink it from a glass with ice. Hopefully no one will notice!
Question however, has anyone travelled with a 3 month old? We have already booked next years holiday for end of July with dsd (will be 5) and ds (will be 20 months) at the moment I'm thinking of leaving as is and we will just go as a family of 5. This year we took ds away (he was 6 months) and it was fine... Just worried about the logistics with 2 infants and a 5 year old! But I reeeaaalllyyy want to go and it's only a 3 hour flight.
Have a doctors appointment Tuesday, still cannot believei am pregnant. With ds I was so ill... I am having some mild pains in my stomach and have already put on a fair bit (went to a wedding yesterday and my dress that fit the other week split) which leads me to believe I may be slightly further on than I first thought :/
Hope everyone's having a fab bank holiday weekend!
Also wanting to join the Facebook group. Can someone add me t it? My name is Natalie Craig x
Nat you'll have to add me on fb and I can add you to group
Natanotherone I've never flown with children as this will be my first but we are flying two months after due date out ro America!
Nat we're hoping to go on holiday next year with the baby when he or she will be about 4 or 5 months. The plane journey will also be about 3hrs. I hope it will be easier to travel with a small baby than with a toddler because they might be more likely to sleep!
I know I'm being silly but my preg symptoms disappeared again so I did another test. The test line was so much fainter than 1.5 weeks ago. Managed to convince myself it was all over before googling and finding out that after 7 weeks the hcg levels get too high for the test to measure. Tested again after drinking loads of water and line was dark again .
nat I've travelled with DD since she was an infant to be honest I found that easier than with a toddler lol we are planning to go to greece or majorca when this bean is around 4 months old as well. For flights just either try to time with a feed/bottle for take off because of ears popping x
Oh also I was in egypt in july with friends who had a 9 month old she was good as gold even in 40 degree heat, just ensured she was in the shade and had plenty of fluids
bleurgh feel gross. everything leaves such a crappy taste in my mouth. maxalon keeping the food down, though,
nat travelled with the ds when he was 6months. Like others said, in many ways easier than with a toddler but it's good to have lots of hands as we had sooo much equipment.
Not been sick today - Yay.
Has anybody else been having really vivid dreams? It's almost a if my dreams are trying to make up for the lack of interesting things while I can't do much during the day.
wasp I'm also having really vivid dreams. Their really really strange too!
wasps - yes, insane dreams. Really, really vivid and unnecessarily complex. I talk in them too - the night before last I woke myself up doing it! I was sharing a bedroom with a friend, but luckily she's a heavy sleeper
Hello all, 5+2 weeks here, due 25th April by my calculations, so here I am to join you all! This is my first, and I feel so normal it's a bit worrying!
Does anyone else self-refer to the midwife? I'm just wondering how long it may be before I hear from her.
Hope everyone is feeling well!
8 weeks today it does seem very slow. been exhausted today but did swim 30 lengths and had a nap after before going to a friends. I lied and said I was still recovering from the night before
Sorry I'm not in good spirits I've woken up this morning at 4:00am with the feeling something is wrong very wrong, boobs seem deflated and no longer sensitive and I'm generally quite upset by it all
I am dreading my scan tomorrow late morning as I'm sure now they won't find a little heart beat. the pains have just stopped all together but I don't feel right. I do feel a little sick but I'm not sure that isn't actually my nerves working me up as at least then I would be greatful for that one symptom. Holding my breath for Tuesday morning but feeling low about the outcome I'm expecting.
Try not to worry too much boobs. I've woken up mentaling about vanished symptoms on many a night, but they quickly return. I'm also feeling nervous about my scan on Wednesday though. Hopefully we'll get some reassurance.
boobs I hope it all goes ok. It's such a scary time. Symptoms come and go though don't they? Try and stay positive even though i know it's so tough. Is your scan Tuesday?
I haven't been checking this page because of the Facebook group so I'm a bit behind!
Survived my work weekend away. Back at home now and relieved. Thinking about starting to tell people and also work but I have only been in my job three and a half months. Can they terminate my contract? It's quite a male dominated job so I'm really scared. I need to keep working right up till I have the baby! Does anyone have any advice ?
Try not to worry boobs. I think lots of symptoms seem to ease up around now. Try and relax as much as possible before your scan. Do something distracting.
running if you are 12 weeks now are you not due in early march? Or is it too early in the morning for me?
Boobs - thinking of you. Symptom spotting seems to be driving most of us mad, but it does seem to be varying as the weeks pass x
My stressing about no nausea has now been surpassed by a new feeling of seasick/tipsy....grumble grumble
Running - do you have a probation period? If so, I'd try to wait until you pass "with flying colours" before telling work that you're pg. I'm such a cynic about these things, but deal with it day in day out. Legally they aren't able to terminate your employment by reason of pregnancy, but in this environment there are plenty of "legitimate" termination reasons that can be used to end a person's contract. You just need to keep your performance levels up (as much as possible), which would make any discrimination/termination difficult for the company to justify. Good luck
Boobs - I have no symptoms other than sensitive nipples. No sickness, my boobs haven't grown, nothing. I had a scan at 4+6 to check it wasn't ectopic and I could see a sac and yolk sac so that and a positive hpt has been the only way I've known I'm pregnant. Everyone has different pregnancies. With dd I had no symptoms until about 7 weeks when I started getting sick. I'm sure everything is fine.
Hi compadre, welcome. I'm having my first as well, and though I'm 7+6 I've only just started to get symptoms, really - and they're not very strong. It is weird in those early stages if you're one of those ladies that doesn't get obvious symptoms (or at least doesn't get them straight away) - you can't believe there's actually something in there!
Where I am, there's a general 'community midwife' no you can ring, and book in a chat without going via your GP (though I did go to the doctor's first, and they told the midwife). As far as I understand it it's quite common to self-refer and there's no real need to go to doctor's first unless you want to discuss wider health issues. From being notified it took my midwife about a week to give me a ring and book in a first appt.
Traffic has slowed down a bit here since the facebook page has set up - if you want to, do join! It was set up by cannotbelieveit - if you flick back a few pages and look at her posts there's chat about how to join
boobs, two days before my scan my boobs stopped being sore, didn't feel sick, didn't feel tired. Convinced myself it was all over - then saw a heartbeat on the day! The symptoms come and go
Welcome easy!!! I'm 5+2 today and no real symptoms (but then I didn't last time either) X
Hi everyone. Plenty of newbies.
I'm sick today. Have phoned the old couple I care for in the morning to say I'm not coming and have gone back to bed.
Have my booking in tomorrow so hoping ill feel better by then.
Thanks . I'll wait a little longer then tell them .
Yup I'm due 6th march. Was posting in here all along as I thought I was 6 or 7 weeks. Turned out to be further and had a scan on Friday.
I'm off Facebook at the mo so haven't joined, the app just doesn't work properly on my stupid phone. Need a new one! On the plus side, this thread has slowed down enough that I can actually follow it now!
Hi to easy.
Boobs don't worry, my symptoms come and go all the time. Easy to stress about it, I know, but chances are that everything's fine.
Glad there's someone else not posting on the fb group Ness. I was starting to worry it would just be me on here!
Thanks you so much guys for your reassurance and your stories of similar experiences help soo much to rest my mind that much more. I will keep you posted on tomorrow's scan be around Mid dayish.
Runninggirl- I say go with Kitty's advice.
Morning everyone, not posted this weekend as have been away with the PIL. Told them on Friday, everyone very excited so we are cautiously excited now too. Been having some nice little chats about baby names this morning!
Symptoms wise, I feel a bit like i've got none, but in reality the only thing I havent been is actually sick. Im finding im really tired, but am prone to laziness so this might just be me giving in more easily! Nauseous quite a lot but as i've not been sick that doesnt seem real either.
One thing I would say though is that I look pretty rough, my hair is a mess and I look tired and rundown. Under normal circumstances looking like this would be cause for a spray tan and a facial!
Trinpy I'm not on the Facebook group either
We'll keep the thread going!
I hope everyone is OK?
We had a 6 week scan on Wednesday. As we conceived using fertility drugs they scan early to check it is a viable pregnancy. We saw 1 little egg sac and teeny tiny baby with a heart beat. Such a relief and amazing to see so early.
We've told our parents and siblings, as I figured whatever happens I will need their support.
Been feeling really nauseous this last week. Been trying wrist bands to relieve it, although not sure they're working as well as I'd like them to. Still, symptoms are always a good sign, so would rather feel pregnant, than not.
Just realised I broke my own rule! I'm 7+1 today
Wow - just back from a week away and this thread has grown so much! A week off work was just what I needed, felt so much less sick and tired away from it all. Have told my family now too, which is so lovely. Mum and sis both cried with happiness and everyone so excited
Just hope everything is ok now. it still doesn't feel completely real. 8+6 today and scan booked in for 12+2 so not tooooo long to wait.
How's everyone feeling? Will get my *rse into gear soon and add Trisha on Facebook so I can see you all over there too.
Did I mention we told both sets of inlaws as dh had also got a pay rise
One set said congratulations but didn't really feel like they cared (we were expecting this)
And the other ones are uber excited.
boobs don't be disheartened, my symptoms come and go and to be honest somedays I forget I'm pregnant! I've still got just under 3 weeks until I go for an early reassurance scan (should be 8/9 weeks by then) and its 3 weeks too long, I constantly worry there's nothing in there. I did another CB Dugi test yesterday though which is now saying 3+ weeks rathan than 2-3 so there must be something happening. Good luck for your scan tomorrow!
How exciting that some of us have started telling people, it's great that they are so excited for you! We have decided we will tell everyone after our early reasurrance scan.
boobs everything crossed for you tomorrow, as the other ladies have said symptoms seem to come and go, so chin up and try not to worry, I know it is hard. I worry all the time, symptoms not having any!
Welcome to the new people
7 + 6
Envious of those who are sharing their news. Only 3 people in rl know of the existence of my little bean and 2 of those are me and dh!
Because it's our 4th baby, I'm 38, and lets just say it was some what of a suprise, we feel people are going to be very judgey.
Pink and Trinpy I'm not on Fb page either. Happy to hide here and keep my muffin-topped self anonymous
I don't think I'm going to join in on the fbooking at all tbh. Prefer to stay anon I think.
So hopefully everyone isn't migrating to fb.
Have been on day out with DP and DS today. Had lovely time. And have bought a novelty babyvest from the giftshop with a t-shirt for DS to match. Didn't buy anything this early for DS but couldn't resist today.
How's everyone else? I've not really suffered so far this pregnancy. Slight nausea but not bad, I can actually eat food with flavour this time which is nice. And not eating like a pig this time so maybe its a girl this time.
Hope everyone has had a great weekend dh had to go away so I was home alone... really sucked as none of my friends know so just hid out of the festivities for most of the weekend
still no major symptoms - just the good old bloating, sore boobs and crazy dreams. back to work tomorrow so hoping they don't decide to kick in!
Sorry but also not going to join the fb group...
Unfortunately I won't be joining the fb group either as i don't use fb...
Good luck with the scan tomorrow, bold
Brilliant news about your bean, orangelilylady, delighted for you
Not much news here, the fatigue seems to be subsiding, thank goodness! I've been feeling a nauseous, but if I eat little and often it seems to help, even though I really don't feel like eating.
Scan is a week tomorrow, it can't come soon enough. I had two embryos put back, and I want to know if we've got one or two beans growing in there. My best mate is sure there are two in there (not sure what she's basing that on), but I'm not so sure. I just want to know already!
6 + 0
thedementedpenguin think it was u who asked me about NI, are u from NI too, if so there's three of us on here must be a MN record!!
Well it looks like there'll be plenty of us non-facebookers propping up the Fred! hurrah!
I'm feeling much more nauseous today than usual, no sickness, but just rather miserable! Stomach can't decide what it wants - food or no food!
I keep being really tempted by these early reassurance scans you can get done privately, I'm in Yorkshire & you can get one from 6 weeks for only £80. Lol, I say only, I'm aware that's a lot to pay just to get scanned 5/6 weeks early, but it feels like a small price to stop me obsessing. Apparently if a scan detects a heartbeat at 8 weeks, then it's a 98% probability of the pg continuing to term, which sounds like reassuring odds to me! Is anyone else thinking of paying for a scan?
5 + 5
ness yes I'm hoping to have an early reasurrance scan at around 8 weeks. The company we are hoping to use charge £55 which included 2no b&w photos. Personally I feel it's a small price to pay to give us some reasurrance, I'd be going out of my mind if I had to wait till 12 weeks. It will also be able to tell us the exact gestation and EDDIE which will be nice as I caught straight after coming off the
ness yes I'm hoping to have an early reasurrance scan at around 8 weeks. The company we are hoping to use charge £55 which included 2no b&w photos. Personally I feel it's a small price to pay to give us some reasurrance, I'd be going out of my mind if I had to wait till 12 weeks. It will also be able to tell us the exact gestation and EDDIE which will be nice as I caught straight after coming off the pill and so have nothing to work my dates out from.
stupid phone! duplicate post and its meant to say EDD not EDDIE!!!
pineapple yes it was me. I actually meant to reply to that but I forgot sorry.
Yes I'm from NI. I live in Armagh so I think I'm not too far away from you if my crappy memory serves me right.
3 of us on this 1 thread, that's got to be a record. Who's the third one?
Everythingcrossedforapril14 is from NI too, are u on the FB group?
Not too far away at all, just a wee scoot up the M1! Our due dates are pretty close, are u for craigavon? I went to Antrim last time , and it was great so sticking with it, despite the fact that I work round Dungannon and craigavon would be handier for scans etc.
Is anyone else suffering from insomnia? I am shattered during the day and come evening I'm falling asleep but as soon as I go to bed I'm wide awake and just lie there for hours getting frustrated!
I am on the facebk thread but im not going anywhere . Im 8 + 1 today and have my booking in appointment 5th September so a week and 2 days to go. I dont know if they will just ask me questions and do a blood test or if they will try and date and scan me later, I really want to see a hb so I know there is something It really doesnt feel real and thats why I havent told parents or pil. My oh wants to tell his dad on his dads brithday but thats 2 days b4 booking in appt. Anyone else wanting for a scan.
vikkijayne2507 8 + 1
Definitely waiting for a scan to tell family xx haven't had scan letter yet tho booking in is 22nd sept x
Has anyone had a home birth with a previous pregnancy?
I had a water birth last time and had a very straight forward birth experience, 7 hours from first pain to ds being born, I laboured and gave birth in the water and had gas and air.
I want a water birth again ideally (as long as no medical reasons why I shouldn't / can't) but obviously if I give birth in hospital it isn't guaranteed (I was lucky last time, they shut the labour ward after me as was so busy and the last available room was the one with the birthing pool)
Was considering looking into hiring a pool and having baby here at home.
Has anyone else done this? How did you find it?
Is anyone else finding that time is standing still? I have an early scan on Monday to check dates, the hospital wont book my 12 week scan or booking appointment until I've had that. I wish I hadn't found out so damn early!
I think time is going ok actually, it dragged for the first few weeks but it's not too bad now. I've my booking in and scan at 9+6 next week but am going to wait to 12 wks to tell most people and work etc so I know that two weeks will be really slow.
I had a very complicated birth last time nat there is no way I want to go anywhere else but a hospital!
Water birth sound lovely know a few people who have had them.
I want another water birth loads, actually panicking a little (I know it's early) as to what I will do if the pool isn't available, have images of me having a total meltdown.
I'm going to look into it, but I like the reassurance that in the hospital if anything happens baby will get immediate care where as if we are at home there is then a 20 minute travel to hospital.
I haven't even got my booking in appointment yet, and although I thought I was on last month dh reckons I wasn't... So I don't really know how far along I am! Hoping it all goes quicker than last time though!
natanotherone I was induced last time. So no water birth for me. Tbh I'm not sure whether I'd like it or not.
pineapple yes I'm on fb but I haven't introduced myself yet, not sure why but just haven't got round to it.
Congratulations orange that is amazing, I have my scan on Friday and am really nervous, I will be 8 +3. thedementedpeguin hello, yes I am from NI as well, from Lisburn. Going to the Royal, I did my research with pregnant women in the Royal and I got to see behind the scenes and was always happy with the care. Also all the Consultants I work with have their babies at the Royal, I had two really good experiences so hoping for a third.
I am on FB page but will still post on here
8 weeks today
pineapple yes ill be having this one in craigavon. I was very nervous about it last time as I've heard some awful stories about it but my labour was fantastic was never left alone.
However, on the ward you could tell they where a bit stretched as I barely seen anyone. But I managed fine.
Hi everything it's so strange having other people from NI. Hardly ever happens. I have my booking in appointment today with my consultant care, and will hopefully find out date of my scan.
penguin And everything I had heard equally bad stories about Antrim and Craigavon, but had to pick one so I went for the one closest to work at the time. Had a horrific labour, but don't think it was the hospitals fault.
I am consoling myself with the fact that it can't be as bad second time round, lightening never strikes twice kinda thing!
We're all pretty close (so far) I'm 8+4 today.
big up the NI massive
Hello all, I'm on fb but want to stay on here!!
Omg I watching a pet rescue show and the dog is so traumatised it's catatonic
Hi all. Big waves to the ni crowd. I'm originally from ni but living in Yorkshire now! If you are having your baby at craigavon, you may see my aunt at the clinic/ MLU ;) as she's a midwife! I think there's always horror stories about every hospital - everyone remembers the horror stories they are told before the positive stories!
I've not been on here for a while as I'm still struggling with sickness. Some days are ok but others are terrible! Roll on 12 weeks!
Nat I'm having a homebirth/waterbirth with this baby. No previous experience but my mum had a homebirth with me (very unusual for the 80s) and she loved it. Said it was amazing for my brothers to come from school and find they had a 3hrs old baby sister waiting for them!
I'm thinking about all the positives - guaranteed pool for waterbirth, no postnatal ward, one-to-one care from mw, and it's a lot more relaxing being in your own environment where you have all your own stuff to hand. I told my mw at my booking in app and she seemed really positive about it.
Well finally phoned the surgery just have to wait for midwife to phone back to arrange booking in appointment now- but she is on leave so may or may not pop in apparently.
I was down to have a homebirth with ds1 but in the last month I had low iron count, then in the last week had suspected pre eclampsia and ds was in distress so ended up under consultant care in the hospital.
Not sure what to do this time round. Ended up with a syntocinon induced labour last time and an epidural so am scared of a homebirth with no access to epidural if I need it. But also worried about leaving ds home without me as he doesn't sleep the whole night through without feeds.
Am 7 or 8 weeks. Will have to wait for scan for confirmation.
I has a home birth with my last but not a water birth (just not interested in them). I'm hoping for another HB this time as I much preferred it and dd's can be there as much as they like.
I'm looking forward to my booking in appt on Friday. I won't have a scan then but at least it will get the ball rolling and I might get the appointment for it then.
I'm thinking I might put myself down for a homebirth this time and can decide to go in if need be. I'm assuming without the drip (fingers crossed) the whole thing will take longer than 3 hrs and I'll have time to get to hospital if need be.
I've also heard that natural labours only reach the intensity of induced labours right at the end so I'm also hoping this is true!
not joining fb either as Im a fb nightmare and would most probably our myself to a billion people..
told our 2 best friends now as well, as I'm so sick they were very puzzled why I didn't want a cup of tea maxalon helping me to eat and drink, although nausea is still pretty bad at some points, I feel hydrated. Loving pink lucozade, dh buys me some more everytime he goes out!
Hey guys for those not of fb I had my scan and the pregnancy is in the right pace and its heart is beating clearly what a shock and a relief I think because I was so convinced they wouldn't find a heart beat. They said the pain on my right hand side was due to Cysts on my right ivory that are meant to be there at this stage and can cause an uncomfortable feeling but they should sort themselves out and disappear around 12 weeks xx
Dating put me at 6+1 so one day back then I thought
Hi all, I am 9 weeks today, was not sick at all yesterday which made such a lovely change, then back to retching at 6am this morning.
Booking in appt next week when I will be 9+6.
Feel like absolute shit today to be honest, Have had diarrhea again, and all day nausea is still here. I am at work but really just want to curl up in bed and sleep
It doesn't help that DD is being an absolute nightmare at the moment, she is almost 5, but the last two months I have had battles with her everyday, she will do nothing the first time she has asked, she back chats, sulks, stamps feet and whines and cries about everything. I am really fed up of it and don't know how to get through to her, ahve explained to her tiem anad again that her behaviour is terrible and unacceptable, told her how much it upsets me, she has lost privelages such as cartoons in the morning whilst she gets ready etc, it's like the terrible twos at age 5! Where has my lovely little girl gone and how do I get her back?
Yay! great news boobs! I kept checking back all afternoon to see whether you had updated.
ah golden, wonder if she senses what is happening with you. It'll be just a stage,
Glad to hear everything ok boobs. How much can you see at a 6 week scan?
I loved seeing my LO for the first time with my first pregnancy so exciting and you could see facial profile I imagine you can't see that at 6 weeks.
Nausea has stepped up a gear and have started nosebleeds again, ah the joys of pregnancy.
hello hope everyone is doing ok
I was 9 weeks yesterday and so over emotional!
my boss asked me to do something now instead of later and I burst into tears
oo can someone tell me how to join the Facebook group. Ta
Same thing happened to me last week coughing... I didn't know I was pregnant then though and was as bewildered as my boss as to why I was sobbing my heart out over something so small!
Coughing add me on fb
hello everyone! it took me ages to catch up on the thread. we moved to our new house over the weekend and are still settling in while entertaining 5 house guests. life is full of excitement.
I popped round to my new GPs yesterday but they want me to start the whole routine of doctors appointment to confirm pregnancy again and I can only ring them on Thursday to book that. So I am back to square one as far as appointments and scans go.
I can't imagine doing a home birth. I am a great worrier and would be too scared of things going wrong.
Hi everyone. Hope everyone is well.
So I had my booking in today and had a mini scan just to check pregnancy was viable. It put me back but dates haven't been changed yet as she couldn't get a good enough picture. Although I did she the heartbeat.
I have my scan on 13/09 @ 9.15am. So it's the day before my ds' 1st birthday. So I'm all excited.
coffee thats interesting. I spent quite a lot of time there during my last pregnancy. I wonder if I ever seen her. Although I wouldn't have a clue or even remember.
I've felt so sick all day. Can't face food which sucks.
Tired and emotional.
me and oh may be moving to Portugal in December and guve birrg there so it would definitely be in a hospital all the doctors there speak English but I would love a water birth. ive been havibg sone little sharp pains to the left of abdomen which is worrying me a bit butvits not constant no bleeding. I still have to wait until next week for booking in appt when I would be 9 + 3 wks. and god knows when id get a scan. I juat want ti know if there is a hb and in right place I keep thinking the worse
oh 8 + 1 almost 2. sorry for spellings on my phone
Think I might need to go to docs, having had a bad cold and now cough my chest is quite rattly
Also, following a horrendous birth with dd I've been advised to have an elcs (music to my ears). When is this usually done and at what point does someone confirm that this is the plan of action?
boobs so glad your scan went ok! Must have been amazing to hear your babies heartbeat!
I've booked a private early scan for the 15th Sept by which I should be around 8 weeks. It can't come quick enough!
Which anti-sickness tablets do all you lovely ladies have?
I'm back at the docs tomorrow and thinking of trying some different ones. I've got promethazine at the minute but they aren't lasting as long as they should be. So I will either need to take more, or change to different ones. Which are the ones that dissolve under your tongue? I don't want those ones
maxalon praise the lord for them too
I will be having an ELCS. they usually occur at week 39. unless twins, at week 37.
the decision will be made by your consultant at your week 12 ish apt, if you're medically complex like moi.
my scan will be 18th September at 0850 ! great, school drop off time. nice and early but how the hell will I drink a pint before then, bearing in mind with my hyprem I need to sip like a butterfly ...
This thread isn't moving much since the Facebook group set up!
Exciting to hear you're getting your scan dates I'm hoping to get my letter this week-fingers crossed!
pink Agreed, posts seem to have really slowed.
Is anyone else eating loads? I just can't seem to stop eating! And because of the extream tiredness I just can't be bothered making the right things, I'm craving comfort food.
Okay so for everyone who has had a scan, did your dates get moved much?
I had my appointment yesterday when I should of been 8+3 however Mw did a quick scan which measured 7+1. Although dates haven't been changed, she said if need be they would do it at my next scan on 13/09.
Tbh I wasn't 100% on my dates as I'd only recently came off the pill and had 1 AF so I don't mind. Plus it would explain the lack of symptoms for so long.
pretty I'm hardly eating, every time I make food I feel so sick.
Tonight a had a handful of wedges and a slice if pizza for tea. So not enough really but that's all I could handle.
Can't wait for the next few weeks to be over.
So does everyone get a scan letter, cause it took an age for my booking in appointment to come through, if i have to wait for another letter i'll probably end up missing it, due to not recieving the letter in time
Yeah im eating loads as well pretty Im getting soo impatient for at least my booking appointment next week where I hope I will find out when I get a scan. I know Im repeating myself on here but im soooo impatient aghh
cookie I'm from NI so it mugt be different. But I got given my scan date after my appointment yesterday.
I haven't stopped eating since I got my BFP pretty - it's the only thing that stops the sickness, though only for ten minutes at a time
Amazingly, I've only put on 3lb but feel HUUUUGE.
Ooh, chocchaffinch your 12 week scan is the day before mine. Luckily mine is at a more sociable hour though! Really hope you're feeling a bit better by then and can stomach juice etc. When did it ease off with your last preg?
Glad it's not just me vikki and definitely. Past couple of days i've started feeling a tad nauseous mid mornings and find that eating something helps. I guess I should be grateful, some of you ladies sound like your having an awful time with the sickness!
With my first pregnancy I had a massive appetite but only for stodgy foods. This pregnancy I am eating a bit more than usual but only so I don't feel sick by having an empty stomach and I'm eating everything I would normally eat including spicy food and garlic etc which I couldn't last time.
I haven't gained any weeight yet.
I'm still waiting for midwife to call to arrange coming round for my booking in appt and will get scan date in a letter some time after that.
in last pg was puking for the entire 9months so not holding out much hope!
footloose is on now though, so that's nice
Pretty I am definitely eating WAY more! I'm so tired I'm just eating junk which isn't like me, roll on 12 weeks when hopefully the exhaustion passes. If I carry on this way I'm going to be HUGE
natanotherone I'd love a waterbirth too (hopefully in a BC rather than at home). It's the least painful way! Not sure I'll be allowed this time as I'm convinced I'm having twins (based on no evidence whatsoever - just a feeling). Booking in appt tomorrow so hopefully will get better idea of when dating scan will be. I'm another non-FB person but glad to see there are still plenty of updates on here!
I started out being really careful about what I was eating, but since my morning sickness hit 2 weeks ago I have been eating like a pig and put on loads of weight (despite throwing up at least twice a day). I need to start going to the gym but it's the last thing I feel like doing when I'm so tired and sick all the time.
Oh. .. and for those not on Facebook, I had my scan today at 7+5 and everything is as it should be. heartbeat appears strong and baby measuring well. It puts my mind at rest though I know things can still go wrong from here.
I would love to have a water birth!
cookie my mw made my appointment for the first scan the day after my booking in app. She called me to tell me when it was and I got a letter a few days later to confirm and explain what happens.
I'm also eating like mad. I know youre not supposed to eat for 2 but I'm hungry all the time!
Someone asked me whether I was pregnant at work today. I had a fainting spell and felt really sick and wobbly afterwards. I managed a very forced laugh and a really over-the-top 'me? pregnant? GOD no!!! Hahahahaha'. Then someone else chipped in that of course Trinpy isn't pregnant, she's only just started working here. Not looking forward to telling everyone the truth in a few weeks time .
Don't worry pink I gained lots of weight first trimester with DS but total weight gain was just under 2 and half stone which I think is pretty normal. Have lost all the weight as well.
I think if your body is telling you to eat then you should eat!
mamapants that sounds reassuring! I am eating enough for 5 full meals everyday and can't seem to stop. I will be as big as a bus pretty soon.
Has anyone else noticed ectra sensitivity to smells. I was sitting on the train next to a guy who was stinking to high heaven. I had to run for the door to escape.
I need to call my GP for appointments tomorrow.
Having a moan so tired keep nlacking out only for a few seconds is this normal so different fron last time .x.
Ugh, the nausea has finally got me! Felt sick as a dog since yesterday. Ironically it's less bad in the morning but gets gradually worse as the day goes on. Not vommed yet though which is a plus
Had the day off work, felt v.virtuous going swimming this morning, met my best pal for lunch (she's also pg, 4 weeks on from me!), then the afternoon descended into slobbing and feeling very sorry for myself!
6 weeks today!
blooming yes fainting can be a common symptom of pregnancy however if it's happening a lot you should see a doctor. Does it have a pattern? Certain times of the day?
Currently been wide awake for an hour, seems to be a regular occurrence now, most nights I sleep for a couple of hours, then wake up feeling sick for a couple of hours, before finally getting back to sleep. Feeling very tired!
For those of you contemplating a home birth, wow how brave. I'm too scared about anything going wrong and needing strong painkillers, so I'll definitely be going to a hospital. I like the idea of a water birth, as I've heard it's less painful, but they don't offer them at my local hospital.
When I had my scan last week they did say my dates could be a couple of days earlier, but she also said because the 'bean' is so small at that stage it's easy to measure it wrong. They will confirm dates at around 12 weeks.
I had a couple of days over the weekend when I felt really nauseous all day. Nothing helped. I was scared to eat anything and really didn't know what I fancied. My sense of smell has really improved and consequently lots of smells are turning my stomach. Still not actually vomited, but the nausea is getting to me. Especially when it keeps waking me up in the middle of the night!! Off to get a snack in the hope that helps it pass and I can get back to sleep.
Lily (7+3, 1st pregnancy)
I wish I had the option of having a home birth, or even a water birth, but my consultant isn't even sure if I can attempt a VBAC. He said we'll decide in the last week, but he knows how disappointed I was last time when I had to have a c section so I think he doesn't want to give me false hope.
I'm in a bit of shock as I've been waiting for af to start fertility treatment. But af didn't come so I tested yesterday and I think I'm 6 weeks!
I did 3 tests because I don't really believe it.
I'm also paranoid its not viable and so I want to pay for a scan next wee. Is that too early?
Also, what do I do now?! This has come so suddenly after a year, I'm now clueless.
Congrats cat! when was your last period? I'd make an appointment with your gp to book into the hospital of your choice. He/she may also be able to refer you to the early pregnancy unit for a reassurance scan. (I'm having one at 6+4 on Monday). Otherwise, you can pay for one. Babybond are nationwide clinics which are very good, look them up, they scan from 7 weeks for about £90.
Congrats Cat. I also am desperate for a reassurance scan and am going to ask at my booking in appointment. Im 8 wks + 3 and my appointment is a week today so am hoping ill be told when my scan would be then. Private scans usually say from 7 weeks.
Congrats cat I have booked an early scan for around 8 weeks with Babybond but believe that you can have one from 7 weeks.
Thanks for replies.
My gp is away for 2 weeks and the other gps are unsympathetic and mean.
Dh has booked a private scan for next weds which I think will be 7 weeks on the nose.
I'm at work and my mind is mush, I've made several mistakes this morning and feel queasy.
Welcome cat! Don't think we will have an early scan unless I feel the need. Did have one at Epu last pregnancy because of bleeding but it was just cervical erosion.
Haven't had my letter about it yet but reckon it'll be beginning to mid October! Seems ages away! I would pay for private but we've just discovered that DS (5 months old) has upper lip tie so if the NHS are crap about it we may need to go private and that'll be at least £300.
It sounds sensible to wait. I'm a paranoid android so I think I need to do this though I know it doesn't mean there won't be a problem, I just need to rule out chemical pg etc.
Also I have another little problem. ..
I have been using otc sleeping pills for several vweeks due to insomnia. I obviously need to stop these now, but im very concerned I will have no sleep at all.
I'm planning on stopping after tonight as I then have 5 days off work so hopefully 5 days of sleep deprivation will force sleep on me. I struggle to unwind though. Have tried yoga, hypnosis cd, reading, not reading, etc.
Are there any other tricks?!
Can I ask if you ladies are still having caffeine? I don't drink tea or coffee but I used to be a little addicted to diet coke. Since I've found out I was pregnant I've cut it out apart from the odd can once or twice a week but although I enjoy it I feel really guilty and think what if I'm harming my baby!?
This is my first pg and I'm 7 weeks today. I just had an early scan at the EPU as I have been getting a lot of pains and dizziness but all was well and my husband and I saw the little heart beat which was amazing!
I've really not been well though and feel dizzy and light headed and sick most of the time which makes work almost impossible. Has anyone else had the lightheadedness and dizzy spells if so how long did they last?
Cat Congratulations, how amazing! I understand the need for an early scan for reassurance, that may help settle your mind and aid sleep too.
Other tips are to download a 'white noise' audio for your ipod/phone and listen t it in bed, it's supposed to help. Warm milky drinks before bed, massage to help you relax. All worth a go.
I've got a yoga for pregnancy DVD that I have found helps me to relax too. Have only managed it a few times because of the nausea but it helped at the time
Prettyinpink I loved diet coke too, and was a chocolate fiend, but have totally gone off fizzy drinks and chocolate since falling pregnant, two months since I have had chocolate now, unthinkable before! So that's helped reduce my caffeine intake, am also not too keen on tea now either. Had my first cappucino today since being pregnant and to be honest I found it so bitter I couldn't finish it, taste buds have really changed. A couple of cans of diet coke a week will eb fine though, there is a daily recommended limit and a couple of cans a week is well under it.
*tmi alert* is anyone else having loads of creamy cm?
Tea - my cm has been 'different' from normal.
Also tmi - anyone else bloaty and experiencing localised weather?? Got very windy here...
Ive eaten 4 biscuits and a vitamin pill today. Hmmm.
Tea I am having lots more cm and it sounds the same as yours. I keep thinking I'm bleeding when its particularly heavy and rushing to the toilet in a panic!
Sorry definitely TMI
tea me too! all normal apparently.
golden hopefully one or two cans a week will be fine then, im such a worrier!
Orangelilylady I am also struggling with waking up in the night with nausea/sickness.
I am about 7weeks, 2nd pregnancy - although my first pg was nearly 11years ago! It's all coming flooding back though!
Can't wait for a scan or even to be able to hear a heartbeat. I am much older with this pregnancy so slightly worried about what could go wrong!
prettyLast pregnancy I didn't drink any diet coke for first trimester which was a massive change from my one a day habit and then drank one can a month for the rest of the pregnancy. So far had no diet coke this pregnancy but haven't missed it at all this time.
Tbh I would try and avoid it as much as possible due to the aspartame which according to some sources is really bad for you.
Maybe try switching to curiosity cola or something.
I've been having a couple of teas a day, though they don't taste anywhere near as good as they used to, and have gone off coffee completely. V strange for me, as I used to have several a day. I've had one or two diet cokes, but I think full fat coke is better. As mamapants says, it's the aspartame that's questionable.
Do you know whether sugar free squash has the same sweeteners in it? I've been drinking quite a bit of squash, as I can't abide the taste of water at the moment... Hmmmm, will try to go for high juice when I can...
It's a bloody minefield!!
Yes most squashes also have aspartame. The sugar free high juices have it but not the other kinds.
Also the pricier cordials tend to use sugar rather than sweetener.
I also find water hard to drink and I really need to drink more.
As I'm still breastfeeding and pregnant I guess I should be drinking twice as much as a normal person which would be aboutfive times as much as I do.
I've been having loads of cm tmi sorry. I. guessing it's due ti mucas plug but its annoying
Hi all, welcome newbies!
I haven't had the cm thing yet but remember it from first pregnancy. I was really worried, the Internet was not the fountain of knowledge it is today and I was far too embarrassed to ask the mw.
I've not been on much recently as the morning sickness has kicked in, only nausea so far, but all morning and evening. As I'm still exhausted from 1pm onwards, every day is difficult atm.
I have my booking appt tomorrow though and just bought a Doppler off eBay so feeling quite excited this eve.
Fairypants I was looking at dopplers briefly but could only find one that works much later on.
When does the one you've ordered work from?
I have lots if dizzyness and my head feels fuzzy. I usually work full time in a nursery and I've worked 2 days this week and now I feel wipes out. I have got tomorrow off now.
Also I feel sick so eat a little, feel starving eat more and feel sick again!! Ita not fair.
Good news my sister had her baby
Oh crap I forgot to say my weeks.
I am 9 weeks today
Congratulations auntie cookie! Hope mother and baby are both well
YY to dizzyness
YY to fatigue (not sure anyone actually mentioned it, but I'll mention it anyway)
I'm not off caffeine completely, I can't stand the smell of coffee at the moment (that's when I knew I was pg), but I'm enjoying a cuppa or two during the day. I've started taking sugar in my tea, which isn't like me either, I just fancied it.
Last pg I was well into my squash, but I would always get the full sugar ones because of the aspartame issue (although I'm not totally clear what the problem was with it). I also got well into drinking milk, especially with chocolate nesquick (I'm such a child). I think there was a documentary at the time with that woman called Cherry who did a show about the difference between low sugar/fat and full sugar/fat, and milk came out really well. I tried it and was hooked. This time I am all over marmite and toast. Love it.
Cookie I'm feeling exactly the same and its impossible to do anything when you feel like you might faint any time soon.
I'm trying to stay off the caffeine but I need a cuppa sometimes and now also have a sugar usually to help the dizziness.
Lu 7 +0
Glad to know others feel the same, (makes me feel normal) although sorry to hear your feeling bad to.
Ahhhh my nephew was doing well but he's been rushed to the big hospital as he has jaundice
Congratulations to Cookie on your sis' baby.
I don't know the details regarding aspartame either, I remember reading about it, being suitably horrified and the forgetting it all. I think there was talk of cancer causing properties although some food agencies have passed it as fine so who knows. In general life I just try and limit it but while pregnant I'd rather be on the safe side.
Sorry to hear about your nephews jaundice cookie. Am sure it will clear up ok.
Also haven't been putting my weeks as I won't know till the scan but between 6-8 weeks. 8 from LMP but had long cycles so I think more likely to be around 6.
Evening all, just dipping my toe into the antenatal club water. Mostly lurking on the PG after MC thread, but wanted to pop in here and look around <swivels head from side to side>. Mmmm, nice!
6+5 (DS, DD, MMC)
cookie hope your nephews jaundice clears very soon!
mama I'm in the same situation as you and it's driving me crazy not knowing how many weeks I am. I got caught straight after coming off Cerazette before I had a period so no way of knowing really. I'm guessing between 6-7 weeks.
Has anyone started telling anyone their pregnant yet? I'm thinking of telling family if everything's ok at our early scan but maybe wait to tell friends until my 12 week scan just to be sure.
Congrats teaand come and join in, we're a friendly bunch
prettyinpink I'm still having one coffee a day but have gone right off chocolate (after loving it my entire life).
bodeccia - with you on the marmite/toast combo
Hello to the new people
Booked in with the midwife today and my scan will be on Sept 12th so it's starting to feel more real now (as if the hideous fatigue and nausea wasn't making it real enough).
I think I'm 10 weeks exactly today but the midwife this morning said I was
Hey Tea Welcome! I also suffered a mc and then fell pregnant after with this little one I'm hoping he/she is healthy and hangs on in there all the way into my arms.
I am 6+3
And then when Your ready you should join our fb group.
Just add Trisha Jukes on fb she will add you onto the group it's private so your friends won't see anything.
I'm 7weeks and the nausea won't let up! Luckily I work from home so constant dry retching isn't as embarrassing as it could be. Going away with friends this weekend though and not sure how I'm gonna cover it up! DH and I are both nervous people so don't want to tell anyone til after 1st trimester
me and oh haven't told family yet but I feel really bad but without hearing a hb or seeing anything yet it could all be in my head apart fron being tired and big sore boobs since just b4 bfp
welcome cat and other newbies!
I am glad to see I am not the only one still drinking coffee! I restrict myself to half a cup but I need at least that much to kickstart my brain in the morning. I have been feeling guilty about it because my sil who just had her baby completely gave up even a sip of tea during her pregnancy. but now feeling a bit better.
Congrats auntie cookie! I have heard new born jaundice is easy to treat (i think sunlight does the trick) if diagnosed, so hopefully all should be well.
Hi all! Welcome to Tea & Cata
I've been such an emotional mess today, as well as being nauseous all day - this pregnancy stuff is way harder than I thought! My DH cooked fish last night and when I came down this morning the kitchen reeked of it, didn't make it to the car without some attractive retching!
Caffeine-wise, I've cut down a LOT, I'm on one cup of tea a day at the mo, with small amounts of Choc if I fancy. Normally a diet coke fiend too, Have switched to full fat Fanta which is tasty. NHS says up to 200mg of caffeine per day is fine - that's two cups of instant coffee, or two teas and a can of coke. So whoever said they're down to one or two cans a week, you could be depriving yourself less! Lots of places think its best to keep it low in 1st trimester anyway though, which is why I'm trying one cup. I normally have about 5 a day!
just seen theres a may 2014 thread up! we're obviously all old hands at this pregnancy thing now .
Welcome to the new people and congratulations.
PainAuxRaisin your scan is on the same day as mine.Glad I know someone else is going through the same thing. I'm so worried about it! what time is yours? mines at 9.30 so at least it's over and done with early.
Very strange! I'm lying in bed after being woken up by a naughty mosquitos nibbling at my toes and all I can think about is tuna sandwiches I was the same at 11pm before bed. I never had cravings with DD (except that I wanted to add chili onto everything).
For those drinking diet coke. ..I have no idea if it's true, but I read that a study was done recently that found some links between autism and aspartame taken during pregnancy. I've always tried to avoid artificial sweetners but this article makes me check ingredients even more since aspartame does seem to pop up everywhere. Perhaps normal softdrinks will be better (or my personal favourite. .. sparkling water with a splash of cranberry juice and a dash of lime).
Pink- I bought the angel sounds Doppler. It says it works from 9 weeks and lots of positive reviews agree so its worth a go.
I agreed DH could tell someone about the pg as he needs to step down from a voluntary position he was supposed to do next year. An email went out to the entire committee on wed to congratulate us
DH didn't see the email til yesterday so there are probably at least 50 people who know by now as they would definitely have passed it on. And we're going to see them on Sunday.
Just woken up - thank goodness for this non wired bra I bought. Wearing it to bed stopped the sore boobs from bashing each other!
I'm having 2 instant coffees a day until I no longer fancy them. From what I've read some caffeine is ok. I didn't consider aspartame so will change my squash.
How's everyone today?
Woah I've got Jordan boobs this morning!! Well not quite but I was only a 32b before and now I definitely have boobs
Yes pretty its pretty frustrating about not knowing the dates. I keep reading the week by week development things and trying not to get ahead of myself but am reading ahead because I could be eight weeks.
Ha ha tea enjoy the boobs now you'll be sick of them soon! I have so many bras now. From 32b pre pregnancy, 34d mid pregnancy, 36e post pregnancy and now 32d as still breastfeeding.
well my boobs are a bit sore but all my symptoms are slowing down. ive heard this is normal as I am almost 9 wks but it does worry me