Just found out you are pregnant after a previous miscarriage and too nervous to move over the to pregnancy boards? Freaking out about spotting, cramping, symptoms (or lack there of) and nervously awaiting your first scan? Here is a lovely place for lot's of support, hand holding and problem sharing.
Courtesy of owlbooty here are the Ten Commandments of the Freak Out Room.
1. Thou shalt check thy knickers to the point of insanity until the baby actually arrives. 2. Thou shalt also check the loo roll post-wipeage (sorry, gross, I know) 3. Thou shalt bore thy physician and midwife to tears with the mentalling. 4. And thy husband/boyfriend/family/neighbour's cat. 5. Thou shalt obsess over the absence of symptoms. 6. And the presence of symptoms. 7. And the fluctuation of symptoms. 8. Thou shalt pee on a vast number of sticks and keep ClearBlue and First Response in business. 9. The day before any scan extreme mentalling is permitted without recourse to the Haddock. 10. Self-diagnosis with Dr Google is Forbidden.
The Haddock will be applied liberally to all transgressors.
pointy excellent news! So pleased they're both doing well! When's your next scan?
lime must admit I thought the same thing . Sore boobs is a very good symptom. I didn't even have sore boobs till about a week ago. They felt a little heavier, but now they're quite sore in the morning and then again when I take my bra off at night.
kat how exciting for you! I'm a week away from the magic 12 weeks. But because my dating scan isn't for two weeks I don't feel like I can officially celebrate that milestone till I'm 13 weeks. When's your dating scan?
Should I go fetch the list? I think I messed it up last time...
Ok - hope I haven't messed it up. I've taken a MamaPower and Coconuts off as I know they've had their babies. And I took the liberty of adding Pointy - but not your due date. I can take you off if you're not ready.
<delurking> Lovely to see a new thread started up and brilliant news on all the scans! Hopefully we'll see you all in the grads thread soon!
Nothing much to report here, am still having some days where I mental about not feeling anything, and some days mental about feeling too much movement! Can never be happy! This morning I forgot I was pregnant, until he started kicking, and I was like "Oh yeah! I'm having a baby!"
Was just looking at the list, and I've seemed to have put on an extra week somewhere! Not that I mind, I really wish I was nearly 26 weeks! I'll just update it if you don't mind!
Quick update from me...I had an appt at the hospital today. I think that it was originally supposed to be to receive my karyotyping results. The consultant was puzzled as to why I was there. I explained that I was looking for the results (which were all normal, which I expected) and that I was supposed to be seen by a consultant earlier in pg as I am high risk. She said that it could be her that I see in the future, but it was a postcode lottery.
Anyway, she tried to find the heartbeat with the doppler and couldn't. Of course, The Fear starts rising in me. She took me over to the EPU, which I have been dreading visiting in this pg, as it is a bad news place. The sonographer with the bedside manner of a wolf was in, so I thought, this is it, my world is going to end now. But, there was baby with the heartbeat and kicking out. He didn't like me being in the EPU either as far as I could tell. I wish I could have spent longer looking at the screen, or had a little picture to take away, or they told me the heart rate, but I'm glad that baby is there, and OK.
I'm prepared for struggling with the angel sounds when it arrives, so I'll have to be patient and push The Fear away.