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November 2013 anyone?

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stuffthenonsense Thu 21-Feb-13 13:58:15

Very early days yet but there must be a couple of others somewhere?

MrsTwinks Tue 05-Mar-13 17:58:42

Can I stick a foot in? I'm 4+5, edd nov 8th and very nervous, had a mc at 7+4 last year (with accompanying awful a&e visit) & totally petrified this tiny human wont stick either. Its taken since Sunday for it to sink in we managed to catch this time.

DH knows but no one else not even gp yet as I'm totally dr phobic after a&e experience. Anyone else?

Also anyone else with sickness random not morning times? Always in bed and always about 3/4pm.

SuffolkNWhat Tue 05-Mar-13 18:21:06

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GinSling82 Tue 05-Mar-13 18:33:43

Welcome and congrats mrstwinks! We're about the same amount along and my Edd is just the day before yours! Sorry to hear your worrying, I hope everything works out for you this time.

The icing - thanks for your advice about coping with nights. I'll put your tips into action and let you know how I get on.

I'm planning on telling my mum, dad and brothers when I get to 6 weeks because I know how excited they will be for me but no one else until much later. Although I know a few people already suspect on the basis of me turning down wine at the weekend - which never usually happens! wink

busyprocrastinating Tue 05-Mar-13 18:37:18

Welcome and congrats to newbies.

I am feeling really sick constantly and have no appetite whatsoever. In really having to force food down me.

Mrstwinks I am totally dr phobic (and dentist and hospital. Anything medical really) I rang and made my booking in appointment yesterday with the midwife which isn't for a couple of weeks as they won't see you until you are 8 weeks here and you don't see a doctor at all. My biggest fear is having my blood taken so hoping once that is done I might relax a bit

busyprocrastinating Tue 05-Mar-13 18:38:23

Am hoping to get to the 12 week scan before I tell anyone.

Fairydogmother Tue 05-Mar-13 19:23:41

I had bloods done for thyroid function last week so hoping to have the results this week - if not tomorrow. Quite stupidity excited for first medical visit! Must remember not to pee and forget to fill my wee pot lol.

A friend of mine had her first scan at 8 weeks so if they do the same for me it's not too long to wait.

I'm feeling full of energy in the evenings for some reason! Tired from 1-3 and then buzzing now! Just been up to ride my horse so maybe all the fresh air and exercise has woken me up lol

harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 19:26:07

Welcome and congratulations newbies! So many of us now!

Myidwife appointment was very basic. It's standard practice here to see a midwife at the gp clinic as soon as you have poas, they so some background info, give you your notes and send you away to fill on lots of info before the next appointment. My midwife also called the hospital and arranged my first appointment there for me to get bloods (27 march). My scan will be a couple of weeks or so after the bloods are taken. Oh and I had my blood pressure taken. I will get weighed etc when I go to the hospital on 27 march. I wasn't asked to provide a urine sample this time either.

Feeling much better today. Still have a dodgy tummy but can cope with that!!

DittyRatt Tue 05-Mar-13 19:33:54

Hi all and welcome to the newbies.

I have a terrible needle phobia, and will only let my doctor take my blood, and I have to have someone there to help calm me down <gulps down diazepam meds>, I also have a small phobia of dentists, and all thing medical, so even though I trust my doctor (I will only see her, down right refuse to see anyone else) I still only go if I absolutely have to.
I went to the doctors to discuss my iron levels this morning and they are rather low so I have been told I must eat lots of iron and vitamin C rich foods and stay clear of caffeine altogether. Then I must go back in 2weeks for another blood test, and they haven't risen then I will have to take iron tablets.


harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 19:38:00

Can I ask, those of you who have had 2 pr more you see signs of pregnancy earlier 2nd ( and more) time round? I feel the sensation in my tummy that I felt last time 12 weeks and more, like a heaviness

MrsTwinks Tue 05-Mar-13 19:46:38

Here you don't even get a booking appointment until 8-10 weeks, we are contemplating a private scan at 8weeks as both nervous about this one really being there (was made to feel like a hysteric last time as I hadn't had medical tests to confirm I was pg)

Have any of you on 2/3/4... done that? Is it worth it?? Also I've not exactly a washboard stomach so will they even see anything?

harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 20:03:51

My friend paid for a private scan at 10 weeks as her NHS scan was quote late - she said that it was the best £100 she has ever spent! She was going on holiday and wanted some reassurance. I don't think the amount of fat on your tummy matters? I hope not haha!!!!! grin

harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 20:04:24

Sorry for typos autocorrect! I need to start proof reading!!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 05-Mar-13 20:48:11

Congrats mrstwinks sorry about your mc and bad a&e experience.

I think needle phobia must be quite common. When I was pregnant with dd the midwives looked really nervous and said "I'm really sorry but we have to take some blood now". When I told them it didn't bother me and I am normally a blood donor the relief just shone through their faces.

Far less symptoms today, I have loads of energy which is hugely worrying. If I don't feel knackered tomorrow I will really panic.

Fakebook Tue 05-Mar-13 21:26:44

Welcome MrsTwinks and congratulations! I've had my fair share of crappy miscarriage experiences. It's crap but I think once you're reassured the baby is ok, the appointments become easier, if that makes sense? If you think an early scan will help to reassure you, then definitely do it. I got pregnant with DS after 4 mc's and the scans really helped me, but I did my fair share of mentalling whilst waiting for them! If you do have a scan, don't worry they'll see everything as long as you drink loads of water and if they still can't, they may do an internal scan with a probe.

Harverina, I didn't get any major symptoms the second time round with DS but I did feel him kick much quicker at 11 weeks. This time I was still waiting for my period to start until I looked at the date and realised I was overdue. I'm not really feeling pregnant which is why I'm a bit nervous again.

Hope everyone has a good night.

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 22:44:27

Lol I was practically a pin cushion when in labour with my daughter so good luck to those with needle phobias!!

busyprocrastinating Tue 05-Mar-13 23:20:44

Oh no don't say that mumma. With dd I had 1 blood test and 1 whilst delivering- for the placenta. I can't cope with any more than that. The midwife who took my blood looked in shock when I turned from being polite and quiet to shouting and swearing at the top of my lungs when she stuck the needle in blush even dh who had heard the stories of the personality changes when a needle is involved was shocked.

williaminajetfighter Wed 06-Mar-13 10:02:18

Welcome mrstwinks. I've had 3 mcs over the last 2 years (probably down to my age - i'm 43!) and I've never made it past 7 weeks.

I'm just about where you are (I'm due 7 Nov and am 4+6 today) and I am deeply paranoid. I literally cringe everytime I have to 'wipe' for fear that I'll see blood and every cramp makes me crazy! I POAS (digital) almost every day to ensure I'm moving from 1-2 weeks to 2-3 weeks and eventually 3+.. crazy yes!

Last mc I had a lot of cramping in my back and then mc the next day. This time I've been cramping constantly which I'm assuming is just the old uterus stretching. In my head I've convinced myself that I'm having twins and therefore having to make a lot of room!

I'm not feeling nauseous yet, but I'm sure that will come.

SpanishLady Wed 06-Mar-13 10:23:25

mrstwinks you are in good company - I'm another pregnant after recent MC - very recent! - I miscarried 1st Feb at 8+5 and appear to have gotten pregnant again 2 weeks later before I'd gotten a period - (Hi williaminajetfighter - Im 4+6 today too!). I too am nervous but hopeful and fx for us all.

I would be very interested in knowing from those ladies who have had previous MCs - when did you go to the see the MW/doctor - eg did you wait until around 7 weeks or go earlier given the circumstances?

MrsTwinks Wed 06-Mar-13 10:44:23

Ugh don't mention nausea. I can no longer go in the car without my head out the window like a dog. It's all day too. Don't want to complain thou..

I'm going to wait until next week until I go, so I'm past that 6 week mark. DH pointed out to me last night that I should ask the gp for a scan as I have a long history of anxiety disorders and its making me so anxious, so I think I'm going to try that when I do go.

MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 11:00:28

I was having such a crap day at work as my boss is in a stinker of a mood, but I just got a huge bunch of flowers delivered to work from my OH, put a huge grin on my face.

williaminajetfighter Wed 06-Mar-13 11:09:16

hi spanishlady - Because I had 3 mcs in a row I was able to get some investigations done (mostly bloodwork and ultrasounds) to ensure there weren't any fertility issues etc. There weren't any except that my ovaries were a bit 'polycystic' - sigh. The doctor had called me to give me the results of my latest bloodwork and I told her my pg test was positive so she booked my 12 week scan over the phone.

However in a letter from the fertililty specialist he wrote that if I had any problems with the pg, because of my history, I could certainly visit the early pregnancy centre for a scan between 6 and 8 weeks. I may or may not --- I don't want to burden them if it's just for my curiosity and I don't have problems or bleeding. I may look at a private scan at the 8-9 week mark. If I make it to then!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 06-Mar-13 11:50:19

williamina and spanish congrats I know what you mean about feeling nervous. I have been a paranoid wreak since I got my BFP (I had 3 chem pregs last year). I just wish someone would put me in a coma for a few weeks till the baby's born
Not being at all productive at work, feeling headachy, nauseous and so so tired.

Fairydogmother Wed 06-Mar-13 12:00:04

I had my first midwife appt today. No pee needed lol!

She just took a history and had a look at my blood results from last week - to take less thryoxine now. Being referred to endocrinology consultant for management of that but otherwise it should be normal shared care. Shes sent my referral letter to the hospital so they will call me for a booking appt and scan in about 4-6 weeks. She was lovely so would be happy to see her again and she had a wee book of info for me.

berrybomb Wed 06-Mar-13 12:13:17

hello ladies (and gent) - I did join on the very first page, but I've been away for a bit (snowboarding - constantly terrified of falling, but fortunately I stayed upright).

This is my first - EDD is 4th November. I think I've finally accepted it and let it sink in, but it's still very surreal - we were lucky enough for it to happen in our first month trying.

Good luck to everyone :-)

Posabelle Wed 06-Mar-13 14:35:41

Hello! I'm brand new. Posting here because if i don't somewhere, I will burst. Been trying for 8 months and has just started to be investigated as to why it was taking a little while (because i terminated a pregnancy 5 years ago with same partner) scan showed up polycyctic ovaries so was feeling really down last week. Then had a negative test on Friday, so sad all weekend.

Monday AM, period still hadn't arrived, so did test. Negative. Last night, thought, this is so weird my period still isn't here! So rooted into rubbish (yuck i know) and the test i had done had a very fine pink line on it that hadn't been there before! Read all about evaporation lines etc so tried not to get too excited (even though i haven't had a cycle over 30 days in a year)

Anyway, bought more tests at lunch, and couldn't wait. Definite second line. Still VERY faint but its there! I haven't even told my husband yet because i want to wait till i see him. I can't believe it! Online calculator says due 9th November. Sorry for massive essay, i just had to put it SOMEWHERE. :D

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