February 2014 (take 3)(1000 Posts)
I'm AB- and really should give blood. Been too scared of the blood tests but I guess they are done now I'm pregnant!
Hi Champagne and everyone - just marking my place on the new thread!
I have no idea what blood type I am, despite enough of it being taken from me during my last pregnancy. I just can't remember!
I have my scan next Thurs 25th, when I think I'll be 12 weeks exactly. I'm also nervous that there will just be pizza in there and I've imagined the whole thing. I'm still not sure if I'm still bloated or if my bump really is starting to form. Either way, my trousers are all pretty tight but I've loathe to dig out my old maternity clothes just yet!
I'm lucky that I haven't been sick but am just extra exhausted and grumpy with my 2 year old - I seem to have lost patience whenever she has a whinge and acts like a baby. She'll have to be the grown up one soon! I won't tell her though until much later in the pregnancy as it's too long to wait for her.
Exciting that it's scan time for most of us over the next few weeks, and then hopefully we'll all be glowing in the next trimester...
Sending happy and healthy pregnancy vibes but unfortunately no
Ooh new thread already! We are a chatty lot. Champagne we are blood twins...at least I know where to come if I ever need a transfusion! I have my next scan on the 2nd August (as was too early for NT last time) and it feels ages away till I can see the little kidney bean again!
Marking my place on the shiny new thread!
New thread! littlepanda I'm exactly the same. Got my scan in 2 weeks time and so worried that there will be nothing in there except chocolate!
I've been pretty sick, and when not sick I've been nauseous 99% of the time for the last few days. I had gained 3lb from eating constantly to stave off the sickness. Lost it again now from being too sick to eat much!
Last time I was pregnant everyone said "oh you'll be better by 12 weeks"...my arse it went on till at least 16
10w + 0
first midwife appointment tomorrow. also, got smear test reminder through today. can i do that??? do i have to wait till after baby?
Little panda - I'm glad it's not just me who's being a grumpy Mummy. I'm so tired today. I actually nearly fell asleep at my desk in the middle of a busy office! I left 30 mins early so didn't have to deal with rush hour
Thanks for all the positive reassurance on the take 2 thread. Was beginning to feel like I was some sort of freak with no symptoms.
Have however been suffering from extremely itchy arms since I got home from holiday???
Only got a matter of hours until I get the evidence I need that there is actually a wee baby in there. Looking forward to all the scan stories over the next few weeks
hey all, just checking in
barebranches I think you have to wait til a few months after the birth but check with mw
Wow, another new thread! Barebranches I'm pretty sure they won't do a smear test now you're pregnant as it's too risky. They'll want to do it afterwards.
I feel I have nothing to say here other than constant chat about puking and nausea so I think I'll just lurk for a bit! Can't think of a single thing I can face to eat this evening so might try and force down some cereal in a bit just to keep things ticking over.
Hey everyone, got a bit lost on the last thread so checking in here. I'm 11+1 and my scan is next Monday. Seems like it's taken an age to come around but not long now.
I'm absolutely exhausted! Can't decide if it's still the pregnancy or the heat at the moment. How is everyone? Xx
bare I am overdue for my smear, as kept thinking I might be pregnant so didn't want to book it! Mw says it can't be done until after baby is born but not to forget!
I've just ended up calling 111 because my tummy cramps returned! I'm such a pregnant worrier! Anyway, I'm now resting and drinking lots of fluids in the hope that helps.
Normally I would shrug off a bit of tummy pain and ride it out, but when there's a baby growing nearby it seems that much scarier. Anyway, the nhs nurse was lovely and have me a long list of things I need to actually worry about.
I feel really anti social as we have someone staying with us and the last three evenings I've hid in my bedroom. He doesn't know I'm pregnant, so probably is worried he'll catch a bug from me!
Blimey you lot have been chatty!
Another O- here. I had an anti-d injection with ds at 28 weeks (in my arm) and then they took blood from the umbilical cord at birth to check his blood type (also O-). If he'd been + i would have had to go to hospital within 72 hours of the birth for another anti-d. I don't know if they just automatically give it as hospital at the birth? I couldn't have anti-d at home for some reason (but I could have bloods taken and pethidine had I wanted it? ). Maybe that's why they don't test the dp's - because they need to test the babies at birth anyway?
I had an awful/lovely weekend at home with my parents. Awful because I came down with ds's bug and was vomiting for 12 hours straight (my upmost sympathy to those with hg - I was nearly crying after a day and I at least knew it should be over in 24 hours!) but it was still lovely as I had my mum looking after me and running around after ds. I felt very spoilt. Missed my friends wedding party though
I told some more family/friends this weekend, but still none of the inlaws. My boss jokingly asked if I was vomming because I was pregnant, I said yes and then lied and said No because I wasn't really listening to him . Ah well he can find out after 6th August.
Hey everyone! I got a bit lost in the last thread too but I'm back - 9+1! amicus so glad it's not just me with the lack of symptoms...I was feeling so worried about it all the other day, especially as it feels like ages to wait until my scan date...
I'm in NZ (originally from the UK) and our maternity system is slightly different. You can choose to receive care either from an independent midwife or a hospital midwifery team but either way it is free. I had my booking appointment way back in week 5...got my next appointment one week today!
I'm O- too, I recall a similar experience ref anti D to that, which prudence describes, except I had the shot at 72 hours too.
O- too! That's a lot of universal donors! Hope you're all giving blood (after baby of course)
Hi everyone, I'd like to join too please! I'm 9 weeks pregnant today, due 20 Feb. Had an early scan this time last week to check what was happening as I'd had a little bleeding, but everything looks ok. Hope everyone is feeling ok.
Homeby930, I'm in NZ too, I think the midwife system over here is really great. I've booked in with the same midwife I had for my daughter (who will be 2 in August), it's been lovely to see her again.
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