I've just read this, does anyone know if this is true?
"Its totally normal for your symptoms to fade around the 7-8 week gestation mark as around 7 weeks, something called the corpus luteum, which has been feeding your baby initially, is no longer needed. HCG is raised at first to keep your other hormones high, to maintain the pregnancy. The placenta then starts to take over (usually fully functional around 12-14 weeks)and so HCG levels drop, resulting in reduced symptoms".
Millie, a blighted ovum is not possible after seeing a heartbeat - its where the pregnancy never develops. A missed miscarriage would be possible, where the pregnancy develops to a point and then stops but the body doesnt expel the pregnancy.
This is definitley not neccessarily the case and symptoms come and go, I remember constantly poking my boobs in the early days to try and figure out if they were still sore. Probably the only reason they were sore was from me poking them
Millie, I'm feeling the same way. Haven't felt as bad this pregnancy compared to previous ones and now at 8+6 I feel even less pregnant and am getting a bit anxious. Have a midwife appt in a couple of weeks so am hoping I can hold out until then. Really hope all goes well at your scan tomorrow, good luck and let us know how you get on x
Thanks everyone. I got the blighted ovum thing from another post. Apologies if this is completely different, I didn't mean to be insensitive to anyone.
puzzletree are you on the Feb Bus thread too? These first few weeks are really up and down aren't they.
I actually just scanned all my old posts from my last pregnancy and found one where I said that all my symptoms stopped at 8weeks and I was panicking then too so I obviously have wrong memories from this time.
I will post tomorrow and let you know what the scan says.
Posted the same this morn 'insane' as I am 7 weeks today & woke up not feeling sick which I have been feeling 24/7. I panicked bigtime but have been super tired all day & think I just need to give myself a break & realise that I'm going to feel different everyday. Scarey though, glad your scan went well, you've made me feel better xxx
Squiglett - I say enjoy feeling less sick and relax, which of course is easy for me to say when I've just had that scan but it only confirmed what I knew deeop down, that is so much more likely to all be ok than not - congratulations!