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Positive test, what next?!?

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susey Sun 24-Jul-11 11:21:21

I am shaking. We have been trying to get pregnant and now I just had a very clearly positive test result! Now what do I do? I was going to make an appointment to see my doctor (luckily I just registered with the GP after not having one for years!!). Is it too soon to tell my mum? What have other mumsnetters done at this stage? I am one day overdue my period and have sore breasts and thought 'might as well test, something feels up'. This is my first pregnancy and I just cannot belive it!
P.S. Quite new to Mumsnet, so hello! Be nice! Will no doubt be spending more time here!! xx

WeGotThere Sun 24-Jul-11 11:40:13

Enjoy being crazy excited!

I then went on Mumsnet to find out my due date. We both told our mums on the first day we found out and, although mine has rung me every day for the last 2 weeks, I'm so glad we did. They are so excited.

I also made an appointment to see my GP but if I was you I'd mention to the receptionist that you're pregnant to see if you can get straight in with the midwife - I don't have my midwife app for another 2 weeks and would have had it tomorrow had I booked it straight away. The procedure may be different at your GPs but worth asking.

Finally arrange a nice meal with your OH to treat yourselves and celebrate the wonderful news!

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 24-Jul-11 11:42:29

Hello and congratulations!smile

So you must be 4 weeks. Firstly, it's up to you to tell who you like when you like. Some people are superstitious, some not. I was until I had a miscarriage at 11 weeks earlier this year. Hadn't told anyone except my parents and then ended up having to tell everyone because of needing time off work etc. Now I'm pregnant again I didn't care who knew!

Give the GP a call tomorrow. They'll probably want to see you to refer you to the midwives although in some places you contact the midwives directly. If you do see the GP, don't be disappointed with your visit. They don't test anymore as home pregnancy tests are as good as anything they can do. They might make a fuss of calculating the due date. They love doing that so let them even though you've probably looked at 18 different online calculators!

They might ask if you're happy with the pregnancy in case they need to refer you for other options. This is a standard question.

You'll get an appointment with the midwife for anywhere between 8-12 weeks for your booking in. A long long appt where they go through the family history of you and the dog blah blah.

Then you'll get an appt for 12 weeks for your dating scan and, in a lot of areas, nuchal fold scan. This is where they calculate a risk for Downs Syndrome.

So, it will feel like a long time before anything happens but you'll have lots of tiredness and hormones to keep you busy! And there we have, the beginner's guide to early pregnancy!

Good luck smile

scarlettsmummy2 Sun 24-Jul-11 11:43:59


I told my mum the day after I found out. I made an appointment with the midwife, but I was nine weeks before I had my book in appointment with the midwife which felt like ages!

susey Sun 24-Jul-11 11:44:26

Thank you WeGotThere! I used the due date calendar too - 31 March, it seems so near yet so far!! Good idea about telling the receptionist when I'm booking an appointment, I know they have a midwife/antenatel care at my GP. So excited and nervous right now!

ShowOfHands Sun 24-Jul-11 11:46:29

I'd take a few days to just enjoy the brilliance of your news. It's a lovely thing to know that a new baby has started to grow inside you and those first few days after the positive test are just wonderful and I enjoyed it being just dh and me who knew.

Like others have said, you might not need to see a GP anyway and the midwife won't see you until you're 8wks + so you've got a good month to get used to the idea. Just check with your surgery.

I personally don't tell because I wouldn't want to untell iyswim. But it just depends on you.


susey Sun 24-Jul-11 11:47:00

Oh more replies already, thank you everyone! I know what you mean Gwendoline, we are being a bit 'sensible' and superstitious about telling people, even our parents, because we know it's early days. Thank you for your guide, I am def going to phone the GP tomorrow.

GemmaReeto Sun 24-Jul-11 16:58:10

Hi, Just another experience for you...
I found out when my period was a day overdue too. I just kept staring at the pregnancy test saying a couldnt believe it that night! Called docs the next morning and got an appointment that evening where he just took my weight and blood pressure and gave me a little pregnancy pep talk! Took a pee sample to them the next day which took 2 days to come back and they confirmed positive so referred me to a midwife who called about a week later to arrange booking appointment and a 12 week scan date. Appointment with midwife was 9 weeks, first scan 13 weeks smile
I told my mum, dad and sis and OH's mum and dad and bro as soon as I got the positive result from the Docs (as although I got the positive pregnancy test I wanted double confirmation! Told everyone else after first scan.
Congratulations and best wishes! I remember how exciting these first moments were! smile

Oeisha Sun 24-Jul-11 17:16:19


I didn't tell anyone, parents included, that didn't need to know 'til my scan (12wks). I had to tell work as soon as I knew as some aspects of my job involve me doing stuff I know I can't do when pg (I work in a supermarket). Might be worth thinking about wether the same applies...

Contact you GP asap as the earlier they get your rhesus tests, rubella status etc done, the better (I had my rubella checked when first TTC as I had a family outbreak). Otherwise as Gwendolin says... though I had an appointment pre-'booking' appointment for my weight, height and bloods etc as my MW was expecting a bumper crop of babies around my booking time...

susey Sun 24-Jul-11 17:34:34

Thank you everyone, this is all making things much clearer for me, I feel like I know what to expect now! It doesn't feel real yet, I'm not sure when it'll sink in!!

scarlettlips Sun 24-Jul-11 17:47:16

WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO AND OTHER LOAD NOISES...whoops didn't mean to write that in caps!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! (that i did mean)

I cried for 40 mins but then I had a huge horrid hangover as had no idea I was pregnant. We should of called DD - Jagerbomb!

Make a appointment with your GP and go from there!


foxylady123 Sun 24-Jul-11 21:13:41

Yay congratulations.
Make an app. with gp. With DD1 I told my mum, dad, brother sis and DH's immediate family. Also told my best friends, then waited till i was 12 weeks before i told anyone else.

Am now 9+4 pg and same ppl know also most the girls at work as they knew we were ttc and kept asking and 1 day i just burst and told them.

Enjoy being pregnant it's good to share with someone as it makes it more real as its sooooo long till booking in app. or scan.

NRGless Mon 25-Jul-11 08:11:43

DP and myself weren't going to tell anyone until the 12 week scan but unfortunately things took a bit of a twist. First of all we found out the day before our engagement party so I couldn't have a drink (When you have 40 of your closest friends enjoying a barbie in your back garden with alcohol aplenty and you're not drinking, they're going to suss!!!) then at 6 weeks (3 days later) I was sent to A&E with horrendous abdo pain ?ectopic. Bit of a nuisance seeing as I work there!!! Everything was fine but I felt I had to tell my colleagues to put a stop to any rumours that may or may not have started!!
Telling people is a personal choice but now I find my big mouth runs away with me and I'm telling anyone who will listen as I'm soooooooooo excited.
I'm now 10 weeks and meet my midwife tomorrow, not sure what to expect but looking forward to it.
Good luck and enjoy the unbelievable exhaustion that will wash over you at every given moment (they seem to forget to tell you that in books!).

Oeisha Mon 25-Jul-11 11:27:21

susey I'm 15wks and despite scans, nausea, vomiting, breasts like boulders, extreem tiredness, occasional what I assume it punches/kicks/headbutts form Yolkis, I still don't seem to believe it...but then I am soo bloody tired maybe I'm just not awake fully...confused

pixiestix Mon 25-Jul-11 11:33:40

Congratulations! Its such a lovely feeling looking at that first positive pregnancy test smile

susey Mon 25-Jul-11 18:02:08

Thank you everyone! I feel so welcome on Mumsnet, and so reassured right now that everything I'm thinking is normal!! I made an appt with the GP, I told the receptionist my reason for booking and she said that those appts are normally longer so she booked me for next week (the nearest available 'longer' slot). Good luck everybody else who has replied, isn't it exciting/weird/exhausting?!

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