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Can you reassure me it's normal to stop 'feeling' pregnant at about 14 weeks?

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weeblueberry Tue 13-Nov-12 14:26:11

Up until now I've felt nauseated, exhausted, sore pelvis and generally there was something in there?

Now most of that has ended and I'm not really sure how to deal with it? We had a scan last Monday where all was okay, so logically I know the chances are everything is all right. But this odd feeling of all the symptoms having lifted is really disconcerting.

Can anyone reassure me that they've been in this position and it's normal? The books say it's typical when you start your second trimester so...yeah...

picklesrule Tue 13-Nov-12 14:29:14

I had similar at around 15weeks with dd.. Just felt so much better! And yes I suppose less pregnant too I vaguely remember worrying at the time! Try not to worry and Enjoy it while it lasts I think..soon you will be huge and feeling VERY pregnant and very sick of it grin

paddycat1 Tue 13-Nov-12 14:30:58

The nausea and sickness does sometimes lessen around about now as the placenta takes over nourishing the baby so this gives you a bit more energy. You may next experience some heartburn if you eat alot of spicy foods or eat heavy meals rather than several smaller ones.

When you go to see your midwife next or your antenatal appointment at the hospital they will listen to your baby's heartbeat again for you.

I would enjoy this time of having your energy back as in the 3rd trimester you will be tired out again.

Good luck with everything

rempy Tue 13-Nov-12 14:32:40

Yes, happened to me too - weird twilight time between feeling ghastly, and then feeling baby moving. Looked normal, felt normal - had to check the scan photo occasionally to remind myself there was something in there.

Enjoy it - you'll feel ropey later on too.

littleladyindoors Tue 13-Nov-12 14:34:46

Yep, totally, even though I had a scan at 13 weeks, knew little one was in there and everything was ok. Still thought it might be gas LOL!! When I heard the heartbeat again at week 16, it went away, then came back before my second scan at 22 weeks. Its totally normal I think (well at least there are two of us anyway!!!) Im 24 weeks now and getting kicked too much for it not to be, and the bump gives it away now.
You are normal, enjoy this bit before the bit where you cant see your feet, let alone put your socks on!!!

worsestershiresauce Tue 13-Nov-12 15:42:13

Yes, it's normal! I'm just reaching the end of this nice phase and starting to feel very pregnant and uncomfortable again. Enjoy it while it lasts smile

emeraldgirl1 Tue 13-Nov-12 15:47:49

Yes, yes, yes. At least, according to a not very scientific sample of me and 2 of my friends. Very normal indeed smile At first I was just relieved the nausea had stopped at 12 weeks and then I had a sudden panic that everything had 'vanished'!!

ICompletelyKnowAboutGuineaPigs Tue 13-Nov-12 16:51:40

I was thinking the same thing this morning. I felt rubbish for weeks and I now feel ok. I went to my 16 week midwife appointment on Friday and listened to the HB and everything was fine. But because I felt movements by this stage with my last 2 DCs and I haven't with this one I keep panicking! I think pregnancy makes us irrational...not happy with symptoms, not happy without them!

I know that realistically this is the best time as I felt like a whale in the 3rd trimesters in my previous pregnancies but I think until I start feeling regular movements I'm just going to be one of those women that wobbles! Hope you feel better worse? soon grin

ZuleikaD Tue 13-Nov-12 17:00:07

Middle trimester is when you feel most 'normal' - so yes, fine to stop feeling pregnant!

NutBiscuit Tue 13-Nov-12 17:03:06

Yep - I was exactly the same. All symptoms (except perhaps for tiredness) disappeared completely at about 13/14 weeks. I really freaked out about it - not helped by the fact that the midwife refused to listen for the heartbeat at my 16 week appointment because she said she wouldn't be able to hear it yet (which I know from reading on here is not true!). It felt like I was in limbo for about 6 weeks until I really started feeling proper movements. Try not to worry - the chances of anything bad having happened AND you not knowing are very slim.

DangerMousey Tue 13-Nov-12 18:23:14

Yes! I felt totally normal and not pregnant at all from weeks 15 until about 20 when I started feeling the baby move. I am now 37 weeks, the size of a hippo, out of breath all the time and my belly button is actually looking bruised from where I am getting kicked so hard from the inside!

Try to relax and enjoy the second trimester if you can! In fact, right up until about 31-32 weeks I felt pretty normal, despite my growing bump!

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