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Early pregnancy and no real symptoms, is this normal? Any full termers that had this?

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amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 17:36:46

Hi all, this is my first thread and my first pregnancy. Getting a bit concerned as don't really seem to have many / any symptoms while lots of others at my stage are. Keep hearing that morning sickness reduces miscarriage risk by 30%! Would love to hear from some people a bit further along who have made it ok and didn't really have any symptoms. There's nothing I can really do is there apart from running out and buying lots of CB dating tests, which don't seem to be that accurate anyway! I just feel so normal! Boobs fine, no sickness, no pains - just odd twinge. x3 hpt positive and period 5 days late but nothing else to go on. Anyone else the same???

BronaghT Thu 07-Mar-13 22:06:10

I wouldn't worry. I had no pregnancy symptoms, apart from my breasts getting very sore at around 7 weeks and feeling very tired before I even knew I was pregnant. During my pregnancy ( I am now 36w +4) I have been well, no symptoms at all. If you are lucky, let this continue during your pregnancy!!

givemeaclue Thu 07-Mar-13 11:34:49

It's unusual to get symptoms that early! Many don't even know they are pg!

If it helps, I had twins and had no morning sickness at all, Nov everyone gets sick. Be glad you aren't!

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Thu 07-Mar-13 11:27:27

It was more terrifying than incredible blush Especially as I ride racehorses alot.
Congratulations OP grin

Simian0 Wed 06-Mar-13 21:51:15


I felt exactly the same as you at the start. I think we're remarkably lucky having no symptoms. At 33 weeks now and hearing other women's gripes and complaints in antenatal class I'm over the moon I've been so lucky. I've had some BP issues and some horrid acid reflux lately, but in the grand scheme of things...

I was so convinced that because i didnt 'feel pregnant' at the 12 week scan they were going to look, turn to me and say "oh love, you're not pregnant, you're just getting fat!". I didn't really start showing until about 26/27 weeks either (and I'm average size, not 'skinny').

It's total horses for courses with this pregnancy lark. Just be grateful you're not retching all over the place or lying up in bed with immobilising pains etc.

Enjoy it, sounds like you're going to have a good run. Just keep an eye on things you can't see you obviously, like BP etc.

Congrats again.

amiready Wed 06-Mar-13 21:18:03

Wow!! Ha ha!! That makes me giggle! That's incredible makeitup!!! what a shock! Only just in time to tell work too!

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Tue 05-Mar-13 07:10:38

I had no symptoms, in fact I had no idea I was pregnant. What I thought was a 8 week along pregnancy, had very long waving arms and legs at my '8 week scan'
I was actually nearly 23 weeks blush

PointlessCow Tue 05-Mar-13 07:01:53

Congratulations Ami that's wonderful news smile

amiready Fri 01-Mar-13 15:17:09

Thanks so much Kafri! Congratulations for you!
The exciting news is that there IS a baby there - all present and correct, heartbeat and everything and having a good wriggle! Just couldn't believe it until I saw it! Now I feel I actually have something to bond with!!

Just so excited. It all feels so much more real now.

Kafri Fri 01-Mar-13 01:09:45

no symptoms here - pretty mych tge whole way through. I have very irregular cycles so if i hadn't needed ivf i probably wouldn't have known i was pregnant for ages. in fact if it wasn't for my early viability scan i wouldn't have believed my pg tests! wink

quite literally, throughout the whole 9months I had a touch of heartburn towards the end and then my bp started dancing around from 32 weeks by that point there was no denying i was pg

so yes - no symptoms can mean healthy pg.

I used to feel bad that i seemed to have it so easy compared to other women but then I would remind myself that i had my hard time actually getting pg in the first place.

I say just enjoy the time you have symptom free as from experience on here, things can and do hit at any time.

good luck x

amiready Thu 28-Feb-13 15:29:46

Well....have my 12 week scan tomorrow when according to my calculations I will be 12+4!!! Still no symptoms except tiredness/diarrhoea! Here's hoping all is well and that there really is a baby in there healthy and growing. Hoping with all my heart!

MaryannM Wed 06-Feb-13 23:31:24

I suppose it's different for everybody, I had no symptoms at all and at 8 wks morning sickness kicked in and in force, 24/7. So .... Hang in there! I know plenty of women who had no symptoms and had very healthy babies. Good luck. X

amiready Wed 06-Feb-13 22:14:09

Thanks LexiLogan. Doing my best. Just hoping all the good stuff is still ahead re telling people etc. It's always encouraging to hear other people's experiences about lack of symptoms!

LexiLoganberryBump Tue 05-Feb-13 21:41:23

Had my DD 8 years ago and had no symptoms until the heartburn arrived in the third trimester.

Try not to let yourself worry to much smile

amiready Tue 05-Feb-13 20:44:29

9+2 and still no symptoms!! Aggghhh.

Want a scan, want a scan, want a scan. Want to tell people, want to tell people, want to tell people.

permaquandry Sat 26-Jan-13 21:02:16

Congratulations! My Msickness kicked in at 6 weeks, all other symptoms came with a vengeance too, headaches, sore boobs, twinges.

I still did a test every week up until 1st scan even tho symptoms were so strong! Early pregnancy can be worryingly especially with the first and it feels like a lifetime til the first scan.

Some women have no symptoms other that growing bump and sail through pregnancy. I'm not one of those women but I hope you are! Congrats again and try not worry. smile

SquashNutButter Sat 26-Jan-13 20:49:02

Haven;t read the replies but 1st pregnancy - I had nothing but sore boobs to suggest anything was going on until about 14 weeks, when I think I felt a bit of stretching. 2nd pregnancy - didn't even have sore boobs until about 10/11 weeks.
Congrats and try not to worry smile

Poonli Sat 26-Jan-13 15:01:36

Hi all I had my early pregnancy scan okay and all s fine. I saw baby and heard his heartbeat. They said if I hadn't developed morning sickness now then unlikely too. Yay!! Such a relief......

ecuse Sat 26-Jan-13 12:56:18

No symptoms for me until about 15 weeks other than TIREDNESS. Perfectly healthy 20mo in the back seat of the car grin

dietcokeandwine Sat 26-Jan-13 12:49:24

I'm pretty much full term with my third DC (due next week)...had two healthy full term babies previously.

DC1, stacks of symptoms, felt awful for first 14 weeks, definitely 'felt' pregnant but blossomed in middle trimester

DC2 - no symptoms whatsoever, felt fine, would never even have believed there was a baby in there apart from pregnancy tests and scans!

DC3 - have felt dreadful pretty much all the way through with sickness peaking between 14 and 24 weeks...

I have also had two early miscarriages but during those short periods of pregnancy I actually 'felt' far more pregnant than I did whilst carrying my (healthy) DS2...confused

So yes, all women are different but if my experience tells me anything it is that every pregnancy is different too even for the same woman, if you know what I mean.

Good luck with your pregnancy, I am sure you will be absolutely fine smile

amiready Sat 26-Jan-13 12:21:43

Thanks guys - it's just so lovely to hear of other people in the same position - so reassuring somehow. It's one of the reasons we still haven't told anyone yet - just so hard to know if anything going on in there! Having a nightmare sorting out my contract with work too, so just want that out the way, which I hope will help a lot with reducing stress. 7+6 today....

Mummytotheark - on topics look under Pregnancy, and then antenatal clubs and you will find us.

Dillydolly so glad everything ticking along - must be lovely to be able to feel movements etc. I am excited about getting to the second trimester!

Thanks everyone for your ongoing support!

Dillydollydaydream Sat 26-Jan-13 07:42:07

Not full term but I'm 22 wks and everything's ticking along nicely.
This is dc4, with dc1 I didn't have symptoms apart from tiredness. With dc2&3 I had really bad sickness til about 30 wks. Dc was a girl but 2&3 were boys. This time I've been tired in the evenings, my boobs are tender if I prod them and I haven't been sick once. I feel nauseous if I haven't eaten but apart from that I've been ok. According to my last scan this one is a girl. Looks like boys make me more sick for some reason?!

Every pregnancy is different, some people are sick 24/7 and have every symptom going, others Sail through with none at all. Try not to worry.

Mummytothearkbuilder Sat 26-Jan-13 07:34:39

Oh my goodness I could have written this post!! I am currently 6+6 and other than an increase in headaches I have no symptoms. I have been driving myself crazy thinking the worst - this post has been really reassuring - thanks lovelies smile

I have a private scan booked for next Saturday - think its going to be a long week..........!!

I haven't found the due in sept 13 thread yet - I will have a hunt for it smile

HappyAsASandboy Thu 24-Jan-13 17:16:26

I didn't have any symptoms until about 16 weeks, except being a bit tired.

I had twins grin

Try and relax. You have a long way to go until the 12 weeks scan, and even longer to go before you meet your baby. And stop with the pregnancy tests - at some point they stop showing as pregnant even though there is nothing wrong. If you keep doing them then one day you're going to panic that it isn't as strong a signal, but that's entirely normal.

Oh, and congratulations!

amiready Thu 24-Jan-13 16:47:31

Good luck BonaDea. I can't even IMAGINE being 30 weeks!

BonaDea Thu 24-Jan-13 14:59:45

there is definitely less to say when you're not joining in with the moaning about MS and it is not that helpful for people like us to post saying "sorry, to hear you're feeling rotten, I feel just like normal" grin

my only complaint about the no sickness really was that it did make the whole thing feel unreal until the 12 week scan...

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