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BFP!! What do I need to do?

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harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 11:22:06

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HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 06-Apr-13 11:31:05

Congratulations! smile

Well if you're on the pregnacare you'll be getting the folic acid you need but make sure you're getting your vitamin D too. Generally you need to try to eat a balanced diet (but if you morning sickness it'll be whatever you can stomach!). Seeing the doctors varies depending on your practice - at mine you just book in for your 9 week booking in appointment with the midwife. I find it odd but they don't confirm you're pregnant! Some practices want you to book in with the GP so I'd just ring on Monday and ask how your practice works.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sat 06-Apr-13 11:37:31

Harry congratulations!

I have just made my booking appointment, yes very odd...I rang up thinking I would need to see a gp to confirm, but no, just the midwife! Obviously they dont have lots of people booking in without being totally sure, or mad enough to make up being up the duff!

The receptionist told me that due to the current baby boom in my area, booking in appointments were being done as and when, not at eight weeks like they used to do. Interesting!

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sat 06-Apr-13 11:40:39

The other thing you could do is think about who you are going to tell and when. I have to tell my boss quite soon as I work in a school and he will need to ensure my safety if contagious diseases like chicken pox come in.

My mum knows and obviously my partner, but other than that I am keeping quiet til my bump gives it away!

harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 11:53:45

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harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 11:58:10

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harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 11:58:40

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HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 06-Apr-13 12:03:05

Yes you need to restrict your caffiene intake but don't go cold turkey! It can make you feel quite ill! Have a look at the NHS guidelines re diet.

harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 12:20:12

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RJM17 Sat 06-Apr-13 12:30:57

As long as the eggs are fully cooked u should be ok!! And u can have a certain amount of caffeine a day. I am having caffeine free tea so that I can still have my Pepsi and dandelion and burdock as I have become addicted to this since being pregnant!!
I had my appointment with the doctor the day I found out and she did the maternity certificate and gave me all the info I needed and prescription for frolic acid etc.
I have my booking appointment at the hospital on Monday and I will then be 8 weeks!!
Congrats and hope all goes well x

harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 12:32:29

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LandsN Sat 06-Apr-13 13:19:06

Hi congratulations I am 10+3 and was also taking vits when conceived and gp and m/w told me to keep taking them as they have everything you need remember not to lift heavy objects too and plenary of rest if u can I can't sleep much at the mo sad I have had booking and bloods done already (might be early due to previous m/c's though) good luck x

LandsN Sat 06-Apr-13 13:20:39

Oh and I tested every week for about 3 weeks cos I thought it was wrong as I had no symptoms then about week 7 they hit me lol x

harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 13:59:22

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LandsN Sat 06-Apr-13 14:01:36

I have had this on and off think it just where your body is adjusting to changes thing stretching etc if your worried ring nhs direct x

RJM17 Sat 06-Apr-13 14:02:20

Yes harry I did!! I was so nervous and the day we told our parents Indus another one then the day we went for our scan I did another. Every time something was being confirmed I did a test first as I was convincing myself I had got it wrong. But nope there is definately a baby there I've seen it 3 times now!! X

Fairydogmother Sat 06-Apr-13 14:09:54


No need to do much else different except for wait! And wait a bit longer! Does seem an age until appointments etc come around. I saw my midwife at about 4 weeks and she referred me to the hospital for booking in. I'll be 10 weeks on Monday and booking is on Tuesday.

Check out lists of things you should or shouldn't eat but otherwise just continue as normal. I'm still riding and looking after my horse, running, walking the dog etc so unless you have a specific medical condition or your Gp advises you not to do something keep going as you have been.

There's prob an ante-natal thread on here you can join too

harry78 Sat 06-Apr-13 14:35:16

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