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How do you stop the worrying taking over?

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chowebella Wed 10-Apr-13 13:04:44

Hi everybody,

After many years of thinking i could not have children I've just found out that I'm pregnant with my first baby! I'm roughly only around 5/6 weeks andd have been.having mild symptoms, nausea, sore boobs, bloating and cramps. However today they just seem to have disapeared :/ no sign of any symptoms. I'm worried out of my mind and seem to be obsessing, checking the internet every 5 minutes. Anybody else experienced the sudden disapearance of symptoms and how do you stop worrying all the time or is this something you just have to get used to.
thanks everyone smile

atrcts Wed 10-Apr-13 13:09:16

I had terrible pregnancy nausea which started at six weeks and then disappeared at nine weeks around the same time I had a bleed. I was so worried that I had lost the baby because the pregnancy symptoms vanished completely and they did a scan which confirmed that the heartbeat was beautifully strong and everything is fine, then about a week later symptoms came back with a vengeance! this time round they didn't leave until four months!!!!!!

Pregnancy hormones can play havoc with your body. I think part of the reason why I was so concerned was because I never had any of this in my first pregnancy, but all pregnancies are so different.

If of course you have any other symptoms like cramping or bleeding then it is definitely worth seeking medical attention. But I hope that you are just experiencing the surge of hormones ebbing and flowing like I did smile

atrcts Wed 10-Apr-13 13:10:03

In answer to your question about how to stop worrying, I think seeing such a strong heartbeat was enough to put my mind at ease.

chowebella Wed 10-Apr-13 13:18:11

Thanks both. Its comforting to hear other peoples experiences. I do think once i have the scan it will put my mind at rest. Until then its keep busy I suppose.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 10-Apr-13 13:19:57

It was really tough for me. We TTC'd for 2 1/2 years before I got pregnant and I was paranoid about everything the first trimester. It can be a case of variation in hormones. You may find they are back with a vengeance tomorrow! I had a mantra of There is no reason to think this will be anything but a normal pregnancy.

You could consider paying for a private scan at about 8 weeks to put your mind at ease?

icravecheese Wed 10-Apr-13 13:26:31

I have had 3 babies and I still worried like mad with the 2nd & 3rd, experience didnt make me worry any less!

However, just to reassure you - I didnt get full blown morning sickness symptoms until about 8wks in each pregnancy - they came and went from finding out I was pregnant at 4 weeks up to 8 weeks (eg some days I felt totally fine, others I felt dreadful), then were pretty consistent during weeks 8, 9 and 10, then disappeared again for a few days at a time (getting me all worried), then coming back with a vengeance a few days later.

Dont expect to get symptoms every single day of the week - I certainly didnt, & I have 3 healthy little pickles to show for it. Also, I woke up feeling totally fine most days, but got terrible evening sickness.

Big congrats on your pregnancy - its only natural for you to worry, particularly given you didnt think you'd be able to have kids.

There is worry at each step of the way - once you feel baby kick, you start worrying about regularity of kicks, once you have baby in your arms, you'll worry about whether baby is ok. Its perfectly natural to worry, but just remember to keep the worrying in check - you're pregnant, so do try to enjoy the experience!

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