Early pregnancy - no symptoms(13 Posts)
Hi everyone, I am 5+3. Got my bfp on Friday after 16 long months of ttc! I'm so happy but also can't stop thinking that I might have a mc. I've done loads of reading and know the statistics and that there's basically nothing that I can do but wait! I have no symptoms at all yet, did anyone else have the same? When does morning sickness usually start?
I have booked a private early scan for when I will be 8+1. It's going to be a long 2.5 weeks!
I've had precisely 0 morning sickness with only a few episodes of nausea and a couple of actual vomits after catching whiffs of particularly unpleasant smells. I'm now 20 weeks and getting the occasional little boot in the abdomen so I reckon everything's as it probably should be
My only real symptoms have been fatigue and
rage irritability and I worried a lot since everything you read seems to rave about how all the unpleasant things are really good signs of how healthy the pregnancy is. Everyone is majorly different though so you must remember that 'text book' is a very loose guide not absolute rules.
I looked into private scans but ultimately decided against it. I know I'm anxious enough to only be reassured for a short period before wanting another peek and on the basis there would be very little control I had on any given scenario anyway. I've accepted that pregnancy means not really knowing what's going on at any given time and in the absence of any obvious reason for concern I'm not going to let myself dwell on worst case scenarios. 9+ months is a long time to worry about complete unknowns.
That being said, I hope your scan goes well. Our 12 week one was amazing and made everything just that bit more real. I could have watched the baby for hours and was everso pleased the sonographer couldn't get the right position for measurements so we had a second go after a Mars bar and coke!
As much as you will not want to hear this ENJOY IT - I felt exactly the same as you, I had know from 3.5 weeks and I was desperate to be sick in the mornings or have sore boobs, or at least feel tired. And then BAM - 7 weeks hit and I literally went down like a lead balloon... My boobs hurt in my bra, I was sick almost every time I opened my mouth (with the joys of wetting myself on the bathroom floor due to the violent wretching) and I could just manage to keep my eyes open to drive myself to work, sit at my desk for 8 hours and drive home. Lucky I have an amazing DH who literally took over everything else I needed to do including take care of DC. Now at 14 weeks, I am over the worst - touch wood! And I just wish I had enjoyed those symptom free days, because I definitely will going forward!!
See if you can avoid the private scan.. I was like you and had one booked, but I thought, i'll wait until I get a mw visit, because that was the first thing to look forward to. then wait a week for your scan apt to come through. When you get a date, you may feel like you don't want to waste the money on a private scan and could spend it on something for baby... or even a nice little something for yourself to enjoy if your are feeling poorly by then!
The mc thoughts are completely natural... stay away from the internet is the best advice!
Wishing you a lovely uneventful 9 months!
I had no symptoms at all, apart from slightly sore boobs, and spent the whole of the first trimester moaning that I didn't feel sick. and squashing my boobs to see if they still felt sore (half the time they didn't, cue a meltdown).
symptoms really don't mean anything either way; they are a really unreliable indicator. just try and enjoy feeling good, and long may it remain so. congratulations!
Another with no symptoms either...it's not all vomiting and needing the toilet every 5 mins! I'm currently 29 weeks and the dance party going on in my uterus suggests all is well.
I know how you feel though, I was convinced I was making it up until the 12 week scan!
I worried like you too as I was told I could get pregnant naturally...well up yours doctors I did :P but the only symptoms I had was server tiredness, I could sleep and still can for 10 hours plus and still be tired and felt sick now and then. Only time I threw up was on a boat and I never get sea sick. So don't worry every pregnancy is different. I'm in my second trimester now and I feel a lot different to how I did in my first
Congratulations!!! Don't worry about your lack of symptoms - I had absolutely zero morning sickness at all during the first trimester. I'm now 20 weeks and still feeling fine.
I got tired towards the end of the first trimester but then at week 14 that disappeared too! Count your blessings - we're some of the lucky ones!
I even went as far as asking the sonographer at my 12 week scan if there was actually a baby in there as I'd had no symptoms at all!
I am 4+6 today so a couple of days behind. I've known for about a week but no symptoms at all! After horrific morning sickness the first time round, I am in no hurry for the symptoms to start this time!
Thanks for all the replies, it's really reassuring that other people have had no symptoms too, I hope it continues! Glinda I think your advice to stay away from the internet is probably very good advice!
It's interesting that people are saying maybe don't bother with the private scan. One of my friends is about 18 weeks I think after IVF and with that you get a scan at 6 weeks, which she said was so helpful to reassure her. I guess everyone is different though. I can always cancel it if I don't feel like it. I called the doctor today and they have made me a booking in appointment with the midwife for when I am just before 8 weeks, so hopefully after that it won't take too long to get a date for the 12 week scan.
I had pretty much no symptoms, either. I had sore boobs for a few days on and off and felt really tired after around 8 weeks. that was it. Now 35 weeks and all is well!
I'm 9 weeks, and apart from tiredness, have had no noticeable symptoms. Last week I had a stinking cold (on the hottest day of the year!) and threw up a couple of times, but now the cold's gone, I seem to be fine again. So I'm just trying to enjoy the fact that I feel pretty normal, in case it suddenly hits me!
Thanks siani and Duchess. I have been lurking on the conception board for most of the last 16 months where everyone else seems to instantly know they are pregnant from all the symptoms! I had got to the point where I'd stopped taking tests because it was so disappointing every month and my cycles were a bit irregular in length anyway, it was only when I got to Friday morning that I thought hm actually this has been a very long cycle even for me, maybe I should take a test!
I'm sure if morning sickness gets me with a vengeance in the next few weeks I'll be looking back thinking why didn't I just enjoy the peace right now!
I had sore boobs and that was my only symptom - I was completely convinced my baby had died but I am now 27 weeks and all is good so far so please don't worry about no symptoms, there are so many horror stories you can read about and yes sometimes people with no symptoms do get bad news - but sometimes people with all of the symptoms also get bad news, it isn't an indicator of a healthy pregnancy. Impossible not to worry but try not to, the early weeks are hell! Congratulations
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