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Ipushedmygrannyaffabus Mon 11-Jan-16 00:27:34

Hi. Only 5 weeks 3 days pregnant with long awaited baby. Had chemical pregnancy 2 years ago which I think may be fuelling my paranoia.
I just don't FEEL pregnant enough. Had horrendous bloating last week, still got sore boobs, but apart from that I feel great. Should I not feel sick? I actually think I may drive myself crazy with worry/fear that I'll lose this baby. Is it quite normal to not be sick at this stage?

Junosmum Mon 11-Jan-16 01:27:53

Nope. Symptoms are rare at 5weeks (fewer than 50%) by 8 weeks 85/90% of women have symptoms.

Sorry about your previous losses, your worry is totally understandable

Junosmum Mon 11-Jan-16 01:28:30

Sorry, that should be nope you shouldn't feel pregnant, yes your normal!

TattieHowkerz Mon 11-Jan-16 08:49:17

I never got sick with DD, who is now a healthy four year old. I am 8 weeks with my second. In the past week or two I've had to occasional wave of mild nausea and some slight bloating (or mince pie weight?) but nothing major. Everyone is different, your symptoms sound normal.

Runner05 Mon 11-Jan-16 09:13:55

The likelihood is that morning sickness will roll up in a couple of weeks, enjoy feeling normal now because if you do get morning sickness you won't feel anything like normal soon confused

Crumbles12 Mon 11-Jan-16 12:37:45

With my DS I had no sickness throughout my pregnancy and very few symptoms I felt my normal self other than a few days with sore boobs and heartburn but they both came much later.

He was a healthy full term baby, we are all so different and some suffer more with pregnancy than others.

bippitybopityboo Mon 11-Jan-16 15:10:29

I was the same. Constant worrying for 12 weeks (we found out so early). I just didn't feel pregnant at all and I convinced myself I'd had a missed miscarridge.
On the day of my 12 week scan I was a total emotional wreck still didn't feel pregnant and convinced it was bad news. As soon as the scan went on my belly the lady said baby had a good song heart beat.
Now I'm 13+4 and trying to enjoy pregnancy been one of the 'lucky ones' who don't suffer too badly with pregnancy symptoms.
To say don't worry is so much easier said than done I know. But don't let this worry cast a cloud over your pregnancy. Maybe an early reassurance scan at around 8 weeks would be a good idea?
Good luck with your pregnancy OP ill keep my fingers crossed for you! flowers

LetThereBeCupcakes Mon 11-Jan-16 15:14:03

I felt really well with DS, hardly any symptoms at all.

I'm now 6 weeks with DC2 and not so lucky this time!

There's and anti natal thread for those of us due in September if you would like to join. Lots of support there!

JessieMcJessie Mon 11-Jan-16 17:16:59

Hi OP, I share your worries. I'm 6+5 with first pregnancy, have also had a chemical and I had to have IVF so am so nervous about this failing. I have not had a single wave of nausea, am not hugely tired, boobs not particularly tender (though some random tingling every now and then) and generally feel like my normal self...though my normal self usually drinks so the sobriety is a bit novel!

I have nightmares about the first scan showing no heartbeat ( I get one at 8 weeks through IVF clinic) and being back to square one. Like all the great advice here I have also read that a lot of women get no, or very few symptoms, and it seems that week 6 is average for them to kick in. I POAS yesterday and was somewhat comforted by the very strong line that appeared instantly, but I've still read stories that say that high hcg doesn't necessarily mean all is well...aargh! It's just a waiting game.

I have literally never in my life felt time move as slowly as it has been for me over the last few weeks. Scan is still ten whole long days away....

Very best of luck!

pulpi Mon 11-Jan-16 18:47:17

Hi OP! I'm nearly 12 weeks myself and I've been sick a grand total of twice. And once was after a long flight back from Canada, so I'm keen to claim airsickness on that one. Like you, my only symptoms (aside from a BFP) were bloating, daily napping (this worked better during Christmas vacation), and boobs the size of planetoids. Later in the 1st trimester I had to get up once or twice a night to wee, but that was about it. So aside from all that and the linea negra, I really don't feel pregnant yet ... and that's at 11+6!

So no worries, OP. Sit back and enjoy the lack of nausea!

1frenchfoodie Mon 11-Jan-16 18:53:07

You are totally normal. I am 32 weeks now and I've experienced no sickness. Bloating was a major issue wks 7-9 but after that it took until week 17 and feeling movements to really feel pregnant and for a proper bump from wk 23 onwards to not forget for long stretches. I think it is very common for eg to go for the 12 wk scan and feel as though the whole pregnancy may be a figment of your imagination. I was very pleasantly surprised to see a baby there.

sleeplessinmybedroom Mon 11-Jan-16 19:00:36

The only symptoms I had were slightly sore boobs and being slightly more tired during the first trimester until 29 weeks when I developed spd. I was never sick or nauseous at all, I think some people are luckier than others. I was terrified at the 12 week scan after a previous miscarriage but it was fine. She's 4 months old now.

Ipushedmygrannyaffabus Mon 11-Jan-16 22:39:22

Thank you all SO much for calming my nerves! So relieved it's normal not to feel ill! Determined to try and enjoy this spell of feeling so well, and try my best not to worry. (Ever get the impression it's going to be a lonnnnnng 9 months....;) )

fluffypenguinbelly Mon 11-Jan-16 22:58:39

I don't feel pregnant and I am 30 weeks. I honestly still walk past mirrors and surprise myself. I have had no sickness, heartburn or anything really. Didn't show until about 23 weeks.

Thisismyfirsttime Mon 11-Jan-16 23:11:16

I had no morning sickness or any other kind of sickness, slight nausea at 8-12 wks but I don't ever have breakfast and a biscuit or 2 at 10am or so solved it, no breast soreness, not a peep until a bit of heartburn at 30wks plus and dd is nearly 2!

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