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Probably being silly but I'm terrified as suddenly very sick

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ThinkPinkStink Wed 11-May-16 05:15:49

I'm 19.5 with my first. All has been going well.

I have not felt any definitive movements, but over the past week I've felt flutters that I think might be him/her. My next scan is due 2 June.

I've had one scan (13.4) and one mw appt (17.4) in both I heard the heartbeat.

I felt nauseous and exhausted for the first trimester, but have felt a lot better since 13 weeks.

Since last night I've been puking, every 30 mins to an hour. I can't even keep water down. I've also got a horribly upset tummy (bum side). I keep drinking water even though it makes me sick because a. I want something puke and b. some water is better than none. My bump feels smaller, but I'm probably imagining it (and it's always neater in the morning).

I feel absolutely wretched.

I know that this isn't necessarily something to worry about, that people get stomach bugs, but (and maybe because I haven't slept) I am terrified.

My plan is to call the mw in the morning and tell her my symptoms and hopefully she'll tell me to rest and not worry.

Any words of reassurance would be super appreciated.

seven201 Wed 11-May-16 06:10:08

I don't know but if you can't get hold of a midwife easily (mine never answer the phone) then perhaps ring your maternity triage. You could just call them now, they won't mind. Hope you feel better soon, sounds horrible X

Bolshybookworm Wed 11-May-16 06:32:26

I had a similar tummy bug when I was about 30 weeks pregnant. It was horrible but my baby was absolutely fine. You're immune system is dampened when you're pregnant so you're a bit more prone to bugs like this unfortunately.

Try not to panic, hopefully you're over the worst of it now, but call your midwife for reassurance. Make sure you keep your fluids up as much as possible.

AliciaMayEmory Wed 11-May-16 06:37:19

I had a tummy bug when I as 17 weeks. It was awful. I got pretty dehydrated and had braxton have contractions because of this. But your body does everything it can to protect the baby, so whilst I felt dreadful my baby was absolutely fine. Keep sipping tiny amounts of water when you can and hopefully you will start to feel better today.

ThinkPinkStink Wed 11-May-16 09:46:19

Thank you so much for your words of reassurance, I really needed that!

I stopped being sick at 8ish and have since glugged (gently) some Dioralyte - I'm yet to call the mw/doc (feeling too feeble) but I'll do it in a bit.

Thank you again!!

skankingpiglet Wed 11-May-16 11:43:08

I'm glad you a feeling a bit better smile

Definitely call the hospital/midwife for peace of mind, but I'm sure all is well.
It's so easy to pick up bugs as your immune system is lowered, but mostly they just make you feel like crap but baby is non the wiser (apart from probably being a bit hacked off at being jostled and squeezed whilst you chuck your guts up!). I got gastroenteritis 3 days after I found out I was pregnant with my DD. It was terrible as knowing nothing about what can happen whilst pregnant I didn't realise what was going on; I was convinced I was miscarrying/possibly dying as the pain and sickness was so bad blush We ended up at an OOH doctor who was lovely and explained the pain was all mine, it wouldn't affect the baby.

ThinkPinkStink Wed 11-May-16 12:20:20

Thanks piglet I've arranged for a callback from my GP at 15:30.

Gastroenteritis is so vile isn't it? It makes even the hardiest people feel like they are dying (against our better judgement).

I've finally brushed my teeth (gross, I know) so feel a bit more lively. I think a shower might be a step too far.

Thanks again x

sidonie1 Wed 11-May-16 13:13:49

Totally understand that feeling. Had three stomach bugs with my first pregnancy and full blown flu with this one at 10 weeks. Felt like I was dying. Babies seem fine despite the hideousness of it. Sure your baby will be fine and glad you're feeling better.

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