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when you find out your pregnant when you weren't trying

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spottytable Thu 19-May-16 20:07:00

I've just got a BFP today after realising i was 5 days late. We weren't trying and only had one quick unprotected session- yikes. Anyway I'm really excited but nervous at the same time.

Because we weren't trying I have drank alcohol and drank copious amounts of tea at work. Ive also done DIY and carried stuff that's heavy. I've also had a few binge weekends with girlfriends.

Has anyone else done/found out and panicking?

loosechange Thu 19-May-16 20:10:50

Yes, but not panicking. Youngest two DC have turned out fine, despite alcohol, tea and all other aspects if my not-planning-for-a-baby-right-now life.


museumum Thu 19-May-16 20:14:08

I must have conceived ds mid December mere days after taking my last pill. I did the normal Xmas and NY drinking and didn't test till 7 January.
No problems. Healthy baby born in August that year.

Ffion3107 Thu 19-May-16 20:18:23

My DD had a bottle few shots of tequila before I realised I was pregnant (without trying) and had no problems. She's now a very happy 2 year old smile

Ffion3107 Thu 19-May-16 20:19:20

You should start taking folic acid asap x

Junosmum Thu 19-May-16 20:48:47

I had a weekend bender, beer, cocktails, shots, 3nights running just before my bfp. No harm done.

Primaryteach87 Thu 19-May-16 21:00:48

I found out at 8 weeks as v irregular periods and took 5 years to conceive our eldest with fertility drugs etc. So rather a shock!

I hadn't taken any folic acids, I drank and generally hadn't been eating very well.

Please to say 12 & 20w scan are all fine.

Obviously I wouldn't have done this if I'd known I was pregnant but I didn't and can't change it. I won't say I didn't worry, but my mum made a good point. That in the 'olden days' no one really knew they were pregnant for 6-8 weeks anyway. So unless they were trying they might not have been that careful.

I'm sure it will be fine.

Peyia Thu 19-May-16 21:34:28

Congrats flowers

I'm being ignorant but what's the harm in tea? The NHS website gives recommend 'safe' amounts? I love tea! blush

skankingpiglet Thu 19-May-16 21:36:47

DD was a happy accident, I found out at 8wks preg. The night of (ahem!) 'creation' we had had a massive row, gone in separate directions, and got equally blind drunk. When we bumped back into each other we made up grin Condom split but for a variety of reasons the MAP wasn't an option and we thought the odds were small. Thought nothing more on it...
Then followed a number of weeks of regular social outings including a friend's hen weekend. I drank a lot in those weeks. In fact I was in a pub after work waiting for DH when I took the pregnancy test (I was that convinced it was going to be negative) - thankfully I hadn't been to the bar yet so didn't have to waste good gin!
DD appears to have survived the experience unscathed!

As for the heavy lifting part, I'm a carpenter so although through both pregnancies I have been mindful of not really over-doing it, not doing any heavy lifting wasn't an option. Last time I was on the tools until 38wks, this time I gave up at 32 (although still got a few small loose ends to tie up and loads of work on my own house to do). My midwife said I was fine to continue as I was used to it, but to not go crazy and to listen to my body.

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