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Morning sickness gone & faint HPT!

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44PumpLane Sun 29-May-16 09:43:17

Hi,
Sorry if this gets asked often, I'm a newbie, this is my first ever pregnancy and I'm concerned.

Found out I was pregnant with an incredibly strong positive HPT at 6 weeks, found out it was twins at 9 weeks when admitted to hospital for something else unrelated and they needed to scan my abdomen (they could see 2 pouches but couldn't comment on viability or anything at that time).

I've had mild morning sickness from about 6 weeks, feeling queasy at certain points during the day, feeling massively full very quickly at dinner time (evening only).

I'm now 10+ 3 and since 9+6 I haven't had any morning sickness at all. This was really my only symptom so now it's gone I thought I'd do an HPT just to check, so did an asda test last night and one this morning. Last night the test had a really really faint line, this morning even fainter.

I've had no bleeding or spotting but I'm guessing that's that. sad

Any advice? Or anyone else have similar experience and how did it turn out?
Thanks

plimsolls Sun 29-May-16 09:50:50

I think it's normal for morning sickness to recede at about 9 weeks as its when the placenta takes over. (This happened to me and I freaked out but found loads of stuff on internet where it was explained).

I'm afraid I don't know about the preg test. I have read before that they no longer work when you are 'very' pregnant as there's too much of the hormone or something (called the Hook effect) but I'm afraid I don't know how true that is, but I think even if true it is quite rare.

I think perhaps it would be worth getting down to the nearest EPU and getting checked.

flowers and I'll be thinking of you. Hope all is OK.

44PumpLane Sun 29-May-16 09:57:04

Thank you plimsolls, appreciate the reply.

Think I'll have to wait until the morning and give them a ring.

andadietcoke Sun 29-May-16 10:02:38

At 7+4 both my twins had heartbeats and I have scan photos but that was from a trans vaginal scan.

Morning sickness does come and go, and you can't rely on the strength of a HPT line as an indicator of whether everything's okay or not.

When's your next scan?

44PumpLane Sun 29-May-16 10:08:28

andadietcoke thanks for the reply- I'm booked for my first proper pregnancy related scan at 12+5 (14th June) so a good long while to sit and worry.

Frustratingly we're away this week to a remote part of Scotland so don't have access to anywhere that would do a paid for scan so I'm just left stewing!

andadietcoke Sun 29-May-16 10:41:35

Hang in there. No pain and no bleeding are obviously good signs. I seem to remember panicking similarly around the same time because I had a little bleed and a HPT was lighter - everything was fine. I spent a fortune on private scans, even with all the extra ones you get for a multiple pregnancy, because they don't kick in until 28w for DCDA twins (think 24 weeks now though).

PotatosMum Sun 29-May-16 10:49:23

Hi, morning sickness going is nothing to worry about as others have said the placenta takes over and if your lucky you start to feel better.

The pregnancy test is also nothing to worry about. I've forgotten what the technical term is (there is one) but once your htc levels reach a certain potency pregnancy tests stop picking it up so they become fainter and eventually start giving a negative result. It's nothing to worry about at all so as long as you've had no bleeding or severe pain I would be inclined to assume that all is well smile

If you'd like some support from some other first timers please pop into TTC#1 Grads, we've got a good selection of obsessive researchers knowledgable people and a few healthcare professionals so if one of us hasn't already experienced a condition we can usually give some fairly good advice. smile

StinkyMcgrinky Sun 29-May-16 10:50:06

My morning sickness disappeared around 10 weeks with DS1, he was perfectly healthy and the placenta had taken over.

Look up the 'Hook Effect' in pregnancy. Once your HCG reaches a certain level it can actually interfere with pregnancy tests and cause negatives when you are in fact very pregnant. If you are pregnant with twins it's possible, try diluting your urine with a little water and testing again (this, apparently, reversed the hook effect and allows a hpt to give an accurate result again)

I know it's easier said than done but try not to worry. If there are no other warning signs e.g. Bleeding or painful cramps chances are everything is ok. Can you ring your midwife for advice or reassurance?

44PumpLane Sun 29-May-16 11:31:02

Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply, honestly I can't tell you how much I really do appreciate it. As a total novice to all this my mind has (of course) gone into overdrive but all your words of reassurance have helped greatly.

I'll check out the TTC#1 Grads board and try and get hold of a midwife to talk to.

Thank you again everyone- so much xx

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