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Birdlet Wed 01-Jun-16 11:17:57

Hi all!

Found out last night that I'm pregnant! shock We only started trying again last month while on honeymoon (took a break from trying between wedding and honeymoon) - realised last night that my period was a couple of weeks late (normally quite irregular so nothing out of the ordinary there) but took the test before bed and it's positive smile smile

I'm currently feeling ALL the emotions - happy, scared, excited, shocked, ecstatic, nervous. Still doesn't feel quite real!

Having focussed all my attention on actually getting pregnant - I've no idea what to do now! Called the doctors and the receptionist has booked me an appointment with midwife in 3 weeks. Do I need to be doing anything else in the meantime?

Any advice much appreciated!

MyBreadIsEggy Wed 01-Jun-16 11:21:14

Start taking folic acid if your not already taking it....that's about it really!!
This whole pregnancy malarkey is one big waiting game I'm afraid - the time between appointments seems to draaaaaagggg. I'm waiting for my 20 week scan to roll around and I'm so impatient!!
Congratulations! grin

NapQueen Wed 01-Jun-16 11:23:20

Folic acid
Have a conversation with dh about who you tell and when (bear in mind that it will be alllllllll people will want to talk about with you once they know,and whilst people may say they will keep it to themselves if they've a loose tongue generally then that isn't going to happen)
If you've the energy, start trying to eat some healthy meals as in a few weeks exhaustion will set in and the nausea and the only thing that will work is a big Mac meal.

glasgowlass Wed 01-Jun-16 11:33:00

YY to folic acid. Not much to be done right now to be honest, the waiting on appointments becomes routine. Also what Nap said, have a chat with your DH about when you will announce & to whom etc.
Your emotions will be all over the place & that's completely normal.
Every trust is different so you may get offered the choice of maternity units, research local & easy to get to. If you feel like you may want a home birth later on then that can be discussed with midwife at a later date. Be prepared for a loooooong booking in appt with lots of questions and a few blood samples to be taken (if you consent to this). Try to remember date of last period as midwife will use this to calculate due date (this may be changed after first scan).
Is just a big waiting game as Eggy stated I'm afraid!

Birdlet Wed 01-Jun-16 11:34:56


Feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all right now!

MyBreadIsEggy thanks! I'm the most impatient person ever so that's something to look forward to! hmm

NapQueen yeah we had a bit of a chat about it last night and this morning, he's dead set on telling nobody until at least 12 weeks if not longer, I am too to some extent but not sure I agree with him that I don't need to tell my boss! I normally eat pretty healthily anyway (slimming worlder) so it's just given me the kick up the backside to get back on to the veg after 2 weeks all inclusive!! blush

Birdlet Wed 01-Jun-16 11:36:32

glasgowlass at least now I know why I've been crying at every puppy video I've seen on Facebook in the last week! Hahaha grin

glasgowlass Wed 01-Jun-16 11:40:14

Oh Birdlet... the Andrex ads used to set me off as the puppies were too cute 😂. Bloody hormones!

Birdlet Wed 01-Jun-16 11:43:55

Hubby told me the other day that they don't use real puppies for the Andrex ads anymore, they're now computed generated! Shocked!!

glasgowlass Wed 01-Jun-16 11:57:35

To be honest I've not seen an Andrex ad in so long but it wouldn't surprise me! It's cbeebies and cartoon network central here!

missybct Wed 01-Jun-16 12:25:17

Ah, the waiting game - I'm 23 weeks and it still feels like it's not quite real sometimes!

Definitely YY to Folic Acid. We waited until 12 weeks for the majority of people, but we had a few scares early on with bleeds etc.

Just settle in to the idea of being pregnant, and try not to read too much - everyone has a different experience. Join your relevant antenatal group on here, look into your local maternity services, and try to enjoy it as much as you can!

seven201 Wed 01-Jun-16 12:57:42

Isn't it vitamin d too that you need to start taking straight away? I just went with a pregnancy multivitamin so don't know for sure. Congratulations!

Birdlet Wed 01-Jun-16 16:37:36

Yes I've got a combination supplement of folic acid and vitamin d smile

Feeling absolutely dreadful this afternoon, not looking forward to work tonight, can't WAIT to get back in bed tonight confused

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