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Early pregnancy lack of symptoms worries

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iPatches Sun 19-Jun-16 15:32:53

I wonder if anyone could offer me some reassurance?

I am 10w, first pregnancy so not sure what to expect. I'm freaking out about lack of symptoms and it's still 2w until a scan.

My symptoms - or lack of - have been:
- mild on-off nausea, getting much better in the last week. No actual puking
- slightly sore boobs - but not uncomfortable, they are slightly bigger too
- no increased need to wee
- no sign of any bump, can't feel anything when I have a gentle prod blush
- no real cravings, though sometimes some food is revolting
- mild occasional cramping which is short lived

I guess by now I thought I might be able to feel something, or have to wee all the time, or feel rotten, but I actually feel better than I felt at 7-8w and don't feel pregnant at all. I know I should probably feel grateful that I'm just fine but I'm so worried that I've mc or that it isn't developing.

MrsH87 Sun 19-Jun-16 18:35:23

I feel exactly the same. I'm 9 weeks and feel generally ok. Boobs a bit sore in the morning and on/off nausea. Have been needing to get up once during the night to wee, which is unusual for me. I have my scan in 2 weeks too and as I've had no cramping or bleeding I'm trying to not fret about it and think perhaps I've just been lucky! I hope so, and hope it's the same for you too. If you can't wait until your scan could you book a private reassurance scan?

iPatches Sun 19-Jun-16 18:55:53

MrsH - good to have someone in the same boat! I have been getting up in the night for a wee but that is normal for me around 75% of the time. I have no cramping and bleeding and saw mw a couple of weeks ago who said no "news" is good news i.e. dont worry unless you start bleeding etc. but I just can't help but worry that we will get to the scan and find out that there is something wrong. Your idea about a private scan is a good one but I looked and the soonest we could get a scan would be 3 weeks away which is after 12w?!? There dont seem to be many places that offer this in our area. So we are just going to have to keep our fingers and toes crossed, but it hasnt stopped my worrying.

smellsofelderberries Sun 19-Jun-16 19:02:57

My symptoms eased off around then too and I didn't have many either (vague nausea, slightly sore boobs, main symptom was excessive thirst). I'm now 19+1 and everything is fine. Try not to worry (even though you will!) and if the anxiety gets too much maybe go for a quick private scan?

dippypanda Sun 19-Jun-16 20:08:06

You've described my symptoms (or lack thereof) I am 8 weeks and experiencing the same as you. I've booked an early reassurance scan for next Saturday because I don't think I could last till 12 week scan. Thankfully I managed to find a place locally that does them for a pretty reasonable price.

iPatches Sun 19-Jun-16 20:47:14

Guess I'm not the only one! I think I am just super aware of all of the things that can potentially go wrong and becoming paranoid that they must all be happening to me. I kinda wish I didn't know about the things that can go wrong because well then ignorance would be bliss. Oh well we will have to wait a couple of weeks. Thanks for the reassurance. It's the not having to go for a wee thing that is bothering me that most I think because you hear people complaining about that a LOT. Why do you think it isnt happening?

dippy I hope you get on well at yuor scan!

LadyFarnborough Sun 19-Jun-16 21:59:55

This was me. And still is at 18 weeks. Still no noticeable bump, just look porky. Not many symptoms other than constant tiredness. Some of us just get lucky and don't suffer too much. Some reassurance would be nice though wink

StarkyTheDirewolf Sun 19-Jun-16 22:33:46

Same as lady I'm 17+3 and have no discernable pregnancy symptoms. And haven't since the beginning. Thought I'd imagined it until the 12 week scan, believed it for a while, now looking forward to the 20 week scan so I can be absolutely sure!

Loads of people will say to enjoy it while you can, it's a good thing etc, and it is, but I've also found pregnancy a really abstract concept for me, I've no real connection to it yet. So whilst by most people's standards I've sailed through so far, it's also been more difficult than I've admitted.

missybct Sun 19-Jun-16 22:52:19

So so common. I didn't have any huge glaring symptoms whatsoever. And at 10 weeks you'll feel very little when prodding - I didn't feel much until 14 or so weeks when I started to show more.

I barely weed more (still don't) and I can still wear my bras pre pregnancy with little issue and I'm 25w! I did have nausea but truth be told it was worse week 13-15 and was only if I was really tired or hungry.

I definitely feel pregnant now though grin

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Sun 19-Jun-16 22:57:51

I was exactly the same, twice, i've had two healthy boys smile no symptoms at all apart from slightly sore boobs for the first one then mega fatigue and sore bobs for second. Never had morning sickness, cravings, any of that typical stuff. I didn't like it at the time but a year later my poor dsis was puking morning noon and night so I became retrospectively more grateful! Congratulations flowers

Chinks123 Sun 19-Jun-16 23:01:25

I had no symptoms and no bump until 22 weeks. I wasn't sick once through the whole pregnancy and everything was fine, try not to stress and enjoy the feeling great while you can. Cliche I know but true!

Chinks123 Sun 19-Jun-16 23:01:52

*and enjoy feeling great

MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 19-Jun-16 23:07:12

You've got more symptoms than I had with DS1 & DS2.

I definitely found it hard to believe the pregnancies were real until I saw squiggly babies at the 12 week scans.

I did need to wee more later in pregnancy, when baby was bigger. But we're talking 3rd trimester here before the bladder squashing really kicked in.

Choceeclair123 Sun 19-Jun-16 23:43:52

I had no symptoms with either of my two, apart from when it became obvious size wise!

LBNM19 Mon 20-Jun-16 08:24:40

I am 10 weeks and feeling awful. This is my 3rd pregnancy and had been the worst I've felt. Every pregnancy is diffrent. I'd say my 1st pregnancy was similar to what you describe I had some mild nausea and it stopped at 10 weeks. X

iPatches Mon 20-Jun-16 18:55:38

Thanks for the reassurance. I know I should be happy that I feel okay but I am a worrywart! I havent had very much nausea today I guess that is a good thing. Will have to wait and see what happens in two weeks! Good luck to everyone else on the same journey flowers

iPatches Sat 09-Jul-16 11:56:10

Just wanted to pop back in to say that we had our 12w scan and there is indeed a tiny baby in there, so I guess I've just been super lucky on all counts! Feeling very, very grateful! grin

Cantwaittobeamum Sun 10-Jul-16 10:48:16

I'm the same! I was having symptoms but I think they were more psychological because I wanted to be pregnant. I'm just having twinges in my belly now, the occasional sore boobs and hardly feeling sick at all. I'm inly 5 weeks, so I'm reassured by people's comments.

With my first pregnancy, I felt sick all the time and everything kept going black, but it was too soon to take a test. I confirmed it a few weeks later and clear blue said I was 2-3 weeks! Guess I was very sensitive to it. And I still felt ill until I was about 10 weeks.

Just have to remember every pregnancy is different

Frazzled2207 Sun 10-Jul-16 11:06:27

Great news op, was just going to say it was the same for me. 2 healthy babies! Both times I recall my trousers feeling a bit tight at about 10-12 weeks but didn't really have a visible "bump" till about 15 weeks.

kyliepops Sun 10-Jul-16 21:07:00

Hi I'm currently 6 weeks 6 days I've noticed for days when liying down that my pubic bone stuck out seemed high but now tonight feels like it has disappeared I've had a loss at 24weeks a rainbow and mmc's I'm freaking out I got pelvic girdle with my rainbow and have had pains since before I knew I was pregnant this time is it normal or anything I've never had much symptoms well none o the us hid asosiate with pregnancy

pitstop16 Sun 10-Jul-16 21:25:10

I had two miscarriages before my first full term pregnancy, so I was desperate for symptoms!! I barely got any! Just some nausea very early on (5-8 weeks) then pretty much nothing!! It was so stressful but everything was fine, I now have a healthy 16 month old so try not to worry too much grin

user1465471993 Mon 11-Jul-16 14:59:17

Hmm yes me too, I am 12 weeks.
I had nausea for 3 days then it just went around 7 weeks. Now none at all.
Sore boobs, getting used to that now.
Hormonal crying and mood swings.
Tingling and numb big toe.
Burping and gas.
Constipation.
Look like a barrel after a meal.

Generally just body horror that is all about me feeling gross. Looking forward to the scan so it becomes less about me and more about this little blighter, not feeling very excited at all if I'm honest but I expect that is normal too. Feeling very unpregnantly yours x

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