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Five Weeks Pregnant with my first and very few symptoms

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user1473341732 Thu 08-Sep-16 15:28:13

Hi there,

I am about five weeks pregnant with my first child and aside from sheer exhaustion and the occasional, out of character emotional outbursts, I haven't had any other symptoms of pregnancy. MY GP refuses to refer anyone to the midwife until you are at least ten weeks, so I haven't had any anti-natal checks as of yet.

The reason I'm asking is because I've read loads of blogs/articles which all state by now you should be experiencing nausea/vomiting/cravings/and the need to go to the toilet a lot more.

I have been going to the toilet but I think this more down to drinking more water than I'm used to. I get very fleeting feelings of nausea but these usually pass very quickly, or are so mild I don't give it much thought. I was sick earlier this week, once, but I was coughing a lot, having given up the cigs so I think that was probably why I was sick.

I'm just a bit worried because until I have my anti-natal appointments, I'm not going to know how things are progressing, though I haven't had any bleeding or severe cramps which I've read can hint towards a miscarriage. Just more trapped wind than normal. I think because this is my first child, I have no idea what to expect so I find myself worrying about things maybe more often than I should.

I've cut out drinking, smoking, caffeine and trying to remain as active as I can be (half and hour walking per day ect). I'm trying to eat as healthily as I can so my little apple seed can grow. I just want to know if not having many, if any symptoms, is normal at this stage. I've tried researching it but most articles tell me what I should be feeling, and as I'm not its got me a bit worried. Any advice from any mummies who have been here before would be muchly appreciated.

Thank you smile
Jen xx

summerskittles91 Thu 08-Sep-16 15:33:29

Don't worry at all, my symptoms such as nausea didnt kick in till about 7.5 weeks. Currently just over ten weeks and I'm forever hoping I'd had a symptom free pregnancy! Careful what you wish for smile

5 weeks is quite early to be getting any mangy symptoms so I would just enjoy it so far. You can get private scans at 6-7 weeks if you're anxious, but give it a few weeks and you'll probably be feeling it a bit more anyway.

Also google isn't helpful in these situations. No two pregnancies are identical and theres no way you should be feeling a certain way because google says either! x

YangYang Thu 08-Sep-16 15:35:08

Don't worry, I didn't have any signs at all with my first baby and she was absolutely fine. Please don't assume it means there is something wrong. You are doing brilliantly, well done for giving up smoking. Try and relax.

usernoidea Thu 08-Sep-16 15:37:31

Hi Jen
I know you probably feel like you should be "feeling worse" to make it feel more real but a lot of women have virtually no symptoms so please don't wish them upon yourself!
I'm currently a few days overdue and climbing the walls and am really jealous of you feeling good! Wish I had !
Good luck , try to keep distracted as you'll probably feel the next few weeks will drag
Are you taking folic acid/vit d? X

ElspethFlashman Thu 08-Sep-16 15:39:00

5 weeks is quite early for symptoms. It's usually another week or so.

But tbh you are experiencing symptoms already - the urination, the exhaustion. Those are very typical. It may ramp up in the next few weeks.

This is an endless endless time. Just grit your teeth and have faith.

user1473341732 Thu 08-Sep-16 15:39:24

Thank you so much guys for your help smile I think all I needed was reassurance from mums who've been there to be honest, instead of pedantic, clinical articles lol smile I'll stay off google and focus on positive thoughts haha. Thank you again :D :D

tessiegirl Thu 08-Sep-16 15:39:36

What rubbish! I had no symptoms at all and often would forget I was pregnant. Try not to worry, all will be fine smile

user1473341732 Thu 08-Sep-16 15:40:28

Yeah I am taking folic acid. Because I've got epilepsy my doctor ramped the dosage up smile

usernoidea Thu 08-Sep-16 15:43:04

And vit d? That's recommended now as well
It's prob best to take the pregnacare all in one vitamins as that gives you everything X

dylsmimi Thu 08-Sep-16 15:43:22

3 pregnancies and barely any symptoms. I was really tired in the first trimester but that didn't start till about 8-12 weeks and more noticeable with second and third (mostly because toddlers don't like you to nap!!)
Don't worry about it it doesn't mean anything - different people feel differently in pregnancy
It's also quite normal to not see your midwife till 8-10 weeks then you will have your first scan shortly after

Don't worry and congratulations

29redshoes Thu 08-Sep-16 15:43:44

If you're feeling exhausted I'd say you are having symptoms! Don't panic though. Morning sickness didn't start for me until about six weeks.

Why doesn't your GP refer until ten weeks? That does seem quite late. In my area you can either go through the GP or you can just self refer to the hospital. Worth looking into. Not that there's anything wrong with no appointments until ten weeks, but if you're feeling a bit anxious it might be helpful to see a midwife sooner rather than later.

ElspethFlashman Thu 08-Sep-16 15:47:15

2nd Pregnacare. I only took folic acid on my first and then took Pregnacare on the 2nd and I felt a bit less exhaustion on that.

(But actually Boots own are a lot cheaper)

user1473341732 Thu 08-Sep-16 15:49:49

I'll look into the multi vit prego pack. Thank you smile I think it's because before ten weeks, the chance of miscarriage is higher and being the NHS they want to wait till the risk has lowered before spending money on you...not quite sure this is the case, but I had a big battle with the receptionists about it last Monday when I went in; and they said it's policy so I dunno. Time's just dragging at the moment haha

KentCat Thu 08-Sep-16 15:53:17

I'm 7+2 and in exactly the same boat. Definitely tired and frequent toilet trips but nothing else.

I've got an appointment with the midwife on the 20th when I'll be 9 weeks which I'm hoping will make it all seem a bit more real.

Celticlassie Thu 08-Sep-16 15:56:55

I'm 8+2 and other other than tiredness (I'm always tired though!) and on/off tender boobs have no symptoms either. I kind of wish I did, as then I'd be more sure that everything was going ok.

SleepDeprivedAndCranky Thu 08-Sep-16 16:02:44

Don't stock up on too many pregnancy vitamins because some women get a lot sicker when taking them.I didn't get sickness with my pregnancies until around 6 weeks.

FuzzyOwl Thu 08-Sep-16 16:08:38

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I am currently 32 weeks and apart from no periods and a ridiculous amount of positive tests, I didn't have any symptoms until the start of my second trimester when I began getting blinding headaches and several utis.

My first pregnancy ended in a missed miscarriage and I had far more symptoms, no cramping, and no bleeding that time so as anxious and difficult as it is, unless you have a scan and know for certain otherwise, just assume all is ok.

eatsleephockeyrepeat Thu 08-Sep-16 16:29:00

I had the absolute mildest of symptoms throughout, and I remember it really freaked me out! A few times around 6-8 weeks I'd feel mildly nauseous and I'd get really excited that this was "the beginning" and then it would all subside again. At 9 weeks all symptoms disappeared completely! I even did another test before my booking-in appointment just to make sure I hadn't made the whole thing up :P

Safe to say everything was just fine (he's 14 months now by the way). It sounds like you're doing absolutely everything right. Congratulations!

keely79 Thu 08-Sep-16 16:36:58

Don't worry - I've had two - and for neither did I have any symptoms until the bump appeared. Felt absolutely normal.

Nevlet Thu 08-Sep-16 18:48:21

My little boy is a week old and I still havent really had any symptoms was just a bit more tired... Enjoy it if you are also one of the lucky ones who sails through pregnancy!!

AudreyBradshaw Thu 08-Sep-16 20:07:59

Another one saying don't panic. I'm 29+1 and other than the bump, and the fact that I can see/feel a baby kicking. I've hardly had symptoms of pregnancy at all!

I worried myself stupid all the way up until the 20 week scan and couldn't enjoy being pregnant because of the anxiety of not feeling pregnant. As Nev said hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones who sails through!

LondonRoo Thu 08-Sep-16 21:43:40

At 6 weeks I had an early scan due to cramping and say with the nurse saying I had no symptoms and almost wished I could have some symptoms to reassure myself that I was actually pregnant. 2 weeks later I could see what a daft thing that was to say... I was feeling awful and I have continued feeling pretty bad since then (now 20 weeks).

Try to relax and enjoy it - the symptoms will most likely kick in over the next few weeks and believe me, you'll be wishing they'd go well away in no time!!!


Ps. Congrats!!!

LondonRoo Thu 08-Sep-16 21:43:57

Say should be sat^

theconstantinoplegardener Thu 08-Sep-16 23:21:08

No early symptoms here either, for two of my pregnancies (mild nausea with third one but not till 6-7 weeks). It did all seem a bit unreal for the first trimester, until the 12 week scan when you hear the babies heart beating. So just try to relax and not worry - it sounds like you're giving your baby the best possible chance by eating healthily and giving up smoking. flowers

ConvincingLiar Fri 09-Sep-16 10:00:58

Enjoy the lack of symptoms (while it lasts). I had very few in my successful pregnancy. It's just luck.

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