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22 weeks - not feeling myself

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Bears2017 Sun 08-Oct-17 18:33:16

Hi everyone,

Just a little bit of a rant - apologies in advance.

I’m 22 weeks and we’re absolutely over the moon. Family are being very supportive and I’ve luckily had quite a nice pregnancy so far.

Recently I’ve been having serious heartburn and every time I eat something it feels like it’s moving really slowly down (almost like it’s getting stuck, and then the heartburn appears).

I was told that I have a tilted uterus and also a low lying placenta.....I read that the low lying placenta can have an effect on iron levels and therefore can possibly effect energy levels.

However, not sleeping very well due to heartburn and overall feeling a lot more tired, I really don’t feel like myself. I seem to have a persistent cough which is also keeping me up at night especially.

However, I’m finding a few people almost telling me what to do and what not to do, but more in the way of how to bring up our baby. I’m generally someone who will just shrug this type of comment off but it’s really driving me crazy.

Part of me wants to turn around and say ‘look, I’m absolutely shattered, I’ve come out for a bit chat after being at work, we’ll bring him up how we want to - so in the nicest way p-off’. I’m not one for confrontation or being abrupt, and I feel like I’m almost battling myself to stay calm while these people tell me what to do. It’s actually making me feel more drained.

Admittedly I have been feeling quite emotional the last 3-4 weeks.

Anyway, I just felt like I wanted to have a bit of a vent to release my mind of some tension.

Thanks for reading xx

Lozmatoz Sun 08-Oct-17 20:13:17

Oh dear. First, I have a tilted uterus, means nothings as rightens itself as baby grows. I’ve always taken spatone for iron deficiency, try it. Next time you have your bloods done they will test for iron levels - if you’re concerned, you could always go to GP and ask for it. They may prescribe iron tablets. They have made a big difference to me recently.

As for annoying people, swear at them behind their backs and have a good moan, but to their faces just say ‘can we talk about something other than babies?’.

Bears2017 Tue 10-Oct-17 11:03:41

Thank you for the reassurance smile

Yeah I think when it comes to other people’s opinions, I’m generally not one to say anything and I just let people say what they want (as along as it’s not offensive), however some people I’m sure they think they’re being helpful.

Some comments such as, ‘if it’s a boy, you shouldn’t let him do this or that’.

Both myself and my bf have been brought up in loving homes and our parents have always supported us in doing what we want to do with our lives.

It’s just so frustrating. I know that if I was to say something, one person in particular would be really offended - they wouldn’t think that what they’re saying is offensive in anyway, making me look like the bad one 😒

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