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Just over 6 weeks pregnant

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Paigeyyyy1995 Fri 23-Feb-18 22:21:31

Hi. Just wanted some advice really. I’ve just recently found out that I’m 6w+1day pregnant well according to the tests. I’ve yet to go to the doctors. It doesn’t feel real and I’m not allowing myself to get excited/happy this early on and I can’t help thinking that when i do go to the doctors and I’m checked out it’s going to be bad news and I’ll have miscarried without knowing (I know that sounds stupid) just got a range of things going round in my head. I finally told my boyfriend last night he took it really well and was really supportive and reassured me everything would be fine and he’d stick by me through whatever happened. This is new to the both of us it’d be our first child so neither of us have a clue what’s happening at the moment. I want to be happy but I know it’s too early to be after reading loads of peoples stories confused this is the first time I’m putting it out there to everyone just to get abit of advice smile thanks X

lightcola Fri 23-Feb-18 22:40:17

Firstly congratulations. Secondly I’m afraid the worrying is normal. I took 8 tests with my first as I couldn’t quite believe it. You’ll see your midwife in a couple of weeks, and you will have your first scan at 12 weeks. Just try to keep calm (easier said than done) as there’s not really much more you can do. Remember to take your folic acid too.

Paigeyyyy1995 Fri 23-Feb-18 22:58:11

Thank you!
I’m not registered at my local GP as I’ve recebtly moved and need to have my mail directed there so I can register at a new GP with my new address urgh! Am I able to go to the walk in for like an initial test to put my mind at ease ? X

zaalitje Fri 23-Feb-18 23:12:03

What initial test are you expecting?

If you contact your GP reception they'll tell you how to self refer to midwives, it's normal to not see Dr as there's nothing for them to do.
You'll then see midwife between 8 and 10 weeks and she'll refer for scan.

Paigeyyyy1995 Fri 23-Feb-18 23:24:30

Well I read in some cases they do an intravenous scan is that not right?
Right I’ll ring my GP Monday and see what they say then

kirinm Fri 23-Feb-18 23:27:00

Unless you're bleeding or have a history of recurrent miscarriage it's unlikely an early pregnancy unit will see you but you could opt for a private scan?

Congratulations!

Wolfiefan Fri 23-Feb-18 23:27:42

Intravenous?

Paigeyyyy1995 Fri 23-Feb-18 23:28:42

Oh I see sorry I’m new to all this! Thankyou x

zaalitje Fri 23-Feb-18 23:32:41

You mean a trans Vaginal scan? Intra venous means inside the vein.

TV scans are scans usually before 10-12 weeks that are done internally as the embryo is too low in your pelvis at that point to be seen via an abdominal scan.
Theyre not routine and are usually for if there is a suspected problem (ectopic or bleeding), or for women with a worrying history (i had one this pregnancy as I have had a few miscarriages previously).

Paigeyyyy1995 Fri 23-Feb-18 23:35:51

Oh okay I see. I’ll just wait it out then

PieAndPumpkins Sat 24-Feb-18 13:20:59

The midwife won't see you until 8 weeks for your initial appointment, but you do need to book that appointment in advance. Don't wait as they will likely book up. Just go in or phone them up and explain you're new to the area, they'll sort you out.

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