I've just found out I'm pg, 5 weeks This weekend I'm supposed to be going away for a big weekend with the girls. We're staying in a youth hostel and supposed to be out Friday and Saturday night, the days will be chilled. Not drinking is fine but I'm worried about being in very crowded places (which I will be) and getting jostled. I don't want to let people down but I'm worried about it being too much and therefore it being quite stressful. Any advice? Thank you
At five weeks my hormones were mental. Like pms gone mad. I wasn’t fit for human company. But that was me. Just make sure that you can get to your bed or relax if you need to. Are you telling your friends? It might be better to tell someone just for some support if you need it.
Physically I was fine at 5 weeks. When, when the hormones started to ramp up I became very protective of my personal space so jostling would have really irritated me. But the baby is about the size of a poppy seed right now, deep in your pelvis, so can't be harmed by people bumping into you.
At 5 weeks I didn't yet feel pregnant - it wasn't until around 6/7 weeks when the nausea and fatigue set in. So at 5 weeks, I would have been fine (although with my friends I would have struggled to explain the not drinking!)
Have fun! It may be the last trip like that you are able to take for a while!
If you mean that you'll find being in busy/crowded places annoying (and maybe a bit boring without a drink) then fair enough - if you don't fancy it don't go. If you're worried it'll be actually harmful, though, then you don't need to worry at all - at 5 weeks the tiny embryo is tucked very deep inside you, and nothing short of actual trauma is going to interfere with it. I get a very crowded tube and started getting bothered by jostling/the odd elbow to the stomach at around 18 weeks, when I started to get a bump - but even then, I know rationally that it won't do any harm, I just don't like it.
Getting serious symptoms at 5 weeks is uncommon but not vanishingly rare - if you don't feel sick now, odds are pretty good that you'll still be feeling just fine this weekend.
Thanks, everyone! I've decided I'm going to go. I don't feel too unwell and I'll make sure I take a good book so I can stay in happily if I choose! Explaining the no drinking will be tricky! Thanks again