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mumzyof2 Fri 31-Aug-07 20:56:03

I hope (i think) that most mums go through what I am going through, but I am 7 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby, and I have such an overwhelming feeling that something isnt right, I never felt like this with my son. Today I saw a dr for the first time since I found out I was pregnant, and she tried to reassure me that everythings ok, but Im still worried. When I was pregnant with my son, I 'felt' pregnant, but this time I dont, and I wonder if thats why Im so worried. I keep buying pregnancy tests to make sure its ok, and it always is. Am I going mad? Or is worrying too much a normal thing?

lisad123 Fri 31-Aug-07 20:59:28

I worried more with my second but only as i knew more of what could go wrong and knew how it felt to have that love you only have for a child.
Congrats by the way, im sure you'll be fine, but you sound normal to me, apart from you shouldnt buy anymore preggy tests. Everytime you think about buying one, put money in piggy bank. babies cost enought money when they get here, without the cost of all those tests

mumzyof2 Fri 31-Aug-07 21:02:05

Thats very true, they arnt cheap are they?! I never thought about it like that. Iv know idea why Im so worried, its on my mind constantly that something will go wrong. I think that saying 'ignorance is bliss' may help, because I read so much about the things that can go wrong, I end up convincing myself that they will!

orangecat Fri 31-Aug-07 21:03:30

I had that with DD (my first after 2 x mcs, so I guess understandable). But I was sooo worried as I just didn't feel pregnant/ didn't have any symptons. My friend used to laugh at me when I phoned her with over excitement when I felt a hint of nausia. And everything was fine.

Another friend had similar feelings of something wrong, to discover was carrying twins!

Might be worth having a scan, if you are really worried and don't want to worry until your 12 week scan. Will put your mind at ease

mumzyof2 Fri 31-Aug-07 21:07:37

Dont say twins! Two days after I found out I was pregant, I went to my local shopping centre, and saw SIX sets of twin, Im not supersticious, but that certainly got my thinking! I'll be paranoid that Im having tins next!

MamaMaiasaura Fri 31-Aug-07 21:13:32

mumzy - lol at type - tins grin

I worried more with this beanie - i also think that having been through it all and having a child it makes you perhaps worry more about all the possibilities of what could be.

I hope they offer you a dating scan to put you at ease.

mumzyof2 Fri 31-Aug-07 21:17:59

I didnt get offered one, I kind of hinted towards it, but no offer came.
And for the record, I have no intention of popping a tin of beans out on 7 months, I meant twins - lol.

orangecat Fri 31-Aug-07 21:27:38

I guess you can't now pretend to be unsure of dates, so they give you a dating scan? Otherwise, I bet it's unlikely they will give you one for being worried.

So annoying. I know they can't do it for everybody, but better than having weeks of worry.

Let's definitely hope it's not a tin, though!

mumzyof2 Fri 31-Aug-07 21:29:40

My boyfriend would be devastated if it was a tin, hes expecting a baby!

Tiggerish Fri 31-Aug-07 21:38:18

I was similarly anxious when i was pregnant with dd following a miscarriage. my gp told me that only if i had pain or bleeding would i get an early scan - hinting very strongly that i should make it up! She couldn't of course tell me to go and lie but she came close to it.wink

orangecat Fri 31-Aug-07 21:38:44

Making me giggle. Not sure what is worse, a tin or twins!

Wilkie Fri 31-Aug-07 21:41:36

Mumyzof2 - you're not mad, perfectly normal. Although defo stop buying pg tests - they don't prove anything, you will have a positive pg test up to 2 weeks after miscarrying because it takes ages for the pg hormones to leave your body.

You sound perfectly normal and fine - I was the worlds worst worrier with my pg because I m/c first time.

Maybe it's a girl which is why you are feeling different?

orangecat Fri 31-Aug-07 21:46:11

a girl would be preferable to a tin grin

mumzyof2 Fri 31-Aug-07 21:46:26

Oooo, maybe. Got me wondering now.

orangecat Fri 31-Aug-07 21:48:41

To be a bit more useful, I did feel differently with DD (no symptoms) and current pregnancy (a boy - felt rotten), so a very plausable explanation

mumzyof2 Fri 31-Aug-07 21:55:34

just out of curiosity, and naivity (as i only joined this site tonight), what does DD mean? Dont mean to sound thick.

orangecat Fri 31-Aug-07 22:03:41

I'm fairly new too - took me a while to work things out. There is a glossary in the 'how to section' (sorry too new to have worked out the links properly!), but DD is darling daughter, DS darling son, DH darling husband etc.

Worth just browsing round the site, to get familiar. You'll also note the kinds of threads you want to be on/ want to avoid. Some are just general chat, others can get pretty heated.

There's also a technical section on the topic list, in case you have any queries about using the site.

Happy mumsnetting smile

Wilkie Sat 01-Sep-07 08:37:21

Look above by 'Useful Stuff'. There is an acronym list which stops you thinking 'EH????' on threads grin

I have just about got it sussed after a year of being on here!!

livinrobertx Mon 24-Sep-07 05:51:33

I don't know for sure if i am pregnant, in a way i want to be. I'm only
17 though. My boyfriend and I usually have sex everyday, unprotected. my
last period was august 4th, and last night while me and my boyfriend
were having sex i started bleeding. I thought i had my period, but when
i went to use the bathroom, not a drop of blood came out, and since then
ive been wearing a pantyliner and no blood since then.
We had sex later on after when i figured that i didnt have my period,
and i started bleeding again, and it was a small amount of bright red
blood. When urinating, i try to push to see if any blood does come out,
but doesnt. I have all the signs of feeling pregnant, but ive been wrong
before. I don't have any cramps, and i always have cramps when i have my
period. I should have had my period already. My breasts have been extra
sensitive and tender, the slightest touch makes them hurt. But i know
that my breats are tender anyway when im about to get my period. Ive
been eating alot more, having cravings for only certain foods, but i
havent gained any weight. I am frequently urinating, but i keep telling
myself that its all in my head because ive had so many false alarms. I
also think my body is probably tricking itself because i want to be
pregnant. Last night after my boyfriend and i had sex, i felt sick, and
threw up a little. I still feel sick, and i think it may be morning
sickness. I'm just confused and unsure. Do you have any advice?

Mine Mon 24-Sep-07 05:58:50

do a pregnancy test asap and tell your boyfriend.... It helps to have some support.

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