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MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 24/08/2021 16:41

Thought I’d start a thread for those who have recently had a bfp and due in May 2022.

I’m 3w6d and due on 4th May. This will be my third baby I have a 4 and a 2 year old.

How is everyone feeling? I’m happy as I’ve been trying for a few months but still a little stunned and know it’s very early so trying not to get too excited yet!

No real symptoms yet apart from a bit of cramping. Felt a bit sick yesterday but ok today. I had really bad morning sickness from 6 weeks in my last 2 pregnancies so hoping it won’t be as bad this time.

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DanniiF90 · 06/09/2021 18:37

Hello everyone, congratulations 🥳. Could I join? I think I'm due 10th May as I found out on Thursday 2nd sept, still feels surreal. This will be my second but my DS1 is 10 now!! So such a big gap! Never thought I'd have a second baby! I'm 31 now, was young when I had my first. I'm also re-training to be a midwife next year so - a lot going on! Would be lovely to join a group! I've told a few close friends and respective parents both sides - other than that nothing until we feel it's right 😊

Lexber · 06/09/2021 21:00


BFP this morning and I'm in shock.
This will be my second. DD1 was a horrific pregnancy and ended up with a congenital condition that has a 50/50 survival rate so I'm high risk. Im just terrified tbh and not hopeful. Until I have a healthy baby on or around
May 1st I don't think it will sink in!

Was it CDH? My eldest was born with CDH 14 years ago xx
ADayAlwaysHasToEnd · 06/09/2021 21:03

Hi can I join. This will be our first child. EDD is 12th May :😊

Lexber · 06/09/2021 21:03

Hi all, newbie here!

A little in shock but we got our BFP today!
5th month TTC, with a loss in July. So excited but anxious.
Due about 14th, so only 4+2

I already have 2 DD aged 11 and 14

MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 06/09/2021 22:19

Wow, so many newcomers, welcome and congratulations!

5w5d here and nausea has well and truly kicked in. Part of me is dreading what’s to come as I had it very badly in both previous pregnancies and this is the earliest it has started but part of me is very relieved to have some evidence apart from a bfp that I’m actually pregnant as I feel so normal I could quite easily forget!

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hoola23 · 06/09/2021 22:29

@MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat thank you!! I'm only 3w+5. Literally found out at 8dpo! But I am dreading this whole sickness thing that is looming in the next month, is it really as bad as people say?! This is my first baby so I literally know nothing!! X

MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 06/09/2021 22:39

It really seems to vary @hoola23. I had it worse than anyone I know (in real life) I think the vast majority of people get some form of nausea but not usually horrendous. In my first pregnancy I had it very severely but it only lasted until 15 weeks, in my second it was bad but not as bad but it lasted until 22 weeks so I’ll be interested to see what happens this time around. Stupidly googled and apparently it gets worse and lasts longer with each pregnancy so I’m fucked 😂

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Loubell19 · 06/09/2021 22:41

Hi all! I'm 4 weeks today.. found out yesterday after feeling really under the weather and nauseous! Was not planned at all- I have an 11 month old 🙈. Really apprehensive about 2 under 2! It's still not really sunk in for me!

Congratulations to everyone ❤

MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 06/09/2021 22:47

Congratulations to you too @Loubell19!

I had 2 under 2 (who are now 2.5 and 4) and I was a little apprehensive but it actually turned out to be a lot easier than I thought. If you’re on Facebook I highly recommend joining a group called ‘2 under 2 uk only’ it has lots of mums on there who had or currently have or are expecting 2 under 2 and have a lot of useful advice / tips on how to manage. Honestly you will be fine and it will be so nice for them growing up close in age, my 2 are absolute best friends and would be lost without each other.

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ChelseaaBun · 06/09/2021 22:51

Thanks for sharing that @MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat, going to have a look for the Facebook group. I'm also going to have 2 under 2 for a couple months, my first is 12 months, we wanted them to be close in age but now panicking a bit about all the practicalities 😂

Loubell19 · 06/09/2021 23:07

@MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat that is reassuring to hear thankyou ❤. Our first definitely was not an 'easy' baby so hope it's not as bad as I'm picturing in my head 😂. I'll definitely give that FB group a follow thankyou! Oh were in a similar boat then @ChelseaaBun

Lexber · 07/09/2021 07:48

@hoola23 I had severe MS with eldest fir 16 weeks, with 2nd I felt a little sick as I woke would be a tiny bit sick with bile first thing then fine all day! Had the odd spot of nausea but biscuits helped... hoping fir same as 2nd lol but already getting waves of nausea...

hoola23 · 07/09/2021 08:58

@MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat oh it doesn't sound great! Hopefully it won't be too much for me, I absolutely hate feeling sick!! Can deal with colds or aches or pains but sickness feeling is the worst!!!!!

hoola23 · 07/09/2021 09:00

@Lexber oh no! What does severe mean, could you do anything or were you wiped out for 16 weeks?! Hopefully this one is like your second!!

Lexber · 07/09/2021 09:48

@hoola23 I spent most of my time either in bed, head inthe toilet or at times asleep on the bathroom floor with my head next to the toilet 🤣🤣

Lexber · 07/09/2021 10:26

Strange question as so much has changed since my last pregnancy (11/12years ago!) but what now?!

What do we do next? Lol

hoola23 · 07/09/2021 10:33

@Lexber oh no!!!! I have this overwhelming fear I will be the same! I kind of wish I could just stay how I'm feeling now, literally as normal as ever! I'm going to enjoy it while I still can!!

I'm glad you asked that question about what next as I was literally just thinking the same!!🤣 how and who do we now tell NHS wise? Do we go to the GP or call maternity units?! Feeling very out of my depth here 🤣🤣

Loubell19 · 07/09/2021 11:04

You just need to sign the midwife forms usually at your gp and the midwife will arrange a booking appointment at 8-10 weeks x

StinWom · 07/09/2021 11:10

Hello ladies! Joining you with a May due date, even though I’m not sure when that would be exactly. It’s my first pregnancy, we’ve been ttc since the beginning of the year so very happy it’s finally happening but a bit lost with everything that needs to be done 😅 Already contacted the midwife and registered with the maternity as an early bird so just waiting to hear confirmation about the appointment now. We’re also planning to tell the grandparents but no one else, just in case something happens…

Cherryblossom21 · 07/09/2021 11:26

My gp just gives out a number for the midwife to register, but when I called they advised I need to wait until I’m 6 weeks. I just had a mc in June and was told I would get an early reassurance scan at 7/8 weeks next time, that’s the only reason I called them at 5 weeks but they more or less dismissed that. The woman was quite rude so not the best experience, it’s strange as everyone I dealt with last time were lovely!

Lexber · 07/09/2021 11:43

I seem to be floating between cold and hungry to nauseous and warm 🤦🏽‍♀️ only 4+3 but my god I feel it today!

babyboybluex · 07/09/2021 12:32

4 weeks today and the nausea is real. I didn't think this could happen so soon? Never had this with my first.

Got my first midwife and 12 week scan dates today!

aNewYorkerInLondon · 07/09/2021 14:21

Ladies - I've been having such problems with my bras the past week. Sports bras are too compressive, bralettes are not supportive enough, lace is too abrasive, underwire is completely unacceptable anymore... so I ordered this bra and have been wearing it since yesterday evening - heaven!!! Its super soft and doesn't scratch and itch, but is supportive enough. Its the next best thing to just using my hands to hold onto the girls all day. {grin}

aNewYorkerInLondon · 07/09/2021 14:22
kalidasa · 07/09/2021 14:45

Hello all. I am tentatively joining you! I got a bfp last Wednesday at 15dpo so I am 5w today and due 10th May if this pregnancy continues. I feel quite cautious though as I am 41 so the miscarriage rates are quite a lot higher then when I had my other DC. Test was strong though and after a worrying 24 hours with fewer symptoms they've come roaring back today. I am also quite nervous because I had very severe hyperemesis with both previous DC, so realistically I am likely to be very ill and have to spend some time in hospital. If it continues, this pregnancy is already, I hope, looking better than DS2 because with him by the time I missed my period I already couldn't get out of bed, and I ended up spending two months in hospital. So I am hoping this will be more like DS1 ("only" one month in hospital!) -- or maybe even a tiny bit better?!

Situation also a bit complicated because we have just moved abroad and I haven't received my health card yet (though it should arrive soon), so I can't even register with a midwife or anything. Though if it doesn't come through soon I'll make an appointment anyway I think and just pay up front to start with.

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