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Feeling so sick - Is it possible I've got my dates wrong?

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Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 08:29

Hi all, this is my second pregnancy. I'm very early I've worked it out to be around 6 weeks from my last menstral cycle 30th March. For a whole week I've felt dreadful... I can smell absolutely everything, I'm really nauseous, irritable, feel really fatigued and I'm so bloated. With my first pregnancy I'm sure I was around 7 weeks before I felt like this and I also had no bloating until three months. Is it possible I could have got caught before my last period I heard you can possible have one period beforehand? Just feel like I could potentially be further than I am but obviously I can only work off my last period date ATM (30th march) anyone else feeling like a rotten apple?

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supercalifragilistic123 · 10/05/2020 08:32

Every pregnancy is different and if you had a period it is unlikely.
I've had 2 children and early pregnancy especially was very different. My DS was the worst for sickness. My DD wasn't too bad at all.

bananamonkey · 10/05/2020 08:33

Ovulation and implantation can vary so you could be out by a week or so but with my second I was super bloated straight away, my SiL asked if I was pregnant at 8 weeks because of my tummy Blush

Chicchicchicchiclana · 10/05/2020 08:36

Some pregnancies make you feel nauseous from day 1. You say you were 7 weeks when you started with it in your first pregnancy, and think you are 6 weeks pregnant now? There's not much in it really! All will be revealed at your first scan I guess.

Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 08:43

It was 7 weeks onwards with my first yes but I've been feel horrendous for a week which means from five weeks, I just thought that would be too early to feel this rotten. Thank you for everyones help. I did read that the bloating can come earlier second time round because everything has already stretched etc. Guess I'll just have to ride the rollacoaster. As long as everything is ok at the end of it then it's all worth it anyway, it's just a rough ride ATM and I feel sorry for my daughter not having the energy to play with her as much xx

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Loz1093 · 10/05/2020 08:45

My cycle started 30th March, 28 day cycle and I'm 6 weeks. Due approx 4th Jan 2021 โ˜บ๏ธ I've been feeling very tried, sick and sore boobs. Congratulations!!

Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 08:49

Aww @Loz1093 we have the same due date. Congratulations to you too. Is this your first, second third even? X

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misstiggiwinkle · 10/05/2020 08:51

Not unusual to feel sick that early. I started vomiting 2 days after a +ve test at 4 weeks! It continued for the whole of my second pregnancy and only stopped when I gave birth! DC1 I started at 7 weeks until 18 weeks. Currently 16 weeks pregnant with DC3 and started at 6 weeks and think it's just starting to ease.

Loz1093 · 10/05/2020 08:52

This is my first so the slightly thing worries me lol, I had bad cramping the other day but spoken with GP and advised this is normal. So I think my symptoms will just come and go through your this pregnancy. I just can't wait to tell everyone x

PippinStar · 10/05/2020 08:55

I was extremely sick (HG) from 4.5 weeks with DS, in fact I had nausea 2 days before my period was due, but the vomiting started a few days after I got the positive test.

With my current pregnancy, I thought I had escaped it but the HG started at maybe 6.5 weeks.

ShowOfHands · 10/05/2020 08:55

11 days post ovulation, I woke up and vomited. I did this every day for 17 weeks. So no, not too early!

jane93 · 10/05/2020 09:00

I felt horrendous from probably about as early as you are! It effects every woman differently but I was exactly the same I could smell eeeeeverything! My sickness was terrible but was never actually sick (until the end if I stayed in the bath too long lol) arrow root biscuits were my saviour!

NameChange30 · 10/05/2020 09:02

I'm pregnant with DC2, all symptoms have been worse this time around!

Definitely stopping at 2!!

Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 09:15

Thank you everyone you've been really helpful. Currently having a lay down. The heaving thing is the worse, it's really knocking me around. Can't work out if being actually sick would make me feel better or if this is worse? I've never heard of arrow root biscuits but I'll have a look for them. I had nausea with my first from 7 to 17 weeks but this strangely feels different either that or I've just forgotten how bad it was. My daughter is 2.5 years so it's really not been that long!! Congratulations to all ๐ŸŽ‰ x

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Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 09:19

@loz it is harder with your first because everything is new but look at me now this is my second and I'm asking questions and looking for reassure. Pregnancy is a journey. I remember the first time round being so freaked out when I sneezed or coughed as it gave me the most weirdest sharp sensation in my lower tummy I was so freaked out, or when i rolled over too suddenly it did the same.. it was all because everything was stretching and making room. No one talks about things like this though really when you research but I guess it's because everyone's dofferent xx

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Popcat120 · 10/05/2020 09:23

I was exactly like this with my first pregnancy from about 3 days before my period.
It lasted til 17 weeks, then came back around 25 weeks for a few weeks too!

I'm now about 5/6 weeks with number 2 and generally feel OK.

Agree, every pregnancy is different!

Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 09:32

@popcat120 congratulations are you nervous about having two? How old is your first child?

Wow your sickness really did start early ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. I think of convinced myself it was twins this morning with how bad I felt....

I hope you continue to feel ok, you know yourself you're not missing out on anything nice.

Definitely different. I put a post on when I first found out I was pregnancy out of curiosity to see what differences peoples experiences were from their first pregnancies - it was interesting to read x

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theclangersbigplan · 10/05/2020 09:35

I was sick with all three pregnancies - around 6-7 weeks with the first two. With my third pregnancy I was so sick really early. I had only just come off the pill so I had an early dating scan and was so surprised to find out I had horrendous morning sickness since 4 weeks!

Popcat120 · 10/05/2020 09:38

Yes a little bit, my son is 19 months so he will be 2yr 4 months when new baby comes.
I haven't thought about it too much, but do wonder how ill cope with BF a Newborn and entertaining a toddler!
My mums round the corner so I guess she will help out.
Been debating whether I need a double pram.

Everyone will be shocked we're having another so soon, especially in a pandemic ๐Ÿ˜‚ but it'll be a lovely age gap when they get a bit older!

I found Murray mints and Jacobs crackers and lemonade helped me,
Eating little and often if you can.

It's the worst feeling isn't it, I really feel for you, I often thought maybe if I was just sick it would be better than feeling sick, Gagging, heaving 24/7!!

Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 09:38

I've convinced** sorry for typos - new phone!

Wow third pregnancy my sister is also pregnant with her 3rd. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing. I guess symptoms can appear at anytime then. Gosh us women are so strong to go through what we go through. All worth it in the end for our little darlings just a rough ride ๐Ÿคข

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Laura3151 · 10/05/2020 09:44

@popcat120 I'm like you trying not to think about it too much, but I've had the odd moment when my daughter has been full on and thought oh gosh how will I cope ๐Ÿ™ˆ. I guess you do though, as other families manage. Well we were trying pre pandemic for a good six months and then stopped because of these circumstances and then
it just so happened we got caught not longer after deciding to stop trying.... Guess that's usually the way. We're happy though. Ahh I will try the Murray mints (I used to love these as a kid, my nan used to give them us if we were good ๐Ÿ™‚) thanks for your help. Yes I've always wondered if being actually sick would be better. The gagging and dry heaving is vile but I imagine vomiting all the time is just as vile, no win situation I guess ๐Ÿ˜‚ x

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Popcat120 · 10/05/2020 09:59

You're welcome. Hope it eases for you soon!
We've got a FB group for Jan babies if you'd like to join us, let me know x

RandomMess · 10/05/2020 10:04

I felt dreadful before my period was late ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ I was like if I can't cope now why are we trying for another baby Grin

Loz1093 · 10/05/2020 10:32

@Laura3151 yes I think that's why I'm just so nervous. I think I could have 10... but Every pregnancy is different at the end of the day. I think the covid situation isn't helping because I never thought I could have children, just always had it in my head for some reason.

userabcname · 10/05/2020 10:39

Sounds normal OP! With my first sickness kicked in at 8 weeks and I ended up with HG. Second I felt nauseous from about 5/6 weeks but it was nowhere near as bad (only vomited about twice a day rather than twenty!!). I always found actually being sick would give me about 2 minutes of elation and relief and then I'd feel just as bad/worse/wouldn't be able to stop being sick so I wouldn't recommend making yourself sick.

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