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    • neneromanova
    • By neneromanova 31st Dec 13, 7:29 PM
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    Less than 12 weeks pregnant club! Part 4!!
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    • 31st Dec 13, 7:29 PM
    Less than 12 weeks pregnant club! Part 4!! 31st Dec 13 at 7:29 PM
    This is a continuation of This thread which will be closed due to it's length.

    It's a thread that came from the very different needs of early pregnancy and is the springboard for the main MSE pregnancy thread here...

    I've taken some of the thread 'starters' from the main thread including the be careful notice below... Please let me know if there's more that should be on this opening post. ps thanks to Courgette for starting the original thread.

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    Its probably best to go to the main thread for these... all on the first page, thanks ticklepenny

    Please don't forget that this is a public forum and anyone could be reading it. Don't let this put you off discussing anything personal, just please be aware that the people posting on the thread may not be the only ones reading (it may just be that these people, aka lurkers, are too shy to post). Now enjoy your pg natter

    and lets hope all our little beans are sticky ones...
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    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 29th Sep 16, 10:02 PM
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    I only get hot for a few minutes, and it's normally same time as cramp so I think it's OK, but will keep an eye on it.

    Midwife is booked for 17th October so I'll be nearly 9 weeks.

    I do want to carry on running. I'd stopped a few weeks ago as I'd had a chesty cough and my asthma was bad, and then felt really tired. I thought about going for a run tonight, but OH is away and I think he'd worry about me going and no one being home. But maybe I'll do a couple of miles at the weekend. I've done quite a bit of walking and that has been good. I have a 10k booked in December so want to do that! But obviously I won't do it if it seems stupid.

    Thankfully my mum is holiday so we've not spoken much. But next time I see her will be at my friend's baby shower, awkward!
    • cats2012
    • By cats2012 30th Sep 16, 9:57 AM
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    Penguingirl do keep an open mind about December. This last couple of weeks my body has really started to feel the difference and running has gone from easy to really quite hard. You also need proper bump support once you have one. I had a 10k booked for end of this month but I already know it won't be a good idea.

    Just see what your body tells you :-)
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    • april87
    • By april87 30th Sep 16, 2:02 PM
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    Ah Penguin, Faerie, I feel where you are coming from. I'm still trying to carrying on with weight training, but there has been a few sessions where I have felt awful, lightheadness/faintness etc. I am having to tell my trainer this weekend, as its starting to impact on my training and well my goal of getting lean has to change. I wanted to leave it a bit longer to tell her, but I feel that I can't keep up the pretence for too long.

    Penguin, I'm the same, trying to hold off telling my boss, just to be on the safe side but yesterday I there was a moment I felt absolutely awful, so nauseated. I just needed to get out, which is easy enough to do in my office. No signs of throwing up yet, so fingers crossed.

    I've maybe told 3 people, but only those who I am super close with and will see a fair bit between now and well when we would maybe tell folks. I'm trying my hardest to keep quiet, but I am awful at keeping my own secrets as it is
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 30th Sep 16, 10:42 PM
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    I told my supervisor today as just before we were due to meet I thought I might throw up. She was so lovely about it. She's on leave for a couple of weeks, but I will tell head of department next week who I'm also sure will be great. Not planning on telling anyone else. Realised I was stressing about making an excuse for midwife appointment, and decided it wasn't worth it. Was very clear with supervisor that I don't want anyone else to know. We had a talk about the risk side of my job, and talked about my options which was good and are currently going down the route of just being a bit more cautious without making a fuss. So I'm feeling much better about it all.

    I just asked OH if I can book a 10k for February (my favourite race) and was told no, lol. So we agreed I can do it in 2018! In all seriousness I will be sensible with my running and be open to the idea of not doing the December race (waddle).
    • Faerie
    • By Faerie 3rd Oct 16, 8:07 PM
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    Penguin, I'm glad telling work wasn't as stressful as you expected. I've emailed my manager the news but I have no idea who he is! We have been without proper management for months and although he is supposed to be our interim manager, we never see him. I am off for 2 weeks now and have my scan next week(!) so thought he'd better know... whoever he is. Plus I've had a few problems with him rearranging shifts despite my flexible working agreement and ignoring my phonecalls, grr! I thought by putting it in writing, he won't be able to ignore me. We'll see!

    I found the baby's heartbeat today It feels real now, all the nausea is because there is an actual baby in there! The nausea is still pretty constant but the sickness has slowed significantly. Although, I was sick last night whilst watching Fear the walking dead, the zombies were making a groaning/retching noise and they set me off. My husband was pretty disgusted!
    • april87
    • By april87 4th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
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    Faerie was that a doppler at home you were suing to find the HB?

    Well I am absolutely exhausted! No morning sickness as of yet, just a bit of nausea here and there. I feel as if I'm constantly ready to sleep. The gym has been pretty much a no go for me the past few days, I just don't have the energy. Told my trainer at the weekend, which went well. I am being switched over to the other sister who have experience/expertise in pre/post natal fitness & nutrition. I'm hoping that I can drag myself to the gym this evening, even if its for a short while in hope that I may feel slightly more awake then I do now.

    Hopefully the sickness will pass fairly quickly Faerie.
    • Andrew Ryan 89
    • By Andrew Ryan 89 4th Oct 16, 5:31 PM
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    PenguinGirl, has long have you been with your current employer?
    • Beckyy
    • By Beckyy 4th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
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    penguingirl, I would definitely keep up running if you can. As long as you're used to the cardio it will do you SO much good to keep fit. I gave up running a while before I fell pregnant and really regretted it as I didn't feel comfortable starting from scratch again while expecting. I increased swimming instead and found it really beneficial, but as long as you're eating well, drinking plenty, MW is happy etc. I would do it for as long a you can, just maybe a gentler version of it as the weeks go on and bump starts to grow.
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 4th Oct 16, 6:11 PM
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    PenguinGirl, has long have you been with your current employer?
    Originally posted by Andrew Ryan 89
    A couple of years.

    I told head of department yesterday and her response was 'I knew it'. She's going to look into some more flexible work options such as getting me a laptop to work from home as I am really struggling before lunch. Two colleagues (separately) guessed today. One caught me feeling sick eating dry crackers. The other asked as i wasn't going running tonight (usually go straight from work) and haven't been for a couple of weeks, plus drinking hot water at work as gone off everything else, and did before I knew I had caught. I actually feel much better a few people knowing as I feel incredibly supported. I work in quite a high pressure/ busy job so I was giving myself a tough time about not being 100%.

    April, how many weeks are you? I am the same with tiredness, and I have never slept so much!

    Faerie, hope the nausea passes soon! Any tips for it? I am obsessed with crackers.
    Last edited by penguingirl; 04-10-2016 at 6:14 PM.
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 4th Oct 16, 6:13 PM
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    penguingirl, I would definitely keep up running if you can. As long as you're used to the cardio it will do you SO much good to keep fit. I gave up running a while before I fell pregnant and really regretted it as I didn't feel comfortable starting from scratch again while expecting. I increased swimming instead and found it really beneficial, but as long as you're eating well, drinking plenty, MW is happy etc. I would do it for as long a you can, just maybe a gentler version of it as the weeks go on and bump starts to grow.
    Originally posted by Beckyy
    Thanks Beckyy. I'm definitely going to try when I have a little more energy/feel less nauseous. Managed to go out for walks at the weekend which I was pleased about. I've run for about 5 years and have done a couple of half marathons this year so I think my body could handle gentle running.
    • april87
    • By april87 5th Oct 16, 6:04 AM
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    I'm a little over 6 weeks Penguin.

    That'll be handy if you can have the option to work from home for a time. I'm glad their being really supportive. My OH has to tell his boss today as he will need to get time off to attend appointments etc so I'm hoping that goes down well.
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 5th Oct 16, 7:37 AM
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    I'm a little over 6 weeks Penguin
    Originally posted by april87
    Just behind me then, I'm 7 weeks today. I had expected you to be ahead as you left the ttc thread first, but I was late testing.

    Hope it goes well for your OH. We're lucky that my parter works from home and midwife appointment is first thing so he's just going to tell his boss he has an appointment and not go into details.
    • april87
    • By april87 5th Oct 16, 8:06 AM
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    Yeah I had tested the day AF was supposed to arrive and again the day after, which is when I got my BFP.

    Thanks I'm sure it will, just have a habit of over worrying for zero reasons ha.
    • cats2012
    • By cats2012 5th Oct 16, 8:11 AM
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    FYI ladies just delurking to say OH definitely doesn't need to attend midwife appointments. It's all about you. Scans yes but midwife really isn't needed - mine would have been very bored whilst she did my blood pressure and gave me leaflets about vaccines!!

    Of course up to you though but just saying it's not worth using holiday or anything x
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    TTC since Apr 2015, baby due March 2017
    • Faerie
    • By Faerie 5th Oct 16, 10:48 AM
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    April - Yes, I've got an angelsounds doppler. I know they don't really recommend them but I like to listen in and I haven't been worried when I couldn't find it. I hope your partner gets the time off. It's nice to go to the appts together.

    Penguin - I'm glad you've got supportive colleagues, it sounds like option of working from home would be handy. I've found snacking a lot helps, my nausea gets worse if I don't eat for a while. I have to have something by my bed so I can eat before I get up or else I vomit. I keep my sick wrist bands on but I'm not sure whether they help! I like looking at this website too, http://www.weeksduringpregnancy.com/calculators/howmanyweeks.php?month=04&day=26&year=2017 Knowing that I am 27% of the way through the pregnancy (if I'm not overdue!!) makes things easier. We won't feel this rubbish forever.

    I am 11 weeks today. I was pretty sure my nausea wasn't this bad last time but I've just read my old posts on here. Apparently I was struggling at work and living on polo mints but just before my 12 week scan I took a pregnancy test as all my symptoms had stopped! I don't remember that at all! I hope my symptoms disappear again soon
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 11th Oct 16, 11:21 AM
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    Hello everyone, I'm just moving up from the TTC thread. Two tests so far, both positive lines about half the strength of the control line, so am slightly concerned, but have also been showing symptoms (sore boobs, tiredness), which is promising.

    When did you all first go to the doctor? I've read the NHS guidance, my my surgery guidance, and they seem to imply no need until the booking in appointment at 8-11 weeks, which seems an awfully long time to wait without any reassurance!

    Edit: Should have added, I'm at 4.5 weeks, so very early days.
    • Faerie
    • By Faerie 11th Oct 16, 11:46 AM
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    Congratulations firebird! It varies on your area. I asked at my drs reception and they gave me a direct number for the midwifery clerks at the hospital. They asked a few questions then made a booking appt with the midwife at 8 weeks.

    I wouldn't worry about the tests, a positive is a positive! You could do a digital test to put your mind at rest?
    • april87
    • By april87 11th Oct 16, 11:57 AM
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    Hey Firebird congratulations.

    I called the doctors, a few days after my positive, and the receptionist booked me in for an appointment to see the midwife for tomorrow, which makes me about 7+1.

    As Faerie said, a positive is a positive regardless of how faint the line is
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 11th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    Thanks both - will give the surgery a ring in a couple of days then (just a nuisance, as no way I'm doing it from work!).
    • poddle911
    • By poddle911 11th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    Hi Firebird congratulations!

    I'm very early days too and know exactly what you mean! It feels very surreal to 'be pregnant' based on the strength of a couple of positive tests (very positive, one digital). I did see a GP a couple of weeks ago to check about some medication I'm taking - I thought they might do a blood test or something but she made it clear that they trust the pregnancy tests and they really weren't interested in seeing me at all!

    I've made my first midwife appointment for a couple of weeks, but I'm feeling a bit weird as I'm not really having any symptoms and feel like maybe it's not real?
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