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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

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    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 17th Oct 16, 6:46 PM
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    No idea about hair April, I am trying to embrace my greys so don't colour at the moment. Is bleaching it not meant to be worse than darker colours? I take a lot of things with a pinch of salt so it probably wouldn't stop me unless there was clear evidence. You could ask the midwife?

    My midwife appointment went well. Although we were going through the computer questions of family history, and I said a couple of things and then OH was like 'err... multiple births' to which I looked blank, and then he had to explain 'you're a twin'. Oops! Don't know why I had forgotten to mention it, as we have talked about their being an increased chance. Otherwise the appointment went well. I have been referred to the consultant as I had a birth defect, so there is increased chance of it and they might do an extra scan/ a more detailed one at the specialist hospital although midwife wasn't sure. But again we expected that. Scan is a month away when I will be 13+1. Seems forever away!!
    • snowscreamer
    • By snowscreamer 17th Oct 16, 9:53 PM
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    Busy day today. Didn't feel too exhausted after last night's terrible sleep thankfully. Phoned the doctor's surgery and booked in with the midwife but it's not for another month - I'll be 8+6 then.

    Also went to my usual Pilates class and spoke to the teacher at the beginning who told me how to modify the exercises. Sounds like I'll need more modifications as the weeks pass but it wasn't too different for now.

    The nausea held off all day until an hour ago at dinner but it was mild. I was able to keep it at bay and finished my dinner which was good... as I realised this morning I've lost 4lb in the last month unintentionally. So don't want to be under eating!

    Hope everyone else is doing well; glad your appointment went well penguin. Is it worth bringing OH to the midwife appointment then if you discuss genetics? I had assumed I'd go alone.
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    • cats2012
    • By cats2012 18th Oct 16, 7:49 AM
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    Depending on how easy it is for your OH to have time off I wouldn't bother taking him with you, midwife appointments really are mainly about you. I just asked him for a bit of family history before I went.

    If you do take him, booking appointment fair enough but def dont' bother for 16 week unless you know for sure they're going to listen to the heartbeat and want him there for that. They don't in my area and I was in and out in 10 mins.

    8+6 is normal for booking in too - I didn't have mine til 10 weeks. Sadly it's because of the number lost before then, but does make sense.

    Glad you're all doing ok and hope to see you all on the later threads in a few weeks
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    • april87
    • By april87 18th Oct 16, 7:59 AM
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    Definitely Susie, time is just flying. I'm the same, you cross off all the other stuff you've got going on and before you know it, it's here.

    Penguin, I have the MW next week, so will double check then. I've read bleach is supposed to be bad, but then if your getting highlights that's supposed to be better because its not directly on the scalp. I've also read that the amounts of chemicals are so small that it won't do any harm. I'm tempted to just rebook it for after the 12 weeks. Glad the MW appointment went well.

    Snow, I brought my OH to my first MW appointment purely because he wanted to be there. She asked him a few questions on his family history side, but it was stuff that I could answer. We've decided that I'll probably go to the rest of them bar scans on my own, since it is much easier for me to get time off. Although when he told his boss, he did say that my OH could have as much time as he needed off, so that's a bonus. Glad to hear the nausea is being kept at bay.

    See you in a few weeks Cat
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 18th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    My OH works from home, and midwife appointments are only round the corner so it's very easy for him to attend. I don't know if he'll come to them all though- it'll probably depend on if he's around/busy. It was nice to have a bit of moral support.
    • snowscreamer
    • By snowscreamer 18th Oct 16, 10:36 AM
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    My OH has his own business so time off work is no problem. I agree that I would only bother taking him to the first one - just because this is all new to us and quite exciting! If they are just quick checkups after than then no point, I agree.

    This is where being self-employed is going to let me down as I will have to take time off for appointments and I am only paid for the work I do. But we should have enough savings to make it work - plus no planning any actual holidays for a while! I'm keeping it a secret from work as long as I can as there's nothing to stop them terminating my contract. Although hopefully I shouldn't find it too hard to find another if that does happen.
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    • Pidge_jen
    • By Pidge_jen 18th Oct 16, 7:11 PM
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    Hi everyone,
    I'm joining up - found out at the weekend I'm pregnant - almost 5 weeks now so very early days. In shock as I didn't expect it to happen so quickly but it's a happy shock didn't get round to joining the TTC thread so any advice is gratefully received! Hope all is well with the rest of you
    • snowscreamer
    • By snowscreamer 18th Oct 16, 8:07 PM
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    Hi everyone,
    I'm joining up - found out at the weekend I'm pregnant - almost 5 weeks now so very early days. In shock as I didn't expect it to happen so quickly but it's a happy shock didn't get round to joining the TTC thread so any advice is gratefully received! Hope all is well with the rest of you
    Originally posted by Pidge_jen
    Hi Pidge - my story identical to yours! Only I did join the TTC thread only to last there all of two weeks! I'm currently 4+5 so you must be almost exactly the same? Even though I'm suffering with mild nausea and no sign of my period, I still don't *quite* believe it.
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    • snowscreamer
    • By snowscreamer 18th Oct 16, 8:11 PM
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    If you don't mind TMI, carry on...

    I seem to have developed in the last 24 hours what feels very much like the start of thrush - anyone else suffered with this in early pregnancy? I'm guessing it's hormonal? It's not *too bad* but not ideal - a little uncomfortable and can be confused with needing the loo! Will it sort itself out as the hormones rebalance or am I able to use a pessary and cream?

    I am pretty susceptible to thrush normally... this would be my third bout this year. Usually get it after a course of antibiotics.
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    • Kynthia
    • By Kynthia 19th Oct 16, 12:59 AM
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    If you don't mind TMI, carry on...

    I seem to have developed in the last 24 hours what feels very much like the start of thrush - anyone else suffered with this in early pregnancy? I'm guessing it's hormonal? It's not *too bad* but not ideal - a little uncomfortable and can be confused with needing the loo! Will it sort itself out as the hormones rebalance or am I able to use a pessary and cream?

    I am pretty susceptible to thrush normally... this would be my third bout this year. Usually get it after a course of antibiotics.
    Originally posted by snowscreamer
    It might be worth speaking to a pharmacist about what treatment you can buy. I've been told you can use the cream and pessary but have to insert it yourself rather than use the applicator but I'm not sure and I know there are different strength creams. So best to check.
    Don't listen to me, I'm no expert!
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 19th Oct 16, 11:59 AM
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    Congratulations Pidge, and welcome!

    I've been outed by several people already - I have no idea how anyone manages to keep it a secret for 12 weeks?! Got another pub trip next week - DH has 'volunteered' to drink heavily to give credance to my being the driver...very generous of him...!

    Have just started to have very short moments of nausea - not too enthusiastic about them becoming longer moments
    • april87
    • By april87 19th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
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    Congratulations Pidge.

    Found myself really struggling today. Have had waves of nausea but no real sickness previously, today I've been sick in my mouth twice, when on the phone so had no option but to swallow it (sorry not the most pleasant of pictures I know). Between that, and the dizziness/lightheadness I just want to go home to my bed. Only another 3 and a half hours left of work to go.

    I had two people at work guess today Firebird, but its people I trust to be quiet. On the plus they have said they will keep their snack drawer topped up with biscuits for me. So I guess there's a bonus in there somewhere.
    • snowscreamer
    • By snowscreamer 19th Oct 16, 12:31 PM
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    Hi all. Well the 'thrush' doesn't seem to be bothering me today so with fingers crossed it was hormonal and my body is already sorting itself out. Will just keep an eye on it but hopefully it will pass if its own accord.

    My sleep has also been fine after my one disturbed night but already sleeping on my left side seems to be the most comfy?! I normally flit between right side, back and front but none of those are working for me at the moment. I've persuaded OH to swap sides in the bed so that I can go on my left whilst facing the edge (can never sleep all night facing the middle!) ended up rolling onto my stomach in the night last night and woke up with quite a sore tummy so that seems to already be a poor idea...
    but luckily apart from that sleep has been sound.

    I find nausea is striking for me (at the moment) any mealtime when I eat more than 75% of my usual portion size. Originally thought it was just dinner but having just had mild nausea during a large lunch think it's more related to portions! OH packed me a much larger lunch than I would normally have and I haven't come close to finishing...

    Luckily I can control the nausea if I stop eating and there's no sign of vomiting or digestive issues. Dreading week 6 though as I understand that's when morning sickness properly kicks in if you're going to get it?

    Fingers crossed for us both sticking with our short bouts of nausea, firebird!
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    • vanilla8
    • By vanilla8 20th Oct 16, 3:51 PM
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    Hi guys, been lurking on here for a couple of weeks! Im coming up to 9 weeks now, found out whilst on holiday at 6 weeks and unfortunately had a few bouts of nausea that put a little damper on the hols.

    Im really suffering with the nausea and tiredness at the moment, the best way to describe it is that it feels like a hangover - and it sucks!

    Received my first appointment(1/11) and scan date (16/11) today, wishing for the nauseous feeling to be over. Haven't told anyone this time (we had an early miscarriage around this time last year) and signed myself off sick from work the last few days as the underground journey is not helping at all!
    • sweetbabu
    • By sweetbabu 20th Oct 16, 6:22 PM
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    Well we had our booking appointment today. The doctor, sadly a locum, was fantastic and we're booked in to see the midwife next week.

    We an appointment last week that was supposed to be the booking but the receptionist got all googly-eyed when I mentioned pregnancy and didn't book long enough out - even Mr SB said he saw her face light up As a consequence, my back side barely hit the seat when the Dr had us back out at reception to make another appointment.

    I'm currently six weeks and three days and had an awful, awful morning on Monday which was six weeks exactly. I could barely drive the mile to school and spent the morning on the sofa, trying to sleep off the nausea. I was dreading the next six weeks, but have been fine since. Small bouts of nausea, but nothing anywhere near to that.

    My boobs are still sore - almost feel like they're on fire! But I have lost the metallic taste in my mouth. I'm still not enjoying tea though and have been a bit dehydrated as I'm struggling to drink enough water - I will try vimto when I do my next shop

    Due date is June 12th

    Mr SB is amazing at looking after me and making sure that I'm ok. I'm so lucky

    Got another pub trip next week - DH has 'volunteered' to drink heavily to give credance to my being the driver...very generous of him...!
    Originally posted by firebird082
    That did make me giggle... How selfless!
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 21st Oct 16, 10:43 AM
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    Well we had our booking appointment today.
    Originally posted by sweetbabu
    Already? I haven't even managed to phone the doctor to make an appointment yet! Too busy at work, and my office seems to be full of people until 6pm when the surgery closes! Might see if we can drop by on the way home tonight and do it. Need to alert them to my change of name as well...
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 21st Oct 16, 10:51 AM
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    I'm having a pretty stressful time. Had a very small amount of bleeding in the shower last night. Rang the midwife team this morning who put me through to the early pregnancy unit who were fully booked today so sent me to A&E. A&E were lovely but wanted me to see obs & gynae. O&G consultant was just going into ward round so said it would be at least 3 hours before he could see me. I was given the choice of waiting there, or coming home and consultant ringing me and the promise of a scan on Monday. So we've gone for that as I was finding A&E very stressful. So now I'm at home waiting for the phone call. A&E told me to come back if there is any more bleeding or any pain. I keep fluctuating between being very calm and just crying. But I guess now it's just a waiting game.
    • cats2012
    • By cats2012 21st Oct 16, 12:31 PM
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    Firebird don't worry that sweetbabu's is a bit early - in our area they won't even see you for booking in until minimum 8 weeks.

    Sorry if you've already looked at this but in some areas (including mine) you don't actually see a doctor to book anything, you just get referred to the midwife and having your booking in app with her.

    Penguingirl - how are you doing? I had bleeding at 10 weeks and had an early EPU scan but to be honest I found the experience pretty rubbish as they just keep telling you there's nothing they can do if anything is wrong anyway! Not what a panicked woman needs to hear, even if we know it's true!

    I've had loads of bleeding on and off throughout - in my case always brown but even so. It's so hard but just try your best to relax and rest, don't do anything strenuous xx
    Last edited by cats2012; 21-10-2016 at 12:34 PM.
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    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 21st Oct 16, 12:44 PM
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    Thanks cats. It was brown, and literally the smallest amount. I didn't even see it happen, it was just on the floor of the shower/bathroom floor. But it's so hard not to panic isn't it? I'm still really fatigued, so just trying to sleep my way through til Monday. I've spoken to the consultant who seemed lovely and was very reassuring, and scan is first thing Monday. I now have really mixed feelings about not having told my family. Especially as I know my mum will ring over the weekend for a general catch up. And the builders are back tomorrow, and we still have no shower so going to go to OH's BILs over the weekend when all I want to do is hide away!
    • snowscreamer
    • By snowscreamer 21st Oct 16, 12:57 PM
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    My booking in appt is with the midwife and at 8+6 so obviously they go straight to the midwife in my area too.
    I'm feeling more positive about the whole thing now that AF is almost a week late and I had a whopping BFP using the same brand of test that previously had shown a TLP.

    How's everyone doing with sickness? Currently I seem to be suffering very very mild nause, just an underlying feeling, all the time. Haven't had the food-related nausea the last few days so that's good.

    Sorry to hear about your scare penguin, but if it was a tiny amount and brown it doesn't sound serious. A scan will definitely be reassuring though!

    OH and I are thinking of telling the parents this weekend. My mum's a retired GP so I could suspect may come in useful over the next few weeks. Plus we see them most weekends and I suspect this may be the last chance to tell them on our terms rather than it being guessed! It'll only be fair to tell OH's parents as well. Apart from that and my very close friends as and when I see them and would have to make an excuse about drinking I'm waiting until the first scan.
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