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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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    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 20th Apr 17, 11:04 AM
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    Hope the midwife session goes well today samtoby! I'm just trying to achieve anything at all at work whilst feeling bleaurgh

    It's just a waiting game isn't it? Wait to see the midwife, wait for a scan, wait for a placenta to stop feeling sick!
    • samtoby
    • By samtoby 20th Apr 17, 10:46 PM
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    It is up to 12 weeks I just think it drags then it goes quite fast!

    Midwife was funny today - I actually know my Midwife - she is my sons friends Mum! She didn't used to cover this area but now does. She did ask if it was ok with me as she could re allocate me - didn't see the point of saying there was an issue with it and I can't see there is one anyway.

    The booklet seemed so long and there are so many more tests than there was with DD only 3 years ago!

    I was interested to find out from 34 onwards your considered high risk as an older Mum (I am 32 just miss out on that).

    We talked briefly about my hospital choices for birth and I said 'Neither' - I want to do my last at home if at all possible. We are going to talk about this at 16 week check.

    Hope everyone is feeling ok!
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    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 21st Apr 17, 10:36 AM
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    I've got my first appointment next Tuesday, and the scan is 5 weeks today. I am not patient enough for this! I've spoken to my husband about doing a home birth but I'm not sure on the options and as it's our first I don't know if medical people prefer you in hospital..? I guess I'm getting a bit ahead of myself thinking about that already.

    I was in bed by half 9 last night, so rock n roll!
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    • Roz_V
    • By Roz_V 21st Apr 17, 3:58 PM
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    Hope the midwife appt went well today samtoby

    All good at my scan - baby was wiggling around with a strong heartbeat. I cried my eyes out!!! They've booked me in again for 2 weeks time, just for reassurance so that's on 5th May. Hubby actually seems more scared now than he did before - I think he's realised it's "real" now and so more worried about it being taken away again.

    I was in bed for 9.30 last night too Twenty! I'm going out tonight so having a nap now to try and make it through
    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 22nd Apr 17, 8:07 PM
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    that's brilliant you got to see baby already Roz_V!

    And great you have a scan date too 20somwthinggirl. Five weeks is a long time to wait! I have a week and a half to my first proper midwife appointment. I'll be interested to see what she says about my risk level, 3 years older and having had a huge baby.
    It's interesting you saying 34 counts as high risk samtoby. It's kind of nice you already know your midwife. I ended up being looked after in delivery suite by my HR manager's wife! A lot does seem to have changed in 3 years - new tests, both local midwives have changed, they've cut the antenatal classes from four to one, and cut out the five post natal classes altogether. Funding cuts can be brutal!
    • arbrighton
    • By arbrighton 22nd Apr 17, 8:15 PM
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    34 didn't count as high risk for me. I was low risk until Zika was mentioned

    So it seems that varies with postcode too
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 25th Apr 17, 3:04 PM
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    I'm just back from the booking in appointment. All went well, saying no to so many questions made me feel all healthy apart from being overweight. Though disappointingly, from the view of seeing the baby more, my BMI is one point under what would have made me need extra scans.

    Have to go back again tomorrow to have blood taken as my veins are small so the midwife only managed to get vial out...not great for someone who doesn't like needles!

    Hope everyone is well
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    • arbrighton
    • By arbrighton 25th Apr 17, 3:29 PM
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    No, really, don't wish for extra scans, it's so much extra time out and for the 2 minute actually looking at bean each time, It's not worth it
    • firebubble
    • By firebubble 25th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
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    Hello all, there used to be on MSE a list of the different 'thresholds' for home pregnancy tests - I thought it was a sticky, but I now can't find it. If anyone knows where it is, please could you post a link?
    Thank you so much!
    • firebubble
    • By firebubble 25th Apr 17, 7:34 PM
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    Found it! Buried on an old TTC thread
    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 26th Apr 17, 9:43 PM
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    Glad you found it firebubble!

    How did you get on with the blood test today twentysomethinggirl?

    I'm intrigued, what BMI do you have to be to be over the threshold? I've put on 6 pounds so far (I keep wondering if it's twins, and not just sweets), so I will be firmly overweight when they weigh me at my booking appt next week!

    I'm having to deal with a really sucky situation at work, which is quite stressful and I'm sick of standing on the train. I wish people would offer me a seat, but I obviously don't have a bump, so it's down to me to ask for one. Need to get one of those baby on board badges! I am a grumpy sod at the mo!

    On the plus side, another girl at work is pregnant, maybe a month or so ahead of me, so I'll have someone to chat about it with!
    • arbrighton
    • By arbrighton 26th Apr 17, 9:50 PM
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    They didn't actually weigh me at my booking in, taking my word for what I said I weighed and my height!
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 26th Apr 17, 9:59 PM
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    They weighed me, but went with the lower number that it was between. Think she took my word about height though.
    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 26th Apr 17, 10:42 PM
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    I'll just tell the midwife I'm six foot, and stay seated
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 26th Apr 17, 11:12 PM
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    I'll just tell the midwife I'm six foot, and stay seated
    Originally posted by Timeflies
    Good thinking! Easier to gain inches than lose weight
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 27th Apr 17, 11:56 AM
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    Bloods went OK. I didn't like the nurse and she stabbed me 3 times to get any blood

    The midwife asked if i knew my height/weight in cm and kg which I don't, I do feet and stones. My BMI is 34 and I think 35 would get the extra scans/tests etc.

    4 weeks and 1 day to scan...
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    • samtoby
    • By samtoby 29th Apr 17, 2:30 PM
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    Another Bank Holiday! So nice to be relaxing. Currently watching Beauty and Beast with my daughter, who is 3 on Tuesday.

    I am feeling ok, bit surprised I already have a bump of sorts, I am quite petite (my BMI is 22 - Midwife toyed at referring for it being below 25 - so its the same both ends!)

    Can't believe I am 10 weeks Monday. My scan date has come through and its the 15th of May.

    Have a great weekend everyone
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    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 29th Apr 17, 8:08 PM
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    Great to have a scan date samtoby, how exciting!

    Do I win the prize for first to bed? Before 8pm! I've just felt so sick all day, OH is putting our toddler to bed, while I read in bed. I have felt so sick all day 🤢 Going to tell my folks the big news tomorrow Erie. Earlier this wed I tended, but I just want some help and sympathy! I can't hold a conversation with anyone at the moment, as all I want to say is I'm pregnant and I feel soooooo sick!

    I have quite the bump too samtoby. It feels too soon to get the maternity wear out, but waistbands are uncomfortable and I'm so grumpy!
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 29th Apr 17, 8:40 PM
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    You win for the early bed time! Do you find you wake up earlier too? I can't seem to sleep any later than 7:30 these days

    I've received a letter from the doctors asking me to make "a routine, non-urgent appointment in the next 4 weeks" following my recent blood test. I'm a bit concerned about what it's about but I guess it can't be too bad with the way they've worded it...
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    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 30th Apr 17, 4:46 AM
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    I have a toddler, so I don't get to lie in til 7.30 anyway!

    Just awake feeling yuk.

    I guess the fact it says non-urgent routine does mean nothing to worry about. Maybe they just want to eg prescribe iron tablets, that's very common. Let us know how you get on!
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