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#126 RoxyKH

Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:47 AM

Well, it's week 6 and 1 day now for me and I'm not feeling much of anything in regards to symptoms. A sick part of me wants to feel sick just so I can have some reassurance!
I'm using the bathroom a lot and feel exhausted by evening time, but aside from that, nothing.
That's pretty normal though isn't it?

#127 Cams

Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:39 AM

Roxy I'm pretty much the same. I'll be 6wks this weekend and other than being hungry I'm fine. Last two pregnancies I already had plenty of heartburn and even had it a bit before this pregnancy plus the first few days but since 4wks it's gone. Can only hope it stays that way and this turns out to be an easier pregnancy

#128 RoxyKH

Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:56 AM

Thanks for your reply Cams. They say everyone is different, and the logical part of me knows it to be true-not every pregnancy will ever be the same. I suppose when you read about the usual symptoms it's like, why isn't it happening to me?
I can't wait for my scan next Friday the 23rd, just to set my mind at ease and God willing there's a strong working heartbeat.
This 1st pregnancy is a miracle for my husband and I, so I'm on tenterhooks!

#129 PurpleIvory

Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:58 AM

RoxyKH I think it's pretty normal. You're just one of the lucky ones! 😉 Can you feel anything odd in your belly? I feel like a fluttering feeling. It's odd, maybe like bubbles in a soft drink. Not all the time, i can't figure out what triggers it. Night time is when I feel it most, maybe cause I'm relaxed and aware.

#130 RoxyKH

Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:07 AM

Hey PurpleIvory, I get the odd cramp or two mostly at night but not much else.
Haha I suppose I should count my blessings. (my mum didn't get morning sickness either in any of her 3 pregnancies)
I think I'm a little more worked up because it's our 1st and we used IVF (and had God's help too off course!)

#131 stephc4444

Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:40 AM

I totally get the lack of symptoms thing...so weird. I had quite a lot the first few days and now it's just sporadic. So a little fatigue, occasional headache, I do feel nauseous in the mornings but that goes away as soon as I eat. I wish I wasn't such a nervous person.

Are any other women in here classified as 'overweight' or 'obese'. I am in the higher range, and am working on trying to lose a few kgs in the first trimester so I can avoid extra glucose test and aesthetic test. I don't consider myself obese, I'm a size 16-18, I eat pretty healthy (a little too much) and don't exercise enough. I had actually just started a healthy eating program last week, but it's been a bit derailed since all I feel like eating is bread, potato, chicken and creamy things. I have lost 2kg since the start of last week and I am aiming to lose another 7-9kg if I can. I'm not actually very hungry at the moment, but when I do eat I want potato, potato, potato...

Also went to get my blood and urine samples done today to test the myriad of things they want to test...urine test all good. Blood test, she couldn't get any blood. Left me wondering if I was a vampire haha so have to go back tomorrow which sucks as I really wanted to get my results before the weekend. Ahh well, it is what it is.

How is everyone else today?

#132 stephc4444

Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

Welcome PurpleIvory, very exciting :) glad you are joining us :)

#133 RoxyKH

Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

Hi StephC
I would be considered overweight as a size 14 and like you am trying to lose weight or at least not gain too much (actually, I don't think we're not even supposed to gain too much if we're at that weight). I've found following Melanie McGrice, the Dietician helpful. She has Facebook live sessions every Tuesday and I've read a book authored by her called 'The Pregnancy Weight Plan,' which I found useful.
I really have to get back to regular walking.
They have trouble getting bloods from me too! They've resorted to getting blood from my main vein, even though it bruises and is painful.

I really should stop coming back and forth and do some report writing! Procrastinating so badly at home.

Edited by RoxyKH, 15 June 2017 - 11:28 AM.


#134 Mingles

Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

I don't have many symptoms either, aside from a small amount of cramping (which dr google tells me is just my uterus stretching), but I'm super early days...

Don't forget, there's those women who don't know they're pregnant until they're in labour! Hahaha...

#135 Hackany

Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:51 PM

Haha very true Mingles!

I've had a funny few days. I'm fine- still spotting. One of my two specialists has prescribed me progesterone pessiaries. Used the first one last night. Hope they work as otherwise everything seems normal aside from that. And yes I don't have morning sickness either; most of my symptoms are cramps, constipation and MAJORLY SORE BOOBS. Like they throb as I sit here and type.

A friend said to me once take a picture of them now while they are at their best and then you have a picture to show the surgeon when you get them fixed up later. :-D

#136 Hackany

Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:57 PM

View PostMingles, on 14 June 2017 - 10:35 AM, said:

Ps - where is everyone from? I'm in Sydney and have just moved to Lower North Shore. So a bit lost on GPs and the like.

Mingles I lived in Cremorne and now live in Woolloomooloo. I've been in Syd 3 years and the Cremorne medical centre is really good so I'd recommend them. Everyone in your area tends to go to the Mater hospital (supposed to be amazing) or North Shore Hospital which is both public and private. Hope that helps.

#137 Mingles

Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:18 PM

View PostHackany, on 15 June 2017 - 12:57 PM, said:



Mingles I lived in Cremorne and now live in Woolloomooloo. I've been in Syd 3 years and the Cremorne medical centre is really good so I'd recommend them. Everyone in your area tends to go to the Mater hospital (supposed to be amazing) or North Shore Hospital which is both public and private. Hope that helps.

Thanks Hackany! I'll check Cremorne out. I really want to deliver at RNS and signed up with the group midwife practice yesterday. Have read such good things about them! They're sending out a stack of information along with what I need to do with my GP. I'll see them at 12 weeks.

#138 Meelah

Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

Hi everyone,
I found out on Monday that we are expecting #3 in February next year.  I think my brain is still trying to process it!

We had been trying for about 8 months and I had started to think it wasn't going to happen and maybe I should just be happy with the two we have (it took us a very long time and some medical help to get pregnant with out first).

I would love to tell out girls (6.5 &3) but will wait until the 12 week scan, there's no way they could keep it a secret!

Good luck with all of your journeys :)

#139 Carrietarool

Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:57 PM

stephc im currently a size 12-14...i still have 10kgs minimum to lose from being pregnant last year to get back into what my doc says is my healthy weight zone! Ive been eating terribly and exercise has been very hit and miss.

Hackany I was on progesterone pessiaries with my 2nd and 3rd baby and I think they helped...i had spotting with all of my pregnancies apart from the very last one (not counting this current one yet) and although you can never know for sure I feel like that might be because my OB started me on prog pessiaries the second I had a positive preg test. Its nice to feel like you are doing something - anything to try and help the little one stick!

congratulations Lulu1213 and purpleivory!!

Im feeling a bit emotional today, my middle son is sick and my baby was up literally every 1.5-2hrs overnight and today I have a stinking headache and my emotions are all over the place, i guess this surprise pregnancy is still sinking in!

Also I had my best friend msging me very upset as shes just found out her next ivf round ttc #1 will have to be delayed a few months so she can have more surgery to try and increase her chances of conceiving.  I didnt say a word about me finding out i was pregnant but gosh I felt guilty. I dread telling her if all is well and the time comes. :(

Edited by Carrietarool, 15 June 2017 - 01:57 PM.


#140 NannyPlumPudding

Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

Hi all!

I am very nervously popping in here. I got a very positive HPT 2 days ago - my calculations say I'm about 2-3 weeks (and that's what the clearblue test said.  Going to get a dating scan to confirm as well).

This was a surprise baby for myself and my partner.  It will be his first baby and my 3rd! (I have 2 boys from a previous relationship).

He is absolutely over the moon but I'm quietly packing my dacks LOL I know what is coming up and I'm terrified about how I will handle it all!

Plus I'm already sick (it's why I tested).  My usual symptoms of "headcold", not being able to brush my teeth, and a general weariness.  Unfortunately Later term symptoms (for me) are already showing, like intense heartburn from morning to night - only cured by drinking straight freezing cold milk (Downside is I'm lactose Intolerant), already have a bloaty pooch that doesn't fit my pants and insomnia.  

BUT I know theoretically I shouldn't be feeling like this so early so I'm worried that something is wrong lol Plus DP is a triplet soooo that's not helping my worry levels!

Anywayy this is pretty much the only place I can talk to.  Keeping it quiet from everyone (well apart from my best friend) until we have the scan to make sure its all okay.

Hope everyone is having a good day!

#141 itsallnew

Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:03 PM

Mingles I used to live in Mosman and had good experiences with the Big Bear Medical Centre at Neutral Bay. PM me for specific doctors if you like.

#142 nimble

Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:19 PM

Hi everyone, can I join the party!  Got a strong BFP today, with a predicted due date of Feb 22.     However, i have had 3 early miscarriages in the last couple of years, so am not getting too excited just yet.   If things go well, then this will be bub#2 for me, as have a 3 year old son.

I live on the LNS and recommend Cammery Medical Centre - always been really happy with them there.

With my son, I went through the midwife group practice at the RNS which was fantastic.

#143 stickymicky

Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:22 PM

Hi everyone.
Sorry to see we've already had some losses.
My heart goes out to those who are undoubtedly feeling heartbroken right now.

I'm 6wk1d today (due 7th Feb)
I'm feeling queasy and tired every day, it's worse for me at nights.

We're in regional WA. Not sure which hospy/birth centre we'll be going to yet but will be public system. Baby #4 for us!

Musefan I've sent you a PM

#144 nimble

Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

Morning ladies - how is everyone feeling?

I am having a major case of the guilts...  I only got my BFP yesterday on first day of missed AF and was NOT expecting it as we weren't actively trying plus I had a lot of trouble conceiving in the past.  My son took over 2 years, and lots of help (acupuncture, DHEA, etc etc).    I have since had a few failed IVF rounds and 3 early miscarriages from natural conceptions.

Anyhow... the night before the BFP I had a massive work function and drank a fair amount.  Over the long weekend, there was also a fair few drinks consumed.   So, now, i feel so guilty as if I may not be giving this pregnancy a chance.  Add to this, I am 41!!!!  

Sorry, just needed to air my concerns.  I know i cannot change anything, and also just have to wait it out.  Not seeing Dr until Monday, but FR this morning was a super strong line which I never had so much this early on with my failed pregnancies.  I got my BFP for my son when I was in Cuba and, let's say, their tests are very basic so hard to compare.

Anyone else in the slightly older age range (or who may have partied a bit not realising...)?

#145 NannyPlumPudding

Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:56 PM

Oh dear Nimble! I partied with my first child.  Hard.  I was 19 and had no idea until 9/10 weeks.  

He is a perfect healthy 6 year old :)

Hope that helps ease your guilt a bit!

#146 itsallnew

Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

I wasn't really 'partying' in the true sense, but we were on holidays in Canada/USA when I fell pregnant this time and I definitely wasn't avoiding alcohol or any foods! Found out when we got home and I thought my jet lag was lasting for aaaaages!

#147 Mingles

Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:56 PM

I had a wedding over the long weekend and had a few wines. Then my FIL made me a margarita on Monday night. BFP Tuesday... not ideal but I know it's common so hopefully it's okay

#148 mfpea

Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:42 PM

My first was a happy accident and I was drinking a lot before I found out. My GP said not to worry because in those early weeks the placenta hasn't formed and the alcohol doesn't pass through to the baby. I didn't have a drink once I knew but the weekend before was a big one...my 3 year old DD is fine :-)

#149 1stTimerCass

Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:29 PM

I'm jumping in here from the Jan group. According to Flo and my period dates I was due the 31st Jan, but just come back from a dating scan and measuring 6w4d, so new EDD is 6th Feb.

MS has been kicking my butt the last week or So! I've also had a cold - not sure if that's anything to do with it or not, but I feel queasy as soon as I start feeling hungry - it's horrible!

#150 mandimoo112

Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:01 AM

Hi everyone,
I found out I was expecting on the 26th May and I really thought I was between 7-8 weeks till yesterday when I had the ultrasound. The ultrasound is saying I'm 5 weeks and I'm freaking out a little because I think that it might be bad news.  My Hcg level was at a 5-6 week level last Friday week and my gp doesn't think there is anything wrong with that.  He just kept on referring me to the hospital and talking about my pregnancy even though I was clearly upset  I don't know what to do right now because I don't won't to go back to that gp.
Hopefully I can stick around in this group :)




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