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#126 newlywedandready

Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

Welcome ZBB7. I think I remember you from TTC as well.

Lizie, I feel anxious a lot of the time. It's really hard for me to get positive about this pregnancy because of our previous loss. But I'm really trying, and I am telling myself that if something goes wrong there will be a time to be sad and now is the time to be happy. I do worry, particularly at the moment about MMC and MC. But there's something about the idea of a missed miscarriage that really upsets me.

Trying to be positive though! :)

We are seeing out OBGYN tomorrow to discuss my bloods and my scan.
I'm also hoping to have a scan on thursday morning. I really want one, I want to see a stronger heartbeat (it was 103) but I need my OBGYN to refer me!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! xx

#127 ZBB7

Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the welcome Lizzie and newlywed πŸ˜€

I was in the ttc forums for a while newlywed but in the end it was getting too much thinking about cd and dpo etc I needed a break πŸ˜€

Spent a bit of time googling the hospital at the new country town we will be near - and no maternity πŸ™ I'll ask the Gp where people go but looks like nearest is 1hr away. Bit of a concern because I just made it to hospital with DS and that was only 45 min drive. I'm quite happy to homebirth but not sure if they'd take you to the local for complications (touch wood) or to another maternity. Anxiety was through the roof, but I'm sure there has to be an answer.

#128 Babybun

Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:45 PM

Lizie22, welcome! When we went for our first scan I estimated I was 5w4d, at which point we were told not to be upset or distressed if we don't see anything at all other than a vague gestational sac. We were at a specialised clinic, not an everyday one so they are quite apt at finding detail other places can't. But they were still very very clear about it maybe being too early. It turns out I was 5w3d and we saw the gestational sac (external belly ultrasound), the yolk, 2mm baby (2mm!!!) and heartbeat at 80bpm (internal ultrasound). The tech had to concentrate very hard to get the baby and heartbeat to show but she and the obgyn confirmed it despite their complete surprise. I guess I'm saying that they did not expect to see yolk or hb at all, so if you don't I would try not to be alarmed. Maybe ask for an internal ultrasound while you're there if they don't offer it after the external one. Or get another referral to go again in a week or two. I'll try to upload a photo of my 5w3d for your reference when I'm home.

#129 rowd

Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

Welcome ZBB7! I love seeing the group grow. I hope you get your scan referral newlywed. I'm sure if you explain your anxiety they will be happy to refer you.

I have my first midwife appointment tomorrow, and after that I will book in my dating scan. I think I'll try to get it done next Thurs or Fri, after 7 weeks. My birthday is on Thurs, so it might be nice to have it then, but I'm worried about getting bad news, so might leave it til the next day.

#130 ThatChick

Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Hello lovely ladies.

I haven't had a chance to read through the whole thread so please forgive me. Wishing any of you having a tough time at the moment an abundance of positive energy. πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

Soooo... i got my BFP at about 9dpo although it was very faint. Did many a test prior to and afterwards lol #noshame, lines gradually getting darker each day. I had the faintest spotting. It was tinged pinkish orange. I probably wouldn't have noticed it hadnt I experienced the same thing with ds1 (although with that pregnancy it was unplanned and it was way more pink in colour to the point where i thought i was getting my period). Plus it was 8 years ago and i had no idea about pregnancy at all.

My stats. LMP 11/12/2017 ovulation / suspected conception date est 25/12. I am now 5w1d. Based on my dates, a good half dozen due date calculators aswell as my gp, I'm due 17/09/2018. What a crazy month sep is already. If only you all knew the amount of birthdays we have in our family in Sep / oct. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

my (.)(.) Are definitely swollen and tender but nothing unbearable just yet. Feeling a little heavy in my belly but otherwise no real sumptoms. Feel pretty "not pregnant" otherwise... Im probably speaking way to soon.

Had my first GP app yesterday and went for blood test today. Once i go back to the gp for my results she will give me referals for whats next.

Just out of curiosity, do I need to have a dating scan?? I was chatting with my brother inlaw and his wife at family dinner tonight, they are 12weeks with their second and didnt do one with this one or their first.

As much as i wouldnt mind seeing bub, im also excited to wait til the 12 week scan. As i said it's been 8 years since i was preggas with ds1. I feel so rusty and things seem to have changed a little.  

I apologise for any typos in advance. Im using my phone to write. Sorry for the long rant. Gee i can talk πŸ˜‰

#131 HEN09

Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

Hi there ladies,

Just joined yesterday and have not caught up on all the chats but has been good to see how everyone is progressing. Just got back from doctor with HCG confirmation! Yay! My EDD is 18th September, so I'm about 4wks 4days pregnant as of today.

No symptoms of pregnancy other than being bloated, slight breast tenderness and a frequent need to urinate! Other than that, I'm feeling good. It's my first pregnancy and this was not exactly planned so I'm new to all the lingo, acronyms and about this entire process in general. It's going to be a steep learning curve, hopefully will get to share and learn from you all.

Cheerios! :)

Edited by Enyo, 17 January 2018 - 09:42 AM.


#132 rowd

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

Welcome Enyo! And congrats on your pregnancy. I was in the same boat with my first, but you'll be an expert in no time. And we're all here for support!

#133 newlywedandready

Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:23 AM

Welcome to the group Enyo and ThatChick!

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

#134 shera369

Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:30 AM

Hi everyone,

I've been reading this group for the last couple of days while I've been watching the little pink line get gradually darker :BFP: . Congrats to everyone on their BFP's!!
Hubby and I have been TTC for almost 2 years now. We went through two rounds of IVF last year unsuccessfully, then changed clinics and did a few tests in December (HYCoSY, Intralipid infusion & Endometrial Biopsy). All came back with no issues and then surprise - BFP in January.
We are very cautious at the moment :pray: , doing a test every morning to see the line get darker. Our clinic didn't want to do a blood test until Friday this week... making this week the longest ever in history. Almost worse than the 2WW.
This will be our first child, so I'm completely in the dark about what I'm supposed to be doing but I've started calling OB's and have requested to book into the maternity ward tour of our preferred hospital. From what I understand OB's can book out quite quickly and so far, 2 of the OB's I've called in that one hospital are actually on holidays in September. So it's been a great start :huh:.
At this stage, based on a few different online calculators and my fertility clinic I'm due on 26th September :baby: . I've had a bit of cramping early on and now mainly just feeling a little bloated and tired.

Apart from booking hospital & OB asap, is there anything else I should be doing?
It feels so early but I keep forgetting that I'm already 4 weeks so an appt at 6 - 8 weeks is only 2 - 4 weeks away :omg: .

Looking forward to chatting with everyone over the next 9mths :yes:

#135 Kallie88

Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

congratulations and welcome thatchick, enyo and shera!!

Thatchick, i have a friend like that, half her family/in laws and her kids are September babies lol. You don't have to have a dating scan so long as you're sure on days has always been what I've heard. I always do them because its exciting! You also don't technically have to have the 12 week scan if you don't want to.

Enyo it can take a bit of getting used to, but definitely feel welcome to ask if you're not sure, you'll be an expert in no time!

Shera, we took 2 years ttc our first too, it's unbelievable seeing those two lines after all that trying. I believe what happens next depends on your state and if you're going private or public, I'd always gone public so the gp will send my referral to the hospital after my dating scan and I'll have my first appointment around 12 weeks.

#136 ZBB7

Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

Thank you for the welcome rowd :)

Welcome ThatChick, Enyo and Shera :) Congratulations :)

ThatChick - you don't have to have a dating scan, I had one with my first as I wasn't sure on dates and my HCG levels were so high they thought it might be good to check if there were 2.

Enyo - it will all come together quickly! I forget so much of the pregnancy stuff (and newborn stuff too lol)

Shera - what a lovely surprise! I went through a midwife clinic with my first, so I just rang them and put my name down, and my GP gave me a referral to take to our first appointment.

#137 shera369

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for the welcome ladies.
Kallie: Yes I couldn't believe it when I saw that second line appear.
After 2 years of TTC it really just hasn't sunk in yet. I'm hoping I'll feel more secure about it all once I have the blood test on Friday and find out my HCG and progesterone levels.
We will be going with a Private Hospital at least this time with our first.

#138 HEN09

Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:37 PM

Thanks for the welcome and all your words of support!

Good luck with your test on Friday Shera369. I share your inability to process the fact that you are pregnant. The only difference is that we fell pregnant pretty much immediately after we decided to 'let the universe decide'. We were expecting a long road ahead. I'm not complaining mind you (we realise how blessed we are), we really didn't even have time to prepare ourselves mentally.. Going through waves of excitement followed by anxiety..it's ok though - I know we will be fine.

BTW this is Enyo - changed my display name to HEN09. :)

#139 Babybun

Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:52 PM

Welcome to everyone! What a large group, I'm not keeping up with all the activity!

For those unsure, or who are unexpectedly welcoming a bub, be assured this is a wonderfully supportive place to chat. No judgement here!

Afm, 6w1d today. I've been feeling "off" for about a week and always tired. Sleeping 9 hours a night, but walking for the bathroom 2-3 times early mornings before my alarm. A lot of reflux, even if I ate hours ago, hiccups and burps  (really pleasant I know). Today was the first day I've felt nauseas all day. Hopefully full on morning sickness holds off completely. Our next scan isn't until Feb 28th at 12weeks for the test, then first midwife apt 2 wks later. It's going to be a long 6 weeks! Would've liked to upload my 5w3d scan but the attach button seems to be awol.

#140 Helenday

Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:24 PM

Hi Ladies,

Thanks for sharing all of your experiences, it's really interesting to read.

Im 34, 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant and first time! Also the first time we've tried, which is pretty cool. Due 9th September, I found out New Years Eve, which was pretty exciting and happy I had a healthy start for the new year!

Wow, is the nausea kicking in this week and a vomiting about once a day. I find it really hard to eat dinner at the moment and my husband keeps reminding me I need to but it just makes me feel really sick.

Anyone else experiencing this at all? I have a doctors app and dating scan booked in for 2 weeks time, wondering if maybe I should see a doc sooner as this 'morning sickness', is taking over my world a bit.

Edited by Helenday, 17 January 2018 - 09:29 PM.


#141 newlywedandready

Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:40 AM

Welcome Helenday!

Wow we really do have a big group now!

I had another OBGYN yesterday and a follow up scan this morning!

Feeling really relieved. Bub's heartbeat was 134 which was much better than 103 last week.

Will book in my 12 week scan now for 20th February! YAY!

#142 Kallie88

Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

Welcome and congratulations Helenday. I had really bad nausea and random ms with my son, i just tried to eat what i could when it was less bad rather than forcing myself to stick to meal times, snacking can help too coz your tummy isn't getting as much all at once. If its really effecting you definitely go see your gp, there's a lot of medications they can prescribe. It's not nice, hopefully it doesn't last long for you xx

That's great news newlywed!! Come on February!

#143 Lil_Schnitz

Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

Welcome and congratulations to all our newest members! Like Babybun, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep up with everything as the group grows but I'm sending good vibes to you all.

Great news about the heart rate newlywed! It must be a relief to know everything is going according to plan in there. It's going to be hard waiting 6 weeks for the next scan for all of us who've had our dating scans already.

The hospital took my doc's referral about the thrombocytopaenia and they have said I'm a wait-and-see patient. It's too early for them to classify it as a complication, so I'm going to stay under my doctor's care for now unless they keep dropping dramatically. Hopefully it's just a virus or something that's knocking them down and they'll bump back up again.

I've booked an appointment with the doc tomorrow because I think I might have a UTI. I've been getting really uncomfortable pains in my abdomen before, during and after peeing - especially at night - and now I have a dull pain in my right lower back.

Has anyone had experiences with UTI's during or outside of pregnancy? Any advice?

#144 JoanneAmy

Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:58 PM

Hi there everyone!

Today marks 7 weeks for me, due 6 September with my first!

I am 39 and from Tassie :)

Symptoms wise my tummy feels bloated in the afternoon, boobs are always sore and I am generally feeling off my food. Nausea tends to come mildly in the afternoon and around dinner time.

I have a dating scan booked for next week, I am confident about my date, but I am really keen to see what is growing inside me! Not looking forward to the cost, but I feel it will be worth it!

I'm looking forward to having other people to talk to! Its hard when you are waiting til 12 weeks to announce and you have a partner who is a kid pro (he has two, 7.5 and 13.5).

Thanks, Jo

#145 KJI

Posted 18 January 2018 - 03:29 PM

Welcome everyone!

We have the same due date JoanneAmy :)

#146 Chethay2012

Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:01 PM

Good afternoon everyone 😊
Our group is about to get even bigger πŸ˜‰ we've been ttc since late last year (with irregular cycles 23-42 days) I got a bfp on Monday with great progression each day since #serialtester #noshame
I had implantation bleeding late last week, so based off being approx 7dpo then (I don't know when I O'd this month & with crazy cycles) gives a rough due date of 29th Sept. So 3w5d today. Just had bloods taken today (have to wait until after the weekend for the results 😣) & today's test is as dark as the control line, just a little thinner.
I'm not usually an active EB'er & it usually takes me a while to remember everyone (without having to scroll back). If there's a social media group starting up I'm all in for that 😁

Looking forward to getting to know everyone better & sharing the coming months with you all

#147 rowd

Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

Wow so many new mums joining! Congrats everyone. I definitely find it easier keeping up via fb.

Sorry, no advice lil_schnitz, but hope you get it sorted, UTIs are miserable.

#148 Babybun

Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

Welcome all!

Helenday, we're due a day apart (I'm 6w2d) and I'm having the same symptoms, except that I'm not vomiting. I feel sick in waves on and off all day, especially afternoon and evening and I'm getting really tired just walking around. I'll sit a while to rest and think, 'it seems to have subsided,' but as soon as I'm up I feel off again. Only really eating toast for dinner and today I couldn't stand the thought of eating my home made chicken salad at lunch (even thinking about it now makes my stomach turn) so I went and bought a burrito.

The chemist has suggested and given me ginger chewy lolly type things but they are revolting and spicy (what the hell!?) and only last a short time. I've got Mylanta chewables for the reflux. The chemist said for propper nausea medication we can only get Class A which are safe for pregnancy, and Class A meds are only prescription. If I start to vomit I'll be off to the doctor.

I'm on the train an hour each way to work every day and that is testing me. I'm carrying the ginger chews, mylanta, potato chips and brown paper bags with me at the moment.  Any advice or ideas are most welcome!

Hope everyone else is feeling okay x

#149 Babybun

Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

P.s. is it normal to be both really confident but frightened as hell at the same time!? #firsttimemum

#150 Kallie88

Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

I think it is babybun, i remember with my first i felt so confident that bubs would be fine since it'd beaten all the odds just to get the that 2 line point. But was also silently terrified that we'd get to the dating scan and they'd be like nope, nothing there, false alarm.




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