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#26 Sailor4

Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:54 PM

Welcome Roxy!! It's nice to see the group growing already!

Brilliant thanks for the info Elawood.

Is anyone using a pregnancy app that they would recommend?

#27 Iliketoflounce

Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:59 AM

Sailor4 I use Ovia, baby centre and pregnancy+

Pregnancy+ is free till 13 weeks then you have to buy and I am not sure if it available on Android but the others are free. My favourite is Ovia

#28 Iliketoflounce

Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:03 AM

Anyway dr appointment today asking for a blood test I couldn’t get into my usual dr so I am seeing a different one. I will book another appointment for Friday for the results (hopefully with my usual dr)

I weighed my self the other day as I have to watch my weight during pregnancy due to HG I am 62.7kg and hoping to put weight on and not loose any

#29 Joliseix

Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:53 AM

I have my first OB appointment on May 2nd & I start Aspirin next week.
I feel so nervous, I feel like this whole pregnancy is riding on whether or not a blood clot forms or not.
I don’t know what I’ll do if they find a clot during one of my scans.

#30 elawood

Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:30 PM

I understand your anxiety Joliesix.  
Our first pregnancy they saw a problem with the baby's skull straight away on the 12 week ultrasound.
So I was really really anxious and nervous for the next pregnancy and future scans. That 12 week and 15 week scan they didn't see anything so thought it was all fine. The 19 week scan revealed that it was a smaller defect - but with huge implications - and it simply couldn't be seen before that (even when maternal fetal medicine went over the 15 week pictures after the fact)

So I'm incredibly nervous about scans. Thankfully I will only be seeing fetal medicine specialists.

I guess at the moment my thinking is - it's already decided. Genetic makeup isn't something I have any control over. So it's either ok or it's not but I can't do anything about so just have to celebrate every little positive milestone.

.....although I'm only 4 weeks 5 days, so ask me again when I'm 11 weeks and about to have a scan !!!

hugs to you, it's so hard and I get it!!

#31 Joliseix

Posted 03 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

I really hate SCH’s I had one with number 5 but hers was small & placed high so it had no effect on the placenta & disappeared by 20wks.
With Number 6 it was quite large & right at the bottom of the placenta which caused issues & ultimately caused the late term miscarriage.

I have everything crossed that we both get healthy babies this time

#32 Sailor4

Posted 03 April 2018 - 01:11 PM

I dont have the same history as you both joliesix and elwood, but to an extent I understand your nerves (although I know it is not even on the same scale as what you have both been through and continue to go through). Every cramp makes me nervous. I'm worried about my GP appointment tomorrow to get my bloods back. I keep going to the toilet just to wipe and check there is nothing there. This is before even getting to the point of scans. I thought the hardest bit would be getting pregnant, but actually being pregnant is more stressful!

Brilliant thanks iliketoflounce, I will check them out! Good luck at your doctors appointment

Edited by Sailor4, 03 April 2018 - 01:12 PM.

#33 Baby_steps

Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:09 PM

Welcome to the new ladies and congratulations!
I went to GP today and she's thrown me a bucketload of anxiety :(
I mentioned to you guys how I became a bit stressed about my FRER lines, Sunday was the first test where my test line was darker than control. So I found that reassuring but still super anxious as my only 'real' symptom is boob soreness. I get occasional nausea or dizziness but that could be stress or hunger or whatever too.
Anyway, GP tests my wee right in front of me. After about 30 secs (no joke, the test window was still pink with dye/urine tracing across it) she goes "hmmm there's a faint line, so you're probably pregnant, but it's faint". I mean, I KNOW she didn't wait the whole test time, and my wee was diluted and like a 1hr hold probably affected it. But now I am convinced this is bad news. She's done a blood HCG too but not going to give me the results (?).
The good news is I booked another appointment tomorrow with another GP I know who has an obstetric background,so will get a second opinion. Bad news is the freaking anxiety :(

#34 elawood

Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:34 PM

Babysteps, to put your mind at ease - my first pregnancy I did a test and it was as dark as the control line. The second test I did the next day, in the middle of the day, was slightly lighter.
I mentioned this to my GP and she got me to do a test and the line was lighter again. She said it was most definitely the dilution of urine, a different time of day (there's a reason why they say test with fmu) and she was absolutely not worried because she said 'A line is a line is a line. You can't be a 'bit' pregnant.'

She also took HCG quant and never told me numbers - just that yep pregnancy is confirmed and that there was nothing to worry about.

I actually really like that my GP never tells me numbers because then I'd google and potentially get stressed when there is no need to.

My only symptom is sore breasts too - and only when I push them! If you've got sore boobs, a line on a test and no period then I say you're still pregnant so try not to stress.

But a different opinion won't hurt, you need to have a GP you can trust because if the sh*t happens to hit the fan, you want someone awesome, believe me!

#35 Joliseix

Posted 03 April 2018 - 03:23 PM

The Drs tests are notorious for being less sensitive to FRER as well,  I had internet cheapies and it took ages for the test line to be as dark as the control line. I’ve heard drs tests are much the same as those
Try not to stress I know it’s easier said than done but I’m sure everything is fine x

My only symptom is sore boobs, my other symptoms don’t seem to kick in till 7-8wks.

The 1st trimester is so nerve wracking, feels like forever till we are at the 12wk mark.

Edited by Joliseix, 03 April 2018 - 04:31 PM.

#36 RunningRuby

Posted 03 April 2018 - 03:50 PM

I’m due at the end of November but have been reading along here too 🙈. Baby_steps, I wouldn’t stress, I know it’s easier said than done, but a line is a line and as joliseix said, the tests doctors use are often not as accurate as frers. I had absolutely zero symptoms this time around (second pregnancy) and was getting worried, but MS finally hit hard at 5+4 and now I’m counting down the days until o hit 11/12 weeks and it hopefully eases up!
I would definitely see a different GP, this is an exciting/scary time, you’ll want someone by your side that you feel comfortable with!

#37 Baby_steps

Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:04 PM

You guys are amazing! This is the type of response I needed from the GP! I feel much better now, I ended up doing another frer on a 3hr hold and it's the strongest result yet at approx 21dpo. So I'm not stressing so much about hcg numbers now. Will keep you guys posted re the other GP tomorrow :)

#38 sjacks

Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:30 PM

Hi there! Hope it's ok to join in here - I lurked in the ttc threads and was involved in a due in group for my first, which I found really reassuring.  

I found out last week that we're expecting number two (while dd was in and out of hospital - stressful!) Due on dec 2.

I recently got bloodwork back, and my hcg is 1320 at 4w3d - that seems high to me, is it high? The doctor said the numbers weren't that important, but i can't help but wonder!

Congrats to everyone in the bfps, and hoping for a nice quiet 8 months for all of us

#39 Joliseix

Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:49 PM

Sjacks you might find your doubling time is more like 26hrs + rather than 48hrs + which would give you high numbers quicker or your dates could be slightly out :)

#40 sjacks

Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:30 PM

Thanks joliseix, I looked back on my notes from hannah and my numbers were 330 at around the same time! Every pregnancy is different I guess?

#41 Joliseix

Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:48 PM

Yea they really are!

#42 Iliketoflounce

Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:27 AM

Babysteps the same thing happened with my first. The test they did there was faint (I even said I drank heaps of water) then when my blood test came back it was very high for 4w 3D then he sent me for a an ultrasound at 5w we saw a sac and foetal pole bit no heart beat he said comeback in 2 weeks for another one if you haven’t lost it. Safe to say I never went back and I have a healthy 3 1/2  year old boy. Please don’t loose hope till it is confirmed

#43 Iliketoflounce

Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:30 AM

Dr appt went well I saw a different dr to my usual one she has given me a form for a blood test and a referral for a scan which I booked for the 27/4 which I will be about 7-8 weeks. I will get the blood test today

#44 Iliketoflounce

Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:44 AM

I have had a bit of nausea which is hard but manageable I get hg when pregnant so it is normal for me to get nauseous early

#45 Joliseix

Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:50 AM

How do they treat your HG Flounce?

#46 Iliketoflounce

Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

Usually they give maxalon but I am allergic to it so I have to have Zofran wafers (ondanstron). If I end up in hospital they give my iv zofran and fluids.

#47 Joliseix

Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

Last pregnancy I had to have maxalon 3 a day. Zofran twice a day & I still ended up in hospital. It was absolutely horrible.
I went through all of that & I didn’t even get a healthy baby at the end.
I’m really hoping it’s less severe this time round!

#48 Iliketoflounce

Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

I was so sick with my son had 10 hospital visits by 25 weeks my daughter wasn’t as bad only 1 hospital visit

#49 elawood

Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:14 AM

Oh gosh sounds like a few of you really suffer with HG, how awful.

Is anyone having any cravings/aversions? I know it's really early and I didn't really have any last time but this time around I absolutely can't stomach chocolate which is really really really weird!!! I can only put it down to pregnancy.

And I am not missing wine at all which is also strange as my last two pregnancies I very much missed having a drink when out with friends or a Friday night on the couch. This time around, couldn't care less.  (mind you I had a fair few 'last hurrahs' every cycle when I didn't fall pregnant immediately. Maybe I overdid it in summer during festival season!

#50 Joliseix

Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:19 AM

No nothing here yet, to be honest if it wasn’t for the positive tests I wouldn’t even think I was pregnant.
My boobs hurt but not enough to make me think I’m pregnant...

I’m sure in a few weeks it will be a very different story, of course that just happens to be when school starts back 🙄

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