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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 14:44 PM   1
Woubouma
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How can I tell how far along I am?


I'm totally new to this. I just did a test and it was positive! Thing is, I don't have periods because I was very underweight, so I don't know how to tell how pregnant I am. I've been feeling sick for a few months but thought it was the new tablets I take. Do I have to see my doctor? Will he know? How can I wait till Monday!!



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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 15:01 PM   2
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They will have to do an ultrasound to see how far along you are if you have not had periods in months. Good luck!!



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 15:17 PM   3
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Cool, does the doctor do an ultrasound when I go and see him? I've got quite a round belly but thought that was because of me gaining weight (I had an eating disorder). I wish I knew how far along I am. Now that I know I'm pregnant Im sure I can feel movement!



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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 15:31 PM   4
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congratulations hun and welcome to bnb! where are you located? uk or us or other?



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 18:36 PM   5
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you could be wuite far on, i would ask the doc to feel your tummy and see if he can feel your uterus, a freind of mine had the doc out for unrelated pain but as the doc was examining her her told her she was 3 months preg
but, the only real way to tell will be when you have a scan - if the doc can feel you are further on than a few weeks though you will get a quick referal for your scan x



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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 23:49 PM   6
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Wow. Exciting! Yea - your doc will most likely do an U/s right away to see how far along you are!



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 01:50 AM   7
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You will need to see your GP and he/she will feel your tummy area and should be able to tell if you are more than a few weeks along. You will then be sent for an ultrasound scan at your hospital, hopefully immediately, where they can tell you how far along you are.

Personally (I am impatient!) I would call your local hospital, ask to
speak to maternity and see if they can see you.



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 06:39 AM   8
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Thanks for your help! I'm in Manchester. Going to call the doctor on Monday and get an appointment, can't wait to find out!! What else will the gp do?



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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 10:44 AM   9
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They will probably take your blood pressure, weight, a urine sample and maybe send you to the nurse for some bloods. Or your bloods might be taken at your scan, depending on how far along that says you are. He/She will refer you to a midwife too.

You haven't said how long ago your eating disorder was? If it was fairly recent they may want to monitor you more frequently, or they may want to anyway being as you're very underweight. Do you still struggle with food issues? I have found it hard to eat properly during my pregnancy as although I have never had a full blown eating disorder I do often skip meals. I know it's not the same thing but feel free to PM if you want.

Oh and sorry, I forgot to say Congratulations!



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 14:05 PM   10
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First of all congrats on the pregnancy. Also yep go and see your GP and he/she will feel around your belly an ask your obvious questions. They should be able to tell you by feeling on your belly but to know for sure they will refer you to the hospital. By the way dont expect it to be right away. You might be lucky and get one right away but i had to wait about 3 weeks for mine and i was an emergancy scan.
Also you mentiond you have an eating disorder nd i understand if you dont want to talk about it BUT the DR will ask and there will be major cause for concern if its an on going thing. And so as someone else said they may want to moniter you alot more closely. Espesh because baby needs to many nutrients and you need to be eating healthy meals etc. And being underweight they may worry about LO development if you are quite far along which seen as you mentioned that you are 'showing' abit then i suspect you are.
Sorry if i sound preachy at all i really dont mean to be. Just letting you know that DR dont spare feelings but rather tell it to you straight



 
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