First baby questions....please help!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by doggymum, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. doggymum

    doggymum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello
    I'm just 4 weeks pregnant with my first baby and do not want to talk to anyone i know as we've been trying for 2.5 years to fall pregnant and dont want to temp faint by telling anyone, obviously other than my husband! i only found out i was pregnant 2 days ago and literally since i found out have had cramps ( not bad pains) and almost a tingling feeling in my stomach...is this normal?? Am i ok? I'm not bleeding but it just feels so weird.
    Also when should i go to my doctor to let him know i'm pregnant as i've heard people say that doctors send you away unless you are 8 weeks?
    Sorry for all the questions, just need so help please!

    Thanks all
    xxx
     
  2. mrsrof

    mrsrof Mum to one :)

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    0
    where are you? I'm in the UK and I saw my doc at 6 weeks, and that was 2 weeks later than intended because I was too busy in work to make an appointment!

    Here anyway, you should be able to talk to your doctor, but the midwife won't contact you until around 8 weeks xx IF you're unsure just give your surgery a call and see what they think x
     
  3. ally87

    ally87 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi, yes those niggly feelings are totally normal. They stressed me out to but the girls on here put my mind at ease apparently it is just your uterus stretching and making room. Not sure how is works in your area might be best just phoning reception and they will tell you what to do next. I had to go to a group midwife meeting at about 6 weeks although i could of probally gone earlier it was just the way it worked out with the bank holidays. We were all given a maternity pack with loads of info, our maternity notes and information relating to my hosiptal of choice. I then booked midwife booking in appt which landed at 10 weeks because my midwife was on hol for 2 weeks. That appointment was one on one and was basically filling in paperwork and taking bloods. Then i recieved my 12 week scan date in the post a week later. Hope this helps.
     
  4. doggymum

    doggymum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks Mrsrof and ally87 i appriciate your speedy response!! I'm in the UK, and know my best friend actually concieved last september and she went straight to the doctor at 5 weeks and tbh he was really mean and said come back if you are still pregnant at 8 weeks.....what a meany!
     
  5. mrsrof

    mrsrof Mum to one :)

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh my god that's horrible! I think everyone should have a doctor as nice as mine, he was just fantastic, told me that I was going to be a fantastic mum, did blood pressure, asked about folic acid etc, filled in the paper work and sent me on my way! Good luck, I hope you don't go to the same doc as your friend!! :hug:
     
  6. Eternal

    Eternal Three boys!

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    10,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    some places you dont even see a doctor you go staright to the MW, call your practice say your pregnant and ask what next as each trust and practice is different.

    congrats hun.

    feelings are normal too hun x
     
  7. doggymum

    doggymum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've got a week off work wc 20th June so think i'll go then, should be 7 weeks by then! thanks again for your advise!
     
  8. doggymum

    doggymum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you! appriciate your response, its all so weird, still trying to get used to it myself!
     
  9. sailorgirl1

    sailorgirl1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    I;ve had the same DG - First pregnancy, cramps.....I called Dr and he said it's normal, it's the ligaments stretching in prep....He said make a midwife appointment in 2 weeks time (this was 2 weeks ago when I was about 4 weeks).....xxxx
     
  10. Misskitty10

    Misskitty10 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congratulations!! :)
    I went straight to the docs when I found out at 4wks, don't really understand how/why ppl are getting refused an appointment till 8 weeks I don't know why anyone tells the receptionist what the app is for when booking!? I never would for anything- it's none of their business! Anyway.. lol I received a letter with an app for 7wks to see midwife.

    Also don't worry about the cramps I had them every day from 4-6wks, I was soo worried about them too! If u need reassurance I would book in with ur GP asap and he should be able to put ur mind at ease a bit
     
  11. TheNewWife

    TheNewWife In love with my girls

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7,371
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm in Canada and didn't see a doctor or midwife until 10 weeks with my previous two. I've got an appointment for 7 weeks this time though as I want him to prescribe dilectin if my morning sickness gets as bad as last time.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice