First time mom, and I have questions

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  1. seattlemama

    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    Hello everyone! I am new to this forum. We just found out we were pregnant on the 23rd, so barely pregnant. I want to know if anyone else has experienced what I am going through. I am not feeling any symptoms really, my nipples are a little sore, no morning sickness, breasts arent sore, I feel a little more tired than normal, but other than that nothing. I still have little cramps every now and then. And then the other night I had a little spotting, and yesterday morning I had pinkish-reddish blood when I wiped but then it went away. I went to my doctor and she did a pelvic exam and said my cervix is closed. But its so scary to see that! Has anyone had this? And is it normal to not feel any symptoms really and still have cramping at 4-5 weeks along?

    ..: Elizabeth :..
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    Congratulations :D

    4-5 weeks along would mean pretty much your AF would have been due around now.

    When AF (period) was due I hardly had any cramps then a handful of days later I did like AF was going to come any minute. Sadly that cramping goes on and off most of you pregnancy ... your uterus is stretching etc.

    I had sore boobs & sore nipples - my boobs weren't so bad at first and through the handful of weeks sometimes they were fine. Theres time for that symptom to show yet honestly.

    Sickness ... NONE odd nausea as the weeks went on but nothing else. I mean 1-2-3 times!

    Tired - this was one of my symptoms too. Some days not so bad as others.

    Bleeding/pink discharge - Scarey, it could be baby or infection but it could be nothing. I had it for a handful of weeks small amounts that I would only notice when visiting the bathroom problem is you know it happens so your looking more. I never needed to wear a pad at anytime ... there was no reason for it and stopped in the end.
     
  3. seattlemama

    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    That makes me feel a little better! Thanks for the congratualtions:) We are so excited because we have been trying since the beginning of the year! AF was due on the 23rd. Because of the bleeding I had an ultrasound but they said it was too early to see anything so they want to do another in a week. I had a blood draw and my hcg was 1258 on monday, and I am going in for another draw tomorrow to make sure its rising like it should. Im just scared of a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. I havent had any more bleeding since yesterday morning. I am just trying to stay calm and relaxed. Its kinda scary being pregnant, isnt it?? Thanks for your advice and your experience:)
     
  4. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    CONGRATS ON YOUR PREGNANCY.... HAPPY HEALTHY 9 MONTHS TO YOU. X X X

    I think its safe to say that every woman is different.
    With me, I knew by the feel of my cervix pretty much asap, that I was pregnant, this was like, 8 days before I even found out.
    Your cervix stays closed when you become pregnant, and like mine, was as hard as a rock (may not apply to you though)
    I have not had any sickness, not vomitted once, my boobs didnt particularly hurt, and even now they're not exactly sore, I got cramps right up until I was around 6 months, then they stopped, but occasionally they do come back.

    I had the bleeding at around 8dpo, which would indicate implantation, but it wasnt pink, it was bright red- that last for a few days and then vanished all together. (until I started prodding and poking myself, but we wont go down that route)

    I didnt really feel tired either- my pregnancy up until now, was pretty much symptomless, so you may be lucky and end up the same.
    Once again, congrats and welcome to the forum. x
     
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    I forgot to welcome you to BabyandBump :blush:

    :hi:

    It could indeed be too early to see the sac between week 4-5 ... Your hCG level is *good* though. we had an ectopic last year which was caught early through spotting & my levels did not go above 500 (I think it got to 300 something to be honest) at 7-8-9 weeks .... your count isn't looking worrying to me personally & going on the expected hCG levels yours is perfect. Good luck with your count though :D

    Pregnancy isn't the best on your nerves sometimes lol
     
  6. seattlemama

    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    I had spotting at 8 and 9dpo, and then nothing at all until the other day. Im glad that my hcg levels sound good. It is really nerve racking! Im so glad to hear that other women didnt have strong symptoms. My mom got really sick right away and so it worried me that I wasnt, I just assumed we are all like our moms. One other thing I was going to ask about was my cramping will be on one side, and then later in the day or the next day it will be on the other. Is that normal?
     
  7. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    NO SHIT LOL.
     
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    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    In regards to cramping.. yup; I got mine mostly on the left hand side and occasionally it would change to the other.
    But yes, its very normal.:hugs:
     
  9. seattlemama

    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    Thats funny, mine is mostly on the left side too.
     
  10. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    Thats because its a normal preggo symptom, chick!!! :)
     
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    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    Oh, ha, well I dont know exactly what to expect. I just know the textbook answers, sore boobs, nausea, constipation, etc. I am so glad I joined this forum, its good to hear that I am normal and not neurotic and paranoid!
     
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    Congrats :headspin:

    I had no signs/symptoms......have never been or felt sick.

    At first I thought there was something wrong with me as I didn't have morning sickness, I was reading everywhere that sickness was a sign of a healthy baby but asked MW and she said its just an old wives tale!

    I never really had any PG symptoms....apart from now - the huge belly and kicks!!

    I was getting what to me felt like period pain that must have been around when I'd just got PG (before I found out) but I just assumed it was my period on its way! Then when I found out I was still getting the pain.....around the date my period was due I got some pink/brown loss, I went for a scan (7 weeks) and everything was fine!

    I consider myself to be extremely lucky that I "missed out" on the sickness!

    Best of luck for next 9 months!

    xx
     
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    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    I am figuring out slowly that it is more normal to not have morning sickness, at least not this early. But what about breast changes? Mine are a little bigger than normal, but not sore or swollen, not tender, and my areolas arent darker...
     
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    Mine haven't changed at all.....never got sore either! They may have got a tiny bit bigger but I'm not 100%?
    I'd definately say have them measured properly......I had mine done at 5 months PG and I was wearing the wrong size & its amazing how much more easier & comfortable you are esp when PG in the right Bra!

    People keep telling me that I'll be one of those people who have their baby & their tummy just goes right back to normal.....keeping my fingers crossed!
     
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    Mine haven't changed much at all defo not quickly!! Sore boobs wore off but it doesn't mean you'll get sore boobs and they got bigger in last month or 2 tops.

    How did you bloods go :D ?
     
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    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    My doc is going to call me tomorrow with the results. I am incredibly nervous to hear them though! I have been feeling slightly nauseous yesterday and today on and off, but mostly when I dont get a chance to eat. I will tell you one thing, I have never prayed more in my life then since I found out I was prego! I will let you know how it went when I find out, hopefully my levels are rising like they are supposed to.
     
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    Im sure EVERYTHING will be fine with your bloods.
    I remember when I had mine taken, man was I worried? Yup!!!
    I was on the phone the next day wanting to know which results were back and which ones wasnt. I think the ones that come back within 24 hours are the blood count and the blood group- those were the two main ones that I were concerned about, as I was told no markers were found for downs at my 15 week+ scan.
    I have never had my levels checked, not knowingly anyway....
    Try not to worry yourself over the results as Im sure all will be just fine.
    Do let us know how you get on though. As for feeling a little on the sick side, ;) that'll teach ya for speaking too soon lol. Hope you feel better though. x
     
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    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    I got my results back today from my blood test. On Monday night at about 10:00pm my hcg was at 1258, and I had my blood drawn on Thursday early morning and it was just above 3500. So it doubled plus some! My doc said that my numbers would still double even if it were a tubal pregnancy, so thats scary. But arent those really painful, and extremely crampy?? I just get mostly gassy crampy, and a few cramps here and there throughout the day.
     
  19. Wobbles

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    Erm where did your doctor get his qualifications (sp?) an ectopic pregnancy can be pin pointed earlier by monitoring hCG levels that will NOT double in the normal time frame & will show as static!!!

    That hun is GREAT results :happydance:
     
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    seattlemama Mommy & Pregnant!!

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    I have no idea where she got her qualifications. This is just my family doc, not my OB that did the blood test. But that quote makes me feel better:)
     

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