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#1 au*lit

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

I'm 6.5 weeks pregnant, for the third time.

First time was looooong ago and ended in miscarriage at about 6 weeks. The only pregnancy symptom I remember from that time was frequent urination. No morning sickness, tiredness, pains.

My second pregnancy resulted in my 18 month old DS. Very early on I had tender/enlarged breasts, morning (all day) sickness, various aches and pains, utter exhaustion in first trimester (falling asleep was like passing out for 10 hours, as soon as my head hit the pillow), and most of the common pregnancy complaints/discomforts.

This time around the only thing I've had is some period-type pain on and off. I haven't had any nausea or food aversions. And I'm only tired because I can't get to sleep at night. Breasts feel the same, and my bras all fit.

I'm not due to see my OB for another 2.5 weeks, and she has an ultrasound in her rooms so I expect she'll do a scan then. Part of me is expecting there will be nothing there, or a missed miscarriage because I don't feel like I am pregnant.

So, I guess my question is, has anyone else had an experience like this? What was the result? Were your instincts right, or did you go on to have a healthy baby?

Right now we haven't told anyone and are not really emotionally involved in this pregnancy, because it just doesn't seem real.

#2 Puggle

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

My third pregnancy was like this. I was very worried about the lack of symptoms and on discussing this with a close friend she said her third pregnancy was like this too - interestingly the child of that pregnancy was a boy after two girls so I wondered if perhaps that would be the same in my case.

I did have a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks, which I believe was caused while playing with my DD. The corpus luteum cyst burst - resulting in instant, scream into a pillow agony. I started to miscarry a few days later. I wasn't doing anything I wouldn't have done during my other two pregnancies; it just seemed as though this one wasn't meant to be, that it just wasn't as 'secure' as the earlier two.

It was a strange time - an unplanned pregnancy that was so different in symptoms to the other two. Like you have mentioned it just didn't 'seem real'. We were just starting to get used to the idea and even excited and then it was all over.


I hope all goes well for you.


#3 PurpleNess

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Hi OP,

I was the same, I didn't have any really symptoms at all my entire pregnancy. No morning sickness, no sore boobs  ( they only grew around 30 weeks. The only one was I was tired, so so tired for the first 12 weeks and peed like every 10 minutes

I did have food aversions but these didn't seem to settle in until around 20 weeks.

Try to stay relaxed, I know it's hard & remember that every pregnancy is different. Hoping your scan shows good results xc

#4 au*lit

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for the replies.

Puggle, I did wonder if this is a girl. I had a strong feeling early on it is a girl, and also thought that might explain the vastly different pregnancy experiences.

I know it's just a matter of wait and see. And strange as it might sound I'm not upset or stressed about it. But it's a bit weird, seeing as I'm pretty much expecting to miscarry. I'll be surprised if I'm told it is a healthy pregnancy.

#5 becstar101

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Not to say you will be the same, but I had similar thoughts with my third pregnancy. Although I always have very 'easy' pregnancies with very few symptoms, I really didn't feel pregnant with that one and felt quite unreal about the whole thing.

Mine was not a happy ending, and was diagnosed as a blighted ovum which required a d&c. I hope you have a better outcome.


#6 Wahwah

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

My first pregnancy was a blighted ovum resulting in a D&C at 10 weeks. But I knew it wasn't right from about 7 weeks. I had lost any mild symptoms that I'd had at the very start, and just didn't feel pregnant. I was not at all surprised when the Ob suggested I'd miscarried at my first appt with her, which was confirmed by U/S.

Of course that made me a bit nervous with the next pregnancy, but then my symptoms were consistent from the start, instead of turning off at the 7ish week mark.

So in my situation, my instincts were right. You sound very calm about your situation which hopefully will help when you hear the outcome, either way it goes. Best wishes.



#7 Nut

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

Both of my successful pregnancies yielded virtually no symptoms at all. I could have easily been one of those "I didn't know I was pregnant" women as I also have PCOS and my cycles are very irregular. I could probably hit about 25 weeks without knowing really.

#8 Koobie83

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

This is my first pregnancy this far along. I had a loss many years ago. I definitely felt pregnant then. This time - not at all. People ask me if I knew I was pregnant and I have to tell them no. We were trying, so I knew it was a possibility but I only 'knew' when I tested the morning after the day my period was due. I only tested then because I had a test in the cupboard and I could put my mind at rest as to whether I was pregnant or not. Oh yeah, and the day before that I had this really sudden onset of nausea when I was in Myer. It was very odd so that got me thinking.

I probably didn't start 'feeling' pregnant until the 8th week or so.

The only possible clue I had that I might have been pregnant was that maybe even just 2 - 3 weeks after conception I was peeing as often and maybe more than my husband needed to! We were on holidays overseas so I was able to compare how often I was going with how often he was going (He usually goes far more times than I need to). I was thinking maybe, but last time I didn't have the frequent urination for many more weeks.




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