Jump to content

Don't feel pregnant
something wrong or paranoia?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.