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Due in Aug 2013 Chat Thread #5
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:59 PM
I had my NT scan today, it was nice to see bubs gain and everything is great. I'm so happy I was so nervous the last time I had an NT scan i was told I had lost my baby. The scan was great, bubs is measuring exactly right for 13 weeks, moving around stretching, we could even see five tiny fingers!
I still have morning sickness, but not as bad....I'm looking forward when I don't have any morning sickness.
Hope everyone else is going well....good luck with any scans.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:58 AM
I had my first scan yesterday for 12 weeks. Was so good to actually see a lil human in me! I still didn't believe it was real. Partner referred to it as an alien and an ant lol. Since all was well I came home and rang my parents to tell them. My mum said that my dad didn't sleep at all last night. He is trying to work out what he wants to be called. Think it'll be grandpa.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:29 PM
Week 9. Ah, it's been a week of firsts! This is my first time on here, so "hi". I also had my first scan this week (some issue with hospital booking, spaces are limited so they need confirmation on EDD?) but I got to see my "little alien" for the first time. Just a blob on the screen but I bawled my eyes out (nothing new there, I cry ALL the time lately!), it all feels a little more real now. There's a human in there! Makes all the tiredness and dizziness worthwhile. Due Aug 31st
Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:59 PM
hi everyone just wondering what you all though of this??? i got a letter the other day from my gp saying that he wants to see him not urgent... never had a dr do that before??? should i be worried about nt test from the other week????
Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:57 PM
Julie I wouldn't worry about it, if it were something important or urgent he would've called and had you go in ASAP. It could be any number of things, I'd say something small about your test results that you might need to keep an eye on or maybe its something to do with hospitals or referrals etc. But if it were important at all they would never send a letter. If you're worried I would call his office and ask the receptionist if they can give you an idea of what it's about over the phone.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:33 PM
Hi all. I have my 12 week scan tomorrow morning. Im so nervous. Fingers crossed all is well
Update.........another missed miscarriage. Lost at 7 weeks. Feel like a fool spending the last 5 weeks taking vitamins, doing all the right things. Devastated!
Edited by HeartMyBoys, 04 February 2013 - 09:51 AM.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:37 AM
HeartMyBoys- I am so very sorry to hear your news That is just awful! Especially with no signs or anything. My heart goes out to you. hugs.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:05 PM
I am so so sorry to hear that. I had the same thing happen to my last pregnancy, with no signs or symptoms at all. Please, please look after yourself and don't beat yourself up for still doing everything right... you weren't to know love and you were just giving your bub the best start that you could.
Thinking of you
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:32 PM
Thankyou for all the kind words. I spent all day yesterday in tears, and after seeing my GP today im feeling a bit better......not great, but better. Off to hospital tomorrow morning to arrange D&C.
I wish all of u the best with the rest of your pregnancies. Im not giving up
Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:40 PM
So sorry for your loss HeartMyBoys
Julies1980 I had a similar thing a few weeks ago. The GP just wanted to touch bases with me because my iron levels were low and she wanted me on supplements for it. I'd been stressing and trying to get the earliest appointment possible, and it was nothing serious or worth worrying about. Hope it goes well for you, try not to stress!
Not much to report here. My oldest went back to school today, and my youngest starts kindy tomorrow. I'm teary just thinking about it. Dang hormones! I'm crying over everything at the moment, it's driving me nuts!
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:53 PM
Heart my Boys - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss
Itchy_Witch, I'm crying a lot at the moment too! I'm like a leaky tap
Update from me - well I announced to pretty much everyone on Friday! I told my management team, announced to all my friends who didn't already know and have started to spread the word to my colleagues. Wow, it all really feels real now!
Thursday will mak the end of the first trimester for me. I am actually excited to start to get a belly, but this is my first baby so not sure when that will happen. I'm definitely finding my clothes tighter by the end of the day but I'm pretty sure that is more bloating than anything. I know once I start to show I will probably wishing the opposite!
My morning sickness is slowly getting better. I''m definitely not as nauseaus throughout the day, get a little bit of a seasick feeling after driving home in the afternoon an some mornings I am still vomiting once but it is much better than it was 2 weeks ago.
Hope everyone is doing well, love hearing all of your updates x
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:25 PM
I met my ob in toowoomba yesterday and he is so lovely. I was worried that something had happened as I didn't have any symptoms but there on the screen was a strong heartbeat and a little thing with legs and a head and everything. I think dh got a kick out of seeing it too. Another 2 weeks until my 12 week scan and then I can start sharing the news with everyone!
Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:36 PM
So sad for you heartmyboys... Look after yourself.
Having my 12 week scan tomorrow... Hoping they dont change my dates again, unless its forward! And a little nervous that something may be wrong. After all the complications etc i still can't get my head around it! At least I still have symptoms off and on.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:36 PM
Haven't been on the chat thread for awhile, I've still been popping in and posting on some of the topics but I've had afew complications that I've had to go to the hospital for so haven't had much of a chance to look through this thread.
So sorry for your loss heartmyboys, i hope your doing ok and are looking after yourself.
I had abit of a scare last week. I have been losing bits of my mucus plug for a lil over a week now and started bleeding after my first antenatal appt on tues. Went to ER and had a scan, they thought they saw a blood clot behind the placenta but the machine wasn't a very good one so told me to go back the next day for a proper scan. Thankfully they couldn't find a clot but did notice that i was having contractions. At that stage they weren't too fussed as i couldn't feel them so they just said to come back if the bleeding persisted or i started getting pain with the contractions and said not to worry about the loss of mucus plug as it will regenerate itself. I'm starting to get abit worried now though, the bleeding has stopped but I've been losing bits of plug daily since then and the contractions are getting pretty painful so I'm thinking i should head back in. I had another appt at the hospital today with a specialist to do with my thyroid condition and he said the unexplained bleeding is to do with the thyroid issue so it wasn't anything to be concerned with unless it got really bad but wasn't qualified to discuss the plug or contraction issues with me. Ive spent so much time at the hospital this past week and apparently I'll now be having weekly appts so they can keep a close eye on things since the thyroid issue can cause many complications for me and bub during the pregnancy and because i have cin 3 cervical abnormalities that cant be treated till after i give birth. I'm pretty happy with the level of care I'm receiving though, with my daughter the doctors didn't listen to me and my midwife was rather incompetent which lead to a very long labour and her nearly dying so I'm glad they are listening to me and taking my concerns and complications very seriously.
Hope to be abit more active on here again once this is all been seen to, looks like im in for a very long pregnancy seeing as I've already been put on strict bed rest for the foreseeable future bar going to the hospital for appts...
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:52 AM
Chloesmu, that sounds very stressful but sound slike you are in good hands. I hope all works out for the best for you.
I'm booked in for my first hospital appointment tomorrow at the antenatal clinic, I will be 13 weeks 6 days. I have no idea what to expect being a first time mum. Is it just a fairly standard checkup, i.e. blood pressure check, weight check? Or is it more formal? God I have no idea! This whole pregnancy thing has been very educational
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:30 AM
Kazzy84 Yea its a pretty standard check-up. They check your bp, height and weight ect, get a family history of diseases and conditions, get a wee sample to test for uti's and protein in your wee, get blood taken to check for blood sugar levels, your blood type and afew other things, ask how your feeling, do a pregnancy depression risk assessment and ask about any previous pregnancies. The appt does usually take about an hour to an hour and a half but is the longest of all the appts. The second appt is where they usually check fundal height, look for bubs heart beat for you to hear and tell you the results of the wee and blood tests.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:16 AM
It's been a while since I wrote anything here but I'm a regular visitor. On Friday I had my NT scan and it all went well except the scan showed that I have a 2 vessel Umbilical cord. I spoke to my Dr about it yesterday and she isn't too concerned but I thought I'd check in and see if anyone in this group had had or is having a similar situation? Apparently it is relatively rare and can be a sign of other problems for some babies including heart or kidney defects. I'm having another US with a specialist in March to find out for sure but I guess in the mean time I just need to try and relax about it and not worry too much.
Also my baby is an IVF baby with a donor egg. My doctor did mention the possibility of Preeclampsia with me as it tends to be more common with babies where there is either a donor sperm or egg. Has anyone else had any experience with this? Again, she seemed to think that we could manage it if it did eventuate but never the less it was a little bit concerning.
Anyway, I hope everyone else is going well.
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