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#1 Sandra

Posted 07 May 2019 - 09:18 AM

Welcome to your own little section ladies and a HUGE congratulations.

:BFP: :BFP: :babyboy: :babygirl: :babyboy: :babygirl: :BFP: :BFP:  

Enjoy this wonderful journey and I wish you all a wonderful birth.

Please make sure you read this forums rules in particular Facebook, this group is a safe place and inclusive of anyone due in this month.

If you need any help just let me know.

#2 Snowdrops31

Posted 07 May 2019 - 11:06 AM

Hi! I got my BFP last week (confirmed with blood test) and am hoping to chat with other ladies due around the same time.

A bit about me - I’m 31, this is my first pregnancy and my current EDD is 7th Jan 2020. I am feeling pretty good (tired though) but a little nervous since this is all new and I think I will be more settled after some scans.

#3 JomoMum

Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:15 AM

Congratulations snowdrops! There will definitely be a lot more mummas to be along in here soon :) So glad you’re feeling well so far x

I’m 34 and we’re expecting our second baby on the 4th. Normal tiredness here, sore and very full boobs already. MS started yesterday, which, just like it was with DS, is just dry retching until I eat something. Lesson learned, start eating early breakfast.


Edited by JomoMum, 08 May 2019 - 06:15 AM.

#4 Snowdrops31

Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:40 AM

Thank you, JomoMum. And a big congratulations to you as well! If I remember correctly you’ve been through a lot and I’m glad you have your much wanted bub on board.

Oh that’s not good you are having MS. Tbh, I am hoping to avoid that but who knows...

Do you mind me asking if you are going public, private or shared care?

#5 FingersCrossed123

Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:03 AM

Hi Snowdrops and JonoMum,

Congratulations on your pregnancies!

I'm due on Jan 5th if all progresses well. I had the blood tests done last week and all increasing as should and looks good.

This will hopefully be our first baby but this is my second pregnancy. Last time we got to 11 weeks and at the NIPT test found out there was no heartbeat. It was found to be a chromosomal issue that occurs randomly so we are hoping for some better luck this time around.

I'm 5+3 today and have been feeling all the usual symptoms - exhausted, gone up a cup size, nauseous/dry retching as well.

Trying to enjoy this pregnancy as much as I can but it is difficult when I am also anxious quite a lot of the time.

2 weeks until my scan, as we're with a fertility specialist we get a 7 week scan before we leave and go to the OB.

#6 JomoMum

Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:01 PM

Thanks Snowdrops x yes we did, this little one must be very tough

We are going public this time. I would dearly love to have my OB/Gyno deliver, but we are due 3 days before our insurance will cover us lol. We knew it could happen, but didn’t want to waste time waiting for it just in case.

What about you?

Welcome and congratulations fingers crossed! I can completely understand how you must be feeling. I’m so sorry you lost your first baby.
Are you coping ok with the MS so far? You must be looking forward to your first scan :)

#7 FingersCrossed123

Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

Hi Jonomum,

Thanks so much, I am the same as you, as long as I eat something I feel ok and and soon as my stomach gets empty I feel sick again!

It's just mildly there in the background at the moment, but I am sure it will ramp up after ~6 weeks.

Can't wait for the scan but just hoping it will be good news :) I have a bit of scan phobia after last time. xx

#8 Malkin Slinkhard

Posted 08 May 2019 - 04:42 PM

Hello! My EDD is also the 7th at this point. This will be our first baby (hopefully). Nothing much interesting going on symptom wise, I get nauseous over night and in the morning but that’s about it.

I’m doing gp shared care, I’ve got a good relationship with my gp and the public hospital near me has a pretty good reputation so I’m happy saving the money!

#9 Snowdrops31

Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:47 AM

Hello and welcome, Fingerscrossed! I am so sorry to hear about your first pregnancy but I am glad you will have an extra scan to help with reassurance.

Hi Makin, welcome to the group! It’s great that you have such a good GP and can go shared care.

Congratulations to both of you. It’s exciting times ahead :D

Oh wow, interesting to hear that some are already experiencing morning sickness, though that’s probably not the term you would use. :(

JomoMum - I am thinking I will go private (OB) as I am hoping that building a relationship with the person (or at least practice) delivering bub will help reduce anxiety (both during pregnancy and in labour).


Edited by Snowdrops31, 09 May 2019 - 06:49 AM.

#10 SaltyPrincess

Posted 09 May 2019 - 07:09 AM

Hi all, I am very excited to be joining you with an EDD of 2/1/20. Ive had nausea for about a week which turned into a spew yesterday and today but I'm just grateful to have this after two early miscarriages in July last year and March this year. I have had some light bleeding which I had checked out at the ED yesterday but HCG was 28,000 (it was 1100 last Monday) so hopefully nothing to worry about. I'm seeing my OB tomorrow as I already had an appointment to talk about the miscarriages. Fx everything keeps ticking along ok. Wishing you all less dramatic starts than me!

#11 ItIsComplicated

Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:46 AM

Hi everyone,

Very anxiously joining with EED 10/1.

Recently lost twins and still quite emotional about that. Drs app booked for next week.

I will be high risk again because of my health issues.

#12 JomoMum

Posted 09 May 2019 - 02:17 PM

Snowdrops it sounds like your own OB is what you need :) have you booked in yet?

Welcome Saltyprincess and itscomplicated! I’m sorry to hear of your previous losses x I hope you can both begin to feel a bit more relaxed as the weeks and months go by x

#13 SaltyPrincess

Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

Itiscomplicated, sorry to hear of your loss. I can empathise with where you're at, my last MC was 8 weeks ago and I don't feel ok yet. If you find the secret to not being an anxious mess at this point, please let me know. Otherwise, glad to be able to support each other here

#14 Snowdrops31

Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

SaltyPrincess and ItIsComplicated - I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I hope you can both find some calm and even excitement in your current pregnancies as I suspect previous losses may make this a more anxious time for you both. (hugs)
Please continue to share here if it helps you, even if it is simply to purge yourself of accumulated stress. We are here to listen and help if we can.

SaltyPrincess - Having said that, it sounds like you are having a bit of a rough start. Hopefully the MS is reassuring to you.

JomoMum - I tried to book in with the OB but the one I chose is going to be on leave in Jan and the one I chose after anxiously re-reading profiles is going on leave shortly and likely won’t see me until 12 weeks!! I need some reassurance before then, that is so long away and if I don’t like that OB, all the other OBs will be booked up by then. Considering the cost, I am starting to wonder if private is more hassle than it is worth (almost).

Anyway, how is everyone else going?

#15 FingersCrossed123

Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:20 PM

Welcome SaltyPRincess and ItsComplicated and congratulations!

Hoping we can support each other through this anxious first trimester.

Snowdrops - I'm with an OB, I called and booked in after my blood tests were looking good. I was certainly grateful to be seeing the same person when I had the MC and surgery etc last year. Although I am sure you get the same care publicly just you don't see the same person.

I know people who have done both and its just down to personal preference and financial situation.

Even if you can't see the OB you want until 12 weeks you can still get scans prior to that through GP referral. So it could work out, or perhaps you can call some others?

#16 snowfox85

Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:48 PM

Hi everyone, I just got my BFP this week, and I'm super excited! Trying not to think too far ahead yet as I've had a MC before, but it's hard not to be excited. :)
DH and I already have a 2 year old (his birthday was yesterday). He'll be the best big brother!

#17 JomoMum

Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:24 AM

Congratulations Snowfox! What special timing to find out around your DS’s birthday :)

#18 Snowdrops31

Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:40 PM

Thank you, Fingerscrossed. I have booked in a dating scan and am waiting for the OB to call me back (again). It is interesting that none of the OBs are upfront about their fees - they all seem to withhold that information until you are booked in. How are you going?

Welcome, Snowfox. I agree, it’s pretty cool that you got your positive around your son’s birthday. What an amazing week for you and your family and I am glad you are able to be excited.

JomoMum - how are you going? Has your MS eased at all? Do you have any scans or appointments coming up?

#19 FingersCrossed123

Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:06 AM

Congratulations Snowfox and welcome!

Snowdrops, great to hear you are booked in for a dating scan.

I'm going ok, pretty tired and had a 3 hour afternoon nap yesterday! Also getting to the stage where I make myself food then when it's ready I look at it and think eugh! And have to force myself to eat some.

Other than that I am 6 weeks today, trying to celebrate each week and not worry too much. Only a week and 3 days to the scan :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. X

Edited by FingersCrossed123, 12 May 2019 - 09:06 AM.

#20 Malkin Slinkhard

Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:46 AM

6 weeks for me too! I want a kebab more than anything in the world right now but I’m trying not to think about it because it seems to be one of those not ideal in pregnancy foods.

#21 JomoMum

Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:57 AM

Morning everyone

Malkin, it’s really up to you what you decide to eat with regards to those types of food. I ate kebabs during my last pregnancy. Our local place has a booming business and big turnover so I was confident the ingredients were ok. But it’s really your choice :) this time round I’m craving wraps from our local Harry’s schnitzel lol all freshly cooked and they too have a huge turnover so I know it’s fresh. But I worry if I have one now, I’ll want them all the time!

Snowdrops I find that strange that they won’t give you their fee info upfront? I rang my Gyno/OB before I even fell pregnant and she gave it to me all over the phone. It makes it difficult to have any idea what you’re up for! And it can vary quite a lot. For us, including management fee, all appointments, scans etc was going to be $5k but I know some are much more.
MS still about the same :( I really just need to keep food in my tummy to keep it at bay.
I’ve got an apt with GP this week for referral to hosp and first scan at 8w. Busting to see our little one! So many people have had scans already.

Fingerscrossed, I know what you mean about food. Are you managing ok?
I’m trying to maintain some semblance of healthy eating now while I can before I can stomach is frozen coke and cheese and vegemite toast.

#22 SaltyPrincess

Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:46 PM

Boy do I have a dramatic story for you all. It ends with me seeing my baby's heartbeat this afternoon As my previous posts mentioned, I've been having some spotting which ED checked out on Tuesday and said the HCG was doubling so just sit tight and 50% chance you're fine, 50% miscarriage. I had an appointment with the OB/GYN Friday which was originally to talk about the miscarriages I had had but now could be early pregnancy, could be miscarriage, wasn't sure. She said the HCG hadn't quite doubled in 48 hours (27,000 to 48,000) so things were not looking good. She then did an ultrasound and said very quickly, I can't see anything, no sac, there's no baby. I said ok does that mean you can't see it and we need another machine or wait a bit longer for it to get bigger or does that mean there's no chance that there's a baby? She said "zero chance, no baby." She was very empathetic and all the rest but very definite. So I had a referral to the early pregnancy assessment clinic from my ED visit and they had also given me an ultrasound referral. My appointment was today so I went to get the scan so they would see what the OB/GYN had seen. Very painful for me to do after 4 days of sobbing (and drinking wine, eating cheese, drinking coffee and taking nurofen for the headache I probably caused via dehydration from all the tears). I'm there for what feels like 10 seconds and she says, well  not sure what the gynaecologist was looking at but there's your baby and the heart is beating.

#23 FingersCrossed123

Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM

Wow saltyprincess what a nervewracking time for you! Will you let the OB know that she was wrong? That seems crazy that nothing would be picked up on her machine but it was clear at the ultrasound place.

You are very lucky that you didn't take any action based on that ultrasound.

AFM - feeling sick pretty much all the time now, trying to eat healthy but mostly just want carbs and salt!

#24 ItIsComplicated

Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

SaltyPrincess, gosh! How many days apart were the scans? How far along are you?

How’s everyone else going?

I’m off to the drs this arvo, after losing the twins and still so emotional over that I was in no rush to go to the drs or book scan. Approx 5+5

#25 SaltyPrincess

Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:55 AM

They were 4 days apart - Friday and Tuesday. The actual worst 4 days. I'm still rattled. I sent a complaint email today. I'm 7 weeks today which is bang on what I thought!
Good luck with your scan today itiscomplicated.

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