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#26 cosmic79

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE (Red nut @ 05/04/2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone else think they could wait until 10 weeks with nothing but a POAS test? With a first pregnancy at 38, I don't think I'm going to be the most relaxed first time mum about it....


I think that's about normal for private OBs - I have my first appointment on 27th April, which is a bit before 10 weeks.  I am already going insane counting down the days until that appointment with no appointments or anything else to look forward to in the meantime.  Waiting, waiting, waiting - the story of our lives for the next eight months or so I guess.

#27 FourLittleLoves

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

gisses thank you for posting that link for Les Mills I started at the gym in august and love my classes but this week I struggled through attack, too much jumping while feeling a bit sick wasn't very nice. I am determined to keep running through this pregnancy even if I have to drop it back to a brisk waddle at the end.  original.gif

As for ages I'm 26 and DH is 30, so both sprightly enough to keep up with potentially having 4 under 5 lol.


#28 LittleJacksonOne

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

Hoping I'm keeping up with your age updates ladies! hehe

Zingiber when's your approx due date?

AFM-I am babysitting my Nephew (3) and Neice (1) today, like I do every thursday, but this is the first time with PG symptoms and I'm not coping well!! haha
it was so hard not to  sick.gif when I was changing her nappy and I havnt even had bad MS yet haha'it was the smell !
My biggest symptoms have been strong sense of smell (which has not been fun when DH gets home from work haha) and sore (.)(.)'s (and they are huge original.gif )

Re exercise, I'm still playing hockey original.gif figure itll be fine (as long as I'm careful not to get smashed in the stomach with the ball) cause I can go off if I start overheating, and I'm seeing my GP soon so she'll tell me when I should stop.

My DH ran into my doctor this morning and because I've been worried about my faint tests he was really sweet and asked her for me original.gif he said she really didnt seem worried or anything so I've decided not to worry too because its most likely everything is fine and I'm just worrying for nothing! its my first so I guess its likely I'll be worried about every little thing hehe

Hope everyone is having good days and not feeling too yuck!

#29 KiwiMelW

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

Thanks gisses for all of the that info!

And littlejacksonone I feel the same as well with it being my first. I keep waiting for someone to pinch me and say, dont be stupid you're not pregnant.

Cool well I am going to pump tonight.  I've decided Im gonig to run and do pump.  I wish I could do kimax, but know for a fact my heart rate can get ridicilously high so better not.

#30 JuniorGandR

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (cosmic79 @ 05/04/2012, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think that's about normal for private OBs - I have my first appointment on 27th April, which is a bit before 10 weeks.  I am already going insane counting down the days until that appointment with no appointments or anything else to look forward to in the meantime.  Waiting, waiting, waiting - the story of our lives for the next eight months or so I guess.


Yep - pretty normal for private OB and for straight forward pregnancies with symptoms. With my first pregnancy I did 1 (and only 1) HPT and had NO blood tests, and didn't see my Ob until just after 9 weeks and everything was fine.  But I went into it pretty naive and innocent - I didn't know about blood tests or scans.   This time around my first appt will be 10.5 weeks (18th May), nut I've done 3 HPTs and 3 blood tests already original.gif

Lucky3 - enjoy your hols!  And from what i know, 5 weeks is too early to see anything.  And as for low HCG results - if you read back through the thread you'll see quite a few of us have low HCG too.  Fingers and toes crossed for you.

KiwiMel - tell every one you are doing a detox - this can explain any headaches or aches, feeling sick,changed eating habits, being grumpy and not drinking.  I did it with DD and I got to 16 weeks without some people realising what was going on.

[Zingiber - hope you find a quiet moment to tell your partner - sounds like a crazy time at your place in the next few days/  

Cosmic79 my cousin had their baby at FPH and LOVED it.  I visited there and I have to say that it was very nice (except for the expensive parking).

AFM off to see the doc again to get one more lot of blood results back.  Still no real symptoms other than 4am insomnia and bad cramping (bad and front).  Have a great day everyone.

Edited by JuniorGandR, 05 April 2012 - 01:06 PM.


#31 andrea79

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

Hi all

Firstly a big hello and welcome to all the newbies  waves.gif and CONGRATULATIONS of course!

MumLucky3 - I know it's hard but try not to stress, low hcg doesn't mean there is anything wrong. Many women on EB have had low hcg in the initial weeks, its the doubling that matters. And 5 weeks is very early to see anything, was it an abdo scan or an internal one? Hope you can relax and have a wonderful time in Fiji! Is everything ok over there with the floods?

Mandy303 - How did you go with your GP? Did you book a dating scan?

Zingiber - hope you can find some alone time to tell your DF. Sounds like you've got a very hectic time coming up and it will be nice to have him there knowing what you know through it! And that drink sounds fine.

Hi gisses and JuniorGandR!

Red nut - yes as the other girls have said that's very common. With DS I never had any bloods done and didn't see my OB until 12 weeks! I knew nothing different so thought that was the norm! I'm choosing not to see my OB until about 9 weeks this time just because I don't want an early scan and unless anything happens there's no real reason to go anyway.

LittleJacksonOne - ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nappy changing with MS - not nice! I hope you're making it through the day ok!

Hi everyone else

Got GP appointment in about 3 hours then it's off home to pack! We're going camping over Easter so can't wait for the break away! What are everyone elses plans over Easter?

As for symptoms, boobs still tender, feeling fairly "off" today, not nausea as such just off! Sorry that's the best way to describe it! Tired, I woke up at 3.30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. Needless to say I'm not functioning that great at work today. And aching around my hips and legs - anyone else getting this? Oh and a few little cramps and twinges.

Well if I'm not back on beforehand I hope everyone has a great Easter holiday and don't eat too much chocolate! Or do, you've got pregnancy as an excuse now  wink.gif

#32 Zingiber

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for the exercise tips good to know some sort of normality can continue.

Got my vitamins and have decided I am am going to try to tell him tonight....

We're meant to be having this celebratory seafood lunch tomorrow with his family...I have never been known to knock back a glass of champagne or an oyster in my life so if anyone has any tried and tested excuses I can use please let me know. Meanwhile I've got my little sister and his teenage daughter planning our wedding via facebook which would be quite funny under other circumstances. I can't get an appointment with my GP until the 17th...she's off over Easter/school holidays....so all in all I just don't think I can keep this to myself till after Easter. He can share some of the burden of trying to conceal our shock tomorrow!

Physically i feel absolutely fine, went for a big walk this morning then had a nap on the beach for a couple of hours this afternoon. Emotionally i'm a bit up and down....periods of Zen (which is probably just being in complete denial) followed by periods of freaking out.

#33 grasshopper10

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

Hi all, can't believe how quickly this list has grown, it's going to be difficult to reply to everyone!

Gisses – thanks for the warm welcome yesterday; this is my fourth pregnancy, unfortunately I've had 2 early m/c.  My last pregnancy was going along fine until the pregnancy sadly ended @15wks, I became ill with Group B Strep. Just awful bad luck. After a few months recovery, we only just started trying again in March so a big surprise when we found out I am pregnant so soon. Given my history, I've already seen my OB. Heading off for my first dating scan end of next week.

Thanks also for the info on Les Mills. I have been wondering about Pump - my favourite class!  My PT basically recommends not to raise the core temperature, keep the heart rate down, and no more boxing. I'm doing more movement / stretching / lighter weights and lots of planks! I never could keep up with the body attack classes; will continue walking.

Feeling quite tired this afternoon but other than that, not many symptoms yet for me. Would normally grab a coffee feeling so tired but alas a little cashew to think of now.

Hope you all have a good Easter - it should be a good opportunity for a few extra naps!
GH



#34 Leafprincess

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hi everyone!

Easter long weekend, awesome  original.gif

Mandy, what do you do? I'm self employed too, I work as a corporate learning  and development consultant and luckily our industry pretty much shuts down over Dec until mid Feb. So baby has great time management skills already  happy.gif I won't get paid mat leave for work, but I wasnt going to be working anyway so no biggie.

Who's off to Fiji? Isn't Fiji in a state of emergency with the floods and the cyclones? You might want to check your accommodation is actually open and flights are going etc. They have been eveacuating people out of Fiji with helicopters.

Zingiber, tell me about it, where I have been working the last two days they had massive cold king prawns as a part of the lunch, everyone was asking "don't you eat prawns" had to stop myself drooling .....  sad.gif

I think people have been asking when they see their OB

I see my fertility specialist who is an OB at week 5 and again at week 7
Then I move onto my pregnancy maintance OB/GYN at week 10
I will see him every month from there on forward until week 32 fortnightly, then 36 weeks becomes weekly

How much are ppl paying for their pregnancy management fee?


#35 Zingiber

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

Well that's a relief!

He got home in the new car, i demanded that he take me for a drive (so we could be out of earshot of the kids) and I told him.

He's in complete shock like me but really happy.... he laughed and said "you know what everyone is going to say, don't you?" I told him that i honestly didn't know last Thursday (which is the truth!...didn't even have a sneaking suspicion).....honestly...in the space of a week our whole lives have been turned upside down.


Ironically our GP called him in this afternoon to discuss some test results (all fine)...but i had been told she was booked solid!

Edited by Zingiber, 05 April 2012 - 06:40 PM.


#36 JustDance

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

Hi everyone, welcome to the newbies and congratulations and a big wave to MrsPotatoHead, so excited to be in the same DIG again!

Red Nut - I always wonder why people get so many tests so early (no offense to anyone).  Here in Holland you just call a midwife service, tell them you got a + HPT and then they book you in for your first midwife appointment around 8-9 weeks with the first scan around 10 weeks.  Completely normal.  If something goes wrong in the meantime there's nothing they can do anyway and it might cause you to stress over inconclusive results.  I think the 10 week scan is important thought - my friend recently went for hers and found out she had a missed miscarriage and it took another 2 months for her body to realise and catch up.

JuniorGandR and Cosmic - We have a house in East St Kilda that we'll move back to later in the year.  I've been in touch with a private midwife and am thinking about booking in at Monash Medical Centre, though I'm not sure about having to be in a car for that long while in labour!  Still mildly considering a homebirth but unlikely.

Zingiber - glad you finally had a chance to break the news and that he's happy!  Apart from vitamins and folate you should start thinking about what kind of pregnancy care you want and what kind of birth you are after, they are very related.  If you want an active, natural birth, not on your back (or even in water) then you want to make sure your care provider will do this, as many OBs won't.  And if you want a hospital birth with epidural then you need to make sure your provider will do this also.  You can also research natural pain relief options like active birth positions, hynobirthing, reflexology - they all have exercises that you can do throughout your pregnancy to prepare your mind and body for not only the birth but also the recovery, regardless of what kind of birth you want (or end up having!!).  

Exercise - I did ballet 2-3 times a week until I was 27 weeks last time but then had to stop because of pelvic instability.  I also did prenatal yoga from 16 weeks and did 2 classes after I stopped ballet.  I plan to do 1-2x ballet and 1x yoga as much as I can this time, a bit harder with a little one to look after.  

Symptoms - slight nausea in the mornings and when I'm hungry (which is a lot of the time), a few tweaks and cramps, very warm.  A bit obsessed with food at the moment.  DS is really clingy at the moment and would be on the boob 10 times a day if I let him, so I need FOOD!  Checking the toilet paper after each toilet stop: did it most of the way through last pregnancy and doing it again now!

Diet - Don't think there's much I need to worry about, except perhaps soft cheese.  We eat pretty well and I cook everything from scratch.  I barely drink alcohol or coffee since I'm still BF and I don't like seafood, so pretty easy really.

I'm still finding it a bit hard to believe I'm pregnant, I'm waiting for the stronger MS to hit.  I will be glad if it doesn't as long as everything's ok.  Can't wait for my first midwife appointment and scan, then it will feel more real.  Still haven't told family yet but have told a few friends here who I know will support me if/when I need it - including babysitting while I have 10w and 20w scans.

Hope you all have a lovely long weekend.  Unfortunately we only get Monday as a public holiday but we're driving to Germany for our first little family break.



#37 SoTired

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

Zingiber- tell everyone you are on antibiotics for a severe case of thrush and they won't be game to ask you any more questions!
Just a quick post on my phone, back another time for personals.
Happy Easter everyone!!!

#38 Nofliesonme

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

So I went to dr today and did urine test and it was neg came home different brand digital test was pos.I have done 5 tests all pos??

#39 cosmic79

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (thunda @ 05/04/2012, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I went to dr today and did urine test and it was neg came home different brand digital test was pos.I have done 5 tests all pos??


Hi Thunda.  What was the weeks on the digital test (assuming you used the Clearblue)?  The doc's tests are nowhere near as sensitive as the HPTs, so it could be as simple as that?  Was the urine test done in the arvo?

#40 JuniorGandR

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:38 AM

thunda have you done a blood test? The exact same thing happened to me last time around, doctors test showed negative, but blood test showed very low but rising HCG. Sadly mine ended in a m/c but research I did at the time suggested some pregnancies succeed with very low HCG. Fingers crossed for you.

justdance I think for some people, the tests are for reassurance. Especially if they or someone close to them has miscarried - can help you prepare / deal with it emotionally, rather than get all excited and then go through what your friend did.

Homebirthing is a bit controversial in Melbourne / Australia at the moment, just so you know! a big supporter of it recently died giving birth at home, which of course created negative coverage. I think it is sad that it is not a supported option here, I have a numberof friends in NZ and the UK who have been very happy with it. I don't know much about the monash birthing centre - is there nothing closer to st kilda to avoid the drive?

Grr Up with pregnancy insomnia. My least favourite symptom from last time.  I remember you all too well. Going to try and get some more sleep now.



#41 Nofliesonme

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:23 AM

Hi ladies yes was late arvotubt came home did a wee on the digital and it said 2-3 weeks. So that was an hour later. I also did a first response at 9 pm and it said + too. I do remember this happening last pregnancy with my son and the nurse said she would trust a hpt over there's any day. Just find it odd.

#42 cosmic79

Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE (JuniorGandR @ 06/04/2012, 03:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Grr Up with pregnancy insomnia. My least favourite symptom from last time.  I remember you all too well. Going to try and get some more sleep now.


Goodness me, never heard of this symptom so early on, but is this why I've been up at the crack of dawn for the last week rather than sleeping in like I normally do?

Thunda  I wouldn't be worried, especially if it worked out okay last time!  The 2-3 weeks on the digital puts you at 4-5 weeks gestation, which is right on track isn't it?

#43 Leafprincess

Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Pregnancy insomnia?

Man I'm lights out, totally passed out by 630pm and wake only for trips to the loo and basically sleep through till 7am that's nearly 13 hours of sleep. blush.gif

Am attending a game of rugby tonight, doesn't start until 730 way passed my new bedtime, should be interesting.

Happy Easter everyone!

#44 Tina.....

Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Hi and congrat's with you pregnancies.
I just found out that I'm pregnant with my first last Sun morn! So excited!
I haven't told anyone yet waiting til I have that ultrasound to see everything is ok.  ssecret.gif But I really am missing the support and not sure what's normal. I'm hopeing you might be able to keep me calm and stop me being a worry wart that I am known for!!
I am approx 5 weeks and 3 days yet to be confirmed cause my blood test was a little early with easter getting in the way on my only avalible day to see my doc being Mondays!!
I couldn't wait a whole fortnight to find out!  eexcite.gif

#45 MumLucky3

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

Well, I had another lot of blood tests to reveal when I had been dreading. My HCG levels have not doubled at all since the initial lot of blood but have dropped along with once very strong pregnancy symptoms.
My doctor yesterday basically told me that this pregnancy is not viable and to have another blood test when we return from Fiji (on the 16th April). I will either miscarry naturally or will have to have a d/c (providing HCG are still dropping).



I don't have any cramping or bleeding so I had it in the back of my mind that just maybe this little one might be a fighter but apparently my HCG levels have dropped so much that its not really a possibility.
I guess I'm just waiting for the cramping and bleeding to start so I can move on and not feel like I'm in limbo. I really don't know how to feel, right now I'm still pregnant, but know that its not going to last.


Anyway, happy Easter to you all and wishing you all an uneventful and smooth sailing 9 months

#46 Nofliesonme

Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

I guess I'm just concerned because of previous miscarriages. I did another digital and today it sad 1-2 weeks which reall is Aldo accurate cause 2 + 2 til lmp is 4weeks which is normal. Why do we all have to go through this???

Mumlucky3 I am so sorry for what has happened. Thoughts are with you.

#47 lady chattalot

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

oh Mum lucky3 - so sorry to hear that .. thinking of you

#48 Hollag26

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

So sooty for you mum Lucky3

#49 Leafprincess

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Mumlucky3 hoping you can get some confirmation either way soon. Having been through some miscarriages myself there is little worse than limbo.  bbighug.gif

waves.gif Tina, nothing to worry about, have you started on pregnacy vitamins if not start them, don't eat shellfish or soft cheese or deli meats. Be sure not to overheat that means no hot baths or hot tubs. That's all my fertility specialist said to me. How V exciting!!!

Is anyone else feeling completely wiped out? It's like someone has hit "drain" on my energy reserves.

#50 Red nut

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

Another big hug to Mumlucky3. Hope you don't have to add surgery to what you are already going through




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