Post # 1
My husband and I took a HPT this weekend and it came back positive! We are overjoyed and can’t wait to share the news with everyone (in 10 weeks) but I can’t shake this paranoia. Is there any advice on how to stay relaxed through the first trimester? We are seeing my OB later in the week so hopefully she will be able to put me at ease some. It is just like this morning, I woke up and I didn’t “feel” pregnant. I haven’t had any symptoms, my chest has only been a little tender, so I don’t have anything to base this lack of feeling pregnant on. Hopefully that makes sense to someone. Yesterday I felt like I was pregnant, like I just had a sense that something special was growing inside of me but today I don’t. I know that probably doesn’t mean anything, but has someone else had that feeling? I know I need to relax so I am doing the best I can and my husband has been sooo supportive too.
Post # 3
Congratulations! Sorry I can’t help but it is exciting!
Post # 4
I think we all go through the same feelings of nervousness and anxiousness, but try to only think about good things since stress isn’t good for the baby. Shoot, I’m already in my 2nd trimester and I still worry. We’re all being entrusted with such precious gifts so I feel like it’s nearly impossible to not worry. We just can’t let it consume our whole lives or we’ll make ourselves and our babies sick.
Congrats to you and your hubby, such an exciting time!
Post # 5
Hooray! Congrats! Just take care of yourself and don’t stress out – going to the doctor is a good plan – he/she will be able to put you at ease. Some people get zero symptoms at the very beginning and others seem to get swamped with symptoms so don’t read too much into it!
Post # 6
I think about this a lot. How will I possibly not worry throughout the entire first trimester. I plan to read some books, concentrate on my diet, and just stay as healthy as possible. But yea, it will be tough.
Congrats to you and your husband!!!!
Post # 7
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! What exciting news! I can only imagine how easy it would be to worry yourself, but as others have said, try to relax for the sake of the baby. I would recommend reminding yourself that millions of women have gotten pregnant and delivered babies, so this is a normal, every-day occurrence. Even small things, like taking deep breaths, can really help.
I also have a few friends that have banned themselves from too much googling. There is SO MUCH that can go wrong. But there is also SO MUCH that can go right. They often focus on what can go wrong when they are obsessively googling health topics. So by banning themselves from too much googling, they avoid all of the negative energy and negative thoughts that increase their worrying.
I wish you the best of luck! Let us know how it goes at your doctor’s appointment!!! CONGRATS!!!!
Post # 8
I wouldn’t worry about it. Go see your OB and talk to them. Get excited and just imagine how good it will feel when you do feel pregnant! Congrats!
Post # 10
CONGRATULATIONS! My friend said she felt this way too. I am sure as time progresses you will start to feel more prego! 🙂 I don’t think you should worry yourself unnecessarily!
Can i ask everyone, what does BFP/N stand for? I get that it refers to getting pregnant or not, but I just started using fertility friend and it uses BD to mean sex (I think?) and I don’t know what the B stands for in all of these things. Can someone help!? Thanks!
Post # 11
@monalisa670 – I think BFP means Big Fat Positive (or Negative)
Post # 12
Congratulations, I don’t have any advice!
Post # 13
I got my first positive test and DH and I were completely overjoyed! We’d only just started trying, and felt amazing. It was so exciting and we planned how to tell our immediate families (we didn’t wait to tell them). And then… my dr wouldn’t see me until at least week 8 but didn’t have an opening until week 10. I changed offices, but wasn’t able to get until until week 9. We had 5.5 weeks to wait.
I too had practically no symptoms and didn’t feel pregnant. In fact I felt so not pregnant, that I ended up taking another test every 5-8 days just to make sure I was still pregnant. I totally feel for you. I feel very blessed to have an uneventful first trimester and to have made it to the 1st sonogram where we saw our little baby on the screen. You’ll get there. It seems like time drags on as you wait for each next milestone, but the time will really fly. Try to enjoy missing the morning sickness.
Post # 14
Congratulations!!! Enjoy your pregnancy!
Post # 15
Thanks for the encouraging words! I am doing much better at keeping myself calm. My husband has been so great at talking me through my fears and trying to understand all my emotions. We have an ultrasound in three weeks so I am just focusing on that. Thanks again for all the encouraging words, they were much needed.
Post # 16
Congratulations! If you’re a worry wart (which, when something this BIG happens, many of us are), you might find it helpful to read up on best practices. A couple of books that helped me through those first few weeks (we were on our honeymoon in Paris when we found out & weren’t coming back stateside for 5 weeks!):
- What to expect when you’re expecting (I later learned that this is my OB/GYN’s recommendation to her patients, too)
- The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy (to keep you grounded & prevent freaking out if/when your body doesn’t do the things that What to expect tells you to expect)
- The Week by Week Pregnancy guide; my bridesmaid LOVED this book while she was pregnant because it showed her pics of what the baby was doing inside
Hope that helps, & try to relax. Take a walk, share your thoughts & excitement with “daddy”, drink water. Hope yours is a happy, healthy pregnancy!