Post # 1
So everything is good so far (besides needing progesterone supplemented), but I am nervous because I wonder if I have enough symptoms. Did anyone else feel this way?
I have very minor boob discomfort that comes and goes, but not really pain. They also feel a little heavier but nothing drastic. I have very bad heartburn and acid reflux (burping a lot and taking many Tums), and a little nausea, but no throwing up. I’ve also had a few hot flashes, and I pee about 5 times during the night.
I wish my boobs hurt more, or that I was more nauseaus. It would help me feel like this is real, and that everything is ok. Was anyone else worried about too few symptoms at 5 weeks? Is it too soon for the big symptoms, and should I be enjoying these days of feeling good??
And btw, has anyone else had to take the vaginal progesterone supplement?
Post # 3
I think pregnancy is different for each person, some people I know breezed right throught it and felt great the entire time and some had all the possible symptoms. If the doctor says everything is fine then I wouldnt worry at all
Post # 4
I’m no expert, but your symptoms sound really on the mark for 5 wks!
I know ppl that have had zero symptoms at all in the first trimester (except maybe tired) and have gone on to have perfectly healthy babies…other’s don’t get symptoms til 6 or 7 weeks. And you can have different symptoms from pregnancy to pregnancy (ie, baby 1 tons of symptoms then baby 2 none). So, I don’t think there’s any correlation between symptoms and healthy pregnancies.
So hard not to obsess over this. I know if and when I get pregs again (had a m/c in May) I will be wishing to have the strongest symptoms ever!
Post # 5
@heathaah: my sister had to have the vajay supplement. The only issue she had with it was that progesterone (in any form) made her very nausious. So she had to take Zofran with it.
She had to do this with both of her pregnancys.
Post # 6
Omg, I was so nervous at that point. I had the same symptoms, or lack there of and I was convinced they needed to be more severe for a healthy pregnancy. But, by week 7 or 8 the nausea kicked in and that was really the only significant symptom. I never had really bad breast pain, I really didn’t even pee all that much either. And, today is my due date and the baby is healthy.
I know it’s easier said than done but try to just think positively and know that everyone and their pregnancy is different but that things will be a-ok 🙂
Post # 7
@heathaah: vaginal progesterone is the devil. I hate it. I feel so gross and go through many pantyliners a day.
But I know how you feel. The only real syptom I have had is being extremely tired. I go to bed at 9pm, wake up at 7am and still take a nap when I get home from work. Last Sunday I took TWO naps and still went to bed at 9pm. I’ve heard that nausea doesn’t really kick in until week 6 or 7. I feel weird about wanting morning sickness, but I think that is the only way I will know that everything is ok and progessing the way it should.
Post # 8
Count your blessings. I sailed through until this last week (34) and then got hit with a lot of end-of-pregnancy crap. Granted, I’m still able to be active, go on walks etc but enjoy not having any of the sterotypical symptoms!
Post # 9
I don’t really remember having any symptoms till about week 6, when I got gutted by fatigue and nausea. I wouldn’t worry about it at this point!
Post # 10
@sweetkate: I wonder if we are on the same kind, because mine aren’t all that goopy. I didn’t even use a pantyliner yesterday. I do wonder if I am (sorry everyone else reading this!) squirting it too far up? How far in do you stick the applicator? I wonder if I can hurt the embryo if I stick it in too far? Or am I being completely irrational?
Post # 11
Wait why do you have to have vaginal progesterone? can you just take the supplement orally? This is making me nervous now lol
Post # 12
@heathaah: OMG, I’ve been away from the boards forever so had no idea you were pregnant! Congratulations!!!!
Post # 13
Sounds like you are right on track for week 5! My boobs didn’t start hurting right away either and when they first did, it was also just heaviness, especially when I took my bra off at night. But the heartburn, peeing, and hotflashes are totally symptoms and they count just as much! Do not wish for the nausea. You have been through enough, I hope you are spared from the nausea, it truly is the worst worst worst!!! Also, if you do get it, most people don’t seem to until week 6 or 7 anyway. Good luck!!!
Post # 14
I totally know how you feel. When I first found out I was pregnant I was taking tests every day…it just made me feel better.
I didn’t have any symptoms until about 5 weeks pregnant, and those were just back cramps so I thought my period was coming. Looking back, I had symptoms, but they weren’t really that obvious at the time. I felt like you- I would have liked to have been throwing up or something else unpleasant just because it would have made it feel more real. You might get a few more obvious symptoms as the weeks go by, or you might not. It seems like half the women who post on here didn’t have hardly anything, and the other half had extremely unpleasant symptoms the first trimester- not a lot of middle ground. The first trimester with all the uncertainty just sucks, so I really hope it goes by fast for you.
I hope this isn’t crossing a line to ask, but based on your history, your pregnancy is going to be monitored a little more closely than usual right? I know for me, I lived for doctor appts because hearing the heartbeat was the only way I knew everything was okay until actually just a week or so ago, when she started moving all the time. (I have an anterior placenta and literally felt NOTHING until at least about 26 weeks, and even then it was so random I could never be sure of what it was or when it would happen again, now I can breathe a little easier). Anyways, I could only relax after a doctor appt, which wasn’t saying much because I always had to wait several weeks in between appts.
Anyways, I am looking forward to reading all your updates, and congratulations again!
Post # 15
You have more symptoms than I do, and I’m 6 weeks, lol.
I know it has been a long road for you, but unless you start having concrete reasons to be nervous (heavy spotting or the like) try to relax and enjoy feeling somewhat normal while you can!
Post # 16
@heathaah: I had no symptoms this whole pregnancy, except 2 whole days where my boobs were mildly sore. I’ve been like you the whole time – kind of wanting “symptoms” so I could feel pregnant. I hope, for you, that this pregnancy will be very easy on you 🙂