Post # 17
I was terrified in the beginning. I feel a lot better now after my 20 week appt. but my symptoms faded pretty early too. Like at my 8 week appt I was telling my doctor they had faded for the past week/week and a half. And they haven’t come back really. Not the wooziness or tiredness or any of the extreme hunger. It just depends on how your body adapts to the hormones. I so far had 1-2 weeks of feeling sort of bad. On par with if I had a bad cold almost. After that the main issue is I wear out a lot faster then I used to. That’s the main thing. I can get over exerted much more easily. Some people don’t have lots of symptoms and instead we freak out over feeling ‘too good’. I was saying at 8 weeks I’ve never in my life felt LESS pregnant. You probably are fine. And symptoms aren’t really a sure thing. Lots of women have no symproms and perfectly fine pregnancies and some have tons of symptoms and miscarry. Try to get excited for the possibilities with your baby. Getting excited combats being scared somehow.
Post # 18
I’m another fortunate one who hasn’t had many symptoms. The only ones I’ve had are sore boobs, acne, and exhaustion. My Dr. said all those things were normal. I was super nervous that between weeks 6 & 12 when we had our 2 us something was wrong with the baby because I had heard so many women say their MS got worse during those weeks and there I was with nothing but extreme exhaustion. We saw our baby at 12 weeks and all those fears melted away. I don’t think you ever stop worrying, especially because it seems there are so many sad stories. Just live in the moment and be happy you aren’t having any symptoms. My mom said she never felt better than she did pregnant, she never had MS with either pregnancy. I think a lot of symptons might be genetic for sure.
Post # 19
Just wanted to wish you luck today! I had no symptoms through my entire pregnancy, and had a very healthy baby boy!
Keep us posted, totally normal feelings you are having – I think most of us have been there. Good luck hun! Sticky baby thoughts. 🙂
Post # 20
I think it’s pretty normal to feel that way, but it’s probably not going to go away. You’ll find something new to worry about after 12 weeks. I wouldn’t use symptoms to judge how well (or not) things are going. At this point, most miscarriages are generally due to chromosome abnormalities and there is nothing you can do about it anyway. So worrying is not going to help or change anything. Once you hear the heartbeat, I think the chances of a miscarriage drop considerably and get lower as the weeks go on.
Post # 21
Just an update! I had my ultrasound and first appointment this morning and they didn’t see anything much. The internal exam looked normal. On the ultrasound, a yolk sac and gestational sac looked good, and they were glad that the pregnancy is definitely in the uterus, but no fetal pole was visible. They also dated me at 5w4d based on when I thought I ovulated. They said that at this point, there’s nothing to worry about, but I’m going back in a week to follow up. So, another week to stress, but hopefully after that I’ll calm down.
Thanks so much for all the support 🙂 I think this week is still going to suck, and I would have much rather heard something definitive today, but the little bean is just so tiny still!
Post # 22
@palmtree23: Sounds like a positive update. If you are dating at 5w4d it is probably way too early to detect a heartbeat. They couldn’t even hear one at my 8 week, if that makes you feel any better.
I am also one that had all my symptoms subside by week 8 and freaked out every day that there was something wrong because I couldn’t compare my situation to any pregnant woman’s out there.
I am 30 weeks along with a healthy baby boy, so I have hope that everything will be ok with you too 🙂
Post # 23
@palmtree23: Sounds normal, I was going to chime in that you should expect not to see anything on a 6 week ultra sound and that I was surprised they were even doig that but you already went 🙂
But yes everyone’s symptoms are different, and they DO come and go, try not to stress out! The only thing you can do is be healthy and live day to day and tell yourself that everything is fine!
Post # 24
@palmtree23: Yeah, that’s too early for the heartbeat, unfortunately – I’m sure you would have found it reassuring! – but it sounds like everything is totally fine so I hope you can stop worrying.
Post # 25
Sounds totally normal for where you are 🙂
That’s what all I saw at my first ultrasound as well – yolk sac and confirmation the pregnancy was in the uterus. That’s all you get. There’s nothing else to see that early. At the next appointment you’ll see more, but be warned you still may not see the heartbeat at 6w4d; it may still be too early.
Post # 25
Just in case anyone finds this in a search or something, I should update that I did miscarry. Found out at 11 weeks that the baby had stopped developing at 8-9 weeks. This was after we saw a heartbeat on ultrasound twice! I know it can go either way that early in the pregnancy, but it makes me feel a little less crazy!
Post # 26
Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Sounds similar to my story. How are you doing now?
Post # 27
palmtree23: I just ‘knew’ for both my MCs. It’s so hard to explain the intuition! For the second one i was also measuring behind. Where are you at now?
Post # 28
Oh no! This thread looked so promising; I’m so so sorry about your baby.
I have the same fears. Now I’m terrified for my 12 week ultrasound next Tuesday! My symptoms kind of come and go. Felt awful the first 8 weeks, had 2 great weeks, now back to feeling awful :\