Post # 1
Hey fellow bees!
I can’t help but feeling a little bit “all alone” right now…I got my bfp 4 days ago, and I’m incredibly happy/surprised! But…
I’m not able to get into my doctor for another two weeks, still waiting for my first blood test results (I went yesterday) ….and feeling a dull stretching/cramping/tightness in my stomach, and back pain out the wazoo (sp?) lol
my husband is so great, but he has no idea what I’m going through….. I didn’t think I’d be able to conceive naturally, and now that I have, I am elated-and anxious as hell.
Im nervous because I’m already pretty uncomfortable, and I think* I’m only six/seven weeks along.
Any others out there who are going through/ went through a similar process? any words of encouragement are appreciated. Just looking for some friends out there who can relate to me at this moment…
Post # 2
hey there 🙂 Congrats! I know how you feel. I am 9 weeks as of yesterday and definately have been experiencing the dull stretching/tightness/cramping. It’s normal, and it just your body adjusting.
There are separate boards for due dates, so you may want to join those. I’m due early March, so I peruse and comment in both the Feb and March boards.
I know this is a scary time, just enjoy it and try not to stress (that’s what I keep telling myself anyway 🙂
Post # 3
thank you so much, those words of encouragement help so much
Post # 4
I’m jealous! I have PCOS and have been told I need medical intervention to have a baby! We start the process in October…so I’m just a few months behind you in this process (hopefully!!)
Good luck! I hope everything goes perfectly!
Post # 5
First of all congrats!! Second of all it’s totallly normal to feel anxious/scared. As for your symptoms they sound completely normal too. When I was preggo w DD my uterus stretched soo much and I was in intense pain! Back pain is common as well. Try your best to just relax and just take it easy if your back is acting up. Definitely join your month board to help get support from ladies going thru the exact same thing! GL to you!
Post # 6
I can relate! I have PCOS as well, and was about to start Femara (unfortunately or fortuately I am one of the “skinny PCOSers” so I didn’t have many other options to help with ovulation). I got pregnant my second cycle trying, but unfortunately that ended in a CP (RE mentioned it probably had nothing to do with PCOS though). The cycle later I got pregnant again, and am almost 10 weeks! I am a constant nervous wreck about things going wrong. I analyze every cramp, every day that I don’t feel sick, every time my boobs don’t hurt as much.
However, I realized that statistically speaking, at this point (past 6-7 weeks at least), miscarriage is generally low. I remind myself that every day is different, and to relax as best as I can for baby. I had cramping frm 4-8 weeks or so, and even had some spotting at 6 and 7 weeks (which turned out to be nothing). It’s a difficult time, and I really found joining my Feb 2016 mamas board helped me normalize the experience!
Post # 7
Congratulations!!! I am also pretty plus size was about 240 when I got pregnant – it took us a year to get pregnant and a PCOS diagnosis. It turned out the same month I had my HSG done I got pregnant (after they told us the odds of me conceiving naturally were slim to none) – Dr. thinks my tubes were blocked and I didn’t know it. It is perfectly normal to feel nervous and anxious – I know I was (honestly you will probably always be nervous – for the rest of your life!!!). Also – I remember feeling like crap the first couple weeks the fatigue and bloat were awful and honestly it is a bad time when you are plus sized – already feeling big but then there is that wierd point in pregnancy where I just looked fat and not pregnant – but who cares you got a beautiful little baby in there!!!
All I can say from my experience is enjoy every minute of it – you will and should have your own unique experience dont worry about what other people are doing it is about you! Please let me know if you would like to talk or have any questions about my experience. I do know that because I was plus-sized I had some more medical issues but it was all worth it and I have a happy little 5.5 month old now!
Post # 8
I felt totally lied to about pregnancy. The discomfort, cramping, random symptoms start earlier than I ever thought they would. I thought I might be tired and nauseous during the first trimester… that’s it! Boy, was I wrong. I was woken up by cramps that felt exactly like period cramps early on. Nothing made me feel ‘pregnant’ though. MS kicked in a 7 weeks.
Congratulations. Take each thing as it comes and realize there’s a big range of ‘normal’ for pregnancy symptoms and they start early!