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20/06/2013 at 08:17
I didn't spot a thread this morning so I thought I'd start it. I'm sorry I keep forgetting to come back to these threads, I do read up on what you say, but generally a day late so it feels weird to reply to the wrong thread. Must try harder.
I'm feeling really shattered today and my back is sore. Surely this can't be pregnancy related yet! I'm only 14+2. It was twingey last night like I'd spent the day gardening or something but in reality I met a fellow MDer and had lunch and cake so the only active thing was my mouth with all the chatting!
Are we supposed to take the pregnancy vitamins all the way through or should I stop? My pack says up to 12 weeks but I'm not sure whether to believe it.
I will reply today! Must try harder!
20/06/2013 at 08:51
Sorry to hear your back is playing you up. Mine has ached on and off throughout so I guess it's just a pregnancy thing? Baby will be about to go through a growth spurt in the next couple of weeks for you so it could be all of your ligaments stretching etc. As for the vitamins, I'm taking some now (can't remember which) and my midwife gave them to me at my 16 week app as she had some free samples through the post so I guess it's ok to keep on with them. Hope your back pain eases off a bit :)
AFM - baby was very quiet yesterday even though I still felt the odd wiggle. I was a bit worried but then this morning s/he was having a proper disco in my tummy while I was driving to work so I'm feeling much more reassured. I was playing some 90's grunge music randomly so maybe baby is a fan of a good bassline?!
Got a lady who comes to work once a month to offer short massages in our lunch breaks and she's seeing me at midday today. I'm still a bit achy after flu jab on Tuesday so I'm looking forward to that!
Hi to all that follow, have lovely days x
20/06/2013 at 08:52
Oh blimey I'm an aubergine - there's only three more fruit after this before I'm due!
20/06/2013 at 08:56
Oh wow! These fruits freak me out a bit. I'm classing myself as a tiny lemon you get in Tesco rather than a massive one you get in the market!
Glad to hear about the belly disco. Naughty baby for making you worry! Enjoy your massage. I'd love one!
20/06/2013 at 08:58
Hi Custard! I know folic acid is just up to 12 weeks and assume that's the same for all the vitamins etc. Sorry you have a bad back, my back and legs have been really sore and twitchy for a few weeks too, hope it eases soon xx
Afm, 17 weeks today. Heard the heartbeat on Monday and booked in for a home birth :) Very pleased they are letting me after all. Mw also asked if I wanted to see a dietician and I declined, I know how to eat properly, I just don't put it into practice enough!
20/06/2013 at 08:59
Ooo enjoy your massage Popcorn! X
20/06/2013 at 09:00
Custard- I think some people do suffer with back ache quite early on with pregnancy. I have been quite lucky so far and haven't had any but have been getting clicky hips the past week or 2 and having trouble sleeping at night. Hope you feel better today, try to rest! I'm taking pregnancy vitamins as I was told by the MW to take vitamin D (I think!?) throughout pregnancy so have been using pregnacare which a friend gave me and have some Tesco's own for when they run out.
Popcorn- Haha little disco baby! So jealous that you have a massage lady that comes to work, enjoy it! Sorry to hear that you are still not feeling 100% after your jab.
AFM- Everything is fairly quite on the baby front. Still hardly any movement :( I really hope she is okay in there! Night times have really started to become a struggle last week and I had 10 hours last night because I was exhausted. Woke up twice with cramp in my legs, twice to go to the toilet and a few more times tossing and turning. Feel really good this morning though because feel like I made up for all the interuptions by making sure I went to bed super early!
Hope everyone has a lovely day x
20/06/2013 at 09:39
Chimp - that's good news about the home birth. I really like the idea of one but will see how birth number 1 goes first!
Sam - I'm sure little lady is just fine in there. Sorry to hear you are still sleeping so badly, is it very muggy where you are? It was so stuffy in our room last night, it's horrible. Stick with the early nights and hopefully they'll make a difference!
20/06/2013 at 09:42
Custard, ive got lower back pains! Im going to get a wheat bag and see if that helps! I stopped my folic acid at 12 weeks and started some multi vitimans that the midwife gave me, i plan to keep taking them until they run out or she tells me to stop! I ve suddenly easlised just how big lemons actually are too! :-)
Popcorn- the music obviously got the baby excited! enjoy your massage! ive got a week off in a coupld of weeks and i think im going to try and book a massage in!
Chimp- was your first a home birth too?
Sam you need to get the music pumping out!!
AFM- Hayfever was a b!tch yesterday! Filled out my maternity exemption form to post today so hopefully when i see the midwife in a couple of weeks she can give me a persciption for something!
After falling asleep on the sofa I had an early night and only woke up once for a wee and once because it poured down and H had to get up to shut our velux windows! However I could not wake up this morning! sooooo sleepy!
I got up from my chair too quickly after breakfast this morning and got a sharp pain. this happens every now and then if i move to quickly. Ive been putting any aches and pains down to stetching and growing and everyhing inside getting squished up. My friend text this morn to say that she has had a couple of pains so is trying to get hold of EPU. Im not sure if she is being a worry wart or if I should be more concerned!
20/06/2013 at 09:47
Chimp - Congratulations on the homebirth approval - I'll stick to the hospital for my first! I'm with you on the eating healthy front. I know a Chinese is bad and a salad is good; but I will always choose the Chinese!
Sam - Glad to hear you got a good (ish!) nights sleep. Hope your hips aren't too bad.
20/06/2013 at 09:51
Mrs Bass- Missed you there. Hopefully hay fever doesn't cause you too much bother today. I've already made good use out of my exemption form! I want it forever!
20/06/2013 at 10:29
Chimp- yey on hearing the heartbeat and being booked for a home birth :)
Popcorn- yes it has been very stuffy which hasn't helped! Windows have been wide open all night. I have mastered the art of turning over with my knees clutching a pillow though and it not moving a mm. Pretty impressive I think!
MrsBass- I think the aches and pains are normal. I tend to get them around the sides of my tummy if I turn too much/ too quickly. Provided they're not persistent or too painful I wouldn't worry! These babies are doing strange things to our bodies :) I haven't had a maternity exemption form, who should I be hassling for this!?
20/06/2013 at 10:34
Mrs Bass - I don't think it would be anything to worry about but if you are concerned, maybe speak to your midwife? I think it's referred to as round ligament pain, the ligaments that support the utereus, stretching and making room for expansion! I had a lot around 14-16 week mark, especially on my right side. I remember jumping up from the sofa when the phone was ringing and feeling like I'd pulled a whole series of muscles!
20/06/2013 at 10:53
Hi all, I am taking a pregnancy multi vit which has folic acid in. I'm planning on taking it the whole way through as I was anaemic with my last pregnancy. The mw also said to take 10mg of vit d all the way through.
I feel your pain with the hayfever, I was wondering if there was anything homeopathic that's safe?
All OK here apart from being sick and tired of being sick and tired!
Have a good a day ladies.
20/06/2013 at 10:58
Sam that sounds exactly what I have! I knew there was no point worrying. Thanks Popcorn, I wasnt going to worry unles it was followed by a bleed! my friend is a bit of a worrier to be fair!
the midwife gave me my form at my booking in appointment, you have to fill it out and send it off and you get sent your certificate so you get free perscriptions & dental treatment!
20/06/2013 at 11:04
MrsBass- I haven't had this wonderous form yet! I had a bit of a rushed home booking as my referral from doc to midwife was soooo slow that my original booking appointment was for 14+ weeks and I wouldn't have had a scan until after then so luckily managed to pull a few strings and get it sorted. Will ask about this at my 25 week appointment as well as my MATB1 form. So many things to sort and I haven't got the foggiest about any of them! haha
20/06/2013 at 11:06
TO be fair mine has been sat in a draw since my appointment. Its only now that i need a persciption, because im too stingie to fork out for a nasal spary, that ive dug it out to fill in!
20/06/2013 at 11:37
Hi guys, no time for personals today. On a half day for 22 week appointment later and not back in office til Tuesday so trying to get all my work done before that. Will try and get back on after appointment later xx
20/06/2013 at 21:43
Sorry I'm so late to this - not got time for all personals either as I need my bed!
Chimpanzee - yey for another homebirther! I'm really excited about the idea of a homebirth. I just hope my body and baby cooperates and nothing crops up in the next 4 months (eek!) to stop it from happening.
Custard - apparently relaxin reaches its peak production at around 14 weeks and then stays at that sort of level - it starts off being made as soon as the egg is released (as it's made by the corpus luteum) which is why some unfortunate women who suffer badly with SPD get those symptoms starting before they even get a positive pregnancy test! I have always got sore knees and ankles around ovulation and never knew why - now I do! So yes, your sore back at this stage is perfectly legitimate!
2nd anomaly scan tomorrow and hubby can come this time, so I'm excited to see his face when he sees the baby - he hasn't seen it since our 11 week scan!
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