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I'm pregnant, what now?

So you finally get the positive test result you've been waiting for - congratulations you're going to have a baby! But what happens next?
Nobody ever explains what you should do after you get the BFP so, to help ease you into your journey towards parenthood we share our top tips for getting through those first nerve wracking few weeks of your pregnancy....
  • Test again - Provided you've followed the instructions home pregnancy tests are highly accurate so if you've got a positive result the chances are that you are pregnant. However, many women like to test again just to be sure. While this isn't strictly necessary it can give you the reassurance you need that the result was correct and that it's time to get excited!

  • Be prepared to be surprised - Finding out that you're pregnant is always overwhelming, even if it's something you've wanted for a long time and your initial reaction might not be what you expect. Don't be surprised if you feel scared or nervous as well as happy, having a baby is a life changing event and it can take a while to get used to the idea that you're going to be a parent. The same applies to your partner, try not to get upset if they don't react to the news in the same way as you, we all deal with things differently.

  • See your GP - Soon after getting a positive pregnancy test result you should book in to see your GP. While they may not be quite as excited as you'd hope them to be they will be able to arrange antenatal care for you and answer any questions you may have about what you should/shouldn't do during pregnancy. If you are currently on medication your doctor will also review its suitability for use in pregnancy.

  • Stop drinking - Current government recommendations suggest that you should give up alcohol for the duration of your pregnancy so while it's tempting to get a bottle of bubbly to celebrate you should just make do with orange juice! You should also try to cut down on the amount of caffeine you consume in teas, coffees and fizzy drinks.

  • Say goodbye to the cigs - Difficult as it can be giving up smoking will be best for you and your baby but don't try to go it alone. Your GP should be able to offer practical support and advice as how you can beat those cravings once and for all.

  • Get healthy - Your body needs to be as healthy as possible to grow a baby so you need to make sure that you're eating a nutritious, balanced diet. Try to give junk food a miss, start getting your 5 a day and include plenty of lean protein and wholegrains in your diet. Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated and start to take some gentle exercise too.

  • Boost your folic acid intake - If you're not already doing so, you will need to boost your folic acid intake so that you're getting the recommended 400 micrograms a day. Folic acid supplements are the best way to do this as it can be hard to get enough from your diet alone. It's important to take these supplements until at least the 12th week of your pregnancy as folic acid plays an essential role in the development of your baby's brain and spinal cord and can help to prevent neural tube defects.

  • Decide when to share the news - While some parents-to-be like to shout their exciting news from the roof tops right away, others like to keep it to themselves until they get to the end of the first trimester. There is no right or wrong time to tell family and friends, it's entirely up to you to decide. However, it is important to discuss this with your partner so one of you doesn't spill the news before the other. If you decide not to tell, you'll need to start thinking of excuses for explaining to friends and colleagues why you've stopped drinking/ given up coffee/ started eating healthily/ feel constantly nauseous etc!

  • Take it easy - Growing a baby is incredibly tiring and you'll have so many hormones dashing around your body that you might feel like sleeping 24/7. Remember things will get easier as you move towards the end of the first trimester and it will all seem worthwhile when you finally have your baby in your arms. In the meantime, make sure you look after yourself, eat well, get plenty of rest and pamper yourself as much as possible - after all you deserve it!
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I found out I'm pregnant at on Monday, a few days before my period was due... I had everyone in the house check the test as I couldn't believe it was positive! Lol. First time pregnant and have wanted a baby for so long :-) I am around 5 weeks and super excited!
by XxMikki89xx 24th Dec 2013, 10:26am
I just found out i m pregnant. i m about 9 weeks. I ve had a c section before. would i be able to request to have one this time?
by yummymummy1972 25th Jan 2012, 9:28am
I just found out today i am pregnant! I am soo nervous, but its ok, as i decided with my boyfriend to stop the pill a few months ago. I was really surprised it happened so quickly though, they say it can take up to 2 years, i only got my period twice after quitting the pill! I feel very confused not having a clue about how many weeks i am. Apparently when you stop the pill, the period takes between 1 and 1.5 months, i have no idea when i should have had my period or when i ovulated. But ive taken a home test and a hospital test, so all i can do now is wait and try to control my excitement :)
by Therese82 4th May 2011, 9:07am
i am 8 weeks pregnant on monday and cant wait to have my baby me and my partner are over the moon i am only 21 but will be 22 wen baby comes been feeling sick all the time but only been sick once starting to feel really tried and i am starting to get abit of a bump now just cnt wait for my scan on the 25th of may hehe xxx
by Han1989 26th Apr 2011, 5:43pm
i am 16 and 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant, i am now not living with my parents due to family issues so i am now living in my boyfriends house. i have no income and i am in full time education, i am having to depend on my boyfriends parents to pay for me to get around and i feel uncomfortable and useless. i would like to find out what benefits i can claim ? and what can help me now early on in my pregnancy because i am finding it hard to get around and get to college and back with just the money from his family. Some help please ??!! x
by charlier4972 1st Mar 2011, 5:01pm
I've just found out im 4 weeks pregnant with my first. Am sooooooo excited but nervous as well.I keep getting a weird metallic taste in my mouth, is this normal???
by caro1 2nd Feb 2011, 8:44am
well i did a test the other day and it came back one thick line and one fainter line i have read the leaflet and it says that it is still classed as positive and it cant be an evaporation line as it appeared before the 5mins.. i am doing another one this Saturday to confirm it.. i am rather young compared to a lot of people but I don't want anyone to judge me as i know im going to make a good mom.. finger crossed that the second one comes back positive :D x
by EmmaLal 28th Jan 2011, 4:54pm
hey guys
I just took a clear blue pregnancy test because my period is 2 days late (its usually like clockwork!) and it came back as positive 1-2 weeks! I'm terrified as I'm only 20. Going to the doctors in the morning wish me luck I'm so nervous :/
by yikesmate 20th Jan 2011, 8:52am
hi just am roughly 4 weeks am soo excited cant wait for my little one. ma partner is sooo happy but a bit shocked !!!
by cheekygirls 17th Jan 2011, 3:19pm
Just found out I'm pregnant today. both me n my partner are happy but I'm a little scared too. I'm also getting little discomfort in my tummy that feels like I'm getting my period which is why I didn't think I was pregnant. Iv took 3 tests so I'm defo pregnant n they say 2-3 weeks but apparently u add a couple of weeks onto what the test says. I really want my baby n I'm so scared something will go wrong I feel queezy, dizzy n discomfort in tummy is this normal? Obviously this is my first xx
by Lynnmelissa 17th Jan 2011, 2:56pm
hi iv just found out im pregnant! needless to say im very happy bout this. im very early tho 1 to 2 weeks my boyfriend is happy but sayz we have to wait 4 the 12 weeks 4 we get 2 happy I miscarried on the 10th of dec 2010 at 7 weeks,so i'm just hoping everything is going to go well an hi amberiv got the clear blue test an it says if 3 weeks plush ur doctor will see this as 5plush.well good luck every1 im sure we will all b fineXXXxxx
by ebayliss 17th Jan 2011, 2:53pm
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant roughly, I seem to get cramps like period pains for about 10 minutes every now an then, is this normal? and also with it being Christmas and new year I haven't been able to go the doctors as it was fully booked, I'm scared that I haven't been takenin folic acid even though I heard oranges have it in them iv been drinking pure orange from concentrate about 2 cartons a day, is this enough ?
by dominiqueb 5th Jan 2011, 9:25am
I'm in my 5th week after getting a positive test on Sunday and am SOOOOO excited and nervous. It's the best news I've ever had...my partner is totally freaked out but happy! Only told my Mum but CAN'T WAIT to tell everyone!!!!
by LCW22 24th Dec 2010, 8:46am
Hey guys...I found out yesterday that I'm 5 weeks into it...I'm so excited but also scared of loosing my little one...should I be feeling anything in my tummy...sometime I cat what feel like cramps but more discomfort than pain...I hope its nothing to worry about...
by Petunia 24th Dec 2010, 8:46am
WOW! i took a test this morning and it was positive! so so happy and scared! i think im about 6 weeks but going docs later! xx
by Lauraj86 17th Dec 2010, 4:35pm
hi im 19 missed my period 21 of November started having preg sign done a clear-blue test it said pregnant 3+ not sure wot this means but ive worked out im bout 7 weeks pregant can anyone help me please thanks amber
by amberweeder 13th Dec 2010, 8:46am
I'm due on my period around the 12th December... i think i might be pregnant can a take a test if its just a few days after intercourse or not?
by mitchy202 7th Dec 2010, 8:43am
Hey mummy's to be :) Im 19, been with my boyfriend for 10 months now and found out yesterday im pregnant. I brought the digital clearblue test and it said underneath 3+, does anyone know roughly how far along i am cause its all very confusing. I'm happy but at the same time im scared. Its my first pregnancy anyone got any advice?
by aimeex 15th Nov 2010, 8:50am
hi there newbies, i have also just found out im pregnant, and i also have a one year old!! im gonna be busy busy lol, i lost a baby due to m/c before my little girl was born and its truly heartbreaking, thing is you have to try to keep yourself healthy and not to worry about it (even though its hard) but just have happy thoughts and if you have any worries see your midwife straight away, all the best to you and loads of baby dust 4 u x
by tootsxx 25th Oct 2010, 10:38am
Hi there. I just found out im 5 weeks pregnant. Im very excited but very worried about losing our baby. any word of advice?
by Newbies 22nd Oct 2010, 10:38am
Its so nice to read that everyone so excited about their pregnancy but my emotions feel so mixed up!
My H and I planned to have a baby after much discussion but at 35 years old I really rather foolishly wasn't expecting it to happen so soon. When we done a test last week I found myself in complete denial. Since then I have swung from regret to excitement daily. Someone please tell me I am normal and will stop crying soon!!!! It doesn't help that I have had to tell my work place as soon as I found out due to the nature of work I do. 8 months of restricted duties will be hell!!!
by littlemisss 14th Oct 2010, 9:14am
hi ya, im lisa and i found out last week that im pregnant, me and my husband have been trying for nearly 2 years so we are over the moon that we are finally going to be parents!! im very scared and nervous tho and have seen the doctor who didnt seem interested, i had a midwife appointment booked for the 15th sept but she called me yesterday saying she will have to make it later as she is away, i asked if we could make it sooner rather than later and i was appauled with her response, she basically said she doesnt see people early as there is still a risk of miscaridge in the early stages and the appointment lasts up to a couple of hours which will be a waste of time if i loose the baby!!! how on earth can someone say that, is childbirth now all about paperwork and timescales and not about people anymore?! im left feeling very upset like im not important until week 12 when she feels my baby is worth her time! mabey its the hormones i dont know!! just needed to get it off my chest, sorry to moan!x
by loopyloo82 2nd Sep 2010, 10:55am
hi every1
I'm new here just wanted to say hello.
Me and my partner found out i was pregnant on 25th august, the test said i was 3+ weeks. i got an app for my phone and it said go off the first day of your last period so i did and the app says i am 5 weeks and 3 days and due on 26th April. im sooo excited
yesterday me and my partner (Jony) had mixed feelings soooo scared and terrified a bit excited but more scared. so we went shopping today got a few things and we are a lot better today :) :) :)
hope every1 is ok x x x
by mummytobe23 1st Sep 2010, 10:05am
I found out a week ago that I am pregnant! I am now 6 weeks and 4 days. I had a 5 % chance on ever having a baby again, because i had 3 miscarriages and 2 ectopic pregnancies. Well when I found out i was pregnant I got scared and went to the ER where they did a sono and I heard the heartbeat (Didnt hear very long so i dont know if normal or not, I am sure if it wasnt they would of said something) They said everything was fine. My problem is that I am very crampy in my bladder area, is this normal? I am 36 years old.
by expectingmom4142011 24th Aug 2010, 9:32am
hi im alison im 20 been with my partner for 3 years now and i just found out im 2-3 ( 4-5 ) weeks pregnant and im so scared but happy. going to the doctors 2moro. so hopefully everything is ok.
by Kearney 23rd Aug 2010, 10:28am
Good morning. I took a test about an hour and a half ago and discovered that I am 2-3 weeks (4-5weeks) pregnant. Im in total shock because although we had decided to try for a baby, we have fallen pregnant after only one month of trying. How lucky are we?? I needed to tell someone so came straight on here, not sure if we are going to tell friends and family just yet as it is very early days!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!
by mingrat 12th Aug 2010, 11:04am
I am so excited, my period was a few days late but we was away on holiday, i did the test yesterday and it was positive, i can hardly believe it, we are so excited i just was to shout it from the rooftops but were going to (try) and keep it a secret until 12weeks, it going to be hard. Its our first child & Im 4/5 weeks. Feel nervous, will be glad when its week 12.
by freefarcle 12th Aug 2010, 11:01am
Iyaaa
i took a test the other day and it was positive! So I took another! and so was that but i have no idea how far im gone im 3 days late so how many weeks am i? im so excited!! x
by Rizz 12th Aug 2010, 10:29am
hi there i'm alison and just found that i am 3 weeks pregnant yiiiipppeee! we've been together 11years but only trying for the past ten months and now its finally happened, i'm excited yet nervouse. time to get our three dogs whipped into shape, GET DOWN OFF THAT SOFA!! LOL
by alawton650 12th Aug 2010, 10:15am
Hello all
im 20 and i just found out im 7 weeks and 4 days pregnant lol
im really excited but also scared does any 1 eles feel like this.
i keep asking my self as this will very new 4 me will i be a good mum coz i dont no the 1st thing about baby's, can anybody help me.
also i have not had any morning sickness , and my boobs only hert 4 a couple of days is this normal please help xx
by kalaisbell 12th Aug 2010, 10:07am
I found out i was pregnant about 2 weeks ago now and im still having the most mixed emotions. One day i think its an amazing thing to do and am so excited, then for no reason ill just start crying and question what the right thing is to do. None of my friends have been in this position before and everyones being really supportive, i guess the sole decision lies with me which is what im most scared of!!
by emily3339 12th Aug 2010, 10:04am
I found out I am pregnant last week, I am so happy, we have been trying for 5 months. I feel like flying, the moment i saw the positive sign on the test my whole body was shaking. We decided to tell our mom's only, but our mom's couldn't keep the secret so they talked about it with the rest of the family members and their friends. All i hope for is a healthy baby. I love you God...
by NadaY 12th Aug 2010, 10:03am
Awww HAPPY23 thats a lovely story...the best christmas present ever...congratulations! you deserve to have twins after all that hard work! Good Luck for the future x
by xLeeshax 12th Aug 2010, 9:41am
I'm roughly 8 weeks pregnant after 3 miscarriages, the last one being twins, i'm feeling extremely sick all the time, really tired, very sore breasts, all the signs are stronger than the last 3 pregnancies so hopefully in January - feb we should have a lovely bouncing baby, good luck to all the new mummys to be.
by klh287 12th Aug 2010, 9:14am
hi all! i'm so excited just found out im pregnant with twins and not only that they are due on christmas day! my husband and i have been trying for 3 1/2 years i'm so happy
by happy23 11th Jun 2010, 5:40pm
Hie all...so i just took a pregnancy test coz my boobs have been really painful of late and id not been takin my pill regularly coz i was studyin for my final exams. Im PREGNANT!! 3/4wks. Im in shock. i dont really know how i feel. iv not really got friends so noone significant to tell, besides my mum and my partner. im scared of their reactions so im procrastinating.he has two kids of his own and we've never really spoken about kids. my mum would prefer i have kids when im married. Im 24, pregnant and scared.
by Cynn 11th Jun 2010, 5:31pm
Hi all just found im 6 weeks pregnant after 6 years of trying for a baby and ivf twice not working. Very excited want to tell everyone but not going to for a bit longer .......
by mollymoosam 11th Jun 2010, 5:23pm
Hi all! I just wanted to let the world know (seeing as though I can't tell anyone else!) that I'm 4/5 weeks pregnant!!!!!!!! YEY!!!!! This is my first and I'm in total shock... in an amazing way. I'm 31 and my partner and I have only just started trying for our first child! (I roughly worked out the time I could be ovulating and bingo!)

Feeling very very dizzy and nauseous - which I'm really happy about because I've read that this is a good sign! Fingers crossed now until safety week 12...
by Ssarahh78 21st May 2010, 4:07pm
hi all mummys to be!! I am 18 (nearly 19), and i have already got a 3 year old! I found out i was pregnant again on sunday, due to missing a period, i did a test and it was possitive!! but my last period was 2 weeks late, and i only bleed very lightly for 2 days!! i really want to know how many weeks i am, and if i could have already been pregnant last time, i had my period!! I am feeling very tierd all the time, and my boobs are really hurting, i have also got a belly! Just wondered if any of you expecting mummys have experianced anything like this, and if so, how many weeks you are!!
by babs18 14th May 2010, 5:25pm
I am 9 weeks pregnant and im so scared to tell my mum , whats the best way to tell her ? , im excited but soo scared of being in pain.
by stephlovesshaun 14th May 2010, 4:52pm
I went to the doctor just for a routine check up and sort of to have the pregnancy test done too because I noticed that I had a very light spotting instead of my period just few days before. So when he showed me the test it was positive and it was like I kind of knew it would have been positive but at the same time shocked because the other side of me told me i wasn't. It was a weird feeling because I was somehow telling myslef it was stress leading to the spotting because I have been stressed. But at the same time was kind of hoping to be pregnant. At the moment I still don't even feel pregnant and don't even remember that I am, it would probably hit me more after another test and when i see my midwife.
by cvpl 14th May 2010, 3:29pm
Hi,
I am eight weeks pregnant, having suffered one miscarriage a few years ago and a mis- mis carriage last year I am very anxious...I am further forward through the preganancy then both times before, however every little pain etc I am worried, I have refrained myself from looking into every pain and strange goings on and have tried not to get too excited about a baby coming into mine and my partners life as I don't know if either of us can suffer the loss again, particulary last year, as my body didn't get rid of the foetus itself I had to have an operation, which the NHS didn't perform correctly which left me with infection...my head is spinning..family and close friends who are aware of the pregnanct have all advsied me to stay positive and to not worry...but I can't seem to stop...any calming reassuring pearls of wisdom would be greatly appreciated! K xxx
by Tinkerbell27 14th May 2010, 3:19pm
I have just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant. OH MY GOD!!!! My other half can't stop smiling.... Really want to talk to my mum but she's on holiday till Monday!!!
My face hurts from smiling so much!!!
xx
by kezzalee 8th Feb 2010, 9:27am
i'm 8wks pregnant and feel really rough all day everyday not actually being sick just feeling sick the best way i can describe it is it feels like a constant hangover,i've tried various things eating a ginger biscuit before getting outta bed having a sleep during the day when i feel worse, nothing seems to be working as anyone got anything they can suggest i try?
by gemmamc 27th Jan 2010, 9:36am
Hey missastevens,

I was 19 when i fell pregnant with my first, But my hubby and i were ready to start a family! Im now 26 and pregnant again, with my second! It doesnt matter what anyone else says, as long as you and your partner are ready, and know you can support your child, then go for it!!! Some might have opions, but once you have that baby, they will sure come round!! My mum was shocked when i fell pregnant first time round, even though she knew we were trying, but once my daughter was born, she was over the moon, and spoils her so much!! So if you and your parnter are ready, then do what you feel best and not what others think!! all the best to you both!!
by roobaby 9th Dec 2009, 11:25am
im 20 JUST and ive been with my partner for 3 years and were engaged have a flat and both have good jobs,but i started thinking about a family at the beggining of the year so i have thought long and hard i thought it was a faize but i know its not now!everytime i c a baby i start welling up!how mad!but i ve told my partner and he s 24 and loves me to death and said he s ready wen i am but im not sure if i should carry on trying i fink other people would have far to much to say about it i just dont know what to do.i feel scared wen i think about having my own but another excited content feeling comes over me and takes me to such a happy place help me i need som opions!!!thankxx
by missastevens 6th Dec 2009, 6:13pm
Wow I just foung out i was pregnant like 30 min ag.Im happy and my fiance'eis hapy too!Its crazy we are only 19 and we were acually trying to have a baby.But when we decided we were not ready yet and decidedt stop here the baby comes.I dont know how to tell my parents even though i dont live with them i live with my fiance,I still think they will be upset cause i am abou to go to college in jan..Anyone have any advice on how to tell the folks.
by Raiven 30th Nov 2009, 11:28am
I am 6 weks pregnant having been told I would not be able to conceive naturally and I felt pregnant early this week. Today however, I don't 'feel' pregnant and I have very minor spotting. Should i be very concerned? I have a scan tomorrow but i am worried they are not going to be able to see anything so won't be able to tell me anything!! help.
by ltfc66 30th Nov 2009, 11:28am
Hi, we found out on Monday that we are 5 weeks pregnant and due on 31 July. We are over the moon as we have only been trying for a couple of months. My son is over the moon as are our parents but keeping it quiet at the moment! I am worrying at every twitch though! I was 3 months gone when I found out about my first so didnt have any of the early stage worries, are the niggles normal? xx
by LauraEnglish 30th Nov 2009, 11:27am
hey,
yippy im pregnant.found out this morning! should be due 5th august. im a bit nervous because i miscaried at 6 weeks, 2 months ago!were trying not to get too excited just incase the worse happens again.
congrats every 1 x
by julie22 24th Nov 2009, 11:29am
hi
i found out on last friday that im having a baby and im 6 weeks gone my fiance and i are excited but im scared that i am going to loose it as im 17 and so is he and im taking folic acid and eating healthy is there anything else i can do to make sure i dont misscarry xx
by LittleMissSuzie 9th Oct 2009, 9:31am
Hi,

I found out I was pregnant about 10 days ago, a complete shock for both me and my boyfriend, my children are 16 and 12...now over the initial shock I am excited to be honest...I am in my 6th week and scared at the same time as being excited and just because I have had 2 already isn't stopping me from worrying at every twinge lol

Anyway, hope all goes well for all of you.

x
by eccentricmissjo 22nd Sep 2009, 10:29am
Just found out i am pregnant; i'm so excited but so scared too, hate to think i migt lose it. I want to tell everyone but know i have to wait at least utnil i have seen the doctor or got a darker line. This is immense and all i have ever wanted yet i have to sit in work liek nothing is any different to yesterday!!
by weegingerfaerie 22nd Sep 2009, 10:25am
hi eveyone. i found out i was pregnant last week and was so shocked as i have had b very careful due to he molar pregnancy i had in may. its such a shock. im now 6 weeks and scred by every twinge. i had a scan 2 day 2 check everything oer and i saw the babies heartbeat nd it as so amazing!! me ad my partner are so happy!! xx
by alice17 18th Sep 2009, 11:09am
hii :D just found out i was pregnant around 2 weeks ago. im absolutly shlttin myself. im 19 years old. dont get me wrong im over the moon about being preg its just ive had soo much bad luck. i 1st got preg when i was 17. i lost it due to problems with the pregnancy. i was 3months in march of this year and i misscarried. just hasnt gone my way at all. this time im being stress free and relaxin for 9 months :) just hope everything goes to plan
by tonileanne 17th Sep 2009, 9:20am
I found out I wasn pregnant last week, I am coming on 7 weeks. I got made redundant in June but have been trying to secure a new job. Ive too have second interview and another one tomorrow, but like Lucy I will say I found out when I tell them, also I have to get a job before I start to show. Its such a stressful time. I am extremely happy I am pregnant as I had a missed miscarriage last year at 13 weeks.
by SuzieWong 17th Sep 2009, 9:20am
Hi i'm new also. Just found out today that i'm pregnant. Been also getting "period pain" like cramps everyday and am a bit worried. Think i'm about 4 weeks not sure as not seen Dr to confirm yet.
by SPR 12th Sep 2009, 8:07pm
i was so shoked when i found out i was pregnant as i am 47 and dident expect it at all i am 6 weeks now i am very excited and so is my partner but i am a little worried because of my age i just hope evrything goes well for me .
by gothgirl 8th Sep 2009, 9:28am
Hi everyone

I am also new to this forum. I only found out today and am kind of in the same position, although i have been at my job for 7 weeks i am still in the probation period and am scared they wont take me on permanently because i am pregnant. Wow, still sound scary to say. I am also a bit scared because my fiance has to have shoulder surgery in a couple of months and am scared because its going to be so hard for a while. Any advice would be helpful as i am currently going insane trying to think of everything i need to do
by tanya85 7th Sep 2009, 12:08pm
Hi Alice100.

I am in exactly the same situation as you. I am having 2nd interviews at the moment, so will hopefully be offered something by the end of the week.... I am 6 weeks pregnant, found out last week. But i cant just not work for 9 months! if i tell employers, they wont offer me the job for sure! im just gonna try and get back into work asap, and then tell them i had no idea until the day i tell them.... just hope i can get something before i start to show !!!
If anyone does have any advice, I woukld appreciate it...
by Lucyc2804 4th Sep 2009, 10:52am
Hi, I've just found out I'm pregnant, not been to docs yet or anything but done 2 clearblue tests and both positive. The only thing is I start my new job on Tuesday and not sure of my rights, I'm worried they'll think I knew before I took the job and just want the maternity pay! Anyone in my shoes?
by alice100 4th Sep 2009, 10:51am
Hi, I'm about 6 weeks pregnant. I'm excited but scared as it's only early days and can't get in the doctor till I'm 8 weeks thoug I'm going to do a clear blue digital test the weekend!!! I've had a lot of cramp in my tummy, nauseous my temperature is up and down and I could pee for Britain, my breasts have become a little sore
8-( and I could eat toast till it's coming out of my ears! Take care all new mum to bes and hopefully speak to you soon xxx
by juniorp 19th Aug 2009, 9:07am
Hi, I am 8 weeks pregnant and have 'period pains' apparently these are normal and carry on throughout pregnancy ! - can't even escape them when you're not having a period ! gutted lol x
by Happytoes 13th Aug 2009, 11:34am
Hi, im also new to this site and found out I was pregnant last week, I think most people get them cramp pains that feel like your period is coming but if there mild its okay. I have not been sick yet and I hope I don't start, the only symptoms ive got our feeling tired, eating like an animal, nauseous and peeing a lot lol. I have not scheduled to see my doc yet because I plan to retest with a Clearblue digital test for a more precise answer as I still don't fully belive im pregnant lol, I should be about 6 weeks counting from my last period. Im only 18 so im a bit scared to let my mum know as she is going through a lot of stress right now and I don't want to add on to it. On the other hand my bf was shocked when I told him the news but remained calm, he is now looking for the new upcoming member of the family as he is going to start a job in a couple weeks and bring in lots of moneys!! 
by shac18 13th Aug 2009, 11:33am
forgot to add, ive been feeling like im going to come on my period, im thinking and hoping this is normal looking at the other comments??? im sooooo tired lol. i havent had any sickness as yet although have felt a bit faint a couple of times anyone else felt faint with hot sweats???
by lucylou1212 10th Aug 2009, 9:33am
Hello everyone! I'm new to this site..I found out yesterday that I was pregnant for the first time..and I still couldn't believe my results, so I retested this morning and I got another bfp!! I can't wait to call my doctor tmmrrw..and for all the new moms, congrats..and I too am feeling period-like cramping...I was wondering if that was normal...well goodluck to those who are still trying. Toodles!
by misspw89 6th Aug 2009, 10:48am
Hi, Ill be 9 weeks on 3rd August and am also getting evening sickness as opposed to morning - I could just eat and eat at breakfast but cant stomach anything after 2pm. Only married on 18th April so caught within first month of trying. My husband is ready to tell family but im not and its causing the odd stained moment. I think im worried about the pressure and peoples expetations, esp from his side as they asked if I could have kids after 4 months of being together xx
by beckyduck4eva 6th Aug 2009, 10:47am
Hi all, I have just found out i am five weeks pregnant only about a week ago. This is my first so this is all new to me. Have taken two tests both positive which was a shock but am really happy as is my boyfriend. Am feeling tired, a bit of nausea and tummy ache which at first i thought was the start of period but it didnt start so thats why i took the tests. Its still sinking in....x
by eyes30 29th Jul 2009, 9:04am
Hi everyone,I done 3 pregnancy tests last week and am pregnant and had it confirmed by my doctor I am 5 and a half weeks pregnant with my 3rd child (I have a 5 and 6 yr old) This baby wasnt planned with my new partner and he has left as i refuse to have an abortion. Hope Ive made the right decision to go it alone!! Good Luck everyone xxxx
by DonnaMasson 24th Jul 2009, 9:03am
Hi, i have just found out i am pregnant only about 2-3 weeks - so very early days. me and my hubby are both really excited. finding this website very useful so far. congratulations to everyone else out who has good news to.
by katiethompson 22nd Jul 2009, 9:48am
hiya ive just found owt the day ive done 2 tests clearblue wiv conception indicator ..and am still not convinced lol ..havent really had many syptoms just weein alot and munchies past few days n tiredness this will be my second child !!!
by linzxxx 22nd Jul 2009, 9:47am
Hello all you other expectant mums. I did 4 tests a week ago and am definately pregnant. That makes me 6.5 weeks. Its so nice to read all your other comments. I am also worrying about occassional stomach pains and going to the loo every hour just to check for any blood. The miscarriage statistics seem so scary. Just want the baby out safe and sound!
by anjarob 13th Jul 2009, 9:13am
hi becs29,
i am 25 and have just found im about to have my 2nd child, (my 1st little girl will be 5 in Sept). I cant really rememeber my 1st pregnancy much now and things seem quite new to me. I am about 5 weeks and I have been getting a little crampy round my lower abdomen and also a little niggly pain in my left side....i have been assured that these pains are normal and nothing to worry about providing they are not severe. Hope this helps...and congrats! :D
by truleescrumptious 15th Jun 2009, 9:35am
Hi everyone me and my partner jackiie just found out were going to be parents, she is now 6 1/2 weeks and her sickness is very bad at the moment,im trying to do everything possible to make her cumfy but its not realy working,I hate seeing her so sick but I know its all part and parcell of bringing a baby into this world,we can't wait for the ultrasound so we can hear the heart beat and everything else,

so till then everyone.
by peterandjackiie 11th Jun 2009, 9:15am
Hi all, found out last week that im 6 weeks pregnant and although it was a shock at first and totally unexpected im getting rather excited now. I have had a really uncomfortable feeling in my lower belly off and on like I have pulled a muscle. Is this normal??? Good luck everyone x
by becs29 29th May 2009, 9:32am
Hi i have just found out on tues gone that i am pregnant. I have had 2 miscarriages in the last few mth, so don't want to let myself get to excited. Me and my husband went to the doc and he told us to just relax, i have an apt with the midwife 19th may but i am wooried at the slightest niggle. Has any1 else been through this? Thanx x
by Legz 11th May 2009, 11:43am
I have been married 10mths and I found out I was pregnant about a week ago I did 4 tests just to be sure!Have been on edge ever since, worrying it might go wrong after years of trying not to get pregnant. I have also been having the period cramps and it freaked me out everytime. I feel tired and did feel a little nauseous but ok at mo. I am in my 6th week and going to see the docs on May 15th. just hoping all goes as planned :-) The reason I tested 4 times was I had 2 faint lines on my first 2 tests and thought my eyes were playing up! So did 2 Clearblue digi's and no denying it then!
by POPLET 11th May 2009, 11:43am
ive jus found out im nearly 7 weeks at first my otha half wanted a abortion now he is ova the moon but ive done 3test & it still aint sunk in, ive had miscarige b4 and dont want that agen is that why? x
by rachel17 7th May 2009, 9:23am
I recently found out Im nearly a month pregnant but Im worried that Im too young! I want the baby but my partner didnt seem too fussed when I said he was gna be a dad! Help?!
by Victoriiaa 28th Apr 2009, 10:25am
im about 7 and a half weeks pregnant, i did three test because i couldnt belive my eyes, but im happy im really tired and seem to feel sick in evening rather than the morning
by amyowen 22nd Apr 2009, 9:17am
hi im new to this site ive just found out im pregnant after havin miscarige in jan has anyone elsegne threw the same im so scared of it happenin again
by shellmam81 14th Apr 2009, 12:56pm
Oh WOW, reading all of your comments is really making me excited, I can nto wait to start! But first I need to get past the next 248 days until I am married :)
by Sugerplum 9th Apr 2009, 9:33am
ive just found out im 6 weeks pregnant with my 4th child,did 8 tests b4 i could believe i was actually pregnant again!!!
by CHANTEL4 6th Apr 2009, 9:27am
hi,a did 2 tests then did the digital and all say im preg:)woohoo av bn tryin from jan so im very happy,i told my beauty teacher jus a day after i found out and the girl who was massaging me was i rite 2 do so?
i jus didnt want anything 2 harm me as being at college u hve 2 massage all over the body!xx
by chezrol 1st Apr 2009, 9:43am
Am 4 weeks + 1 day today...came off the pill end of Feb and conceived first month of trying. My 3rd baby - got two beautiful girls just wondering if this is a boy!
by ElFfi 31st Mar 2009, 10:36am
Congratulations to all mums-(and dads)-to-be. I'm about 5.5 weeks gone with my 1st. Was convinced that I wasn't prego as been having back cramps like I was about to get my period...did 3 tests though and all positive so no denying it! Starting to feel nauseous at times but not tired yet, I'm actually bounding with energy...maybe just the excitement of it all! :-)
by lmt1411 18th Mar 2009, 9:16am
Things certainly have started at 40!!!!!! I am in the 6th week of pregnancy, my 12 yr old daughter is over the moon as is my partner, he proposed on the Mon (my 40th) found i was pregnant on the thurs. So WHAT a week this has been...... we all excited... good luck to all..
by fabn40 11th Mar 2009, 9:19am
i too had given up hope getting preg so i was shaking and in shock when i got a line - i got 3 negatives, 11dpo, 12dpo and 13dpo so i was definately not expecting a postitive at 14dpo. we have had a few evaporation lines in the 2 yrs of TTC so my hubby wasnt happy until a digital was done and it confirmed it for us. both extactic and cant wait.
by JoannaJane 9th Mar 2009, 9:33am
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year, when last november came we decided to stop trying so hard, if it happend it happen.... a few weeks ago I found out we are expectiong. It was a total shock. I am 5.5 weeks pregnated and never been so tired in my life. I feel like I can sleep for days.....
by sarai87 4th Mar 2009, 9:19am
i was really excited when i found out that i was finally pregnant after trying for a few months. it was the most amazin feeling seeig the pregnancy test results showing that i was. i cant get over how much i need to sleep tho.
by olcaygemma 17th Feb 2009, 9:53am
I had given up hope that i would fall pregnant, i went for months without periods without explanation from the docs, so when I felt the urge to do a pregnancy test on friday, I couldn't quite beleive that I was pregnant - did 3 tests and then went and got another test on saturday morning to double check :) the even better news is that my very good friend who i was cheif bridesmaid for last year is also pregnant - i can't wait to tell her!
by hoffy180779 2nd Feb 2009, 10:49am
i found out i was pregnant on the 1st of jan went to the doctors 1wk later she said i was 5 wks roughly but i had a cyst down there on the inside edge that is leakin iky fluid it wont affect baby but my heart goes every time i go the toilet.
by nat8484 27th Jan 2009, 9:16am
Hi - Well I just did a home pregnancy test this morning and it came up positive. I am so excited and I can't wait to go to the doctors on Tuesday so that I can confirm my due date.
by sdc08 26th Jan 2009, 9:42am
Hi - well i found out yesterday i was pregnant and got an appointment today at doctors to confirm! Im only 4 weeks! I need to make another app now for 8weeks for an ante natal app
by clgray 20th Jan 2009, 9:33am
Hi-found out a few days ago i was pregnant. quick question...when is it a good idea to speak to the doctor...when i rang last time i was pregnant they told me not to bother until 10 weeks(i miscarried shortly after) and this time im a bit more nervous and dont know when i should ring the doctor...any advice?
by quoiam 15th Jan 2009, 5:34pm
I just found out I was pregnant a few days ago and I had been having menstraul cramps also. That's why I didn't think that I was pregnant because I was cramping and I was waiting on my period to come on. I don't think there is anything to be worried about because my mom also said that it was common.
by fost5071 12th Jan 2009, 10:37am
I hope it is normal as I have the same. I've been convinced for the past 4 days that my period is on the way as I have been having aches and pains almost identical to when i get my period but got the + result this morning. I've read that this is common (it's the womb preparing to carry a baby and it moves and stretches like when your period comes) so unless they are quite serious pains, I wouldn't worry too much. You could check with the doctor though to make sure :) Good luck & hope all goes well xxx
by babygems 5th Jan 2009, 9:30am
i too have just found out im pregnant and am getting it confirmed on tuesday. like mpat i too have been having "period" like pains that come and go... is this normal as im quite worried x
by emilee2009 22nd Dec 2008, 8:52am
I did two tests at the weekend and have found out I am pregnant. Myself and my husband are delighted! We are keeping it a secret as so early. My husband works away just now though so I have noone to talk to about it! I cant geta doctors appointment until next week. Am having quite a few stomach pains, not awful ones but I am concerned as this is my 1st preg. Is thi snormal?
by mpat 2nd Dec 2008, 8:58am
i had two children with my partner when i was very young,who are now 18 and 14.. i then split with their father for 10 years.. we got back together 3 months ago and have just found out we are expecting number3!!!!!.. we were dropping our elder 2 at the airport this week and i said its just the 3 of us now... we are delighted if not a little shocked to say the least... they say life begins at40 !
by alexisd 31st Oct 2008, 9:58am
i found out i was pregnant on the 5th of october...my 20th birthday!!!i was really excited but my boyfriend didnt feel the same...he broke up with me so ive now prepared 2 go it alone!!
i rang the doctors and they told me i couldnt have an appointment until i'd missed 2 periods...and there earliest 1 was on the 20th of novemebr...i'll be nearly 11weeks by then!!! this seems really far away and all my friends who had babys before had ther appointments at 8 weeks!will it matter that i have to wait so long??
x
by mandy11436 28th Oct 2008, 9:24am
i Had a miscarrige 14 september that ended naturally 21 september 2008 now 25th october im 6 weeks pregnant already , i really hope this one stays well and goes full term im not a big religouse person but i find myself preyin all the time askin for his support in helpin my baby to survive i am scared to go for wees cause of the last time i went there was blood with the previouse one . i would do anything to keep this baby safe and happy i just hope i carry it full term , any one heard of anyone catching so soon and havine a healthy baby second time around?
hugs n kisses xx
by EMM4SCARLETT 27th Oct 2008, 9:02am
WEll I did 2 tests on 5th october and just been put forward for an 8 week scan tomorrow as the midwife feels I am further along than I thought I was =S
by Rarasully 20th Oct 2008, 11:04am
Phone your doctors and they usually set you up an appointment with the midwife when you are eight weeks.
by CEM1784 20th Oct 2008, 11:04am
i've done 2 home tests and they were both positive - should i go to my doctor or family planning clinic for the next steps as i haven't got a clue!!!
by clairetimney 6th Oct 2008, 9:51am
hi everyone, i`m six weeks pregnant and although i`m happy i am vry scared. i had two late misscarriages last year i was 20 weeks with both. my consultant said it was due to my cervix not closeing properly. they said i should have a stich put in next time i am pregnant. i have to wait until i am 14 weeks. i am scared of losing baby before that. has anyone else had simarler problems if so some advice would be most grateful. thank you.
by allybob 29th Sep 2008, 9:16am
I found out and it was a complete surprise. I wasnt sure if the time was right for me to have a baby. but after a week of thinking about it i couldnt be happier. I have a new philosophy, which is that despite having sooooo many plans that didnt involve a baby, a baby doesnt ruin your life it just changes it. Now i cant wait to take it traveling with me.
by kaligodwin 29th Sep 2008, 9:16am

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