Early scan next week....terrified

Sorry have been pretty quiet on here recently.

I got a BFP 2 weeks ago (which is amazing) but still not quite believing it or getting my hopes up too much until I have the early scan next week - but just so nervous that they won't find anything or it's not viable.

Am trying to take it step by step (& really must stop googling!) - but it's very hard to try and relax.

Has anyone else felt like this? X

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  • congratulations on your BFP. What you're feeling is completely natural. It's a whole mix of emotions. Good luck with the scan. Keep us posted! xx

  • Thank you x

  • Congratulations and good luck to you πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

  • Congratulations on your bfp

    Know it's hard but think positive


  • Yes hun I still feel anxious about the next scan! I always said that the wait from otd to the first scan is almost harder than the 2ww. But when you see your beanie for the first time, the tiny flickering heartbeat.. it's magical. You'll fall in love. There's not much I can say to help you apart from trust your gut feeling, try to stay positive and remember there's no reason why this wouldn't be a viable pregnancy. Don't look for reasons for it fail but for reasons for it not to fail. Don't read negative stuff. Occupy your mind with normal, everyday, good things. I hope it all goes well for you and you'll enjoy meeting your beanie xoxo

  • Thank you, I needed that and you're totally right. I know a lot of its self preservation but I need to be more positive in myself, believe it's possible & that hopefully it's my time xx

  • It's hard but we have to try!! I got my next scan on Monday and I'm petrified but keeping negative thoughts at bay as much as possible.. I keep on reminding myself of the things I just wrote you lol!! Sharing is good too, I find it comforting to talk to others similar in my position xoxo

  • Nesfin I've said it before...we on the exact same wavelength πŸ‘xx

  • Indeed we are and I'm soooo happy you got your BFP!!! 😍 xoxo

  • I'm just behind you had BFP yesterday 😁Read my post I can see 2 Lines.. I talk about the power of positive thinking. We so used to assuming the worst in order to protect ourselves for the worst case scenario. Try to turn your mindset round. Unless you got good reasons to believe all won't be well at the scan try to enjoy this time and say to yourself that all be well when you meet your baby for the first time πŸ’—xx

  • Ahh big congrats to you X

  • Hello Hun. I've got my first scan on Wednesday, I will be 7+5 weeks and I'm also feeling exactly the same as you. I thought the 2WW was hard but the thoughts I've had during this wait are driving me mad. Glad to be at work this weekend for the distraction!!

    Trying to stay positive coz can't think of any reason why things won't be okay!!

    Fingers crossed for us both. Let us know how you get on x

  • I'll be 7 wks so close :-) its a mine field of emotions for sure

    Lots of baby dust to us both & let me know how you get on too x

  • Hi there, congratulations on your BFP! I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and completely know how you feel, I too was petrified going into my 8 week scan. I would like to say that it gets easier, but I'm afraid it doesn't. I was equally petrified going to my 12 week scan, which wasn't made easier my the fact that my womb is tilted and so they couldn't find the baby without an internal scan... That was a very scary few minutes! I told myself I would relax after that scan, but as time goes on I am finding myself becoming more and more anxious for the 20 week scan. Unfortunately, the 2ww just turns into the 8ww, then the 12ww and so on! As others have said though, nothing compares to that feeling when you finally see your little one on the screen, its heart beating and its arms and legs fidgeting and wriggling away. Being worried is completely normal and nothing that anyone can say will really change it, but you will be fine ...as a good friend said to me, get used to it because being a parent is constant worrying! Good luck! Xx

  • Thank you. I'm a worrier by nature so can imagine I'll be exactly the same!!

    I'm also not a 'young'un' either so there's the added worries around that too..

    Many congrats to you though - very exciting xx

  • Me too - I'm 38 so a fellow 'geriatric' mother (I don't think I'll get used to being called that!) After deliberating long and hard about it, we had all the available screening done at our 12 week scan and our results all came back low risk, so that was a huge relief. As if conceiving via IVF means haven't got enough to worry about! I know it's easier said than done, but just try your hardest to relax and take your mind off it. Being 8 weeks pregnant is wonderful and the over-riding likelihood is that you will have a happy and healthy pregnancy. Thanks for the congratulations and please do let me know how you get on at your scan. Xxx

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