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First scan soon..... terrified 😩

Hey everyone

So our first scan is coming up, it's on Tuesday. I'm absolutely terrified.

Still don't seem to have any "symptoms". Today I'm 6 weeks 5 days.

My boobs occasionally ache. Some days I feel like a hungover feeling and other days I feel fine. The only thing that's been consistent for the past few days is I have a mouth like sandpaper and it won't shift, my sister said this is something she had during pregnancy so I'm hoping it's a good sign 🤞

Do you need a full bladder for the first scan? Thinking about it now I don't even think I'll be able to look at the little screen, too scared! Is this normal?

Thanks everyone

🤞🍀🙏 xxx

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If it's an internal scan you need an empty bladder.

Good luck hun xxx

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Thanks. They didn't actually tell me, but I assumed it would be internal as so early on. I'll maybe give them a call xxx

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It will be ...they do abdominal from 8 weeks onwards normally xxx

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Just wanted to wish you good luck xx

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Thank you 😘 Xxx

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Good luck. We had ours early because of our scare but have our clinic one on Monday. I’m also scared. On Monday we couldn’t see the screen - the lady told us what she could see and then turned the screen around for us to see.

In terms of symptoms I’ve had sore boobs still and quite bad nausea - from 3/4am and every time I get hungry throughout the whole day! Not everyone gets that though - my sister didn’t have any nausea at all. I’ve also got a sandpapery mouth.

I’m sure all will be fine but it is scary. I’ve still been having a bit of spotting - dark and then pink yesterday and mild pains so am worried something’s amiss but trying to stay positive.

You need an empty bladder for an internal scan.

Wishing you lots of luck xxxx

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Thanks Freda. When will your next scan be? Yeah it's very scary 🙁 Xxx

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On Monday - seems a bit early - only 6+5 xx

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Sorry just realised you already said it was on Monday! Doh!! Hope all goes well 🤞 Xxx

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You too xxx

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Its totally natural to be feeling terrified but try not to look into symptoms to much, I had all the ‘normal’ symptoms and still do now.

I would go with an empty bladder as I’m sure it’ll be an internal. Wishing you lots of luck xx

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Thank you 😘 How are you keeping? Xxx

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I echo what E_05 has said; I had all my symptoms both times too so don’t worry too much about symptoms xx

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Thank you 😘 Xxx

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Just taking each day as it comes tbh, going into hospital tomorrow for medical management xx

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Will be thinking about you tomorrow 😘 Xxx

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I think the early scan is a internal one and you will need a empty bladder.

I had my BFP this week I have nausea and also the sand paper mouth I'm waking up like I've been drinking on a all dater lol and gasping for water. Apart from that I don't really have any symptoms not even sore boobs.

I wish you lots of luck and I'm sure all will be fine. Keep us updated with how you get on x

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The sandpaper mouth is awful, I have it all day it just won't go. Makes me feel sick it's so dry. I've bought some chewy sweets as I read it can't help ease the dryness so 🤞

Thank you. Really hope it's good news. I'll update eveyone as soon as I know xxx

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Just want to wish you lots of luck!xx

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Thank you 😘 Xxx

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Need some warrior spirit and positive thinking going into this scan. Although it’s easier said than done.

It’s normal to be anxious and it’s normal not to have symptoms and still be pregnant. I had nothing apart from tiredness and af cramping due to the stretching.

Good luck x

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I really do need some lol. Thank you. Think I have the tiredness, even though I slept well last night my eyes feel like weights.

Thank you 😘 Xxx

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Hi Amanda86. As far as I know you don't need to have a full bladder, as it will be an internal scan. The dry mouth can sometimes be due to taste changes which may soon happen. Try not to be scared, as often you don't get much in the way of symptoms so early on. You will look at the screen as it is the first time you get to say "hello" to your little "bean" - amazing. I shall be thinking of you. Diane

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Thanks Diane. I would definitely love to say hello to our little bean 🙂 Really hope we get to meet them!

Yeah I think that could be why I have the dry mouth, I have actually gone off most fizzy juice and also gone off Indian food which is usually my favourite. Let's hope although the dry mouth is so horrible that it's a good sign 🤞 Xxx

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Hi. I'm sure it is, as you start to fancy different things, strange but it happens. Take care. Diane xx

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I have my first scan on Tuesday too. I had a bit of a scare today as having some dark brown spotting on and off. My ovary is also acting up. The nurse at the clinic was brilliant calming me down though. Just gone home from work and trying to relax now.

It’s so stressful and worrying! Good luck for your scan, hoping we both get to see our little beans xxx

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Oh sorry to hear that, glad the nurse was able to calm you down though. Rest up now 🙂

Good luck to you also, hope it's good news for us 🤞 Xxx

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Hi. It will most likely be a transvaginal scan at 7 weeks so no full bladder needed. Good luck xx

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Thank you, I'll go with an empty bladder xxx

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Hi Amanda just wanted to say good luck for your first scan! Mines on the 2nd November feels like forever away! Xx

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Just want to wish you good luck mine is Wednesday, and yes I too am very excited but also very nervous, just want everything to be ok, I have the dry mouth thought it was down to the meds, other than that just little cramps here and there, sore boobs 🤞💗💙🌈👣💋💋

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Good luck to you also. Hope it not down to just meds, I was telling my friend she's currently pregnant with her second. Said she had the dry mouth throughout the first trimester 🤢Horrible. I keep dry heaving too, happens a few times a day and just out of nowhere.

I've gone off all food because my mouth is so dry the thought of eating actually repulses me. I've just been eating small amounts when I fancy them, I'm living off capri suns as they're so refreshing for the mouth lol xxx

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Good luck on Tuesday Amanda xx

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Thank you 😘 Xxx

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good luck for your scan!

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