Unexpected Scan

After having some really awful tummy pains last night and a trip to out of hours GP I was referred to the early pregnancy unit for a scan to check all was ok with the pregnancy.

Very nervous going to the hospital this morning but all is well and baby is growing nicely with a strong heart beat at 8w 4d ๐Ÿ˜Š!! Unfortunately for me it seems I'm suffering bloating and trapped gas but it was great to see bubba, I'm starting to get excited ๐Ÿ˜!!!xx

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  • That's great that everything looks good! I've had mc in the past and am now at nearly 14w and those crampy feelings due to gas and constipation feel quite similar so I'm not surprised you were concerned! At the start of this pregnancy I felt like my period was coming at times but I guess it's partly the babies settling in, the progesterone and sluggish digestion. I was lucky to get 2 early scans as I was going through IVF, I don't know how people can wait till 12 weeks before seeing their babies!

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, the nausea is next! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Aw thanks Tlove! It's def been good to see bubba before 12 week scan ๐Ÿ˜Š. Unfortunately the nausea is already in full swing!! Congratulations on your IVF success - not too long now until 20 weeks for you xx

  • Thanks - it was actually a very successful cycle for me because I ended up with twins! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I was told I'll be scanned every 4 weeks, so they'll be keeping a good eye on things. Feel like I can finally relax after yesterday's scan.

    My nausea is just about gone, luckily. I find I get really hungry during the night and have to get up for a bowl of cereal most nights! Hopefully your nausea will also get better in second trimester. The tiredness is something else as well! People talk about it but omg, it's worse than I imagined!

  • Wow twins!!! I can only imagine what double the symptoms feel like - eek!!! It's great news that you'll be well looked after and get to see your babies regularly ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

  • ๐Ÿ˜€ hasn't been as bad as I expected! But I had to buy maternity jeans super early, nothing else is comfortable any more! At least it means I'll get the wear out of them, I suppose. My doctor prescribed me some fibre yesterday to help me get moving - it's called fybrogel. Took some tonight, so hopefully I'll be less bloated soon! Maybe this could also work for you. I don't think you necessarily need a prescription for it, not sure. I think my bump is mainly bloat though, the babies are supposedly the size of lemons this week, so that's not exactly massive.

  • I think it's good to start wearing maternity clothes as soon as you feel uncomfortable. In my first pregnancy I didn't buy any maternity clothes until I was about 16 weeks and suddenly I was comfy and my bump popped out from nowhere in a few days!!! I've heard of fybrogel fingers crossed it does the trick for you. Don't forget that although the babies are the size of lemons you've got all the fluid that goes with it!! Certainly worthy of maternity clothes...my sister in law swears by maternity leggings so I'm going to try them this time!!!!xxx

  • Pregnancy leggings are great, still wearing them a month after I gave birth (partly cause nothing fits as gained too much weight!) I would check out h&m -no I don't have a commission) but you can find cheap black/ grey leggings and are so comfy. Also one of the few places you can find maternity wear Ina shop off the shelves and not online

  • I did find the h&m jeans tight, even going up a size or 2 but didn't try the leggings. It's a pain that everything is online! I found Debenhams good for jeans and a few bits and pieces but again, it was online. I didn't realise it was so limited on the high street! I think I assumed that because pregnant women I see are reasonably stylish these days, that maternity wear was readily available.

  • Sorry to hear you had that stress but it's great that everything looks good with the baby! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿผ

  • Hi dublin77, so glad to hear that you and baby are doing fine. How exciting! It must have been so scary waiting for that scan but I'm glad to hear that all is well. Take it easy and hope you get a break from the nausea xxxI

  • Glad that everything is ok but I bet you have a few new grey hairs now! I suffer from IBS and a side effect of that is trapped wind which can be hideously painful! I found the bloating stopped at 11 weeks and the cramping pains about 14/16. Baths helped me as did having a banana in the morning. I also found tonic water was good for me!

    Hope everything goes ok for you xx

  • Thanks Eskarina it's funny you mention IBS as that's the last thing left that Drs can think I'm suffering with. I've had random tummy pains over the years sometimes bad enough that I've been to A&E. I've had loads of tests for things which have all been -ve so IBS is the biggest likelihood. It's so good to hear that yours got better into 2nd trimester - it gives me hope. In the meantime I'm terrified when it might flare up again - do you have any tips for the trapped wind/bloating? So far I've found boiled water, peppermint tea is soothing along with hot water bottle and trying to lie still, breathing slowly which is fine if you're at home!!!!xx

  • Like you I had tests for all sorts and basically got told that was the most likely cause. One thing I've learnt is everyone is different, some people have constipation, some have bloating, some have the runs. Spicy food doesn't help it and I found taking skins off things really helps me (tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms). Peppermint makes me worse lol but I found ginger helps and I really found tonic water eased it a little. Might be worth talking to the pharmacist / midwife and getting a prescription for Gaviscon as that has been brilliant for the acid reflux! I'm normally a shower girl but I found baths really helpful. Propping your self up in bed is good too, I have a pregnancy pillow with a normal pillow underneath and that seems to help. It is trial and error though so don't get down if these suggestions don't help! Long reply

    I know but I really hope it helps!

  • Thanks so much for the tips!! So far I haven't really found any common factors with any of the flare ups I've had other than it tends to be when I'm tired or run down. In the meantime I'm just trying to be as kind as possible to my tummy and try some of your tips - baths sound like a good one!!xx

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