I am 37 and expecting our first baby (4wks 6 days - fetal age 3wks 1 day), is it normal for my symptons at this stage of pregnency: I cannot feel the need to urinate but I know I need to go, I only know I need to go when I get a severe stabbing pain in my abdomen, this lasts for around 10 minutes and have experienced this about 4 times over the last 2 days, once I urinate the pain subsides.
I went to the doctor yesterday to confirm my pregnancy not knowing what to expect, and I have to say I was very very dissapointed. For my first pregnancy I was expecting a little reassurance instead I was asked if I did a home test and told I would be referred to a midwife. I at least expected them to test my blood pressure, weight or confirm the pregnancy or even work out my due date! I had to insist they do a test for a bladder infection because of the pain, which they said was clear but would be sent off anyway.
Is this pain normal or should I insist to be looked at properly, being older and it being my first pregnancy I am not sure what to expect. Any advice is appreciated.
P.S. I have no bleeding or spotting, just the usual backache and tender breasts.