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How not to stress???

I'm 35, currently 4.5 weeks with my first baby...had gastric bypass 6 months ago (to be able to conceive). I had no idea u don't see the Dr until 8-10 weeks along, so now I've been taking a pregnancy test every morning just to make sure I'm still pregnant. I'm soooo nervous that something will go wrong...how do you all not stress until that first appointment??? I have 4 more weeks until my appt...thanks!
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I completely understand your agony. I've had four pregnancies, two of which were after a miscarriage. Just understand that what you're feeling is completely normal. Also understand that there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. If it's going to happen, your body will just do it. Try not to worry about it and try to enjoy every day of being pregnant. It's a gift whether it lasts for 9 months or 3 weeks. Enjoy building life!
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I'm surprised they don't see you before that because you've recently had GB. Umm, do they know this at the OB's office?
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Yes cause you are o we the age 35.== and the GB. Call back and let th know cause you are supposed to be high risk.
Me.... I will be 38 the end of the month, gastric bypass 2 yrs ago, I an 5.5 weeks and I am high risk.  Enjoy your moments as I do and try hard to relax
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I went to the er just to make sure baby was doing just fine and wasn't in my tubes or anything
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You should also be scheduling to meet with your gastric specialist. They will want to monitor you as well and you will need to be extra vigilant to ensure you are getting enough nutrients and that your vitamin levels are good. And congratulations! :)
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