Hello all Moms and Moms to be! I am very new to this game, just found out a few days ago that I was pregnant! We are thrilled and excited, but I am also a bit hesitant as I have a holiday coming up that I had booked 6 months ago.
Here's all my info - just looking for advice/reassurance/pointers!
I am from Canada, so my first ultrasound won't be until 10-12 weeks. I had my pregnancy confirmed by my GP yesterday, with a urine test. No hcg levels or blood tests done. Prior to this I had taken two home pregnancy tests after being 3-4 days late for my period - both were positive almost instantly. I have had mild cramping, some gas and bloating, the odd headache and a teeny bit of heartburn. Just today I felt a bit queasy - but no nausea or food aversions so far. Can definitely feel a bit of a 'pressure' in my lower abdomen, but maybe that's all in my head!
Dr gave me a date of 5 weeks tomorrow (Nov 2) as my last period was Sept30-Oct 4. That would make it only 3 weeks fetal, correct? Not sure if that matters.
Anyways, I have read that some women experience no nausea, and some have symptoms come up later in pregnancy (6-8 weeks or so), and that calmed me down as I was concerned about not being sick. Sounds silly doesn't it! We are gone to the States for a week (and unfortunately, as pregnancy is a pre-existing condition, should any complications arise my medical insurance will not cover expenses related to these complications). I am most concerned about a miscarriage, and the possibility of having to shell out a lot of money to just see a dr or worse, having to be admitted to the hospital. Should I continue on with my vacation plans as previous (we leave on Nov 7, back on the 14), or should I cancel? Dr said flying was fine, just to make sure I moved around every hour to prevent formation of blood clots and to stretch my feet/legs while sitting. I'm not sure if I'm making a big deal out of this or not, as I do know a few friends who have miscarried their first pregnancies. Any thoughts would be awesome!