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Edited by superbeans - 4/10/12 at 11:31am
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oh your chance of miscarriage once you are far enough to get a positive is far under 50% your friend is quite pessimistic.


Feel free to get your hopes up, but know there is still that somewhat increased risk (something like 12-15%, FAR under 50%)

 

Feel free to tell the world, but know that it may be difficult if something were to happen, or it may help. It's all a personal choice.

 

So no, not too early at all!

 

And for your question about your symptoms... they will come and go all pregnancy. Sometimes suddenly, sometimes gradually. You could feel fine and wake up one day with morning sickness, have it for a week and then wake up one day just fine (and be one of the lucky ones to only have a bit)

 

If you get cramps, that's fine. As long as they aren't severe. Cramps that feel like your period is coming are pretty normal this early in pregnancy, you really only have to worry if they get worryingly bad or you start to bleed.

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oh your chance of miscarriage once you are far enough to get a positive is far under 50% your friend is quite pessimistic.


Feel free to get your hopes up, but know there is still that somewhat increased risk (something like 12-15%, FAR under 50%)

 

Feel free to tell the world, but know that it may be difficult if something were to happen, or it may help. It's all a personal choice.

 

So no, not too early at all!

 

And for your question about your symptoms... they will come and go all pregnancy. Sometimes suddenly, sometimes gradually. You could feel fine and wake up one day with morning sickness, have it for a week and then wake up one day just fine (and be one of the lucky ones to only have a bit)

 

If you get cramps, that's fine. As long as they aren't severe. Cramps that feel like your period is coming are pretty normal this early in pregnancy, you really only have to worry if they get worryingly bad or you start to bleed.



Good advice. Your friend doesn't sound like she's a ray of sunshine... :) That's one thing about being pregnant - everyone thinks that you somehow want their unwarranted advice/opinions, etc - and 90% of them are pessimistic about how much being pregnant sucks and how TERRIBLE labor is. Bottom line, it's not! Yes, there are some days that aren't terrific, and yes, labor hurts, but if you've prepared well and have a positive attitude, it's bearable and you get this AMAZING gift at the end! I guess my point in all of this is just to try to think positively and believe in your body. Look over at the positive affirmations discussions and realize that You Are Pregnant. Yes, there are 100000 things that could go wrong, but there's an even higher chance that everything's going to go well and be great! It's all in how you want to look at it.

 

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Edited by superbeans - 4/10/12 at 11:10am
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Hugs to you!  hug2.gif  I knew getting pregnant quickly was a possibility, but it shocked me, too (and we got preg. on the 3rd month of no protection, not the first!).  Now that I've had a couple weeks to let it settle in my mind, I'm feeling a lot better about it.  It's a big life adjustment to be sure, but I keep thinking it will all work out in the end.  Hopefully within a few days you'll feel better about things, too.  Feel free to PM me if you want to talk.  :)


Edited by GoofyInOK - 5/9/12 at 4:28pm
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Hi Erin, I'm a foster parent too.  We adopted our middle daughter last March after 8 years of foster care- we'd had her since she was 4 days old!  Congrats on your upcoming adoption, and your pregnancy!  Triple blessings.  :D

 

I have had a m/c, when I wasn't expecting it, so now I'm kinda paranoid.  I have doubts after I get a + test until I get strong symptoms (nausea), then again after the nausea stops until I start to feel the baby move (because in between that time I don't physcially "feel" pregnant yet.)  Then sometimes I drink ice water to get the baby to move when he or she has been still for too long, lol.  It's normal to be cautious.  With no history of miscarriage, you should be pretty safe.  :)

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Erin - I totally understand what you're saying on feeling shocked... We got pregnant 9 days after coming off birth control with DS (first pregnancy). We thought it would take my body at least a year to recup after being on birth control for so long - it definitely changed some plans (and all for the better)!

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Congrats on your pregnancy!  How exciting! :)

 

I don't think it's too early to get excited, although it makes for a really long first trimester!  Especially if you are feeling icky at 6 weeks and feel like you've been pregnant forever and you're "only" six weeks.   I found out I was pregnant when I wasn't even 4 weeks this time around and I'm finally feeling like I'm getting through the first trimester now that I'm 8 weeks. 

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