Hi, I have joined this forum bc I'm hoping to find people I can talk to about my situation. I am potentially 3 weeks pregnant and aside from my partner, I haven't told anyone. It wasn't planned, I was actually on the pill and because its still so early I don't want to tell anyone else yet.
I took a test on Monday bc I felt strange and didn't expect to see anything bc it was only 3 weeks and 1 day since the start of my last period (so 6 days before I was due). And at first I saw nothing. I was about to throw the test away, but in the changing light I saw something. I went to the chemist and bought some digital tests. They said pregnant 1-2 weeks. I freaked out a little and when my partner got home, I told him. He handled it better than I did and together we decided we could do this.
I went to the doctor on Wednesday (yesterday) for a blood test and he confirmed my hcg levels were 49 which he said was consistent with my dates. I am returning on the 5/1 for more tests.
I really want to find someone to talk to, I'm so scared and have no idea what to expect. Has anyone else just found out they're pregnant?
The strangest part is that I never even knew I wanted children, but now I'm scared that something will happen to this one. I have read too many threads about miscarriages I think and ectopic pregnancies and scared myself. My partner feels the same so it's been an interesting couple of days for us.
By the way, I'm 28 and as for symptoms, I've had increased appetite, gone off certain foods (chocolate for one) and mild aches and crampy type feelings around where I think my uterus is. I also had pimples a few days ago which is very unusual for me, but they have mostly cleared up now. My breasts have also become a bit more sensitive, sort of how they feel when I ovulate though not quite as severe.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone