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    Default Hello - New and confused

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new here however upon my frantic googling over the last few days i've read a couple threads on here, so I joined up this morning after I got a positive first response pregnancy test. The last 5 or 6 days I was experiencing little cramps like it was my time of the month coming (i'm a bit irregular so just assumed it was coming) then yesterday my due date come, still little cramps but nothing (I get horrific cramps on the day of it but nothing before like this)... As I kept rushing to the bathroom to check and it was doing my head in, I knew something was just not right or normal so I 'google diagnosed' and all these pregnancy forums came up saying cramping is a big sign! So this morning I took an old test I've had sitting there for months and there it is, two very clear dark pink lines. I've booked into the doctor this afternoon but i'm still in shock and really unsure what I should be doing or what to even expect as I haven't thought about pregnancy seriously until I saw those 2 lines - which bring me here. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries (not the syndrome) when i was 18 (now 24) and was advised I may find it difficult to conceive, my partner and I haven't been actively trying or anything, but we haven't been all that careful either, I honestly wasn't expecting it to happen this soon. Was just 'if it happens, it happens' as we wanted kids eventually but didn't feel the need to push for it right now.

    Anyway that's my long introduction, I'll be going through all the threads picking up all the advice everyone has to offer! Good luck to everyone who is TTC x

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    Welcome. You're in the right place. The ladies here have great support and advice.
    As far as what to do; you've done it! You've booked in with your GP and he will get the ball rolling.

    I would suggest you request a dating scan, simply because your test is already so strong and you have irregular cycles. GP may automatically do this, or you may need to ask.
    You'll need to decide whether you want to go public or private, and at which hospital. No rush if public, but if you want an OB they can book out quickly depending on your location.

    But most of all CONGRATULATIONS! This is wonderful news, even if it was a big shock. Turns out our PCO didn't hinder you, which is so great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bel1992 View Post
    I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries (not the syndrome) when i was 18 (now 24) and was advised I may find it difficult to conceive, my partner and I haven't been actively trying or anything, but we haven't been all that careful either, I honestly wasn't expecting it to happen this soon.
    Congratulations and welcome.

    Like you, I had been diagnosed with PCO and assumed TTC would be a long road. Turns out untrue for me as well and our eldest was conceived straight away. Other pregnancies only took a few cycles (though that can translate to 6-8 months when cycles are irregular).

    Definitely see your GP for a dating scan referral as your LMP dates are probably not reliable if you don't have a 28 day cycle.

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    Hello.

    I was in a very similar situation to you earlier in the year, although I do not have PCOS I had cysts on my ovaries and irregular cycles so although we weren't trying to conceive, we had on a few occasions not been careful either as I presumed it would be hard for me to fall pregnant. I was wrong and also didn't believe the home pregnancy tests, like you I went to my GP for bloods and got it confirmed that way so you've already taken all the right steps to confirm things. Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can be really scary, especially if you don't have a supportive partner or family around you. Do let us know how you got along and how things went if you talked to your partner about it. I'd like to chat with you if you have any worries or problems, as I've just been there so I understand some of what you might be feeling.

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    Thank you everyone for your responses and information . So the doctor confirmed it by another urine test of her own and felt my tummy as I was cramping, then went straight for a blood test. I go back on Friday to get my results and sort out my pregnancy care options and advise her if I want to be tested for down syndrome. She also said she will send me for a date scan around 6 weeks so it will read clearer. As I'm pretty certain I'm 5 weeks going by the first day of my last period tomorrow I don't think it will be far away. I told my partner yesterday morning as soon as I saw the test as he was outside trying to jump start his car to go to work. He was in shock just as I was but now we are getting excited and talking about the future he keeps stirring me that we will have twins as his dad's siblings are twins so that's another daunting factor! But time will tell x

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    So great to hear things are all looking positive for you. Best of luck for your pregnancy.

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    Thank you I keep getting weird niggles and pains. Last night in bed I got a big stitch in my right side for about 20 minutes which worries me. Im hanging to have a scan to make sure it's where it should be and ok.
    Goodluck to everyone x

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    Congratulations!!! Our first was a surprise too ( she's now 5) so know how u are feeling but its such an exciting time! I got heaps of cramping through both my pregnancies so try not to worry too much! Good luck and welcome to bub hub 😊😊

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    Congratulations! Sounds like you are in a great position to have a bub with a supporting partner and your head space sounds good. I had PCO and it took me 3 years and about 30K to conceive my first but then I didn't meet my partner until I was 35. Second bub took another 3 years and 30K!

    The nuchal translucency test (at 12 weeks) is just a scan and non invasive and actually there are just blood tests you can get now for genetic testing and even find out the sex very early on if you want.

    I'm in Sydney and we have a access to a very good public hospital (my first bub had heart issues in utero so we saw lots of specialists too) so I'd recommend checking out your local public service.

    best of luck for a boring pregnancy!

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    Thank you We are getting pretty excited about it now. As soon as I have a scan and see that it is ok I will be much more relaxed. I've just seen so much on ectopic pregnancies lately it's hard not to worry but i'm sure everything will be fine.

    We had spoke about it before and we weren't being very careful so we can't say it was an 'accident', just a surprise it happened so soon as 6 years ago I had a horrible doctor who told me i'd have a lot of trouble conceiving, if I can at all, i'll probably get diabetes (I weigh under 60 kilos), my life expectancy is decreased, etc due to PCO (as an 18 year old I was devastated) But mum told me to see her doctor and she pretty much said it was all rubbish and that everything will be fine. But for some reason it's always been in the back of my mind that it'll cause problems. So in a way i'm extremely happy it hasn't seemed to hinder my fertility at this stage as I was worried about it for years.

    I'm sorry it was a struggle for you to conceive, however, congratulations on finally getting your 2 babies, it must have been a stressful time trying for so long.
    The public service is good here as far as I know, everyone I know with babies has gone through publicly and never had an issue, they were all pretty happy with the care they received


 

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