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    Default First pregnancy at 40, a few questions

    Hi all, I never planned having kids but I guess I need to get used to the idea now ! Very happy and excited about our little accident , it happened way too easy, and after reading about many women my age having fertility treatments I am counting my blessings . I am just a little over 4 weeks and feel like my body is not mine anymore . Insomnia at night , so sleepy during the day , emotional, bloated, aching, appetite is all over the place, breasts are ridiculously sore, some nausea. I started having symptoms already 2 weeks in , I guess that's a good sign ? No spotting, very little cramping. Does anyone take pain relief for their breasts or back ? Or should I just suck it up... Haha. I have a concern about my age etc but doctor says my health is excellent so not to worry too much. I have a trip planned to hawaii when I am 9 weeks, I read something about high altitudes make your uterus contract and could be dangerous in the first trimester ? Any advice or reassurance for this beginner would be greatly appreciated ! X

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    Welcome to motherhood!! It starts right from the beginning. I've never taken pain relief for back or boobs. Don't know about flying, sorry. Best of luck.

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    My boobs have never bothered me, but I sucked up the back pain. It will usually pass after a few weeks. I have taken Panadol for killer headaches throughout.

    With regard to flying, make sure you wear compression stockings on the flights. Pregnancy puts you at a higher risk for DVT. You can buy them at most chemists.

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    Hi Op, I've re-read my comment from this morning and thought it sounded a bit nasty! I hope not, that wasn't my intention. I was just thinking of the 'my body it not my own' - I think that is how it feels for ages :-) But it's wonderful - and I meant a positive 'welcome to motherhood'. It's amazing how from the very go get this tiny little person takes over. It is beautiful - even with all the little niggles. I have 4 and trying for no. 5 Take care

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    Hi OP, I am 39 and just found out I am pregnant with no 3 my oldest is 15 still in a bit of shock. Have a lot of symptoms as well.


 

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