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Pregnant and need advice!

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  • Posted By: lornie
  • October 16, 2008
  • 07:51 AM

I have just discovered I am just over five weeks pregnant. I had morning sickness last two weeks but this week i have been fine. But Yesterday I had about 5 big boils appearing on my chin and around my mouth and also got a painful stye on my top eye lid. Is this related to pregnancy or is it more of a viral thing. I am very tired but have no other symptoms of being pregnant, not even sore breasts. I am worried that I might miscarry. Am I worrying for nothing. I am at the moment waiting for the midwife to contact me to get scans etc. This is my first pregnancy and a much wanted baby and I am scared. I have not told anybody about my pregnancy yet so feel I have no one to ask questions to. Please can someone tell me if boils, and styes could be related to pregnancy. And if it is normal not to have any pregnancy symtoms. Every web site says that normally your breast change straight away, but mine are still the same, no change or soreness at all. Thanks.

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  • Hi I'm a midwife and noticed that no-one else had taken the time to reply to you. You don't indicate whether you're in the UK/US or elsewhere, so my info is based on you being in the UK, as that is where I am, and the healthcare system I know of. If you're waiting on your midwife to contact you to arrange a 'booking' visit then you can simply arrange this faster by calling your local hospital and asking to be put through to the 'community midwives'. If you explain your problem and your concerns then someone will be able to either give you guidance on what to do (ie: visit your GP/be seen at A&E/early pregnancy assessment clinic) or arrange to come out and see you earlier than normally planned. You're unlikely to get an answer to whatever is wrong with you regarding the sores, etc online (or even by phone) without someone actually seeing you in person. I know that this isn't much help or reassurance to you right now, but rather than be wrong and give you inaccurate info, I'd be more inclined to suggest that you either see your GP immediately or call the midwives as above. For some reason us women have a tendency to think that we're being an imposition on the exact services that are there to help us, but trust me, in this job, I'd much rather reassure 20 people who have 'minor' complaints than have even one worrying themselves silly. :) With regards to your questions about breast tenderness/sickness etc - each and every person is different and sometimes we can torture ourselves silly with thing which may/may not be accurate on the net (I have 4 kids and I know I did!). Every hospital has an early pregnancy assessment service and if you ask your GP or call the switchboard (as per the instructions above) then you can speak to a midwife straight away who can see you and put your mind at rest. If you prefer not to be seen at any of these units because no-one knows you are pregnant yet then almost all can arrange to see you at home or work instead. Please don't be scared. If you need any more help then please message me or just reply to this. And congrats!:D Kind regards x PS: NHS 24 can also arrange the above if you aren't sure where to call.
    abbiesmum 24 Replies
    • October 20, 2008
    • 10:36 AM
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  • Hi Abbiesmum, Sorry, I am 28 years old and live in UK. Just want to say thank you for taking the time to reply to me. Today I am feeling much better, the boils seems to have gone away (still slightly present) and my eye has cleared up. Just feel much better within myself, and my partner has been so supportive over the weekend and he also reassured me everything will be fine, and worrying will not do me or the baby any good. I have taken note of your advice regarding calling certain people etc, and will defo do that. Thank you so much for your reponse. Lornie.
    lornie 1 Replies
    • October 20, 2008
    • 10:45 AM
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  • Lornie I'm so glad that you're feeling a bit better and that my post was of some help! I'd forgotten to add this link earlier - there's some helpful advice for contacting midwives, etc http://www.nhs.uk/planners/pregnancycareplanner/Pages/PregnancyHome.aspx If I can be of any more help to you then just let me know. You're welcome to email me : ntaylor71@hotmail.com any time. I'd play on the good will of your partner for a while longer - heck, it's the only time we can get away with it.......turn him into your own personal slave for the next 9 months!;) Again, congrats! Nx
    abbiesmum 24 Replies
    • October 20, 2008
    • 11:48 AM
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