First Midwife Appointment - a little deflated
Hi there, I had my first midwife appointment this afternoon but came away feeling a little deflated - I'm six weeks pregnant and she made me feel like I'm not "properly" pregnant. My GP last week said that the midwife would take bloods, urine sample etc today but when I asked about that she said "it's a little early for all that!" and then went on to giving me an emergency phone number for if I started to bleed. She mentioned miscarriage quite a lot actually come to think of it. I then asked her about scans and testing etc and she was fairly dismissive saying all in good time and lets get to the next appointment at 11 weeks first. I don't know if I'm being too sensitive but I'd got all excited for this first official appointment to acknowledge that this is all really happening to me, but now just feel like it was an anti-climax. I'm also upset as I thought that the first scan would be at 12 weeks but she said it would be at 14 weeks - time is going so slowly! I've only known I'm pregnant for 2 weeks now but it feels more like two months - another 8 weeks to have to wait for the first scan seems like such a long time to not be able to tell anyone. I feel really deceiptful with my mum and friends for not telling them for so long. I'm also not feeling great - morning sickness should not be called that - it goes on the whole day and into the night as well - I haven't actually vomited but just have waves of nausea come over me. I also have flu like aches and pains and shivers all over and so so tired. I know I shouldn't be complaining about all of this but it would just be easier if I could let people know how I was feeling - so far it's only me and hubbie that know. I have to go out tonight to take my mum to a show that I booked before Christmas when all I really want to do is go to bed! When did everyone else tell their friends and family? Now I have to wait another 8 weeks, I think I'll explode!