Pregnancy: Week 6
I wrote this post back in late July when I was six weeks pregnant. Now that I’ve made the official announcement, I’m finally publishing and sharing it.
Six weeks pregnant. Starting to relax. My previous miscarriages have all been earlier than this. But still, while I was at the doctor’s last week, he did warn me that given the losses I’d suffered in the past, I had a greater chance of miscarrying again than someone who’d never suffered a miscarriage.
I’ve been trying to put the risks out of my mind – but the growing nausea makes it difficult. Sitting at my desk all day at work, I spent quite a few hours deep-breathing so as not to throw up.
I know it’s common to start to get morning sickness after six weeks but this felt as though it had come on suddenly. While researching Internet remedies for morning sickness, I came across a suggestion that vitamin B supplements can help relieve the symptoms. Interesting! Up to last week, I was taking folic acid with vitamin B. When it ran out, I switched to plain Folic acid.
I went straight to the shop to pick up a new bottle of Folic Acid with Vitamin B. I also changed my morning routine to include breakfast and a vitamin capsule before leaving the house. Within a day, the nausea had subsided. The queasiness stayed away until late afternoon, which was a lot better than the previous few days where it lasted all day long!
Not much else to report from week 6. This was a week when I spent my days trying not to think about whether or not this pregnancy would last and wishing it was time for a scan already so that I could know for sure. It passed slowly, so slowly.
Find my complete pregnancy journal here.
Oh so were you just on a Folic Acid supplement rather than a combination prenatal vitamin that contains everything?
I’ve been taking Folic Acid since January. When I found out I was pregnant, I started taking Pregnacare as well, which is a combination multivitamin.