I have lost my rational mind. I have convinced myself that this pregnancy is ectopic.
Let me explain. When I was ovulating last month, I could feel (for the first time I could recollect), which side I was ovulating from (right). Then, a few times this week, whenever I get up quickly, or move fast–the right side of my abdomen hurts. It feels like a tearing or ripping feeling inside my body. It feels like a round or broad ligament pain would, if I were farther along. So, when I consulted Dr. Google, the first thing to return is Ectopic Pregnancy.
Apparently, somewhere between 1 in 40 to 1 in 100 pregnancies are Ectopic. And, if you have had a D&C, you are more likely. Most are discovered somewhere between 5 and 7 weeks-either via Ultrasound or because they rupture.
I have been holding off on making my Midwife appt. out of some sort of denial and/or fear of eminent loss. But, it seems that I can hold off no longer. I need to put my mind to rest.
After letting this consume me and ruin my weekend, I reached out to a logical friend. She reassured me that everything was fine. And that it was likely to be ligament pain. Nonetheless, I made my first pre-nantal appointment for Aug 20th.