Post # 1
I haven’t had anything too major happen so far (crossing fingers!). Baby is on the small side so I have had to have ultrasounds every few weeks and I have to see a specialist soon. I also had to undergo further testing for pre eclampsia which is still pending. Husband tells me he doesn’t think he can take the stress of another pregnancy and right now I kind of agree with him. I’m such a worry wart. Even if everything goes well this time I might not want to take the risk of getting pregnant again and all the things that could go wrong. I always wanted at least 2 kids but I think I can deal with it if this is our only one.
For those who have had a more problematic pregnancy, did it make you not want to do it again?
Post # 2
Yes, I have a nine week old. He was born 6 weeks early via emergency c section due to a cord prolapse. He stayed in hospital for 16 days and is still closely monitored. No way am I doing it again!
Post # 3
I doubt I’ll do this again. I was never keen on pregnancy to begin with. It was a means to an end. I have had to deal with rh incompatibility and gd, neither of which are severe bur have required a lot of time commitment which has been hard because it has meant at least a 1/2 if work for each appointment. On top of my general paranoia. I’ve got 1.5 weeks left and the paranoia us probably at its height.
Post # 4
Sort of. I had hg with my son and we always thought we wanted three kids. after a bad loss we swore we would wait and figure things out. It was really important to us that our son have a sibling and it turns out some things happen when you least expect it. This pregnancy has been awful and we are for sure done after this, my body can’t handle another and for the most part we are at peace with the choice. dh is more ok with it because I think he is struggling to watch me go through this.
Post # 5
In the beginning yes, I had 2 second trimester miscarriages due to IC (incompetent cervix) and became pregnant almost immediately after that an cried my heart out! I just knew that pregnancy would end the same. But oh how I was wrong, after receiving a stitch I carried my little one to 38 weeks 5days and then went into labor. I was full of joy an happy after I had him because I was in disbelief the entire time. I had an amazing pregnancy beside morning sickness up until 8months. An now I’m pregnant again and praying this pregnancy goes just good as the last. When I look at my 2yr old now, all that I went thru was totally worth it.
Post # 6
hspw714: I had bad morning sickness in the beginning, was good for a few weeks in the middle, then developed gestational hypertension and eventually pre-e. I am definitely going to do it again, though! I’m hoping for a less eventful second pregnancy 🙂
Post # 7
Preeeety sure that I wont get pregnant again either. I was pregnant with twins and went into preterm labor at 25 weeks. Because I was 3cm dilated with a bulging sac, I was put on hospital bed rest where I could ONLY get up and go to the bathroom. It sucked. Then beyond that, I ended going into real labor at 28 weeks and gave birth via emergency c-section. Having the babies in the NICU since Jan. 26th has been so draining on me and my husband. The stress of almost losing one of our sons and the stress of me on bed rest really put a damper on the whole pregnancy experience. I didn’t enjoy pregnancy and I’m pretty sure our hands will be full with our two sons so I doubt another child will be in our future.
Post # 8
Ask me again after I give birth, I am fairly certain I will not be doing this any time soon (Mr. J keeps saying that he wants another child as soon as I forget about how sick I was this time around)
The nausea/vometing/headaches/dizzyness/exhaustion have been pretty extreme and Im only 16 weeks in. Everyone told me it would get better during the 2nd trimester and I cried all day when I threw up day one of week 13. I have been managing but I really don’t think this whole pregnancy thing is appealing to anyone.
Post # 9
this is my second and last pregnancy, and after how hard it’s been even if we had planned on more I couldn’t do it. my daughter was born 6 weeks early and I had a nasty uterine infection with her, as well as hyperemesis. this time I was so sick I was almost hospitalized and I have to get weekly progesterone injections which give me migranes and a bunch of other not amazing side effects. at 24 I just got back up to my starting weight. I’ve had to stop working and I’ve felt a ton of guilt about not being able to be a fun mom to my daughter. the doctor also just found a clot on my placenta so we’re going to have to do extra monitoring because of that. i’ve already been up to labor and delivery 3 times in the second trimester due to various things and it’s just been draining. It’s been hard enough dealing with a difficult pregnancy with one child, there is no way I could do it with two!
Post # 10
Not gonna happen. We had a surprise pregnancy which I didn’t get to carry due to my body going crazy. I developed migraines so bad I lost vision and my hearing would go out. I was rushed to hospital because DH thought I was having a stroke or something. My body just couldn’t handle it and was forming clots in the placenta and around it that migrated. After the fact we found out I have very low hormone levels but couldn’t do treatment to change it because the clots would come back.
Post # 11
It would depend on what the complications are. If they are ones that are likely to happen again, maybe, maybe not, depending on the sevarity of it. If it was a fluke one time type of thing, I won’t let taht sway us to have a second.
Post # 12
I always thought we’d have 2 or 3 kids but my husband and I are thinking our first might very well be our last. I was admitted to the hospital with pre-eclampsia at 29 weeks and delivered our baby girl one week ago at 30 weeks. She’s doing great and she’s definitely worth everything we’ve gone through but I can’t imagine how much harder this would have been on DH and I if we already had a child. Right now we’re able to afford for him to just work and we’re able to adjust our schedules so we can be at the hospital all the time. If this happened with a subsequent pregnancy we definitely wouldn’t be able to be this flexible. There’s also a good chance this *would* happen again due to the pre-existing conditions I have.
Post # 13
I haven’t had a child yet but I know I have issues that could cause a complicated pregnancy (hypertension and a clotting disorder). I think I would be fine with only one child if things didn’t go well. Honestly I wouldn’t be opposed to adopting instead of carrying my own child either – pregnancy is not very appealing to me and the health risks can be scary.
Post # 14
I had gestational diabetes, was put on insulin early on (beginning of the second trimester), and hated it. I thought that was the absolute worst thing that was going to happen during my pregnancy. (Keep in mind that this was my first!). Fast forward to 31 weeks when I found out that I suddenly had severe preeclampsia, resulting in me being brought to another hospital via ambulance, having an emergency c-section because baby’s heart rate was declining after they induced labor, and ended up having a 31 week preemie who stayed in the NICU for 5 weeks. <br /><br />Regardless of all that happened, I would still love to have another one. I would love to go through pregnancy again, and I would love to have a VBAC if at all possible.