Post # 1
This is my second pregnancy, and tomorrow, I will be 16 weeks.
I was having nausea and fatigue SO bad that I have been useless. Couldn’t eat anything…but if I let myself get hungry, I would feel 1000x worse. I was throwing up and just felt soooo awful all the time.
Then over the weekend it stopped…like somone flipped a switch. I had so much energy. I didn’t feel sick. I wasn’t bloated anymore. I don’t need to constantly eat..and nothing is triggering my nausea really.
Should I worry?
Part of me thinks it is scary to suddenly have no morning sickness (as awesome as it feels, since I haven’t felt this good in 4 months!).
I’m not scheduled to see my OB for another couple of weeks, but should I call? I don’t want to be a paranoid moron…
Has anyone else experienced this, or have any words of advice?
Post # 2
I’m not a mom, have never been preggers, but I know lots of people with kids and I know some who have said the same thing. They were horribly sick until all of a sudden they weren’t.
I don’t think there’s any harm in calling your doctor, I know my sister bothered hers all the time while she was expecting (she was a very nervous pregnant lady). A quick call could put your mind at ease if you’re concerned 🙂
Post # 3
16 weeks sounds like a fine time to be over morning sickness, I was over mine at 13. Enjoy!!!!
Post # 4
Thanks ladies. I had complications earlier in the pregnancy, and have had ultrasounds showing a happy, healthy, active baby…so that is re-assuring. But of course, since i had complications, I am very much on edge!
I just wish I was feeling movement at this point so I could re-assure myself! I am also a nervous pregnant lady…my OB is going to think I am neurotic! lol
Post # 5
urchin: I was the same exact way! I was concered because my MS was the only way I truly knew I was pregnant so when it went away I was scared. But here I am at 34 weeks pregnant waiting on my little boy to arrive.
I think its okay to be a nervous mom just means you’re a good one! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy
Post # 6
urchin: I think you should call your doctor. Likely, there is nothing wrong, but I can understand why you would feel nervous and a bit uneasy. Even though this is your second pregnancy, I have heard each time is different, so it’s hard to know what to expect or what is “normal”. I think having peace of mind is much better than worrying over things. Besides, that’s what your doctor is there for! I’m sure they won’t mind or think you’re “neurotic” (borrowing phrasing from your last post).
I only have 1 child, but I ended up calling my OB a lot during my pregnancy because people around me (like my mom) made me anxious about every little thing. One time, I apologized, and he told me not to give it a second thought. He said he never minds extra calls. He said his rule of thumb was: Whatever a pregnant lady wants … she gets! LOL
ETA: I’m sure what you’re experiencing is normal. From what I remember, my morning sickness stopped suddenly, too. (My daughter is 10, so it’s been a while. LOL) I didn’t intend for my post to sound gloom-and-doom. Sorry if it came off that way. >.O
Post # 7
longtimemrs: Thanks 🙂 Perhaps I will give him a call today to see what he thinks.
This pregnancy is COMPLETELY different than my first so far. I was never so sick, and had already felt movement by now. I could fill a page with all the differences from this pregnancy compared to my first!
Post # 8
urchin: *internet hugs* Growing a human being inside you is hard work! Too hard to have to worry what others think. I am sure whatever you decide will be the best thing. You’ve totally got this and can do it!
One thing I do remember from my pregnancy is that it took what felt like AGES for me to feel movement. Way past the time when everyone else said I should have felt my daughter. I remember it made me so scared and uneasy. I’m not sure if that helps or not, but at least knowing someone else experienced it might be worth something.
Post # 9
Just an update for you all.
I didn’t end up calling my OB, but started to feel a little morning sickness in the afternoon.
Ironically, for the first time last night, I felt the baby (for sure, definitely wasn’t gas!) for about 45 minutes, and as I type this I am feeling him/her too! Wooohooo!
Feeling very happy that baby is groovin’ away in there, AND that my morning sickness is letting up. The past 4 months have been very tough!
Post # 10
urchin: If you were at 8 or 10 weeks I would be worried about it, but at 16 I think you just finally got into the 2nd trimester glow stage :). If it makes you feel better, you could call and go in and get checked by Doppler. Or you could get your own Doppler for peace of mind (though I know that not everyone finds those calming!). Best of luck and happy 24 weeks to go!
Post # 11
Schatzie821: Thanks for your encouraging words! I’m actually not a fan of overusing dopplers…so I won’t have one in my own home.
I am so happy to know that there is a light at the end of this morning-sickness tunnel! blah!
Post # 12
urchin: YAY!! I was just thinking about this thread, and I am so, so happy to read your wonderful and positive update!! It’s so exciting that you are feeling the baby moving. One of the best, most special things in the universe.
Many wishes to you for a happy, lovely, and easy rest of your pregnancy, topped off by a healthy little one on your due date.
Post # 13
urchin: I’m so happy for you that your morning sickness is getting easier! haha
I can’t speak personally as we haven’t had children yet but when my mum had my youngest brother (which was only 2 years ago.. she was very young when she had me!) she had the most horrendous morning sickness all through the first trimester (which she hadn’t had with myself or my other brother) and like you, it cleared up quite rapidly when she went in to the second!
I’ve been around a LOT of pregnant women and to me this sounds fairly normal but its always the safest bet to speak to your dr, if for no other reason it’ll reassure you! Good luck with everything!