To the moms with a rainbow baby….

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Jilliebean1:  I’m 20 weeks pregnant with my rainbow baby. I haven’t had many symptoms for either but I wasn’t as tired this time as i was before. I had heartburn last time but only rarely with this pregnancy. I feel completely fine almost all the time actually! I don’t know that you can compare pregnancies – each one is different, and each experience is different. I don’t necessarily think that symptoms can dictate the success of a pregnancy – but I know the need to draw parallels there 🙂

last time I knew something was wrong – intuition I guess. This time I am much more relaxed 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Jilliebean1:  I also had 2 losses and am now approx 23 weeks.  This pregnancy felt very different.  My symptoms progressed where as the other 2 times my symptoms stalled and boy was i nauseous this time and never before.  My Dr was very excited that I felt so sick! Good luck!  I really hope this is it for you! Congrats! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I honestly can’t tell you for sure, but for each of my 7 pregnancies, my symptoms were a bit different.  6 were miscarriages, and I’m 9+1weeks into the 7th (furthest I’ve ever made it!).

For me, similar to what @WifeOfD:  says, I just feel more peaceful and excited with this one.  Not saying I have no fear, but that my overall sense is a sense of wellbeing.  🙂

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

I’d have to say that my initial pregnancy symptoms were initially about the same with the pregnancy I lost at around eight weeks as compared to the ones that went full term and resulted in healthy babies. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant after having 3 consecutive miscarriages. Some of my symptoms were the same this time around but there were a few differences. Before I even got a BFP with this pregnancy my nipples were really painful and I’d never experienced that when I was pregnant before. The other major thing I noticed was that I had a lot more cramping in the first few weeks. There were so many times that I was sure I was miscarrying again because the cramps were so bad but I guess the LO was just burrowing in there nice and snuggly :)! I was nauseous with the other pregnancies but this was the first one where I actually threw up. The puking didn’t start until around week 13-14 though.

 

I am hoping and praying for you and your sticky/rainbow baby. 🙂

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had really similar symptoms with both my pregnancies early on (I miscarried at 5+5 weeks): Feeling tired, breast tenderness, nipple sensitivity, nausea, discharge etc. I actually found that my symptoms were stronger with my miscarriage than my current pregnancy (36 weeks). Don’t give symptoms too much thought: Every pregnancy is different & sometimes they can dissapear even though everything is fine.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Jilliebean1:  With both of my miscarriages I had barely any symptoms, occasional sore boobs and waves of nausea but nothing major. The first miscarriage i craved eggs from 4 weeks to 6 weeks, when that stopped suddenly i ‘knew’ that something was wrong. On an u/s 3 weeks later we found out our baby had stopped developing at 6 weeks. The last m/c I had sore boobs for a day and then i started spotting for a week then i had the full m/c. 

 

This time (although no take home baby yet im only 9 weeks but seen a heartbeat so FX), I have every symptom going, I have been so tired, so sick, headaches, acne, constipation, food aversions, cravings and darker veins. Im hoping this means this baby will stick x

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Im 29 weeks with my rainbow baby after a stillbirth at 27 weeks. This whole pregnancy has felt different. Not a symptom but last time I remember just looking at the beautiful nursery thinking ‘I dont want to use this stuff its too beautiful to ruin’ strange things to think. This time I look at it (different house and nursery furniture etc) and think ugh oh better get more linen these ones will get covered in vomitt in no time. So a bit like someone else said I have just felt more peaceful during this pregnancy. The earlier symptoms were also different, I felt pretty good in the first trimester last time..this time not so much and I have been exhausted pretty much the whole time! GL with your rainbow baby 🙂 x 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I hate to be stupid, but what is a rainbow baby?Embarassed

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@qtrfan:  Did reading any of this thread give you any indication that it might be a sensitive topic? A bit of googleing or reading the OP might have given you a bit of a hint. Its the viable pregnancy after a miscarriage. I hope this has been an enlightening experience for you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@MrsRugbee:  

Not too sensitive if people are willing to discuss on a public forum.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@qtrfan:  I didn’t think it was an insensitive question.  I had never heard term either.  I appreciate you asking, and I am glad that I now know what a rainbow baby is.  I am also sorry for those of you who have sufferend a loss.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@qtrfan:  Really?! I know you said you hate to be stupid but your posts are really giving me doubts!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@qtrfan:  

@MrsRugbee:   I don’t think she meant it to be rude or to upset anyone. I think she genuinely wanted to know – the post is about it, after all. 

 

I’m sorry for all the losses you ladies have had. 

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