Post # 1
…Or if you had minimal MS.
There is a belief floating around the Bee that if one does not have morning sickness (or all day sickness) it is a sign that something is wrong. There is a corresponding belief that if one has very severe MS that it means the baby is going to thrive in utero and beyond.
I don’t know about the latter proposition but I can say that I know of too many women who have experienced little to no MS and gone on to have normal, healthy pregnancies to believe the first one. And I wanted to make a thread about it because I feel like the belief in no morning sickness being a bad sign is harmful to women in the category of no to low MS.
Personally I had some all day sickness, which was generally cured by snacking on some salty snacks and which lasted until about week 10. I vomited a handful of times but not because the sickness was really strong, I don’t know why exactly. I feel like it was almost a psychological thing. anyway, it didn’t really bother me . What did bother me was the comments I would read about no morning sickness indicating a struggling pregnancy. And I am happy to be corrected, but I just do not think it is true. Considering very little is known about MS, I doubt whether there could be any conclusive evidence showing causation between low-no MS and healthy pregnancy. But I am happy to hear from people on the topic and to be pointed in the direction of literature on the topic. if anyone has anything to say please share your thoughts.
if anyone is interested I am currently 29w3d. My pregnancy is healthy. half way through there was some concern that my baby was small, but since then I have had multiple repeat anatomy scans and amnio, which showed no reason for a small baby. eventually I told my obstetrician I ovulated on CD20, which caused them to readjust my due date and account completely for the size discrepancy. At this stage we are on track for a normal pregnancy and birth (if I wanted a normal vaginal birth).
Post # 2
I never had any morning sickness and my DD was absolutely fine. She’s sitting on my lap now watching commercials. I threw up just once throughout the whole pregnancy, at 28 weeks.
Post # 3
Completely agree with you. Most people I know have had little to no morning sickness, and very healthy babies.
That being said, I have read that there is a correlation between no/little morning sickness and miscarriage. I can’t remember where I read it, but I Googled it quickly and found this: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-raj-persaud/morning-sickness-pregnancy_b_2237627.html
It’s hardly a peer reviewed journal article, but does cite some good sources.
Do remember though that correlation does not mean causation, and there are way too many women out there with healthy babies and easy pregnancies to worry too much about this. Early pregnancy is a stressful and delicate enough time without adding this to worry about.
Post # 4
Truffle-hunter: It was actually a loss of symptoms that clued me in about my first mc. I had lost the baby only a few days before. For the second mc I noticed that my very slight symptoms were not getting stronger. Baby was growing slowly and then I did mc. I do know, however this is not the case for everyone.
Post # 5
I am 9w3d and I haven’t had any ms. None of my symptoms have been overwhelming except for fatigue, so I will admit that I have worried, but I also chose not to get an ultrasound until 10w5d so I have no one but myself to blame for the anxiety of not hearing the heartbeat yet. I don’t know if my mom had ms, either. I think there’s still time for it to develop, though. If something does end up being wrong, I will probably think of no ms as a sign. I’m just praying for a healthy baby and trying not to worry, as I do have other signs.
Post # 6
I think that women with morning sickness are less likely to miscarry. However, it’s a relative thing. It does not mean that someone with no morning sickness is likely to miscarry, or that someone with sever sickness will not miscarry.
Post # 7
I am 23 weeks as of today and had ZERO morning sickness. I never worried about it… also wives tale says if you don’t have MS it’s a girl… And I indeed am having a girl.
Post # 8
I had no morning sickness at all and miscarried. I agree with PP that having ms is usually a good sign but not having it is not necessarily bad… I also read that they suspect ms is tied to rising hormone levels which would explain a relationship to miscarriage….
Post # 9
I didn’t have morning sickness and I have two healthy daughters. My sister also didn’t have morning sickness and she has two healthy kids. I think some of it is the genetics of the mothe. Some women just have easier pregnancies.
Post # 10
This is my third pregnancy, will be my first baby.
First pregnancy: horrible morning sickness starting at 6 weeks that lasted until I miscarried at 11.5 weeks. (Baby’s heart stopped beating around week 9-10)
Second pregnancy: zero morning sickness. Miscarried at 9 weeks.
Current pregnancy: horrible morning sickness starting around week 7-8 lasting til week 15. So far baby is healthy as can be at nearly 30 weeks gestation.
For me, I experienced miscarriages with both lots of nausea and zero nausea. Just because you are nauseous, doesn’t mean you will not miscarry and zero nausea does not always indicate failure of your baby to thrive.
Post # 11
No morning sickness here, DD is 8m and fine! 🙂
Post # 12
Truffle-hunter: A co-worker of mine had zero morning sickness, and actually had zero symptoms at all, she didn’t even find out she was pregnant until just under the 7 month mark! Like one of those people on that “I didn’t know I was pregnant shows”, lucky for her she had to get bloodwork done when she did so she had a few months to prep! Anyway she has a perfectly healthy beautiful 1 year old now after a symptom free pregnancy.
Post # 13
My mom never had any with me or my sister. In fact,she had so few of the negative side effects our Dr always said she was made for being pregnant, and should have had many more. If only i can be so lucky when my time comes!
Post # 14
drdeebee: I agree whole heartedly with everything you said. I had zero morning sickness and had a mmc. I hardly had any symptoms so I was worried from day 1 that my hormones were off. I definitely agree about the lack of hormones and that link.0
Post # 15
graygodess20: I have had three girls and never had morning sickness with any of them. My sister inlaw she had 2 girls and was so sick with them. I got pregnant in between my 2nd and my third daughter and lost that one due to a blighted ovum(sp) and from the moment I conceived I was soooo sick heartburn , morning sickness you name it. So I don’t know if maybe that one was a boy or I was sick because something was wrong. all I know is my healthy pregnancies never made me sick.