Post # 1
I know this is like, my 80th post on the same thing (okay, it’s my 2nd or 3rd), but I’m starting to crack.
I did the morning sickness thing. All first trimester. Then I hit 15 weeks and it got better. Now, I’m 19/20 weeks and I’m nauseous AGAIN. And I have that lovely situation of getting incredibly hungry but somehow having no appetite for anything. And then, I can only hold, like, a cup of food at a time, after which I’m nauseous. Seriously, the past week or so, I’ve been able to eat maybe a meal and a half in a day (I don’t count calories, but I estimate it’s somewhere around 1,000-1,300). Then the baby moves/kicks–it’s still really slight and tiny at this stage, but man, this has the ability to make me sicker!
I mean, I’m pretty much into “listen to your body” and all that, so I’m going to assume that my body isn’t taking in too much food because it doesn’t really need it, and I take a prenatal and everything, but SHOULD I be worried? Or should I resign myself to it sucking?
Post # 3
@BothCoasts: I feel for you. I did not enjoy pregnancy in the least. With my first daughter, I had morning sickness for 21 weeks. I have a super strong gag reflex though, and only threw up once. Instead, I simply walked around gagging, retching, and dry heaving all day everyday. I got to the point that I wished I would throw up. My second pregnancy was a bit better as far a morning sickness, but I had post partum depression WHILE I was pregnant which was a nightmare. You don’t have to enjoy this, it will be over soon and you will be holding your beautiful baby. Congrats.
Post # 4
Thank you! And I can’t believe you did morning sickness for 21 weeks, AND ppd. You have my awe!
Post # 5
my SIL had morning sickness till 34 weeks. I felt so bad for her.
Post # 6
I’m sorry you are feeling so sick! I hope it gets easier for you ((hugs))
Post # 7
I’ve never been pregnant, so I’m completely useless on advice, but I just wanted to wish you luck and say that I hope you feel better soon! My generic advice would be that so long as your doctor isn’t concerned about your weight and you’re taking the prenatal vitamins, don’t worry about it.
Post # 8
I’m 34 weeks and still throw up 3-4 times per week. At this point it’s just a way a life. I feel sick almost all of the time, but I have a healthy baby in there, and if I have to suffer for it, then I’m ok with that.
It sucks. It’s emotionally draining to not feel good for 3/4 of an entire year, but if this is what it takes…right?
As far as being able to fit food in, I can’t do that either. Very small meals, or I get acid reflux and puke. I try to eat the things I know my body needs first, and then see how I feel and if I can take in something else.
I know it’s hard sometimes, but you’ll get through it.
Post # 9
@BothCoasts: I can totally relate. I hated the first part of my pregnancy, but I loved my boys. I was so sick until 17 weeks, I had to be medicated around the clock. I was in the ER twice for dehydration and THEN I came down with the flu. I’ve finally reached a point where I don’t feel sick most of the time. I can’t eat large meals (or even medium meals) without either vomiting or getting reflux, like mtwitter.
I would only be worried if you’re not gaining the weight recommended by your OB/midwife. My midwives told me during my bout with MS that if I survived on potato chips and Pepsi, they were ok with that as long as I was keeping something down. My weight gain is on the lower side, especially for twins, but again – they’re ok with that. Stress won’t help your body or your baby either. If you’re worried – ask! That’s what our providers are there for!
I hope you feel better soon – but you’re halfway there!
Post # 10
I’m not having a fun time with it either. My morning sickness went away for maybe a month or two and now it’s back and worse than the first trimester at 28 weeks. Bleck. I have not thrown up yet (thank god) but almost did twice over the weekend and could right now if I wasn’t fighting it so much. I am so ready to be done with that plus being so tired all the time, not being able to breathe, and the swelling in my ankles and feet. I have found cold watermelon to be one of the few things that settles my stomach a bit. I have no idea why, but I swear I could eat a whole watermelon if I had the chance.
I agree pregnancy sucks, but I am thrilled for the end result and keep looking towards that. I am so grateful we’ve had such few issues. As much as I feel like crap all the time, I am still thankful and feel blessed. Hope you feel better soon!