Post # 1
You always hear that “every pregnancy is different”. I want to know how true this statement is. Any one care to share stories about how your pregnancies differed? I’m mostly interested in the classic first trimester symptoms. Were they successful pregnancies? Did different symptoms correlate to different sexes?
My story is I was pregnant this summer and had every single symptom in the book starting at 5 weeks: bloated, nauseous, vomiting, sore breasts, exhausted, hungry all the time… I felt like my body wasn’t mine. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with a missed miscarriage at 11.5 weeks but had symptoms right until the D&C and for some time after too as my hormones normalized. Flash forward to today, here I sit 7 weeks pregnant and the only symptoms I have to show are sore boobs and maybe a touch of queasiness here and there. My energy is fine, haven’t gained any weight and my appetite has actually decreased. What gives?? Some days I forget I’m pregnant! Is it typical to have such extremes of symptoms for differing pregnancies?
Post # 3
@mariwithani: This is my first and only pregnancy, so I can’t comment on how pregnancies differ in that way. However, I am very different from a lot of women where my first trimester was super easy. Very early on up until 8 weeks I had only very mild nausea and sore boobs, but never threw up or anything. After that everything was perfect. Then I started the 2nd tri and that started out really rough; frequent headaches, cold sores, tired. It was awful.
I am not taking my beautiful 1st tri to mean that I will get this lucky again so I am in no hurry to get pregnant again nor do I gloat about it IRL because honestly it is unusual and I don’t anticipate getting that kind of luck again. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m not holding my breath!
Post # 4
Yeah, I think every pregnancy can be different.
I’ve only been pregnant once so I don’t know. I didn’t get any symptoms at all until about 8 weeks but then I was sick until 16 weeks. I actually did have a few earlier symptoms but they were very mild and random/not consistent (so I didn’t realize they were pregnancy-related).
I know my mother was never sick with me or had any other symptoms but was sick with my brothers (they were twins though, which also can change things). One of my friends just had a 2nd baby and I know she had a LOT more sickness with this one than the first (first was a boy, second is a girl).
Post # 5
All pregnancies are most certainly different. I’ve been pregnant three times.
My first pregnancy, starting at 4 weeks exactly I had SEVERE nausea with no vomiting. I never had bloating or breast tenderness but had severe exhaustion as well. That pregnancy ended at 7 weeks.
My second pregnancy I was so bloated that I had to wear maternity pants at 6 weeks. I was MASSIVE. I had breast tenderness and was extremely emotional. No nausea or vomiting. That pregnancy ended at 9 weeks.
With my current pregnancy (now 17 weeks) I had exhaustion, vomiting and nausea starting at 9 weeks, breast tenderness, and ZERO bloat. I haven’t had to wear any maternity pants yet, even at 17 weeks. I also had daily brown spotting from weeks 4-9.
As you can see, all three of my pregnancies were entirely different from eachother. I’ll never know if the other two were an indication of what sex we were having, but maybe once we find out this time it might be a clue?
Post # 6
First of, Congratulations on your pregnancy!
yes it’s quite normal to have totaly different pregnancies.
My first was so hard all through 9 months. I had morning sickness galore, sore breast, moody ( hated my husband for “doing that to me) i had crazy cravings ( like little green apples that are not ripe yet to be picked off a tree, i HAD to have them! and black caviar!! omg i’ll never forget) i gained a BUNCH of weight and took me forever to loose it all. I was tired all the time and just couldn’t wait for it to be over. And the birth….don’t even get me started….
Second pregnancy was 8 years later, it was sooooo much easier! i hardly had morning sickness, i had no cravings, gained less weight ( still a lot, but lost it pretty quickly by exclusivly nursing ) And the delivery was 5 hours instead of 20 hours.
BOth boys! go figure
Post # 7
@megz06: Happy to hear of someone else that had an easy first trimester. How long did your second trimester symptoms last? Are you better now?
@kes18: Oh my, sick from week 8 to 16? Maybe I should be enjoying my symptomless time instead of worrying in case these days are numbered! Thanks for sharing your mom’s and friend’s experiences. I’m relieved to read about others with such varying symptoms in different pregnancies.
@KateByDesign: I’m sorry about your losses and congrats on your rainbow baby! All of your pregnancies sound so different. I don’t have any bloat whatsoever this time around either which of course has worried me. I feel so much better now, thanks 🙂
@bigcitydiamonds: it’s so surprising to me how different pregnancies can be! I just always assumed that every woman’s experiences would be different from each others but never thought that different pregnancies for the same woman could differ so much. Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Post # 8
@mariwithani: Thanks. My second trimester symptoms lasted about two weeks before everything pretty much went back to normal, so that is ok. Now I am dealing with other stuff, but it is more so the normal uncomfortable stuff.
Post # 9
@mariwithani: My first pregnancy I had no symptoms at all except tiredness at 8 weeks and that only lasted a week!! I had a healthy baby boy (even after he was 5 weeks early and i had severe pre-eclampsia)
Then i had 2 miscarriages with barely any symptoms either but that was ‘normal’ for me.
This time around i have had every symptom going, I have been predicted by my psychic mother and sisters to have a girl and for a while i agreed but now im leaning more towards a boy so i guess every pregnancy really is different x