(Closed) For fun: How did your pregnancy compare to your mother's?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Very similar – both got pregnant easily, easy pregnancies with fatigue but not much nausea, and both had a tilted uterus and breech babies. 

Post # 17
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013


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saratiara2:  my mom and i had similar pregnancies in the sense that they werent difficult, no health concerns like GB or Preeclampsia, except for at the end of my pregnancy (36 weeks) i started developing slight hypertension. 

Our labor was completely different, she ended up having a c section bc i was breached, and i delivered vaginally. 

My mother had a hard time staying pregnant after she had me though, so I am hoping i dont experience that. She suffered 4 miscarrages, 3 ectopic before having my sister, and after having my sister she got pregnant again but had to deliver at 6 months bc the baby was still born. 

Post # 18
5092 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know yet about labor (I’m 33 weeks now) but I definitely had a rougher first trimester than my mom did. She didn’t even realize that “morning” sickness is a misnomer, since she never really had it herself! Lucky b 😉 (Kidding, my mom is awesome)

Otherwise, I think it’s been similar – fairly easy and not too much discomfort.

She also tells me she had a very easy labor, no drugs. I’m fervently hoping my experience will match hers there!

Post # 19
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Couldn’t be more different. My mom got pregnant first try both times at an older age, was super hungry, never had morning sickness, felt amazing, showed slowly but gained about 60lbs per pregnancy.

It took me almost 3 years and several rounds of fertility treatments including two rounds of IVF to get pregnant at a young age (infertility in both myself and DH). I had heartburn early on, food aversions and morning sickness until about 15 weeks. I started showing almost immediately with a firm round belly, none of this bloat that goes away business, but as of 20 weeks was down a pound.

Basically opposites!

Post # 20
7640 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Totally different. I had constant morning sickness (“all day” sickness really) until well into the 2nd trimester, and had C-sections. Mum had little morning sickness, and vaginal births. We both craved similar salty foods though, that’s about it.

Post # 21
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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saratiara2:  Our pregnancies were similar. We both gained 50 lbs and lost all of our weight. We were both exhausted (napping whenever we could), and we both had smell and food aversions.

My mom didn’t really talk about nausea but I was really nauseous with my first.

This time, I’m not as nauseous as before but I’m still very tired. I’m not gaining weight the way I did with my first but I think that’s because I’m not as nauseous and eating all the carbs to keep it at bay.

She had a much harder labor and delivery that ended in a C-section. I had a smooth labor and vaginal delivery that went well. She says I was more prepared for labor and delivery than she was.

Post # 22
3089 posts
Sugar bee

Same story…morning sickness…the whole 9.

However (strangely enough), pregnancy completely affected her body much different than mine. It affected her boobs and the way her stomach looked and nothing changed physically on me (with the exception of a weaker bladder at first that got better over time).

But yeah, the pregnancies weren’t a great experience for either of us.

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