Post # 1
I’m entering into week 6 of pregnancy, and wondering if/when morning sickness will hit. I was discussing it with my mother, who said that with 3 kids, she never got morning sickness. So, I thought I’d poll the bees to see if they had the same experience as their mother or different (if you know). Thanks, bees!
(I guess I’m holding out home that my mom’s absence of morning sickness means I won’t either, haha.)
Post # 3
I would say that there is very little correlation. The only thing I’ve really known to be hereditary in pregnancy is stretch marks, b/c it has more to do with skin elasticity than “pregnancy”.
As far as the morning sickness, it’s really just dependent upon each pregnancy. I’ve known moms to not get it with their first one or two, but then have it terrible with later pregnancies, or the other way around.
I had TERRIBLE m/s with DS, and only constant nausea this go round, and I don’t think my mom really ever had m/s with either me or my sis.
Post # 4
My mom didn’t have morning sickness with both me and my brother, but I had morning sickness with a vengence! It hit me at 6 weeks on the nose and lasted until 18 weeks! I had to be medicated around the clock to be able to keep fluids down.
I hope your genes work in your favor! 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve never been pregnant and please don’t flame me.
I read somewhere that morning sickness is worse in women who are nutritionally deficient in something. Meaning that the healthier their diet, the less likely they’ll have morning sickness. I’m not sure how accurate it is but I read that somewhere and there’s a book associated with it. I wish I could recall where I read it, maybe it was in Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition by Marilynn Shannon.
Post # 6
I hope it’s not heriditary. My mom was so sick when she was pregnant with me that she last about 10 pounds in her first trimester and gained only about 20 pounds over the course of her pregnancy. She couldn’t keep anything down.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I know it’s probably not “hereditary” per se, but was curious. It’s too early for me to know, of course. I’ve also heard that morning sickness has been correlated with healthier babies (overall, of course, not as a truism) because it’s your body rejecting unhealthy things for the fetus, so I wonder if morning sickness is on the rise as more processed foods enter our diets.
Post # 8
@Jess1483: That’s interesting, that may be true b/c the current American diet has a ton of processed foods.
Post # 9
@Jess1483: I try to only eat organic and my sister eats like crud (lots of frozen foods and goes out to eat all of the time). We both had wicked morning sickness. I lost 25lbs my first tri and she lost 22lbs during hers.
So I’m not sure if it had more to do with diet, but maybe genes since her and I were both very sick.
I can also say that this is my 4th pregnancy, and I had 3 losses before. 2 of those losses I almost made it all the way through my first trimester. I was the most sick with this pregnancy, so I believe that it might have something to do more with hormone levels than anything else, because this pregnancy was the only time my hormones increased the way they were suppose to.
Here’s an article about morning sickness:
Post # 10
My mum had horrific morning sickness, so did all of my sisters, and so have I : ( Even if you do get it though, there’s plenty you can do to manage it and don’t be afraid to ask for medication from your doctor. I’m on two very safe medications to help.
Post # 11
I don’t think it’s hereditary. Usually morning sickness starts around week 7-8 (if you’re gonna get it).
Post # 12
@mwitter80: Interesting article! And it says that there is a genetic predisposition:
“You have a genetic predisposition to nausea during pregnancy. If your mother or sisters had severe morning sickness, there’s a higher chance you will, too.”
Post # 13
my mother was hella sick with me and my sis. she had to be hopsitalized and vomitted. but i was just mildly nauseas in my first tri. i am hoping to skip the stretch makrs she got too. heheh
Post # 14
My mother had two perfect pregnancies. I had hyperemesis gravidarum and hospitalized 3 times.
Post # 15
My mother was sick to the point of being hospitalized when she was pregnant with my twin brothers (her first pregnancy). Her mother spent weeks in the hospital when she was pregnant with my mom. Neither of them could keep ANYTHING down. Neither of them had any sickness with their subsequent pregnancies.
I had pretty wicked “morning” sickness. I had zero interest in any food at all, was nauseous pretty much all the time, and threw up on a pretty regular basis. I lost 10 pounds in the first trimester. The only things I could manage to hold down were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and oatmeal, and I had to make myself eat that.
Post # 16
i had no morning sickness with my first baby, and HORRIBLE morning sickness with my 2nd. so i think every pregnancy is different..