(Closed) Pregnancy sickness mommys and mommys to be!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

1st pregnancy, no morning sickness just felt tired.  2nd one, bad headaches and a little morning sickness but felt good in 2nd trimester.  3rd pregnancy 17.5 weeks and I STILL feel like crap all the time LOL.  The whole “morning sickness means the baby is healthy” is old school thinking, plenty of women have no symptoms their entire pregnancy.  I felt great in my 2nd trimester with my first two, this one is being a pita though!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Feeling sick is definitely a good sign, but I know it’s hard to think of it that way!

I had mild morning sickness from about 7-8 weeks through 11 weeks, but mine was pretty easy to manage. The bigger issue for me was the crushing fatigue, which started around 6 weeks and went away around 13 weeks. Now at 32 weeks it’s starting to come back, but I think that’s mainly just because sleeping is getting more difficult. Nausea can also come back later in pregnancy as your organs get squished. I know some of the other October mamas have been nauseated all the way through pregnancy, although I think that’s less common. 

I hope you feel better soon! In those early queasy weeks, it really helped me to remember that the reason I felt sick was not that I actually WAS sick, but that my body was doing all the right things in order to sustain the baby. (Same mindset all along — now in the third trimester, it’s “my hips don’t hurt because I injured them, they hurt because my hormones are relaxing my muscles and joints to prepare for birth.” etc.)

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

1st pregnancy morning sickness between weeks 6-17, returning morning sickness from about 33 weeks-the end, although not as bad.

2nd pregnancy morning sickness between weeks 7-18 I think. I’m 23 weeks, so we’ll see if the morning sickness decides to return.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

1st pregnancy-Morning sickness from 6 weeks to 20 weeks.  It returned around 25 weeks and stayed until birth.

2nd pregnancy- Still too early to tell, but I have a feeling it will be back!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Uh…having or not having morning sickness is in no way a reflection of how healthy your baby is.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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saratiara2:  You’re right in a sense, but there are actually studies out there showing that nausea/vomiting during pregnancy is associated with a lower incidence of pregnancy loss (like this one, which is a meta-analysis of several independent studies). That doesn’t mean that there’s a causal link (morning sickness = healthy baby, or no morning sickness = unhealthy baby/miscarriage), but there’s clearly a relationship. So that’s what doctors mean when they tell you it’s a good sign. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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brlabrat:  I guess. I just think that spreading that kind of info (even just saying “being sick is a great sign!”) causes a lot of unnecessary grief to people. My mom never had morning sickness and had several healthy pregnancies. If I were to assume no morning sickness equals a bad sign I would have spent the past 6 weeks in fear. By counter, lots of women have morning sickness and lose their babies.

I just think the first trimester is scary enough for women without telling them things like if you’re not puking your face off it’s a horrible sign.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I was pretty queasy until week 12/13, got a break for most of my 2nd tri then it came back with a vengeance around week 26/27. I’m at week 32 now.

The MS is definitely nowhere as bad as it was in my first tri, but that may also be because I’ve learnt to manage it better – lots of small meals, popsicles, preggie pops, candied ginger.

The exhaustion has gotten significantly worse but the only way around that has been trying to nap on the weekends or going to bed earlier than usual.

Like other bees have ,mentioned (and my OB as well), these symptoms affect a lot of women but they are in no way an indication of how healthy/normal a pregnancy is – it’s a myth. So if they disappear, enjoy it! You’ll be one of the lucky ones 🙂

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