(Closed) What it means if you don't have morning sickness…

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Truffle-hunter:  My mom didnt have any morning sickness with any of us and we were all fine.

Post # 32
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Blushing bee

I had zero morning sickness with my two boys. Both healthy other than one has a hole in his heart that is slowly closing up (but he is very active, etc.). The first time I was pregnant however, I couldn’t even take a bit of an apple (not even swallow it) without needing to run to the bathroom. I lost that baby at around the three month mark. 

Another time I was pregnant and lost the baby at 14 wks (carried until the 16th wk as there were no signs of a missed miscarriage until the ultra sound) I had zero ms. 

 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Through out my entire pregnancy I only threw up once and that was after eating something that my bf now fiance made. It wasn’t yucky or anything just some things I can’t eat when I was pregnant with my son. The food he made was really good though so afterwards it made me feel bad. My son is 5 months tomorrow and he is healthy as can be. Don’t always listen to what people say not everything that someone says is true. When my son was born he was born with a full head of hair. they said his hair will fall out. It doesn’t show any signs of falling out and it has grown so much. His hair makes him look older than he actually is. I say those people are liars haha. If it was going to fall out I think it would have done so by now. Oh and btw even if your baby is healthy and fine you won’t always have a vaginal birth expecting one will make you really dissapointed especially if you ended up with a c-section instead. Things happen that our out of our control. Be realistic. I am hoping you will have a easy and safe delivery.

I had a pretty easy pregnancy until hours before I had my son. I had to have a emergency c-section due to preclemsia. So just make sure to take care of yourself, listen to the advice of your doctors, and enjoy your pregnancy. 

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Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mom had no morning sickness with me and obviously I am alive and well! My aunt had a boy and a girl, and had no morning sickness with either. I am 20 weeks pregnant right now (with a girl) and have had no real MS. Slight nausea/food aversions for a few days in the first trimester, but never came close to throwing up. Also, when I went for bloodwork at the beginning of my pregnancy, my HCG numbers were what many people here would consider low, but I haven’t had any complications yet and baby is very healthy. Everyone, and every pregnancy, is different!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I had evening sickness twice throughout my entire pregnancy. Never really felt nauseous or anything. DS is 8 months old, healthy as a horse, and loves to prove it by crawling around our house like a mad man :-).

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had a little bit of morning queasiness for a few weeks early on with my daughter, and that was it. And I had sky-high hcg levels! I also had episodes of bleeding, but my daughter was fine and healthy throughout and is now 9 months old. These signs and symptoms or lack thereof can be nerve-wracking, but they do not conclusively tell you that something is wrong.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Truffle-hunter:  It means you’re lucky, I’m terribly jealous of all the ladies who don’t suffer from MS.  I lost 10 pounds by week 8 and they insisted I go on dieclegis to stem the MS so I could actually eat something and not throw it up.  My favorite moment was pulling off the freeway to puke into the trash can I had in my car, right on the freeway offramp.  And I swear, everyone I talked to told me about how they didn’t have any MS at all, and they all had healthy kids so I agree with you, I don’t think MS correlates with greater health at all.  It is true that women in early pregnancy who miscarry might do so before the MS starts but not find out till later, so maybe that’s what they’re referring to?  But I think it’s horribly irresponsible of those researchers to put that out there, way to give pregnant woman yet another thing to be concerned about!  In that first trimester I’d wake up some mornings feeling slightly better and panic that I’d lost the pregnancy.  Then an hour later I’d be wrapped around the toilet and feel somewhat relieved…but mostly gross 😉

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m 12w3d, and I’ve had a pretty easy time of it so far.  I had some nausea from weeks 6-9 or so, with a few bad days, but usually I could keep it at bay by snacking frequently.  We had our NT scan last week and baby looks great and is measuring right on track.  Talking with my mother, I found out that she had pretty easy pregnancies – 3 babies, all healthy and strong, no bad MS, never vomitted, easy labors and births.  I’m hoping that I’m just taking after her.

I really think the “bad MS = strong baby” thing is largely a wives’ tale to make moms with bad MS feel better.  Not that there’s absolutely no foundation to it (I know there are studies that show some small correlation between morning sickness and healthy pregnancy outcomes), but I think people put a lot more weight on it than is due.  And there is no evidence that women who don’t suffer are at a greater risk of miscarriage or poor outcomes.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had bad morning sickness with my son and really no morning sickness with my daughter.  They were both healthy at birth!

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve heard that MS can be considered a “good thing” since it’s used by pregnant women to validate the fact that they are indeed pregnant. But I don’t belive that the lack of MS means a less healthy pregnancy. For me, I would probably only worry if I were to experience a sudden end to MS before getting close to the end of the first trimester but even that means nothing for sure. But tbh, it would probably still make me nervous.

I have read that pregnancies with bad MS can lead to having a smarter child. This study shows a correlation between nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and the long-term neurocognitive development of those kids: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/morning-sickness-tied-to-smart-kids/

Post # 41
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes, there are some studies that show people with MS are less likely to miscarry.  That doesn’t mean no MS means you will miscarry or that your pregnancy isn’t healthy.  Or that if you have MS you won’t miscarry.

I had plenty of nausea and MS (weeks 8-16) but my mother had none with me and minimal with my twin brothers.  My good friend has a baby around my LO’s age and she had virtually no MS, I think one or two days with slight nausea was it.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I never had morning (or any time) sickness and my son was perfecly healthy! Don’t worry!

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

 

Truffle-hunter:  Morning sickness means nothing! Some of us are just blessed with genes that dont allow for it i guess. Im currently 27 weeks and i had no morning sickness and baby is right on target and thriving despite my lack of feeling queasy. Everyone is different, and I wish people would stop making others worry about stuff like this. We’re growing humans for christ sake, we’ve got enough to worry about!Thanks for bringing awareness to this myth!

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Truffle-hunter:  It is true that among women who do not have morning sickness, there is a higher risk of miscarriage compared to women who do – not massively higher, but enough that it’s statistically significant. However, this is related to why there is no definitive data on exactly how much caffeine it’s safe to consume while pregnant, because women who have morning sickness are much less likely to consume coffee or other caffeinated beverages. So basically it’s a chicken/egg situation, where researchers can’t tell if it’s caffeine that causes the increased rate of miscarriage or whatever biological situation (hormone levels probably) that results in a lack of morning sickness that causes it. For a much more thorough breakdown of the data I recommend picking up Expecting Better by Emily Oster; I’ve only read the first few chapters but have so far found it to be pretty mind blowing in terms of illuminating the science (or lack thereof) behind the myriad rules and recommendations pregnant women are given.

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