Post # 1
I’m only 4+2 right now, and feeling pretty good, but the more I read the more I am TERRIFIED of what’s to come. I held off on kids for awhile because of how much I hate being sick and having to hide it at work seems impossible. I also have a big weekend-long event at 7 weeks and I’m so scared of being sick the entire time (parents will be there too and we plan to tell them just after that weekend).
But what makes 6 weeks the magical number where most people start to get sick?
I feel like I should spend the next 1.5 weeks stocking up on saltines, ginger ale, preggie pops, and unisom and b6 so I don’t get caught off guard. I already take a unisom and bcomplex at night and think I will just keep doing that….for forever.
Post # 2
I didn’t get sick til 7 weeks but the reason is because it’s the body’s reaction to the pregnancy hormone which is increasing really fast in the beginning of pregnancy, it levels off later. Not everyone is affected though. I took unisom and vitamin B and it does help but I also get very severe morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum, I just laid in bed for three months straight puking constantly basically. I felt like I was dying. It’s not common though so I’m sure you’ll be fine. If you aren’t, you can always get a prescription anti emetic from your OB.
Post # 3
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I didnt get sick at all with any of my pregnancies you may get lucky like that.
Post # 4
pinkisthenewblue : I think it’s because the hormones hit the right levels to cause sickness at 6 weeks. However not everyone gets sick! I stocked up on ginger tea thinking I’d be sick all the time and i haven’t needed it. At 6 weeks I started to feel sick and that lasted on and off about 2-3 weeks i’d feel sick for a couple of hours and then it would go and I’m now 10+6 and have only thrown up 4 times. Admittedly when I have been sick it’s quite violent and I’m throwing up for a solid ten minutes but then it goes and I feel completely fine. Hopefully you won’t have it too badly, I don’t know anyone personally who had bad morning sickness it was mostly being sick once a day or feeling sick. Multiple runnings to the toilet all day every day seem to be fairly uncommon and something they put in films so it seems like that is exactly what morning sickness is.
Post # 6
You won’t necessarily be sick. Pregnancies are all different. I start getting nauseous all the time for 20+ weeks at the 2 weeks mark, my mom never got any with her 3 pregnancies. Fingers crossed that you skip that part entirely
Post # 7
I didn’t get sick. I got a general nauseous feeing where it made eating difficult, but I never threw up. You might be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t get sick.
Post # 8
You can thank hormones for “morning” sickness. I put morning in “” because it can hit at any time of the day for some women.
I’m 12 weeks and didn’t have it too bad. I carried crackers and water with me at all times and ate small meals throughout the day. When it has hit, it’s been like sitting on the floor, head in hands level of nausea followed by throwing up but it passed within 30-40 min.
But don’t freak yourself out. Every woman, every pregnancy is different. And really, if you do feel a bit sick, take it as a positive…it means you’ve got hormones chugging through you and growing your LO.
Post # 9
I’m 9 weeks on Thursday and have had noooo morning sickness! This is my first pregnancy, and I was waiting and waiting for it to kick in, but nope. Hasn’t happened! Or yet, if it ever does.
Post # 10
You never know what’s going to happen with all of the hormones building up. I was so scared I’d get sick or at least nauseous but it never happened. I was prepared at 6 weeks for it to suddenly start and then each week is be counting and thinking it was coming. I’m almost 15 weeks now and never did get nauseous or sick. You just never know how your body is going to react.
Post # 11
Hirondelle : my mom always says she never was sick either, and that its genetic, but I feel like I won’t be that lucky lol. I usually feel nauseous when I’m PMSing too so I seem to be pretty sensitive to hormones.
I guess I was mostly curious to know why 6 weeks seems to be the magic number. I constantly see “my MS started at 6 weeks on the dot and lasted until blah blah”. the hormones are already in my system, aren’t they?
Post # 12
pinkisthenewblue : They rapidly increase during that time.
Post # 13
at 6w the placenta starts to form and you start to share blood supply with baby so maybe that’s what it is. I didn’t have MS my entire pregnancy. Neither did my sister nor my mom so maybe it is genetic and you’ll be fine too. I wouldn’t worry about something that obviously you can’t control – there’s too many things to worry about during pregnancy.
Post # 14
pinkisthenewblue : I believe that the level of hormones is still somewhat low until 6 weeks. I’ve got a stockpile of cheap HPTs, so every few days I’ve been testing just to see how the lines darken each time. That tells me that the hormone levels are steadily increasing. They level off at their peak around 6 weeks and for some women this amount of hormone makes them nauseous.
I’m 5 weeks today and feeling a little curious if I will get morning sickness. So far I just feel breast tenderness and mild cramps. I’m not even really that tired – at least not more so than usual. I prefer to take the attitude that I won’t get sick, and deal with it at the time if I do. I’m pretty much always within 3 minutes of any store where I could buy some crackers and tea in a hurry, so I’m trying not to stress too much about it.
Stress can be really bad for the baby. I’m trying to use positive affirmations to keep myself in the mindset that I am healthy, baby is healthy, and all is well. So much about this pregnancy journey is unknown to me (this is my first) so I want to appreciate every minute of it. Maybe you could try the same?
(FWIW – It took us 1.5 years of actively trying, charting, stressing, crying, hoping, and praying for this baby. Through that journey I learned you can’t predict the outcome of anything, especially when it comes to pregnancy, so it’s better to try and go with the flow.)
Congrats by the way!
Post # 15
pinkisthenewblue : It was 8 weeks for me, but it’s not that big of a deal unless you’re glued to the toilet which isn’t common. I’m 12.5 weeks and still feel nauseous a lot but it’s not like I can’t get out of bed or go to work or exercise. I just feel nauseous! I wouldn’t worry too much about it especially since it hasn’t happened yet 😊