every pregnancy is different...

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
June 12, 2007 4:35pm CST
With my two kids, I was EXTREMELY, nauseous from around week 1 or 2...and stayed that way for about 8 months, with them both...I know every pregnancy they say is different, but can they really be completely oppositE? I mean if you have two pregnancies as I described above would it be really weird to have one where you arent sick right away? And feel fine?
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@pooh1623 (192)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I have been pregnant twice and very close together may I add...my boys are 55 weeks apart...yeah I know!! However, both of my pregnancies were very similar, I never had morning sickness with either one, I gained about the same amount of weight, I had the same high blood pressure, I had the same swelling, and I actually carried them the same too. The only difference is that one was bigger than the other and how they moved. My oldest had the hiccups at least 4 times a day everyday for like 10 weeks, and my youngest moved all the time, he was alien baby trying to break free. I know that both my sisters have had more than two kids each and all of their pregnancies have been completely different, so it really is up in the air whether or not they will be the same or not.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I have had two and was sick almost the entire time with both of them, (which is how I knew I was pregnant.) But now, I have taken a home pregnancy test, because I had a feeling I was pregnant, and it was positive I have yet to go to the doctor, I will do that tomorrow. But I have had no sickness at all, just really sleepy and really hungry...=)
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Jun 07
oh Stacy Congratulations! Sleepy and hungry seems to be the way a lot of women feel! I am glad you are not being sick - I'll pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy for you and the baby! xxx
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Jun 07
thank you! I am going tomorrow to the doc to be sure, but I am pretty confident in the outcome...I am so glad I am not sick too, (yet) I hope it stays that way as my last two were miserable...worth it...but miserable. Thanks!
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Jun 07
I was sick from day one when I was pregnant with both my children! With the first I kept NOTHING down for the whole pregnancy . learnt what was more pleasant to be sick with! lol I was in hospital for MONTHS before being induced a month early. With my second I was again very sick but I did keep some foods down and ended up not having to stay in hospital, I was again induced but this time I was 2 weeks overdue! So they weren't exactly opposite but one was born as soon as they felt it was safe to induce him and the other as late as they felt it was to leave him! xxx
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@pooh1623 (192)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I was induced with both my boys, one was 10 days early and the second one was 3 weeks early. I'm surprised they made you go that long over your due date. How big were your babies? My first one was 8 pounds 2 oz and 20 inches and my second was 6 pounds 12 oz and 18 3/4 inches.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I also was sick. I was sick with both of mine almost the entire length of both pregnancies.
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
12 Jun 07
It may have felt better to be sick when you hadn't eaten- but if you have more children please don't apply that method again. You need healthy food when you are having a baby, not just for the baby but for you too. Your body will suffer lasting effects in you are undernourished in pregnancy. Even when you are very sick, and sick immediately after eating, some nutrition is still being absorbed by your body, and some is better than none! Sorry for getting off the subject.
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@taurean83 (505)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Yes it is true that every pregnancy is different,even I have heard that if you are having a boy your feeling will be different and in girl it will change.Nausea is the first fact of pregnancy,some stays nauseous for about 3 or 4 months some doesn't feel it at all and some have it for whole 9 months.When I was pregnant,I had this feeling for 3 months and after 5th month I start having the same feeling which remains for couple of days.I have also seen some women who doesn't feel nauseous at all in whole 9 months,well Lucky them.They says that if you have a boy then you feel more nauseous whereas if you are carrying a girl then you will feel to eat more more and more.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I had a boy and a girl and they were both pretty similar in the fact that I was sick the entire time! But I did notice with the boy I craved steak, and potatoes and stuff like that, with the girl I craved chocolate and that is weird because I dont even usually like chocolate, could be just coincedence though. I would have to agree with Eden's theory that I think it might have something to do with the seasons.
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
12 Jun 07
It wouldn't be uncommon at all for your first two to be similar and your third to be utterly different. Or any two pregnancies to be utterly different for the same women. I'm a midwifery student, and I came up with this theory this past year. It's just a casual observation I have made & I'm going to keep paying attention to see if there is any validity to it. Basically- my 2nd & 3rd pregnancies were the most similar to each other. My 2nd child is a girl, my 3rd is a boy; so that can't be a factor. But my 2nd & 3rd were both born in the first week of summer/conceived in the month of September. I'm expecting now, and this pregnancy is most like my first- not the same, but more like his than the other two. My eldest was born in January & this baby is due at the end of October/beginning of November. Not quite as close as the two middle kids, but same ball park time of year. I've compared notes with a couple of friends who happen to have kids born at the same time of year, and when they thought about it they remembered similarities too. Just a theory, but perhaps seasons/weather plays part in what discomforts we experience.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Jun 07
That makes a lot of sense!! My first two were conceived in winter months, one is boy and one is a girl, he was born in November, therefore probably conceived in FEbruary, while my second was born in September, conceived in late December. Now, I think I am pregnant again, and this one would be conceived in the spring time, with my first two I knew right away as I was very sick almost the whole pregnancies. This one I am not nauseous at all, I just had a feeling as I am really tired, and very hungry..I took a pregnancy test a month ago which said negative but took one yesterday that said positive which Is why I was asking you about the false negatives. So, I still need to go to the doctor, but I am pretty sure I am.. that is a very clever observation, seems to have some logic behind it. I find it true for me as well. =)
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Congratulations! If you have had a positive home test now, I'd feel pretty confident saying that you are definitely pregnant :)
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I agree, in fact, the other two times I had a "feeling" I was pregnant I was, Listening to your body can tell you a lot, and it explains my behavior lately as well, very tired, very hungry and I have been craving cheeseburgers, which is weird because I couldnt even stand the smell of cooked foods when pregnant with the last two. I also had a feeling because when I was pregnant both other times, I couldnt sleep with out a pillow between my legs, and lately I havent been able to sleep without a pillow between my legs. so I am pretty confident as well that the test is correct.
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@superchook (1786)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
I found with my pregnancies they were a bit different. If I was carrying a boy, I had morning sickness through the whole pregnancy and high blood pressure. When I was carrying a girl I had no morning sickness, my blood pressure stayed normal and I just didn't have any trouble throughout the pregnancy.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Jun 07
that is pretty lucky, I had a boy and a girl and was sick the entire time, with both, may I ask when your children were born? the month?
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• Australia
13 Jun 07
My oldest son who is 11 years old was born in November, my second son is 9 years old and born in April. My daughter is 7 years old and was born in October and my youngest son is 2 years old and was born in February. I also had another daughter that was born in August, but unfortunately she was a stillborn.
@anja31 (708)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
Me first one I wasnt sick at all, my second one I was so sick the first three months, I couldnt drink or eat.
• United States
13 Jun 07
well in my case yes my first pregnancy (my son)i had no morning sickness at all it was a pleasant pregnancy with my second (my daughter) i was sick from very early on and it was constant and with this pregnancy imsick off and on so yes i guess every pregnancy is different and may even be VERY different. im experiencing that once again
• United States
13 Jun 07
I have 4 kids and all 4 were completely different! My 1st I was sick the whole pregnancy. If I ate, it all came back up right after. Hubby thought it was his cooking...lol My 2nd I was only sick for the 1st 3 months and it stopped. My 3rd I was sick for a month and had alot of low abdominal cramping. My 4th I was sick about 1/2 of the pregnancy had hard time walking due to back pain. They do vary at times! It would be nice if we could predict how we were going to be when pregnant.
• United States
13 Jun 07
Yep most definitely! I had terrible morning sickness with my first but none at all with my second. All three of my pregnancies have been very different.
• United States
13 Jun 07
I've been around so many pregnant women, and I can say one thing that they all have in common. They're moody! So judging from that, I need convincing myself that there pregnacies can be opposite from one another.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
This is so true Every Pregnancy is different!!!!! When I started having my children all 7 of them I had No morning sickness what so ever and no problems or signs expect for the blood test and growth, This time around with baby #8 I was sicker than a dog for about 4 months.....It is amazing how your body reacts differently every time. You will have to keep me posted with the up coming news =) Best of Luck Stacy
@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I am pregnant with my 2nd child and my pregancies have been completely different. With my son I was nauseaus all the time. I just felt bad and tired. I gained about 35 lbs. I was on bed rest from month 5 until the end. I had high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. I was completely miserable. It seemed to last forever. With this pregnancy I feel great. I have not been tired. I have not felt sick at all. My blood pressure is great. I am in my 6th month and I have gained 10 lbs. I don't even feel pregnant. I am not on bed rest. I am still working and the time is passing by so fast. I am getting more and more excited as time passes. I cannot believe how these 2 pregnancies have been like night and day.