I love my son!! I'm scared to get pregnant again :(

United States
June 28, 2008 4:00pm CST
I am a new mother...I just had my beautiful son in May. Being a mother is the greatest thing in the world. It's amazing how much you love this baby inside of you before you even meet him/her. I was sick for the first 5 months of my pregnancy and I have a phoeba of throwing up. So I am pretty scared of getting pregnant again. Those first 5 months seem like it was 5 years to me. I would feel like I was going to throw up all the time and I would swallow it and pass out..I know stupid of me doing that. Me and my husband wants another baby in 2 years. Do you think I'll have the morning sickness again or even have it for as long as I did with my first one?
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 08
Hi squirt, I didn’t have any serious undesirable sign during my pregnancy. I didn’t throw up even a single time. You see every pregnancy is totally different. So don’t ever fear to have your second baby even though you had suffered a lot of the serious puking during your former pregnancy anyway. From what I had seen from many of my friends I noticed that the second pregnant mum always experienced lessened puking compared to the initial one. So you need not to have the phobia of puking. Kids are always the precious angels of a family so don’t let go the opportunity to have such adorable baby. Good luck and take care.
@rhettaa (214)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Let yourself enjoy this one before you start worrying about another. But, yes, every pregnancy is different. I was very, very sick with my son and I felt fine. Yet it wa a high-risk pregnancy and I had to stay in bed for 3 months. With my daughter, I was perfectly healthy and felt horrible for months. Who knows? For you, the next time may be a breeze. If not, you'll know what to expect and that will make it easier to deal with.
@jashley1 (746)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I have to agree with everyone else - every pregnancy is a little bit different. I have three children, my oldest will be 5 this August, and they were all different. Different cravings, different symptoms. I was very nauseaus with my second and third. My first pregnancy I had a lot of spotting and was always scared of having a miscarriage, but she was completely healthy! The good thing is that no matter what the pregnancy is like, the ending is always a huge blessing - one that you never regret going through all the symptoms for! Each child is so special and it's just part of life to endure the pregnancy! Thank God for healthy children!
@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I think the morning sickness is normal for the first trimester.I had experienced that also during my pregnancy but i don't know if its still the same for the second amd next pregnancies.But even if you have i don't think it will be as bad as the first time.
@nurseia (40)
• United States
30 Jun 08
As mostly everyone here has already said, every pregnancy is different. Congratulations to your new addition!
• United States
29 Jun 08
Take it one day at a time and when the time comes to try for another one then you can see how you feel then. Your feelings may change; they may not. Just enjoy your son right now and concentrate being a great mom to him and let things just happen as they may. You have too many things on your plate to worry about as a first time mom to have to think about having a baby now.
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
29 Jun 08
I understand how you might be feeling at this time, same situation I have faced. Please be informed that every pregnancy is different, when I had my first baby I had morning sickness and I could not eat any thing but for my second baby I never had morning sickness neither I felt I am carrying until 8th month after 8th month I felt little heavier and then it was just one month for the delivery please dont worry, I am sure this time you will have good pregnancy .
@celticeagle (122916)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jun 08
there is really no way of knowing. I have heard though that things get easier after the first one. What does your doctor say? Research it. See a specialist. Is the possibility of being sick worth it to have another? Give yourself all the time you need to see how you feel about going through it all again. Good luck to you!
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Congratulations on being a new mom! It's a wonderful experience to parent a child and you need to enjoy him now and stop worrying about being pregnant again. Remember, every pregnancy is different and what you experienced before may not happen again. The first thing you need to do is discuss your fears with your physician and try to find ways to combat morning sickness before it happens. Having a plan in place, should it happen again, will relieve your fears to getting pregnant again. In the meantime, enjoy your wonderful little boy and try not to worry too much.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Every pregnancy is different so you just don't know . My mom was sick with me , and with my brother she hardly ever threw up . Maybe , you can talk to your doctor about it and he may have some advice to make the morning sickness not so bad . Congrats on the little one A baby is such a nice gift .
@tessah (6621)
• United States
29 Jun 08
it really depends on the pregnancy as they are all different. you may not have a lick of morning sickness the second time around or you may be sick the entire time yer pregnant. its really hard to guess at it. i DO know, that those sea sickness bands for yer wrists that prevent nausea work WONDERS for morning sickness as well.. and getting some and keeping them on even before you try getting pregnant WILL alleviate alot of the icky ill pukey feeling right from the start. for now..enjoy yer son and dont worry about what might happen in a few years if you decide to have another
@rsa101 (18662)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
Well its nice that you have you son out of this world already. It is indeed a very nightmarish thing to experience, though I am a man, I have seen my wife go through several bleeding episodes that almost brought us to miscarriage but we did survived that and my wife was just so happy seeing her baby born out and be with us. We are long time contemplating getting the second one but alas there seems to have fertility issues in one of us and we are not able to make another one. So I advice you that if given another chance don't be afraid as there are many couples wishing to have at least one baby and they are not given the same chance as you are. Be happy with the blessing if ever it does come.
@joekid (87)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I have 3 kids and I didnt feel sick with teh first 2 but the 3rd I felt sick for the first 2 months but I have never puked. I do know however that the more kids you have the more pressure you feel through out the pregnancy. Good luck and dont worry, every preg. is different. I dont know if this is true but I have heard boys always make you feel more sick.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Every pregnancy is different. I barely had morning sickness with Chucky but Jen had me sick for months! I don't think I had too much trouble with the other two since I can't remember. LOL! If/when you get pregnant again try to find something to eat that your stomach likes. With Jen it was Cherry danish. I was working for a company that had a cafeteria when I was pregnant with her and the old lady who ran it used to save one for me every morning because, for some reason, it settled my stomach down all day.
• United States
29 Jun 08
Relax mom! LOL! Every pregnancy is different! I had morning sickness with my first? But had two more and naver had it! No fears! If you want another little one..GO FOR IT!
• Indonesia
29 Jun 08
Well, we can't really know for sure I guess. I only have one child myself, still not ready for the second. I never had any nausea while pregnant, no morning sickness or whatever but it can change if I'm pregnant with my second child. My Mom said that when she's pregnant with me, she never had any sickness, like me, but when she had my brother, she had those morning sickness, badly.
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
good day.. Maybe you just have that feelings because you just had your first. In two years time you might change your mind it's still premature to predict or close the topic. I do wish your morning sickness would hamper by that time.
@Nana530 (286)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Hi squirt, congratulations on the new little bundle of joy. And yes, being a mother is the most wonderful thing in the world; unless you count being a Grandmother. Now that is way up there at the top of my list. :o) It's very possible that you won't have the sickness with another pregnancy. I know all my pregnacies were different. I have been pregnant three times. I lost my first one when I was 5 1/2 months pregnant. And I was so sick. All day and all night, not just morning. But my second pregnancy was no sickness. And my third pregnancy I wasn't sick but my husband was. And what was bad about that was he was a milkman and he delivered to people's homes. They would be cooking something when he delivered and he would get soooo sick. I thought it was pretty funny but he failed to see the humor in it. :o) Maybe you should talk to your Doctor about this and hopefully he/she may know of something to help you. I sure hope so since you want more children. Enjoy your little one. Nana
@rane0328 (129)
• United States
29 Jun 08
some women dont get sick after the first child maybe u will b one of the lucky ones i didn't get sick with either of mine. and besides usually after about 4 months or so u will forget about all the sickness u had with ur son.. and will b more keen on the idea
@jvyyuie (83)
• China
29 Jun 08
Congratulations! I think you must be a happy lady, children are the most lovely in the world, I like babies too, but I'm too young to have my own baby.