do you ever miss being pregnant?

United States
September 18, 2008 10:29am CST
crazy question i know but sometimes i miss being pregnant. i think its just the feeling of having your child in you and being able to eat whatever.i loved my belly to, feeling the baby kick and seeing it for the first time.now there were times i was ready for it to be over to so don't get me wrong but i still miss it sometimes i guessbecause i know i can't have anymore. i had my tubes tied after my second.what about you?
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I absolutely loved being pregnant! It must have been apparent to others because someone once said "other pregnant women walk, you float!" I loved the whole anticipation of it. The preparation for the baby to come. I think my husband beamed about it all the time and that kept me feeling great too. Yea, I miss it! It was a special time. My pregnancies were fairly uncomplicated although our first little boy Tyler was unexpectedly stillborn and broke our hearts. I still had hope with each pregnancy after that (2 more- i have a boy and a girl)and enjoyed each one. Babies are ALWAYS a blessing and NEVER a burden!
• United States
18 Sep 08
i agree and sorry to here about tyler atleast you kept good hopes thanks for the response
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Thank you
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@Jenny40 (30)
20 Sep 08
I know exactly what you are talking about. I am lucky enough to be blessed with two children, a boy and a girl. After my daughter I felt my family was complete and I didn't plan on having any more, however, when I was 30 I had no choice but to have a radical hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis. I had been on a full years worth of different tablets, injections and treatments to try and avoid the surgery but nothing was working so in the end I had to elect for the operation. Although it was major surgery, I was relieved that the symptoms had now ceased - all-be-it I was put into immediate menopause (which brings its own problems!!) My marriage ended shortly after and a year later I met my current fiance. He had two children of his own and my two meant that we became a family of 6. But, there have been many times that we have longed to have a baby of our own. Not that I enjoyed being pregnant - my two pregnancies were very tough but taking away the ill feelings I felt, the joy of having a human life growing inside you is like nothing on earth. It is totally wonderful to feel the first kicks of life and connect with your baby. Unfortunately, I can't have another baby and it hurts. To choose not to have any more children is one thing but to have the choice taken away from you is totally something else - it leaves you with a longing. Also, being pregnant is one of the most feminine things you can do - you're all woman - blooming, rounded and you feel special. I'm not taking anything away from men here (before I get a row) but although we all know it takes a man get a woman pregnant, it is the woman who then does the hardest part.....She nutures the growing baby, keeps it safe, feels it growing inside her, what goes into her body has an effect on the baby....Don't know about anybody else here but I remember when I had my first baby - I felt so clever. I remember walking around the ward with my head held high and felt so proud of myself. Anyway to cut a long story short, Yes, I do sometimes miss being pregnant.
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• United States
22 Sep 08
that would be hard tohave the descion of wanting to be preganant taking away but hey atleast you got one of each.thanks for the response
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@littleone3 (2065)
18 Sep 08
No i don't miss it at all. No more feeling fat, no more feelings of being fed up thinking will this baby ever come. Even tho my partner has the snip and that means no more children for us. I am happy with this as i have five lovely children.
• United States
18 Sep 08
thanks for the response
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@chaska (170)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Yes I do. I had a tubal ligation after my third child and it was a hard decisicion. I would have loved to have more children. I loved being pregnant it is a feeling that can not be duplicated. You feel kicks, movement, and pokes. You can see parts of your baby moving just under your belly. You talk to your unborn child about all kinds of things. It is a beautiful experience to bring life and also to greet the life that you helped create for the first time. Oh what a joy.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
i would of wanted more if i didn't have a boy and girl but i did so i stopped at 2 sometimes the thought crosses me that i wish i had another one but it leaves very quick.thanks for the response
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• United States
18 Sep 08
its not a crazy question because i to miss being pregnant sometimes, its the feeling you have when you are pregnant, the bond you have with that child growing inside you. I used to always ask my husband if wants another baby.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
i agree thanks for the response
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• United States
18 Sep 08
i miss being pregnant.. a lot all the sleepless nights when she would kick. hh i miss it a lot!
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• United States
18 Sep 08
my daughter loved to kick at night to.thanks for the response
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@lkoenig07 (289)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Yes, I do! It's crazy, because half of the time I was pregnant, I was miserable! But I miss it just because it was a great feeling (sounds weird, but it was). I can't say I loved my belly, but I think it was kind of cute, I guess.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
thnaks ofr the response
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• United States
18 Sep 08
well I am pregnant with my second right now, and like you, I am getting my tubes tied after this one... After my first, I didnt want to have one for quite a while... that didnt happen as planned ... lol he will be 19 months when this one is born. I didnt miss being pregnant. I dont like being pregnant. I love the movements and seeing your child for the first time but I have had 2 experiences with pregnancy that doesnt make me want to have another lol... I love the outcome, just not the 10 months before the outcome lmao
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• United States
18 Sep 08
congrads and good luck with your second and thnaks for responding
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
18 Sep 08
no i don,t miss being pregant iam glad iam not that way i was miserable and big and out of shape feel swallowed up face fat man iam so happy iam not
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• United States
18 Sep 08
thnaks for the response
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@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Yes I do miss it. LOL. I think, most (if not all) mothers had similar feelings about it. Feeling the baby kick for the first time is really exciting. Plus you can get to bully your husband and order him to get whatever you want to eat! LOL. But seriously it's an experience that is very much unforgettable for a mother. I'm still eligible to get pregnant but not now. We need more time. :)
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• United States
18 Sep 08
i agree thanks for the response
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Id have to say no i dont miss it..The reason being is i love playing with my kids and having them around and when i was pregnent in 06 and 07 i was pregnent during the summer time and i hated it. I couldnt stand being outside or going anywhere because it was so hot. and i like to be out doors but being pregnet and it being hot heck no. I havnt had my tubed tied yet just because im actually still young and i might want another but i highly doubt it i have the bad luck of getting pregnnet during the summer time.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
i had mine tied when i was 21, now i'm 23 and glad i did it i just miss certain things.thanks for the response
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
18 Sep 08
they let you tie your tubes at such a young age? they won't here in New York. You have to be over 32 or have more then 3 children
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• United States
18 Sep 08
you have to be 21 and have 2 kids to get them tied
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
20 Sep 08
Yes, I do missed it also to be pregnant after 10 years of not being pregnant when I have my Daughter that is 11 years now but at this time that I have another daughter that aging 1 year old I told to myself that it is done after all the consequences of being pregnant.....
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• France
20 Sep 08
I had by tubes done too after four children, but afterwards for a long time i got very sad and wanted to be pregnant again, i liked the feeling of being pregnant, but you can't go on forever. My youngest is nine now so i'm over it
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• United States
22 Sep 08
thanks for the response
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• United States
20 Sep 08
Most definatly! I had pretty easy pg's but OP is right that first kick is the best feeling of all. The only part I don't miss is when I had a c/s w/ my last wich is one of many reasons why my last was my last. I love being pg, natural delivery was fine as long as the epi was placed correctly, but the c/s never ever again. So when some of my friends tell me they are knocked up, I cry just a lil inside. But I know it's for the best that we are done and that portion of our life is over... though watching them grow will outlast the 9mo's they are in utero.
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• United States
22 Sep 08
yeah a c-section is rough compared to natural.thanks for the response
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• United States
22 Sep 08
Most definatly, I take my hat off to those who have had subsequent planned c/s. One was enough for me, love my son just not the way he got into the world.
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@Ina926 (172)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I know how you feel, I also got my tubes tied except I had mine done after my fourth baby. I thought I was so ready for my tubal but, after it was all said and done I felt a little sad. I guess because I knew I would never be able to have another child, don't get me wrong, 4 kids are a handful and my husband and I planned to only have four kids. Actually we only planned on three kids but, I chickened out of my tubal after I had my son. After six years of birth control, we started talking about another baby, so we went ahead and had one more. It's a girl. So now I have two girls and two boys. My daughter was so thrilled, the boys not so thrilled. (LOL) Anyways, I do miss the thought of another baby in my belly.
• United States
20 Sep 08
I felt a lil sad when dh got the big snip. It's like this chapter in our lives is done and over KWIM?
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• United States
22 Sep 08
thanks for the response
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
no, i dont miss being pregnant because i have never been pregnant my life yet!hahaha i could miss something i havent tried..LOL.. but really i wish to experience that.. to have a big tummy, to know that there is human inside you, that there is life there.. i want to be able to experience how to be a good mother.. and i wife too.. and have a happy family of my own in the near future.. i always pray for guidance and that my dreams will come true. it's not too much of a dream, is it?
• United States
18 Sep 08
i use to dream and pray for the same thing so no its not to much it'll happen just takes time.thanks for the response
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
yeah, guess you are right. just pray, believe and keep the faith. thanks a lot.. hope when i decide to settle down, i'll settle down with a person whom i love and who loves me back.. that should make everything easier..
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• United States
18 Sep 08
I feel the same way. I've had 3 kids, but now that my tubes are tied, I would love to have another. In fact, I've been thinking about a reversal very seriously. It's really strange that I would miss being pregnant, but sometimes I really do.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
i could never actually have another one but i do miss it thnaks for the response
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@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I do miss being pregnant at times. We plan on having more children in the future but not any time soon. But I enjoyed being pregnant for the most part.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I miss it sometimes, though I know my husband misses it more than I do as he wants us to have another baby. One of my favorite things when I was pregnant was to feel my belly grow and knowing that my baby was growing inside of it. It was such a wonderful feeling.
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• United States
22 Sep 08
i believe i miss it more then my husband,thanks for the response
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@mamakat (321)
• United States
21 Sep 08
*sighing* I just love, love, love being pregnant! I agree with others who have already mentioned how wonderful it is to know I'm growing a little person! I get such a kick (yup, dopey pun intended! lol) out of all the little flips, nudges, hiccups, and yes, even karate chops baby makes while hanging around waiting to enter the world. I don't know, but I may be one of the few gals in the world who has never once said 'I'm sooooooo tired of being pregnant! Why won't this baby just get here and get it over with?' Rather, I'm the one who when the doc utters the word 'induce', I quickly respond with 'No thanks! There's no rush!' And I'm with you--the pure magic of meeting a new baby is absolutely the most awesome feeling in the world!
• United States
22 Sep 08
i admit at the end i was ready for it to be over so i could meet my new baby, but i know what you mean.thaks for the response
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
21 Sep 08
i had thought that within my society you could say, i was the only one having these feelings. i'm glad to know that this discussion proved me wrong. i too agree with you that i miss having the feeling of having a child in me. same goes with eating. i also like the idea and fact lol that people pay more attention or rather they fuss over me. hehe i feel important. i don't have to do much work as well. and i like to go shopping for baby stuff especially clothes. they're so cute^_^ of course there are drawbacks like you said. sometimes, the backache kills me hehe but i still miss it. not right now though cos my second is js 6 months hehe but in some years to come, oh i think i will.
• United States
22 Sep 08
thanks for the response
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• United States
19 Sep 08
I would love to be pregnant because it seems like it would be the best feeling in the world to feel a baby growing inside. One of these days, it will happen!
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• United States
22 Sep 08
hope everything works in your favor thanks for the response
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