First Pregnancy Vs Second Pregnancy

Jessica - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 61 moms have responded )

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Just want to know how different each of your pregnancies were. When pregnant with my daughter I experience NO morning sickness, tiredness, cravings or any other pregnancy signs. If I hadnt started to show I would have questioned being pregnant! Overall my first pregnancy was totally uneventful with the exception of some swelling in my feet during the last trimester.



With this pregnancy Im queezy, dizzy, exhausted, have gas and when Im well enough to eat I empty the house. Is anyone else experiencing such extreme differences between thier first and second (or more) pregnancies? I realise each pregnancy is different but this one is the complete opposite of my last!

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Crystal - posted on 10/23/2012

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My first pregnancy I couldn't keep anything down without the help of zofran. I was swollen all over and had pups for the last few months. I was miserable..it was a boy! Second pregnancy...NOTHING! Without a missed period I never would have known! Another boy! Now I'm on number 3..nauseous but not throwing up, EXHAUSTED, super bloated and I have to make myself eat. I'm only 9 1/2 weeks (calculated by lmp) and my first us is on Halloween. (probably another boy haha) Every baby, every woman, every pregnancy is different...doesn't mean anything.

Ali Marie - posted on 03/03/2010

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I had every symptom in the book the first time! I got sooo nauseated all damn day long. I was super tired throughout the whole pregnancy, irritable, swollen feet and hands, breaking out, etc etc etc..



This time I barely even feel pregnant except that I can feel it kicking. I'm hoping that means its a boy!

Michele - posted on 01/27/2010

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My first preganancy was completely opposite of this one. During my 1st preg I had no morning sickness, craved the most unhealthy foods, ate all the time, and gained almost 80 pounds. This pregnancy I have been miserable, my morning sickness just stopped (week 16), I have had little to no appetitie, when I do crave foods it's generally fruit, I'm exhausted all the time, I'm having problems sleeping, I'm much more emotional, and I've only gained 2 pounds. There has been nothing remotely similar between the two.

Shakira - posted on 03/10/2012

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Yes , my first pregnancy was more simple, I had no morning sickness, I was very active, and I start showing at 3 almost 4 months but I was actually bigger then I am now, with my second ;I had terrible morning sickness, all through the day and yes I have gas all the time! I start showing at 2 months,my stomach is not as hard as it was the first pregnancy! The only thing in common is, their both girls.

Cassandra - posted on 03/25/2010

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My first was like a non pregnancy. Felt amazing the whole time didn't really ever show, didn't even have to buy clothes. My husband was the love of my life couldn't be happier. And one day there was a baby.
This time I was so sick for the first few months. Eating made me sick not eating made me sick I was SO tired. and I snap at my husband for EVERYTHING he is the reason for anything and everything that upsets me. even though I know he isn't it all comes out on him. Thank god he puts up with it so well. Im only 22 weeks and already put on as much weight as I did total last time. Like Night and Day!

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Natasha - posted on 12/01/2013

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant, and I believe my baby has dropped. I feel alot of pressure and even pain with every step I take and sometimes even just sitting. Doc says to come in tomorrow morning or go to the er. Could it be time to deliver my baby? I'm due to have a scheduled c-section December 24th.

Ashleigh - posted on 08/30/2013

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With my daughter Reese i was sick from day 1! It was really awful lol i couldn't keep anythong down and slept like a baby. Now I'm 5 weeks along and I have absolutely no morning sickness! I know its early yet but I'm hoping it stays that way lol. I can eat all day the only problem is I can't sleep at all! But I'm so tired and lazy ugh

Brittany - posted on 12/12/2012

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I have a 2 year old son, and the only thing i had when i was pregnant with him was i had heartburn and thats all and now this time around i am about 14 weeks or so,and i feel sick all the time and get very bd sharp stomach pains. Feel like i have to puke but i never do, i just always feel sick and am very light headed, so this pregnancy is soo much different then the first!!

Brenda - posted on 12/09/2012

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with my 1st bby qirl it was qreat but now w/ my second it is the opposite i feel more sick and tired and all the food i see makes me want to throw up and im only 1month i think its a boy

Brontia - posted on 12/05/2012

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Well im feeling that way nw and im only 9 weeks I feel so week I throw up everything I eat or drink I want to sleep and I have a bad tooth thats messing with mi head I need help.

Jessy - posted on 10/30/2012

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my first one i was sick all the time in every way, i had the flu for 6 months out of it, i was aways puking, passed out multiple times, but it didnt hurt that bad i was just sleepy n sick all the time, This one im always in pain the baby seems to lay on my nerves to the point i cant walk and i cant lay down or sit or stand im never comfortable. This baby dropped super early and has been putting me thro false labor for WEEKS now. MY first one gave me no signs of labor till the day she came out. Plus i dont get very sick with this child, i can eat out a house but i walk more too... and play on the excersize ball, its the only relief i get is on that thing. the excersize ball (birthing ball) is a complete life savor!

Stephanie - posted on 09/28/2012

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Mine has been the exact same way except the other way around. With my first child, I had all the morning sickness - all day and all night. And so so soooo tired! I was constantly puking. I never took any of the medications that you can get from the doctor to help with the nausea. I'm not sure why I never did. But it was terrible. And lasted the whole first trimester.



Now this time around, I have nausea. But it's nothing compared to last time. It seems like it's lasted a week and now it's already started to slow down. Is that normal? I hope so. I've been taking those pills now when needed to help with the nausea, unfortunately I sometimes get a headache from it. I can't complain though. I'm glad this morning sickness isn't as bad.

Mukti - posted on 09/13/2012

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i wanna konw that i lost my second pregnancy of 2 weeks,is i m getting pregnent in coming month or taking som time

Jo - posted on 09/09/2012

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Don't be surprised. Not only are pregnancies completely different, I look at my children and can't believe I gave birth to them. They are so completely different in personality and attitude, you'd think for sure they aren't related. I think it's just a warning to you that each child is unique and truly individual and it starts with the pregnancy. Enjoy it and good luck to you.

Kyra - posted on 09/04/2012

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With my first I was sick from 6 to 17 weeks it was horrible I couldn't eat anything but with this one now 15 weeks pregnant I have only been sick 3 times starting from 13 weeks is that normal? But this pregnancy I feel completly different and have a lot more energy. I hope this helped x

Ashley - posted on 09/02/2012

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My pregnancy has been the complete opposite of my last one. Of course they are 7.5 years apart. With the first the only problem I had was morning sickness that lasted 7 months of the pregnancy. With this one I had morning sickness the first 4 months, I have developed acid reflux, my migraines have gotten to be very extreme to the point of having a block done, I am suddenly allergic to peanut butter and several medications, as well as I have had a lot of trouble sleeping and being exhausted. I have a rash covering my arms, my back and the tops of my legs due to the allergies that have suddently developed as well as I'm more sensitive to temperatures and sunlight. Things this time around have been a lot more complicated. Just waiting for him to be here so it will all be worth it.

Krystal - posted on 08/27/2012

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My first pregnacy I had so much energy it was amazing, I only got sick if I ate dinner too late, and i have a migraine condition but from my second trimester up until about six months after my daughter was born i had no migraines. I am only in my first trimester of my second pregnancy and already have such extreme symptoms. I am sick all day and all night, I have no energy at all. I mean it hurts me to stand up for too long or to do anything. My poor husband has been having to do all the housework because I am pretty much down and out. I dont understand because I am only about 8 weeks and dont think i can do this for the whole pregnacy.

Melinda - posted on 07/13/2012

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All 7 of my pregnancies have been different yet similar. But I have always had morning sickness that lasted all day, and got worse not better, as the day wore on. I recenlty found out about a natural prenatal vitamin powder you mix into juice or milk and it does not change the flavor of your drink. You don't even know you are taking anything. I definately recommend this vitamin to help moms with morning sickness.

I have a giveaway for a free bottle of prenatal vitamins going on, I hope some of the readers here will enter the giveaway. This is for a 1 month supply of all natural vitamins for women (of child bearing age) ages 15 to age 50 at http://weiseracademy.com/2012/06/28/prem...

Sarah - posted on 06/21/2012

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Mine are extremely different. Totally opposites! It's driving me crazy cause it makes my first pregnancy seem like such a breeze and really makes me wonder if I want to ever get pregnant again!

Lindsay - posted on 06/15/2012

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My first pregnancy was absolutely wonderful compared to this one! I had no morning sickness, no big cravings and no tiredness or mood swings and I was able to work up until 8 1/2 months in a hot pizza place working 12 hour shifts.

This pregnany is full of morning sickness, lack of appetite and sickness's. I contracted fifths disease from my son and am now a high risk pregnancy which means ultrasounds every two weeks. I am constantly sick (although recently it has started to go away) and I am exhausted all the time. I am also the moodiest person I have ever been. I don't know how my fiance can stand me, I can't even stand to listen to myself sometimes.

Whitney - posted on 06/12/2012

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My first pregnancy went smoothly, except I had preeclampsia, high blood pressure and anemia. Those didn't affect how I felt daily, though. I gained exactly 25lbs (160lbs when I had my daughter) and lost 30lbs basically the next day lol. I had a c-section due to fetal distress (HB slowed with every contraction and they were on top of each other) and I didn't dilate past 1.5cm. As for the way I felt, I was nauseous til exactly 13 weeks, I could eat just fine, sex was no problem (it was great, actually), I started showing at 5 months and popped at 6, my skin was glowing, my hair and nails were great...seemed pretty normal to me. I noticed my plug come out at about 9 months and my water broke naturally, no contractions until the day before I had my daughter

Now, this pregnancy...ugh. I hate it. I'm 36 weeks today and I'm STILL nauseous. I can eat better than in the last few months, but I'm never satisfied. I eat to the point that I feel like I'm going to puke. No hypertension or preeclampsia, but I am anemic again. The baby is very low in my pelvis, and I have to go to the chiropractor weekly to have my pelvis and hips realigned. I feel like I'm leaking fluid. I've been contracting since about 7 months, with no dilation whatsoever. The only pills I can stomach are my prenatals, and I don't really have a choice there. My body is killing me. I'm miserable.

Emily - posted on 06/11/2012

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I'm now on my 10th pregnancy (!) and have never been this sick or exhausted before because of a baby. I'm 22 weeks and still throwing up, though I think last week's lot was gastro. Wich won't go away, though my kids both had it and are now fine.

Pregnancy with Lauren (13) started off fine, I was just a bit dizzy occasionally. Then got gestational diabetes, which was untreated so she weighed 4.64kg (10lb 4oz) at birth. Endd up with emergency C-section after 34 hours of full labour. With Sam, almost 3, I had minor morning sickness and a hip problem caused by carrying Lauren so long before, so they did an elective Caesarean Because he was breach, otherwise I was pretty healthy.

With number 3, I'm really suffering. Apart from the throwing up, I have a constant pain in my kidneys (but no detectable infection), I'm always exhausted, I get migraines and the pain in my hips has started already. This pregnancy was unplanned and many times I have wanted to end it, but I have lost seven babies already and can't bear it.

Jennifer - posted on 05/27/2012

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When I was pregnant with my son, it was such an easy pregnancy. I just found out I was pregnant a couple weeks ago. And in the first Trimester I am having 5-7 dizzy spells a day, my body aches, I'm very gasy, I just plain hurt all over. My stomach feels like it's in knots. I am constipated. My mood swings are swinging. My friends and family are thinking that this baby just might be a girl.
But I won't be able to find that out until August.

Corinne - posted on 05/18/2012

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With my first pregnancy I felt HORRIBLE... morning sickness so bad the first four months I lost 20 pounds, always cramping to the point I had to get checked by my doctor, heartburn and swelling in my feet and legs the third trimester; I was a mess. This pregnancy I only had morning sickness a handful of times during the first trimester, I've felt amazing my whole second trimester with very few aches and pains. The third trimester has been a little more challenging with morning sickness, back/hip pain, and heartburn that never goes away. The only issue I'm having a hard time with is my emotional state... last night I sobbed uncontrolably for almost 45 minutes because I had just gotten sick and was hungry again but couldn't figure out what I wanted to eat and what would be healthy since it was so late at night. My boyfriend had no idea what to do haha.

Melissa - posted on 05/12/2012

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First pregnancy in 01 (boy) I was completely fine... Now this one 2012 (girl)... I have one problem after the other....

Veona - posted on 05/07/2012

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my Daughter is on her second Pregnancy too,she has more Gas than before,and her appetite is not the same.She is Tired all the Time and can't get enough sleep.she has back pain all the time.She is Exhausted,Dizzy and finds it difficult to work.She is only 11 weeks along .She is showing earlier than her first Pregnancy .Her first Pregnancy was Uneventful.and a Perfect little Girl who is now 3 years old..

Shy - posted on 05/06/2012

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This is my second pregnancy I've been really sad and depressed I'm so sick exhausted and drained..when I was pregnant with my daughter 8yrs ago I don't remember it being like this.I really want to keep my baby but I'm questioning abortion now.I have Hightower blood pressure and can't keep my eyes opened...I need some advice or need to talk to someone who has been where I am

Shy - posted on 05/06/2012

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This is my second pregnancy I've been really sad and depressed I'm so sick exhausted and drained..when I was pregnant with my daughter 8yrs ago I don't remember it being like this.I really want to keep my baby but I'm questioning abortion now.I have Hightower blood pressure and can't keep my eyes opened...I need some advice or need to talk to someone who has been where I am

Shy - posted on 05/06/2012

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This is my second pregnancy I've been really sad and depressed I'm so sick exhausted and drained..when I was pregnant with my daughter 8yrs ago I don't remember it being like this.I really want to keep my baby but I'm questioning abortion now.I have Hightower blood pressure and can't keep my eyes opened...I need some advice or need to talk to someone who has been where I am

Jennifer - posted on 04/18/2012

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Stacy, talk to your OB about zofran. I have had 2 doses and it is a life saver!!

Jennifer - posted on 04/18/2012

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With my son, I remember feeling fairly miserable. I have been more sick with this one, (didn't think that was possible). The nausea alone keeps me from doing anything. Today is a rare okay day. I feel pretty good. I might even venture out of the house. :) Only 29 more weeks to go....

Stacy - posted on 03/28/2012

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My first pregnany was awful! I was sick all day long, throwing up was the worst! I ended up in the hospital twice, I was dehydrated and received fluids. Then they diagnosed me with anemia. I am now 11 weeks pregnant with my 2nd pregnany and I have the same all day sickness and I am throwing up alot. I can't keep my eyes open at work and I have no energy to run after my 4 year old. I hate food, I don't want to eat anything, but I force myself to do it. The thought of food makes me sick, eating the food makes me sick, I can't win! I am hoping the sickness goes away soon. Right now I hate being pregnant and I wish I could enjoy it.

Kathleen - posted on 03/06/2012

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That is EXACTLY what I am going through. I felt amazing with my first pregnancy. I ate great, healthy, and ran every day through my 8th month (then I started walk/run). I am only 9 weeks and I feel like I can not eat enough. I also want what I want, and have to get it. Already getting sciatica, and my energy level is way low. Bloating, gassy, nauseated, backne, just a hot mess! I am really hoping this passes when I hit my 2nd trimester! Good luck

Heather - posted on 03/06/2012

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let me tell ya, when i was pregnant with my son the only things that i had related to pregnancy was morning sickness and i ate everything! now that i am pregnant with my daughter the only symptoms i am having are tiredness all the time and gas. i dont understand it either. Oh and when i was pregnant with my son i wanted to have sex all the time now with my daughter it's like ' get that thing away from me!'

Zoe - posted on 02/11/2012

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my first pregnancy i had severe morning sickness, couldn't even keep water down. i would be in a car and the driver would have to pull over every 5 minutes for me to throw up, even if i hadnt eaten or drunk anything. i put on 30 kilos still with all this throwing up into the middle of my second trimester



with number 2 i barely threw up and i just felt tired and nauseous all the time i got huge really fast but only put on 15 kilos :)



now with number 3 i feel sick have thrown up once or twice and just want to sleep all the time and im already showing at 13 weeks :( i think i have put on 5 kilos so hoping i won't put much more on.

Olivia - posted on 01/26/2012

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My two pregnancies are proving to be the same as yours. With my son, I had no morning sickness, no aches, no swelling of my feet, and most of all, my weight gain was minimal, i only gained 19 pounds! There were a few cravings here and there, but nothing extreme.



This pregnancy, however, has been absolutely the opposite. I am having major food aversions followed by days where the only thing I want is VINEGAR! I'm achy, tired, faint and light headed, my motivations are limited by my energy daily. And worst of all, I've ALREADY gained 12 pounds, and I'm only 17 weeks...

Chantelle Elizabeth - posted on 12/15/2011

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hiya guys with my first pregnancy i had a positive reult at 4 weeks gone and severe morning sickness that lasted 24/7 will i was about 18 weeks lived of ice lollys as couldnt even keep water down, hated the smell of subway, my gag reflex with really sensetive, and headaches. i am now 8 nearly 9 days late for my period i have got excessive discharge (sorry about details) my breasts do not hurt only sides of them, had headaches although seemed to have cleared up but really bad lower back pain and aches n pains in my sides mainly my left near ribs. (not unbareable pains) just constant aches, bloating and excessive eating then still hungry lol.. i have done 3 home pregnancy tests and all negative although everything tells me i am. i am being told that a few women have gone through this before and every pregnancy is different so going to wait till next weeks to do another test with nurse at local doctors. but has anybody gone through this and tunred out to be pregnant for first or second time? x

Stephanie - posted on 07/23/2011

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My first pregnancy was a breeze. Besides my huge belly I never had any pregnancy symptoms. I am now 15 weeks into my second and I have been sick every day. My first was a boy so I am hoping for a girl this time:)

Charlie - posted on 07/09/2011

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with my first i didn't know i was pregnant til the night he was born.. i had no symptoms and i was still getting my period, and when i would go to the gyn everything was normal. with this one the only thing that gave be a symptom was a missed period.. so i get to experience more with this one

Clare - posted on 06/24/2011

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When I was pregnant with my son, the first child, I experienced morning sickness...well nausea... for about 2 months. With my current pregnancy, I threw up for like 3 months straight. I was very tired during my first preg. and still very tired during the current. My breasts hurt like crazy this time, whereas last time, there was no breast pain.

Laura - posted on 06/19/2011

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My pregnancies were completely opposite as well - and my children turned out to be completely opposite in personalities too :-) I hear it is an old wives' tale that pregnancy can indicate either gender (in my case they were both boys, so it didn't) or personalities (it did in my instance) - a calmer, even-feeling pregnancy = a mild-mannered child, and an erratic, tumultuous pregnancy (sickness, lots of symptoms) a more passionate child.. this proved true for me :-)

Stephanie - posted on 04/27/2011

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all 6 of mine were different, but i can say we should have invested in "ROLAIDS" stock!!! i kept them in business!!!

Liz - posted on 04/14/2011

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when i was pregnant with my daughter i had morning sickness all the time, had gas and was constiapated quite often. oh and had HORRIBLE migrains everyday in my first trimester. didnt really start showing til i was about 7 months along. this time around i'm only 5 weeks along and showing already, no morning sickness, no migrains, and im eating everything in sight. and i have no energy what so ever, but i think thats because i have a 16 month old that keeps me running around. but im sure all is well each pregnancy is just so different.

Karen - posted on 03/12/2011

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First pregnancy: hardly any nausea, no cravings, didn't even know I was expecting until I was almost 6 months! Blew up from bloating like a whale the last month...that was gross.

Second pregnancy: horrible nausea led to testing which showed I was 8 weeks pg. Hardly gained any weight, no bloating.

The two were as different as could be. After that, however, most of my pregnancies were the same (unfortunately since they all involved extreme morning sickness).

Ashley - posted on 03/12/2011

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Im in the same bout my son i was incredibly sick could barely eat anything with this one i dont think i would off had any morning sickness if it wasent for this dam cold iv been fighting for over a month smells are really bad this time around but def different.

Kerry - posted on 04/12/2010

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When the baby is here i couldn't be happier, i'm always smiling because then its 9 months work and you have the proof there in front of you everyday, you realise it's all been worth it.

Kerry - posted on 04/10/2010

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I hope so, i hate not being able sleep properly because of my hips and feeling tierd constantly is causing me to snap at my partner and relatives etc

Robin - posted on 04/09/2010

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My first pregnancy was no issues, the second one has been terrible had all symptoms and been tired the whole time no energy...so hang in there this too shall pass !!

Kerry - posted on 04/07/2010

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I'm having exactly the same argument with myself, when i was oregnant with my daughter i had a bit of sickness and my left hip played up for the last 3 weeks of pregnancy but this time round i know im having a boy but my sickness is still ongoing at 27 weeks, both my hips and entire pelvic bone hurts, tierdness constantly, and lack of sleep since i started showing,

my partner has been brilliant through all of this because he has put up with my mood swings which have been alot worse than just a normal mood swing.

Cathy - posted on 02/14/2010

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my first and second have been almost identical -- w/c makes me think that i'm gonna be having another boy!??!!! i'll be finding out in a few weeks!! can't wait!! the only difference is, last time, i had the best skin ever! no breakouts pretty much the entire time. this time, i'm breaking out a bit - a lot around weeks 10-13 or something. i'm blaming that on my son stressing me out tho :D hhahah.

Jen - posted on 02/10/2010

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Yes mine is as well. With my daughter I had close to no morning sickness, and it took me longer to show, it was as if I wasnt pregnant. My feet did swell only at last trimester, but so did my fingers. I also ahd fuller hair.

This pregnancy, my nails are stronger as well as my hair (its not fuller like last time but its more soft and shiney) I felt dizzy, extremly tired, had morning sickness (but thank goodness never threw up with this on or the last one) I am showing allot sooner then I did with the last. I am also not gaining as much weight, but I started out with this one havier then the last one.

My cravings are differnt, but both times I really had close to no cravings at all. oh yea I also had allot more headaches with this one as well.

Lisa - posted on 02/09/2010

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This one is WAY worse than my first! With Lily I had the nausea from about 5 pm till i went to bed, this time was ALL day long and really horrible- more vomiting and it lasted from 4 weeks till about last week (15 wks) but in saying that i did have a vomit yesterday morning, just didnt feel nauseas with it!

Cindy - posted on 01/20/2010

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With my son, I had a touch of nausea here and there, but nothing that some water and crackers wouldn't ease. With this one, my second, I've been nauseous almost everyday (although it's finally subsiding!), have vomited way more than I have in my life, am gassy, moody, and not really a happy camper! Like someone else said, is it July yet???

Anna - posted on 01/12/2010

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I had nothing with my first daughter and so far this one things have been pretty smooth too. I had nausea a bit this time but its gone and now I hardly feel pregnant.

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