Am I the only one? Does anyone else hate pregnancy?

Kimberly - posted on 04/01/2012 ( 59 moms have responded )

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37 weeks pregnant and the highlight came when Khloe moved at 21 weeks. She's been acrobatic since then and it's a terrific feeling and I can't wait to meet her (only 3 more weeks) but other than that...Pregnancy is a nightmare. I never wanna experience it again. Does anyone else feel this way?

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Nikki - posted on 05/26/2012

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I didn't like it either. The hormones messed with my mind, I was a complete nutcase. I really want another baby but the emotional side effects of pregnancy scares the hell out of me.

Alicia - posted on 04/18/2012

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YES, I had the easiest pregnancy with no problems or sickness at all. And I hated every minute. It was so bad I felt disgusting and grossed out by the whole thing. My son is seven now, and I'll never do it again. I did get accidentally pregnant once recently but about a week after I found out, I miscarried. That week that I was pregnant was the worst depression I ever had. Not because I feared labor, I don't. Not because I couldn't raise another kid, I could. I just hated hated hated being pregnant.

Samantha - posted on 03/04/2013

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I hate pregnancy! I feel your pain! Who ARE these women who love pregnancy? I don't understand. LOL

Bonnie - posted on 04/02/2012

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I am 28 weeks pregnant with my third child and I pretty much think that this pregnancy has been the best between all three. The first pregnancy was the best in the sense that it was my first child and everything was a new experience, but with this one, I have felt the best. Really, no two pregnancies are alike so you could have a not so good experience now and the next one could be wonderful.

JustinsMom001 - posted on 01/25/2013

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Yeeeees, and I do NOT feel bad about it! I love babies, I have a six year old and cant see myself without him ! but DAAANG i hate being pregnant--I'll be the first to tell you that I am not the poster child for pregnancy!! I get sooo sick and I understand its a part of it but I'm just one of those females that hate being sick! The vomitting, cant eat but need to eat, no appetite, dizziness, mood swings, no energy, weak spells, in the bed all the time---maan please! However once this baby gets here I can hear me saying, " I'd do it all again just for you!" bol! Yes I love the outcome but I hate the process! And I dont let anyone make me feel bad about the way I feel!

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Laura - posted on 03/05/2013

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Its funny, those of us who hate being pregnant, can't understand those who like being pregnant and the other way around.

I think pregnancy is just something I try to survive, and I'm pregnant with my 4th, so I've had some great experience at it. I've never like it though, sick, fat, emotional. There are only 2 good things about it, feeling the baby kick, and no having a period. lol What helps me put it into presective is the child you get in the end. WHen you think about that little baby that grew in your belly, it really is worth it, as hard and long as the journey is, its worth it for that sweet little baby!

Jessica - posted on 01/26/2013

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I am 26 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. My other children are 3 and 6. A lot of times I feel really tired. It has been more difficult being pregnant for me too because I have type 1 diabetes. Had it for 14 yrs now. I have learned a lot about what to eat and be healthier now since this is my 3rd child with the diabetes and dealing with the effects it has on blood sugar readings. I really dont like being pregnant so much either except for the fact it is so kewl feeling them move around. I cant wait till my baby boy is here :-)

Megan - posted on 05/26/2012

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My pregnancy was terrible hated every minute of it I was violently ill to the point I couldnt get out of bed somedays. couldnt eat anything lived on vitamin water for extended periods because its all i could keep down, ended up being off work for close to 8 months of my pregnancy. ugh awful but of course my little diva was worth every minute of it

Shannon - posted on 05/25/2012

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I am 30 wks along now, and his first few movements were the only exciting part. The rest has been a nightmare, First trimester I took about 4 trips to er for iv since my morning sickness was so sever I could not keep even small sips of water down.He was also pressed to my sciatic nerve till about 20 wks or so. Then came the heart burn, swelling of the feet and him in my ribs non stop. It might not be so bad if I had not messed up my tendon in my foot making walking even more difficult for me.The upsides that I found are: Getting to hear the heart beat, getting to see him, and the excited look on friends and family's faces when they feel him kick.

Alison - posted on 05/25/2012

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yes!! I feel like this to the point I have been writing a blog about it. I was pretty much housebound for 10 weeks being very very ill several times a day. Now I just feel like I'm retaining a lot of water and feel uncomfortable in my skin. I am almost 16 weeks and have felt some minor flutterings but that's about it.

http://therealpregnancy.blogspot.com/201...

Paige - posted on 05/21/2012

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I hated being pregnant with my girl, i had the worst morning sickness (all day) my legs killed me, just everything bugged me but now that she is here and growing im starting to miss it more and more. Its truly amazing and you dont really realize it until its done and over with, im pretty excited for a few years to pass so i can have another :P

Paige - posted on 05/21/2012

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I hated being pregnant with my girl, i had the worst morning sickness (all day) my legs killed me, just everything bugged me but now that she is here and growing im starting to miss it more and more. Its truly amazing and you dont really realize it until its done and over with, im pretty excited for a few years to pass so i can have another :P

Carlee - posted on 05/18/2012

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NO WAY!! i threw up for most of my pregnancies my feet ached, my head hurt and all i wanted to do was sleep...these people who enjoy being pregnant must not understand what it feels like to throw up all day everyday.... I enjoy the baby not labor and pregnancy you are not alone in this

Roxanne - posted on 05/14/2012

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i've hated this pregnancy as been so ill etc with it where as with my first was plain sailing no morning sickness nothing

Alison - posted on 05/14/2012

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I actually have been so sick and so exhausted that I am more or less housebound. I have told my partner that if he wants another one after this it's going to have to be delivered by Fed Ex or he is going to have to figure out how to get pregnant. It is awful. That lovely glowy feeling we are all supposed to have... I think I watched too many cute TV shows when I was a kid. I have written a blog about it, please feel free to come and take a look and comment. http://t.co/yV4OTx8e

Kenna - posted on 05/09/2012

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i hated both mine. i was misreable uncomfortable pissed off all the time for no reason, felt gross and hated the attention of strangers that i got. didnt like ppl touching my belly. i hated feeling the baby moved it freaked me out and then hurt cuz she would kick my bladder and rib cage. was seriously sick and lost 20 pounds one month my whole body would get horrible cramps all the time and i was really active and not at all over weight or anything i weighed 120 when i delivered. i hated not being able to sleep i was so sensitive to smell i through up all over me in the car cuz i passed somehwere that smelled bad. i hated so many things about it. but i love my kids to pieces and i loved them so much when i was prego. but being prego sucked. i honestly dont want to have anymore kids and the pregnancy is a big reason. as soon as the pregnancy was over i felt awesome again and just like my old self and loved being a mom and loved being able to hold them and not feel like crap every second. its like i had a pregnancy depression or something.

Emily - posted on 05/06/2012

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I did feel that way during my pregnancy... And when people said they missed being pregnant, I thought they were straight up crazy... But I think if the situation was a little different, pregnancy would not have been as hard on me and I would have been able to enjoy it a little more.

Nicole - posted on 05/06/2012

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HATED IT, the whole way through. All fat and vomiting all day long, you are not alone! But the results are worth it, and we must accept the things we can not change and remember there is a time limit on these things, they don't last forever. (Plus bubba must of know cause I gave birth right on 38 weeks.)

Elana - posted on 04/30/2012

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YES! Pregnancy is not fun. Not only are you a walking ball of emotions, but your body goes through some very interesting changes! And it's always different from one pregnancy to the next. Not to mention the pain.......the round ligament pain!! UUUGGHHH!! But in the end, when you meet that precious little soul.....It's worth every second!

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2012

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I'm pregnant with my third and pregnancy always makes me kinda depressed. I mean I love the results but I am really not a happy pregnant woman. I stayed really sick and dehydrated for the first 4 months with my first two, and even though its not quite as bad this time I am still suffering from almost constant nausea. I also stay physically exhausted all the time. This will definitely be the last time.

Jess - posted on 04/23/2012

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my second pregnancy was WAY worse, horrible, compared to my first. [first with girl, second with boy] - in the early weeks of my second pregnancy, i took too much nausea medicine because i kept throwing it up, and ended up overdosing, and poisoning myself. one of the side effects to too much "promethizine" -dont quote me on the spelling- happens to be extreme nausea and vomiting, uncontrolled movements and darting of the eyes and consistant spinning or dizzy feeling.. needless to say i was miserable and couldnt see and thought i was going to die. the rest of my pregnancy with him was uncomfortable and just miserable.
my first pregnancy i was preclamptic, i had high blood pressure and really bad swelling of my feet. i was induced with both pregnancies, and they couldnt end faster for me.

i hated being pregnant. besides the glowing beauty that lasted about 2 months for me, and the amazing feelings of their little movements and hiccups, i HATED it.

i have my tubaligation scheduled for about a week from now. : ]

Sha'Vonna - posted on 04/22/2012

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Been there twice already and will not do it again! Love being a mom but hate what pregnancy does to your body!

Heather - posted on 04/21/2012

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I have had only 1 child so far and I can tell you right now that I hated the pregnacy part. I love my child with all my heart, but just wish I can do without the whole pregnacy.

Heather - posted on 04/20/2012

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I am right there with Alicia Suttle! My pregnancy has been the absolute easiest. No sickness, no problems and my husband is FABULOUSLY helpful. From the outside, anyone would say I have nothing to complain about. BUT I HATE THIS. I am hoping it's twins so I never feel the need to do this again.



Yep, I feel this way and I'm only 9 weeks! -- Don't get me wrong though, I'm grateful to BE pregnant, but I don't like the experience

Jessicabennett - posted on 04/18/2012

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I also felt the same way. I hated every minute of it. I only have one child (girl) and now that she's almost 2 I feel the need to want another one because I want her to have a playmate. The problem is I don't want to go through pregnancy again! I definitely will, I just hope this next time it won't be as unenjoyable.

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I hate being pregnant. Not only do I have to constant fear that I'm going to miscarry (half of my pregnancies have ended in miscarriage), but I feel sick the entire time. With my son I slept about 16 hours a day sometimes more. I had no energy to care for my daughter. With both my son and my daughter I lost a lot of weight until around 27 weeks when I finally started to gain it back.



Honestly if it wasn't for the fact that I love the end result, I wouldn't ever want to be pregnant. It is extremely stressful.

User - posted on 04/16/2012

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I felt like that when i was carrying didn't enjoy carrying this time, but glad its all over, my baby girl is 11wks 2moro and without her i wouldn't know where i would be 2day i love her so much even tho she can be a handful at times, but aslong as u have family and friends around you well be sweet, but never again lol..:)

Rosa - posted on 04/16/2012

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I'm 26, I have 2 beautiful girls, & I hate to admit it, but I did not enjoy either pregnancy! With my firstborn, I was pregnant at 19 so I was very excited and scared all at once. Morning sickness?? Why do they call it morning sickness??!! I experienced it day & night! I literally lived on ramen noodles & fruit the first trimester. I had horrible heartburn that caused me to not be able to sleep and I had zero energy. I also had a mild case of Postpartum Depression & can honestly say that my daughter hated me those first few weeks! But I did enjoy hearing her heartbeat for the first time, and feeling her moving inside! I remember one morning she must have had the hiccups because my tummy would vibrate every couple of seconds. It was the most amazing thing. Oh, also, my labor was fairly quick. We made it to the hospital on a rainy January morning at about 7am and she was born at 10:17am!! I will forever love my Lili just a bit more for that ;) j/k
With my youngest, the pregnancy & labor was worse. I had the flu shot given to me but that didn't keep me from getting the flu-for the first 2 trimesters! I had a case of pink eye, ear infection, & strep throat to add to my morning sickness, and my back?! Jesus, my back hurt like hell!!! Labor with my youngest lasted about 8hrs but the back pain I felt for weeks on end...
So yes, my pregnancies were crummy...I didn't have that "pregnancy glow" some women get, unless you count the sweat on my face from puking! And I definitely was not one of the lucky ones who got zero stretch marks...my tummy area looks like a road map, but I am crazy in love with my daughters! They were so worth it!

Joanna - posted on 04/15/2012

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I am on my 2nd pregnancy, while it hasn't been as bad as the last one (terrible morning sickness to the point of passing out at work in front of students and my grandpa died) I hate it just as much this go around. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, just hate pregnancy. It is really frustrating to not be able to keep up with your normal activities!

Mhairi-Anne - posted on 04/15/2012

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Not at all! I HATED being pregnant. I can honestly say it was the worst 9 months 6 days of my life. I love my daughter to bits! She's the coolest person in the world and soo intelligent for her age(21 months), but I can honestly say I'm not having another one. I even asked my doctor if I could get a hysterectomy(?), but he said I am too young and no one would even consider doing the operation. Just need to wait a few years. =]



Good luck with the labour and enjoy your new baby when she gets here. =]

Mhairi-Anne

xoxo

Theresa - posted on 04/15/2012

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No!! Pregnancy SUCKS!!! but it's also totally worth it and you WILL miss it afterwards. this is my 5th pregnancy and I'm pretty miserable at 29 weeks!! but i suppose that also has something to do with the fact that i never get a break from my other kids to be able to relax and i am now getting horrible dizzy spells and lightheadedness, i can't breath, and I've started getting unbearable headaches and i can't sleep at all!!! so yeah ask any pregnant woman if they hate pregnancy at the end of theirs and i bet their answer would also be YES...

Shelley - posted on 04/15/2012

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I have a love/hate relationship relationship with pregnancy. I LOVE feeling my children move in me, and when I'm not pregnant for a while I begin to feel empty and want to be that close to another person again.



As for the the things I DON'T like, I'm very tired and can't stand for more than a half hour. I'm not officially on bed rest or anything, but I have to take it VERY easy. That is really hard on my 3 year old son, because he wants to play with mommy and I can't. I really can't pick him up and carry him around either. I'm uncomfortable and cranky all the time, and that's not fair to my husband and son. I've also been slacking on the housework because of this too, so when I have a day I'm feeling pretty good, I try to get as much done as I possibly can. It's putting a damper on my nesting too, since I can't do what needs doing , and I've only got 9 weeks left before she's due, but of course, she could come earlier than that.

User - posted on 04/13/2012

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Im 33 weeks with my first and I've had my ups and downs with pregnancy. I guess there are wonderful and annoying things about it.. I love to feel my baby moving its the best feeling in the world, but I hate all the back pain/nausea/fatigue/ headaches and all the other not so fun things about being pregnant. Right now I'm not too concerned about that.. main thing I'm concerned about is labor and delivery. Yikes!

Sanet - posted on 04/12/2012

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This is my second pregnancy and i can honestly say that I am soooo over it. This has been a tough one, but it is almost over, thank goodness. I have developed an ulcer on my eye and broken one of my molars, and i can't do anything about either of them until after my baby boy is born.

Thank goodness i only have 2 weeks to go as I have to have a c-section. (My first born was an emergency ceasar.)

I am definitely having my tubes tied after this one!

Ellie Richardson - posted on 04/12/2012

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I hated the last month cause I had a pinched syatic nerve and I was dying to lay flat on my belly.Other than that I loved being pregnant.

Catherine - posted on 04/11/2012

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i am 40 weeks today and expecting my baby girl any day now. she is my second and i always wanted 2 kids but i hate pregnacy!! the only good part i find is that ultra sound around 18-20 weeks and feeling the baby move around. i am very happy to know i am not the only one! the nausea is aweful, you cant sleep, its uncomfortable to sit, stand,walk, lie down. i am always sooo tired, having to pee every 5 minutes or with every movement. not being able to fit into my regular clothes and just feeling fat and uncomfortable. i really wish there was another way to bring these beautiful babies into the world. anyone else really wish the stork existed??

User - posted on 04/11/2012

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Pregnancy is miserable! I can say that after years of infetility treatments and praying so hard to become pregnant and I was so excited when I finaly did concieve. However the pregnancy was aweful, well worth it though because I now have beautiful twin daughters!

Christa - posted on 04/11/2012

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I did with my youngest, I was sick all the way through and couldn't work. I also gained almost 100 lbs! When I found out that I am again I was mortified, but it has been wonderful! I've heard a lot of people say that every pregnancy is different and I've found it to be really true.. I'm sorry that you have had such a bad pregnancy, it's no fun when you're suppose to feel good and you don't and you can't wait to be done.

Gemma - posted on 04/09/2012

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Im at 29wks with my 3rd n i must say this is the worst and best pregnancy yet

I loved being preggas with my first 2girls even though my 1st was 10wk prem

And with my 2nd i developed spd n was virtually immobile but this 1 who is also a girl

has been smooth sailing im hating it i know the result will b worth it but this is my

last dont let it get to u once the lo is here u will 4get all ur niggles n worries n think

about doing it all again.

Deanna - posted on 04/08/2012

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LOL!!! I do. I am 39 weeks and am anxiously waiting. But I have to say the actual pregnancy part is rough. The constant heartburn, the peeing every 20 mins, the pains. It sucks. But, this being my second pregnancy, I guess I am a glutton for punishment. If this is your first, I will say it is worth it in the end. But there is no way I can do this again. I have my daughter and I will have my son soon.

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I wouldn't say hate, but it was not fun. I have been pregnant for a total of 27 months in the last 4 years and I am done. But I wouldn't let not likeing pregnancy get in the way of wanting other children. However unpleasant it is, it is pretty short term in the long run and babies are worth it. Believe me I was puking and losing weight, ended up with gestational diabetes etc.... But I love my kids and I would do it all over again, I have never said I love being pregnant for sure.



Prenatal yoga or other excercise will help with discomfort and make labor and delivery alittle easier too

Chelsea - posted on 04/06/2012

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I felt the exact same. I HATED being pregnant, between the heartburn, mood swings, and heat flashes, I was miserable. The only thing I liked was when she moved.

Kayla - posted on 04/05/2012

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I say the only two good things about being pregnant are: 1. Feeling the baby move around in your tummy and 2. Finally having the baby after waiting that LONG 9 months. Seriously, the whole time I was pregnant with my first and people would say things like "Oh I just loved being pregnant, it was the best months of my life" Oh so you like throwing up every morning, peeing every five seconds and waddling rather than walking? lol I am not trying to be rude, this is just how I feel. I love my babies, I did not like being pregnant.

Chrissy - posted on 04/04/2012

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Eh. I didn't hate it but I can't say I loved it, either. I have been pregnant six times and have 3 sons...so we have had three miscarriages, one very difficult pregnancy, one very, very easy pregnancy and one that ended up with our middle son in the NICU for three weeks and almost dying. So....the whole experience of being pregnant and right after birth has been a roller coaster for us, me in particular. I am always really happy about having a baby, I love it when they are here and I am nursing and snuggling and rocking at night and all that good stuff, I love that my boys have brothers that they can turn to and that love them. But BEING pregnant? Eh. Your belly explodes, your feet swell, you are always hot, nothing fits because even the maternity clothes are too small or too big or too PINK or too itchy, weird stuff happens to your skin and body and hair and etc...it is just turmoil. I don't miss it. My youngest is three. I am glad to be done and just enjoying our family. I love 'em. ;)

Julie - posted on 04/04/2012

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Pregnancy is a wonderufl experience... you are bringing a whole new person into the world and you can change the world by raising this child right.



"How to Raise Positive Kids in a Negative World' is a very good read!



This little dollie can turn out to be your very best friend! (my girls are)



:o) love her ♥

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When I was pregnant I hated it for the 1st and 3rd trimester. I had really bad morning sickness and couldn't eat anything at all and ended up on meds for it and then in the 3rd trimester i was working 12 hour days, couldn't sleep, had to help my parents move and my back killed me. I just felt really uncomfortable throughout most of it

Denise - posted on 04/03/2012

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Yes, I hated being pregnant. All my friends thought I was crazy. I had two m/c before having a healthy pregnancy but it was full of complications. I never was able to connect with the baby and just wanted her here well I got my wish bc she came 7 weeks early. I ended up with mild ppd. That was 23 months ago and now I'm ready to get on board again. I'm hoping this time is different.

Leslie - posted on 04/02/2012

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I love my pregnancy. I took three naps a day and still work four jobs. I just did like it after birth till I had a car crash a month ago. my depression walk way from the crash. Either though me and my daughter did not. I can walk now for three weeks. I could not bend my need for two weeks. My daughter had to scars and that was it. i look like I got beat up by the wall. My daughter was 14 months. I love her so much.

Stifler's - posted on 04/02/2012

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Yes. i did it twice in a row and fairly confident I AM NEVER GOING BACK.

Kay - posted on 04/02/2012

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With my youngest...the end could not come fast enough. He was 10 lbs, 8.9 ounces, and I am usually about 105 lbs. I was working full time, and he was late to boot. I was ready to be done.



It does end eventually, though, so enjoy it while you can! :)

Paige - posted on 04/02/2012

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No lol I love pregnancy! If I wasn't afraid of becoming too attached I would consider being a surrogate mother :)

Elizabeth - posted on 04/02/2012

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I had 2 pregnancies. My first was amazing, my second........not so much. Depending on your issues, another pregnancy may not progress the same way this one has. You are very emotional and still having a rough time right now. In a month or so from now, when you see the little miracle that gave you so much trouble, you may have a totally different outlook. Good luck!!!

Marta - posted on 04/02/2012

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Hun dont feel bad i have a six year old and now 32 weeks pregnant with our second and last. And i hated being pregnant both times, i love the result of the pregnancy but im in pain, uncomfortable, fat, and just cant wait to be done. If it wasnt for having to be prego so long i would have probably had a few more kids. Just dont be upset that u dont like pregnancy, some enjoy it, some dont, doesnt change u as a person becoming a great parent.

Sherri - posted on 04/02/2012

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Oh yes! I'm 24 weeks and I'm having a really rough pregnancy. I mean ROUGH. I was in the hospital at 14 weeks, had a bruised back and the muscle spasums aren't getting any better. I feel like a whale, I cry all the time, I have CRAZY anxiety, my heart condition has gotten worse with pregnancy, I have NO energy and just in the past week, I keep waking up with the most painful charlie horse/pain in my left calf muscle. Oh, AND we have to move 6 weeks before my due date, my dad moved 14 hours away on Friday and my mom will be going shortly as well. Life's just straight up peachy!

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