So this preg is sooo different than my last (4 yrs ago). Difficulties??

Jayme - posted on 01/22/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Ive been sick to my stomach ALOT. And still get that way especially when it comes to the smell of meat. This child really doesnt like meat, love pasta/marinara tho. I crave fruit constantly (that is the same as last time) Ive also been super exhausted, have a hard time w prenantals, feel like Im always dehydrated. And it looks like I may have to sit out work the rest of the preg. I wrk for fedex and we have to lift 75 lbs...plus 10 hr wrk days....it was just getting to hard for me and I was having cramping. My last preg went pretty smoothly but then I went into labor 5 and a half wks early...so Im cautious this time...Anyone else have the same type pf thing going on??

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Jayme - posted on 06/22/2012

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It's a girl....I couldnt eat meat for over 6 months but now Im ok w it. Im 37weeks now. So close and ready to get her out...LOL. I am sooo tired and uncomfortable it is crazy.

Sarah - posted on 06/21/2012

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I couldn't eat meat with my first kid. Came out a boy! Maybe you are having a boy. It sounds a lot like my pregnancy did with my son honestly lol. Oh and mine was 4 years ago too.

Jen - posted on 06/17/2012

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Yes it's been so much harder this pregnancy...it's been 6 years since my first one and my body just isn't what it used to be...I'm tired all the time and get winded just washing dishes or putting away clothes. I am so ready for this baby to come!

Whitney - posted on 06/12/2012

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This is my second as well; my first was Oct 2010. I can't get enough fruit, or crunchy, salty foods like chips. Meat isn't my favorite normally, and it hasn't changed this time around. The texture is too much for me. I've been nauseous the entire time, achy, sore, and bitchy ;) I'm ready to be done!

Kayla - posted on 03/20/2012

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My pregnancy before this one, i was carrying a boy. This time around I am having a lil girl. They are so different! With my son i only had like 2 days of morning sickness and it wasnt that bad. This time around i couldnt hold anything down and it started even before i found out i was pregnant! I couldnt even hold water down. Ya it was crazy. So they had to put me on nausea pills so i would stop throwing up. My son he was a big mover. He was constantly moving in me. This lil girl hardly moves. But i felt her move at 14 weeks. With my son i gained 60 lbs. This time around i have only gained like 10 lbs and i am 24 weeks. I craved apples, licorice and french fries with my son. With this pregnancy i am craving more sweets and vegetables. I am craving strawberries, honey and graham crackers and anything sweet. With my son, i felt pregnant. This time i dont feel pregnant at all. So ya pregnancies can be totally different.

Deborah - posted on 01/23/2012

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Well, I've always felt it's best to do what is healthiest for you and your lil bun. If your doctor put a weight limit on you, listen to him. Since you had the position once, there isn't any reason you shouldn't be able to get it back once you're back to 'normal'

Jayme - posted on 01/23/2012

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I can be out until 6 wks after baby comes but since Im only 15 wks...thats more than 12 wks. They wont fire me but I will lose the position I have. They can bump me back to part time or transfer me etc.

Deborah - posted on 01/23/2012

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check your local laws and stuff, i know in Ohio, so long as its approved by a doctor, your job has to give you up to 12 weeks of maternity leave... just keep talking to them and making sure they know you don't want to quit :) Hope it goes well for you, pregnant women face a LOT of discrimination in the workplace

Jayme - posted on 01/23/2012

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Thanks for the stretches. My Dr limited my weight lifting to 40 lbs and limited me to 8 hr wrk days....this is considered light duty ay fedex. And they dont offer light duy. So Im in the process of trying to get approved for disability leave. I am between a rock and a hard place. This will affect my position at work but having had a preemie before I want to do the best for the baby.

Deborah - posted on 01/23/2012

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my second pregnancy was worse than my first in some ways, better in others. I had heartburn REALLY bad, but i wasn't nauseous. this time the heartburn isn't too bad, but i get cramps and muscle aches all the time.



Every pregnancy is different, and all your symptoms sound normal according to all the articles and stuff I've read. By your third trimester your doctor will probably tell you not to lift such heavy boxes, so it does sound like you'll need to get a leave of absence or something like that.



Prenatals - try a different type/brand. I use Centrum Specialist Prenatals, they're expensive ($18-$19 for a box of 28 doses, comes with a DHA supplement) but they did away with my 'pregnancy nausea' the first day I started taking them.



the whole 'dehydration' thing... make sure you mention that to your doctor, but I feel like i'm thirsty all the time too. Just keep your liquids up, after-all your body is producing a LOT more blood to help with the baby.



The only time I get nauseous now is if i get crampy for too long. My cramps usually start in my 'pelvic floor' area, too high to be groin, more where your belly meets your thigh, but stretching helps me deal with those. lay on the floor and put the soles of your feet together, and pull your feet as close to your body as they will go. Hold for a few seconds, release, and repeat.



Another exercise is to lay on the floor again, putting your feet on the wall so your hips and your knees are at 90 degree angles. take your left foot and put it on your right knee, using your muscles to push your knee towards the wall (I use my hand to push it too). Switch legs, and repeat.



Since cramping sometimes comes from the muscles stretching to accommodate your expanding belly, helping them stretch should ease some of your pain. It's done wonders for me, I work at a hospital and I walk almost constantly. I"m only 16 weeks along, but by the end of my shift I'd have to do the pregnant waddle in order to keep walking and finish my work.

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