Does your pregnancy suck too? Just wondering who's with me, and wants to share their stories?

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Kimberly - posted on 06/02/2013

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Hi im pregnant with my firdt child and only 6 weeks into my pregnancy i cant keep anything down im nauseus all day long and the toilet is my best friend i just wish i had no morning sickness and the back pain sux big time but hopefully i get to feeling better though

Maleasha - posted on 03/10/2009

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I'm not pregnant now, my first pregnancy was ok, I lost 15 lbs. within the first 3 months because I was so sick, but after that it went pretty good. My second was awful. I had terrible back pain through the whole thing and ended up in pre-term labor when I was only 24 weeks along. When I was at 7 months, my little guys heart rate was down and he was measuring small. I ended up in the doctors office twice a week for non-stress tests. It was draining but well worth all the trouble.

Danielle - posted on 03/10/2009

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My first pregnancy was pretty pleasant, not too much morning sickness and I had no pain except for the stretching kind. This time around however I also have SPD, the most horrible pelvic pain imaginable. I limp and waddle like I'm already nine months and I'm only 6 1/2. I haven't been able to wear my wedding ring since the day I found out because I break out in a horrible rash as soon as I put it on. I'm an extremely laid back person usually and these days I cry or yell at just about anything. I basically feel like a MESS all the time. My daughter is an awesome but extremely hyper 2 year old. I can only hope this little boy is calm and happy after the emotional roller coaster I've been on :)

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Brenda - posted on 03/11/2009

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Hehe, it is so funny to see this.  I just was asked yesterday if I was having any more kids and I said NO.



With my first I started having gallbladder problems at 7 months.  So after that I was on a severely fat restricted diet.  Then I had pre eclampsia show up three weeks before he was due and got put on bedrest.



This time, it has really sucked.  I've been on Reglan and Zofran for most of the pregnancy because I was so sick I lost 10 pounds in two weeks time and couldn't keep anything down.  This finally went away, and now they're pretty sure I have gestational diabetes...which really sucks.  I'd rather have a low fat diet than counting carbs every day and sticking my finger four times a day....  I'm NOT having any more kids.  Pregnancy is a joy?  Not for me!  If my first was like this second, I wouldn't have had a second.



I'll admit, the end result is worth it, and maybe if I was adament on more children I'd put up with it, but I'm done, myself.

Erin - posted on 03/11/2009

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with my 3rd pregnancy, i had no idea i was pregnant, was really sick and thought it was a hangover. it lasted about 2 weeks each day getting worse (my head was seriously in the toilet constantly) and i had my first bladder infection that was about every 5 seconds with the urge. finally found out i was pregnant 2 months in, and it all started. i was so sick with it, then when that stopped, i had placenta previa, placental abruption, and we both almost died from blood loss 1.5 mths early, and he was delivered by emergency csection. then when he was a month old he started to vomit out of his nose and mouth at the same time, and everytime it would get more violent. he could reach the otherside of the room with the episodes. he had to have surgery when he was a month and a half old almost 2 months old. he had pyloric stenosis. but he's well now, and he's the funniest baby i've ever met.

Amie - posted on 03/11/2009

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I absolutely hate being pregnant.

That being said I have 3 kids and am pregnant with our 4th. I'm due soon at least. But I truly do hate being pregnant. It just does crazy things to your body and completely screws with your hormones. Bleh.... I love all my kids though, they were worth it but am very glad we're finally having our last one. It seems the older I get the worse it gets too. My mom told it would but I didn't believe her.

hahaha, I remember my first and compared to now it was so easy. With my first it was like oh I don't know what everyone is complaining about this is so easy. Then morning sickness hit and lasted about half way through my 2nd trimester. ick. Then my breasts got so big I had stretch marks on them too! Stretch marks make me itch too so that was a hard one to try to not scratch. At least when I was scratching my belly no one cared, I'm sure they would have if I started scratching my breasts in public. I didn't have her until July either so for the first part of the summer I was pregnant, thank god for fans and air conditioners.
My 2nd was going to be better I thought. It started off great, had no morning sickness whatsoever, no new stretch marks, then the 3rd trimester hit. I got put on bed rest because my placenta lifted. It repaired itself and I stopped spotting after a couple weeks but good grief. After that I had to be very careful on my activities and how much I did in a day. Which was hard with a 3 yr old in the house! He was born in September too so again I was very very thankful for the entire summer to have a/c and fans. LOL!
With our 3rd it was constant heartburn and constant nausea. I could eat bread and some fruit and vegetables and that was about it. Anything else made it act up. Then when I got my blood work done I found out I had anemia so had to take iron pills. I hated those things. Prenatal horse pills were bad enough now I had to take more pills. She was born in May so it was the only one I'd had to date that I didn't need my fans broken out constantly. lol!! Though I did still use them, even in the winter, I seem to just run hotter when pregnant. Which isn't surprising really with another body growing inside you and the extra blood flow and etc...
With this one I'm just constantly tired, it does not matter how much I sleep or rest I'm tired. My doctor figures it's from having 3 kids already. LOL! I don't doubt her opinion, chasing after them, not to mention shuffling them to their activities, running errands, and the cleaning and picking up good grief it's never ending! lol! At least my hubby helps out a lot.
The aches and pains seem to be worse from between the first and this one too. At least with this one I have no new stretch marks! yay! Though taking 5 minutes to get out of bed sucks. I heard my hips "clunk" this morning when I got up and felt it up my spine. It was so weird. At least there's only 2 1/2 weeks left. =D Then no more kids. Hubby wants a 5th but I told him we can adopt. LOL!!!

Timmi - posted on 03/10/2009

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Yes I am not enjoying this pregnancy at all. First off we tried for this one got pregnant after a month, when we told our family they somewhat resented the idea. They asked us "why would you try when you're not financially stable (meaning we haven't bought a house yet and I still need to get through school)?" and "why would you want a kid now the world is falling to pieces?" Then I was to exhuasted to continue at my job which required a lot of walk (over 12 miles a day, I read meters) so I had to quit cause it would take me 2 days to read a route. I took a lower paying job, and my family is upset about that saying I'm wimping out and can't handle things. I also get the feeling that my husband only let me get pregnant cause this is what I wanted, but I know he's happy just super stressed. So it's been really hard to even get excited about this, so many times I tell myself this was a mistake, a miscarriage wouldn't be so bad right now. I have just recently started to become somewhat attached to this baby, but still not excited and still sometimes thinking this was a mistake. My sister is my biggest supporter right now, she's the only one excited for me. I haven't really been sick just mentally unsure and exhausted by this pregnancy. I even have ultrasound pictures and heard the heartbeat, and really no emotions. It really hurts to feel this way.

Michelle - posted on 03/10/2009

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Im 18 weeks into my first pregnancy and it is pretty suckful. I have also had bad morning sickness, losing 10 kilos in the first 12 weeks due to it! I have really bad heartburn which started at 10 weeks which keeps me up at night. I have horrible mood swings, I cant eat KFC and I dont have a proper bump yet. It wouldnt be so bad if I had a bump to show off to people or to remind me that there is a beautiful baby growing inside me.

But there are good things too - like hearing my babys heart beat at 16 weeks, and I am going for a scan next week to find out whether i am carrying a boy or a girl :) My partner (bless him) has already set up our babys room so it is nice to see that.



Well good luck I hope you can see some positives other now!

Doireann - posted on 03/10/2009

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My sucked for the first 4 months and SLOWLY got better. Mys husband is in the Army so I had added stress...I was nauseous all day and night..but I would never throw up...sometimes, I wished I would just do it and feel better! The only thing that helped was eating lots of fruit and vegetables. Learning to relax. Try some pool time. That made my son really happy! Good Luck..

Dom - posted on 03/10/2009

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Quoting Amber:



After I had my son I started to break out in a rash on my one side. I wonder if it's the same thing you had Jamie? Well maybe I'm allergic to my hormones going down or something?! Idk.. Any thoughts?






did u get really bad stretch marks 2?? i had a VERY bad rash afta my son was born, it lasted a good 8-10 weeks....the doc sed i was probably having a reaction to the medication i got afta birth... i did a search on the net n there is this thing called PUPPPS or sumthing along those lines, and i swear thats wat i had, it makes u get a bad rash and heapssss of stretch marks

Dom - posted on 03/10/2009

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i thought i was going to have the best pregnancy, the first 3 months went by, 1-2 days of morning sickness.... then a little later i started to show, no stretch marks i was thinking wow i am soooo lucky....then one stretch mark came i was like oh big deal....wen i went to my glucose challenge blood test they came up high, so i had 2 do the 2 hr glucose tolerance test, to find out that they were still very high so i was told i had gestational diabetes....my mum has diabetes and my bro, but i never heard of it gettin bad in pregnancy... so neways i had 2 go on a strict diet n my levels were still high, so wen i was 34 weeks i was told i had 2 start insulin.... 4 needles a day i gave myself..n my levels only stayed in control wen i had water n salad INCLUDING THE INSULIN it was that bad.... so i say thank god i had no cravings!! i didnt put on ne weight in the third trimester....



then i got induced.... had to go 1 hr away to king edward instead of my local hospital...got induced overnight, n i had 2 have 2 epidurals coz the first 1 had an "Inadequate block" they called it.... 2 or so hours of pushing then they decided to use vaccuum so my baby boy could be born.... he is 4 and a half months and still has a massive ring on his head, wen i run my finger over it i can still feel a bump....



i dont want ne more kids because of it.... every1 says 2 me that i cant have an only child because of how "BAD" it is, but n1 else understands wat u go through.... i hate needles and was forced to give myself them 4 times a day!!!

Serena - posted on 03/10/2009

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I have to say SPD is the most horrible thing I have ever experienced before! I borrowed a Pelvic belt off my friend who has had SPD with 3 of her 4 pregnancies (not sure how she has done it!) and the belt does help with the physical pain quite a lot. I have been using Deep Heat to try and calm some of the inflamation down on my pubic bone at night time I am so glad I never had SPD with the other 2 other wise I think I really would have only ever had 1 kid. Apparently it gets worse and stronger with ever child you have! Stuff that! Take it easy with lifting your 2 year old maybe give her cuddles when you are on the sofa but dont go picking her up to much I know its hard I have a 3 year old mama's boy!! But he is now used to me not picking him up and the less we do now the shorter the recovery after giving birth apparently. My mum says I should be walking etc but I know that does nothing but make the SPD worse same with Swimming! I thought it would be great but my god did I pay for it 3 hours after I could hardly walk! Take it easy and I hear you about the moods and hormones mine are raging.

Linzee - posted on 03/10/2009

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hey, when i was pregnant i was very lucky and had a breeze of a pregnancy apart from the 1st trimester of all day sickness, that aside i just really didnt enjoy it at all. i couldnt have had a better 9 months but it just sucked, i think i would go through labour over pregnancy anyday, even though it hurt like who knows what!! i didnt have "the glow" either? the thing i hated the most was during the last month i gained so much weight and so many stretch marks, it all just came out of no where. but my beautiful little boy was 100% worth it

Melissa - posted on 03/10/2009

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My pregnancy was horrible but for the most part I loved it. I lost 10 pounds initially I was so sick, had to be medicated to stop the vomiting. My heartburn was so bad I again, had to be put on medication. I had to sleep almost sitting up, was put on bed rest and hospitalized. My hips hurt, my ribs hurt, actually everything hurt. My twins were born at 33 weeks via emergency c-section, I had really wanted a natural delivery. Whenever I felt one of my boys kick or move, it made it all worth while. While I don't look forward to the sickness, I do look forward to having another child!

Jennifer - posted on 03/10/2009

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I was absolutely miserable when I was pregnant. I gained 73lbs. and was so swollen towards the end that I couldn't walk, lie down or move for that matter. The 1st 3 months, I complained about everything, I could barely stay awake and my hormones were horrible. Around the 5th or 6th month my stomach was so itchy and burned at night that I would rub lotion all over it and stand in front of a fan. I ended up with bad stretch marks (despite the expensive creams). My son was born 10 days late.. it was the longest wait ever.. the last 6 weeks felt like a year. And after 17 hours of labor and a couple hours of pushing I ended up having a C-section anyway.

Thanks for letting me Complain lol

But now my son is 19months and I see pregnant people and I can feel my biological clock starting to tick and for some reason would do it all again!!

Jamie - posted on 03/10/2009

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Quoting Shay:

I certainly hated certain parts of my pregnancy...I lost so much weight during my first trimester because I had morning sickness so badly. Someone should really change the name to "all day sickness" because that's what I had. I had to stay with my parents for a week while my husband and my in-laws worked on our house to get it baby ready. I also had heartburn so badly that I went thru 4 big bottles of antacids during the 9 months. I would wake up about every hour to hour and a half to pop two or three tums. It was awful. And you know, the wives tale about having such bad heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair isn't true at all!! Hunter didn't have ANY hair on his head!! I loved it when I could start feeling him moving and kicking around. The 2nd trimester was definitely the best when I had the most energy. The end of the pregnancy, especially the last month, is the LONGEST wait ever!! But he was definitely well worth it and I'm looking forward to giving him a little brother or sister soon! :-)



I had massive heartburn too, but both my kids have full heads of hair, I attributed it to them both being half italian.

Amber - posted on 03/10/2009

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See mine happened 24 hrs after I had my son (feb 2nd) and I've had it since. Now it's finally going away. I'm gonna have to ask my doctor about it on my 6 week check up. It's just on one side but it's so UGLY!



 

Shay - posted on 03/10/2009

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I certainly hated certain parts of my pregnancy...I lost so much weight during my first trimester because I had morning sickness so badly. Someone should really change the name to "all day sickness" because that's what I had. I had to stay with my parents for a week while my husband and my in-laws worked on our house to get it baby ready. I also had heartburn so badly that I went thru 4 big bottles of antacids during the 9 months. I would wake up about every hour to hour and a half to pop two or three tums. It was awful. And you know, the wives tale about having such bad heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair isn't true at all!! Hunter didn't have ANY hair on his head!! I loved it when I could start feeling him moving and kicking around. The 2nd trimester was definitely the best when I had the most energy. The end of the pregnancy, especially the last month, is the LONGEST wait ever!! But he was definitely well worth it and I'm looking forward to giving him a little brother or sister soon! :-)

Jamie - posted on 03/10/2009

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I dont know if its the same thing, I wasnt jsut rashy on one side, but my entire belly was a rash. I belive the doctors called it pregnancy pups, and when I say rash I mean it looked like I had rolled around in a field of poison ivy. And within 24 hours of giving birth it was totally gone.

Amber - posted on 03/10/2009

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After I had my son I started to break out in a rash on my one side. I wonder if it's the same thing you had Jamie? Well maybe I'm allergic to my hormones going down or something?! Idk.. Any thoughts?

Jamie - posted on 03/10/2009

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Yes, I would say its no fun, I had morning, afternoon and night time sickness until like 8 months with both kids. If I smelled garlic it was instant vomit. Then during the 6th month of each pregnancy my stomach turns into a giant rash because I am allergic to being pregnant (yea who would have thought) So not Im vomiting all day and itching constantly. They tried everything to stop the itching including giving my topical pain relievers that they give burn victims so I spent a lot of time in the bathroom either vomiting or standing in the shower. My water broke at 31 weeks with the second so I was on bed rest in a hospital with people poking me every 4 hours and had to be on monitors for 40 out of 60 minutes every hour. The farthest I could walk was the 3 feet to the bathroom. Luckily a mircale happened and my bag sealed up the tiny hole and I got to go home. As much as I wanted him out, I didnt want him put to soon. Then he decided to wait til my due date. All my babies are fine now, and I have the battle scares, lol.

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2009

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I had really bad heart burn throughout my ENTIRE pregnancy! I would wake up in the middle of the night, sometimes twice, to pop some tums. It sucked! PLUS I had sciatica problems for that last two months. I hated being pregnant! But my little girl was totally worth it :)

Amber - posted on 03/10/2009

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This was my first full term pregnancy and it sucked. Morning sickness was horrible, than when I was suppose to be out of that phase my prenatals made me soooo gosh darn sick. So I had to get off them. So of course I wasn't getting all the vitamins my son was taking from me so it made me totally tired (plus on top of this i'm anemic so I'malways tired as it is). I had to get off my zolof which was best for my child. So not only did I have MAJOR mood swings I was depressed more than ever and my husband had to put up with it all the time. I felt sorry for him. Now it's better than he's here but still fighting the baby fat

Jessica - posted on 03/10/2009

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With my first pregnancy, I just hated the first trimester.  This time around I hope that is the case too.  I hate "morning" sickness.  I am throwing up atleast twice a day.  Can't wait to get out of this "phase". 

Heidi - posted on 03/10/2009

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I've found as the pregnancy has gone on the worse its got. I could cope with the morning sickness at the beginning and doing full time education but things have become almost impossible in the last 4 weeks or so. I have to remind myself why at times

Serena - posted on 03/09/2009

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Hate it will never ever ever do it again! First 2 pregnancies were crap as well both 3 month nausea and 24 hour a day vomiting! This one almost 9 months (I have 6 weeks to go) nausea and vomiting most days plus SPD (pelvic condition) hate it never want to do it again and it does not make me all glowy and happy !! I dont understand how you can still love a baby after going through this shit but I know as soon as I see this little bub I will get over the 9 months pretty fast! Luck I have great kids!!

Ajia - posted on 03/09/2009

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I think pregnancy sucks. Everyone I know talks about how wonderful it is and how joyous and blah blah blah. I have seriously HATED it. I liked it when I first started to really show and didn't just look like I had gone to too many keggers, and I liked it when she first started kicking. But other than that, there has been nothing good about this. My morning sickness was awful, I had to quit work and school. I moved away from all my friends to be near my family. I'm single and doing this all alone without anyone to share it with. And it doesn't help that I'm bipolar and have had to go off mood stabilizers because it's best for the baby. I can't wait to be a mom. It's all I've ever wanted, and I'm sure I'll have another child, but these 40 weeks blow!

Erin - posted on 03/09/2009

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Pamela, I am not pregnant now, but I remember both of my pregnancies sucking. I really wasn't too thrilled with how my first pregnancy went (my oldest is now 4). When I became pregnant a second time, I did things a lot differently. I did my own thing such as running and exercising. I needed to feel normal. I am not sure if this helps, but I wanted you to know you aren't alone. :o)

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