Who had a tough pregnancy?

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Ashley - posted on 05/15/2009

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So reading everyone here, I don't feel alone. I have an amazing little boy but when I found out I was pregnant I was about seven weeks along. I had spent the past seven weeks being sent home from work, and laying in bed. I got so sick that I couldn't even walk to the bathroom anymore. I was so dehydrated that I finally went to the doctor. Of course my doctor thought it was so funny because just seven weeks prior I had started birth control. Haha- very funny- yeah not. Anyhow, I ended up trying to deal with the hyeremesis to the point where my stomach was deteriorating. I had a small hole in my stomach from throwing up so much. The doctors put me on medication for a cancer patient. That still wasn't working. The vomiting never stopped. I was a miserable pregnant person. My boyfriend and I fought all the time because I was so hormonal. I was working 40-50 hours a week just to try to get my mind away from the nausea. That didn't work either. I just wore myself out faster. The last month of my pregnancy (i delivered at 39 weeks) was the worst. At least once a week I was in the hospital with false labor, or dehydration. That one day a week was when i recieved a shot to help me sleep. The only sleep I was really getting at that time. Then the day my water finally broke- my brakes went out in my car on the way to the hospital, and 17 hours of labor and 1 hour of pushing later- there was my little boy- the cause of all my torture just made me smile to see him for the first time. He's the happiest baby I have ever seen and every morning makes me smile to greet him.

Whitney - posted on 05/15/2009

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It was AWEFUL! Hyperemesis! Throwing up for 8 months (had the kids at 32 weeks). I spent at least one full day a week receiving IV for dehydration. I was put on 3 different prescription drugs for nausea and heartburn. I was carrying twins though. Does anyone know if your first pregnancy is any indication of how any more pregnancies would be?

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I have 2 boys and 2 girls ages 8-17. All 4 of my pregnancies were terrible. I had severe nausea 24/7 for the first three months and I lost 10-15 pounds in the first trimester with each pregnancy. I also dealt with pre-term labor and bed rest during all four pregnancies. Three of my four babies made it to term, born between 37 and 39 weeks. My last baby was born six weeks early. They are all happy and healthy now and I would do it all over again if I had to.

Emma - posted on 05/14/2009

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I had two micarriages before I finally had my little one, I nearly had him at 28 weeks so I had to stay in hospital and they gave me steriod injections and medication to stop the contractions, then I bleed at 33 weeks and then again at 35 weeks then I lost a cup and a half of blood at 36 weeks so they waited till I was exactly 37 weeks and induced me. Turns out I was already 3 cm dialated and had been that way for a while

Lisa - posted on 05/14/2009

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Both mine were bad. The first I started dialating at 6 months so was put on bed rest..she ended up making it full term. The second child when the contractions started coming at 4 months, they put me on bed rest right away and started me on medication, she almost made it full term, but was healthy.

Libby - posted on 05/14/2009

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My 2nd and 3rd pregnancies were difficult. Hoping my 4th is more like my 1st!

Amanda - posted on 05/14/2009

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I have 3 little ones. And my first one was horrible. At 17 weeks along I had to have a dermoid tumor and my ovary removed. They couldn't put me to sleep for the surgery because that's bad for the baby. They gave me a spinal, and there I lay awake while they cute me hip to hip. The next day is when I felt the first huge kick and it was bitter sweet. It hurt so bad from just being cut open, but feeling her move told me she was still okay in there. Then the labor was 25 hours and then 2 hours of pushing. She was stuck and her heart rate started dropping...so once again I was cut open for an emergency c-section. YUK...But she's here and a happy healthy 6 year old. So all worth it.

Katie - posted on 05/14/2009

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I NEARLY LOST MY LITTLE BOY THOUGH PRE ACLAMSA I COULDNT FEEL HIM MOVE OR KICK I BLOW UP LIKE A BALOON LOL THEN I GOT RUSHED IN AND HAD EMERGNCY C SECTION WHICH I HAD A EPERDRIL TO NUM ME BUT IT DIDNT WORK SO I FELT IT ALL THE WAY THOUGH IT WAS SOOOO PAINFALL I LOST ONE BEFORE ANDE ONE AFTER HIM

Tiffany - posted on 05/14/2009

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My 1st pregnancy was horrid. They had to put me on medications they give to cancer patients because I couldn't keep anything down, even water. I had severe heartburn. And at my 1st ultrasound they found an endometrial tumor(size of a softball) in my ovary and I had to have emergency surgery to remove it, they cut me hip to hip and it was like having a c-section but with no baby to bring home. My moodswings were so bad that my hubby went to stay at his mom's for a week and my own mother couldn't even stand me. My aunt who is my best friend and the sweetest lady alive still tells me how bad I was which is saying alot because she wouldn't say a thing about the worst of people..lol. Our daughter is now 4. When I told them I was pregnant with our son(he's 11 weeks old) they all wanted to run for the hills but luckily this pregnancy went a million percent smoother and I didn't turn into the she-devil again or having any complications.

Tara - posted on 05/14/2009

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My 1st pregnancy was pretty icky - constant morning sickness (so much so that I was throwing up over the side of the delivery table trying to push LOL), plus some serious sciatic/back pain and high blood pressure. My 2nd pregnancy (5 1/2 months into it right now) has been a breeze compared to the first - morning sickness off and on, and still being monitored for high blood pressure, but nothing like the first at all.

Tara - posted on 05/14/2009

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My 1st pregnancy was pretty icky - constant morning sickness (so much so that I was throwing up over the side of the delivery table trying to push LOL), plus some serious sciatic/back pain and high blood pressure. My 2nd pregnancy (5 1/2 months into it right now) has been a breeze compared to the first - morning sickness off and on, and still being monitored for high blood pressure, but nothing like the first at all.

April - posted on 05/14/2009

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My first two girls were horrible pregnancies. With my first I pretty much threw up and slept for eight months. I wasn't putting on weight like my doctors wanted me to, but it wasn't because I didn't want to, it was because I couldn't keep anything down. My second was the same. Morning, noon, and night sickness, the only difference was that I couldn't sleep through it because I had an infant to take care of.

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