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Old 14.09.2010, 17:42
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I just saw a freind of mine seriously nauseated, in her 1st trimester, she lost 10 pounds and can't put any weight on. It is scary and definitely doesn't add to one's wellbeing. I feel for all the sick preggo mamas, I was so nauseated the entire 9mo, managed to function, or rather forced myself so I wouldn't pay attention to that overbearing nausea, but, yikes, it was horrid.
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Old 14.09.2010, 18:13
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Ha ha.......just remembered that. Putting my washing down the loo instead of the washing machine! They do say having a baby kills off brain cells, and of course being blonde and an Essex girl I had absolutely no chance

So what is your excuse now ?
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Old 14.09.2010, 18:24
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I am happy to say that puking doesn't come easily to me. But sometimes it could be good to do a good one so I can feel better. Because now I spend my whole days with this awful feeling of being close to.

Exercices help me a lot. I spend a 2 hours 3-4 times a week at the gym. It makes me feel good physically and it make me enough tired to not have enough energy to kill someone on my way back.
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Old 14.09.2010, 18:43
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Re: The Pregnant monster

My sis was suffering from "morning" (all day ) sickness so much that the doctor had put her on an anti-nausea medicine.

Then, somehow sis and the doc wised up and figured out that it was the prenatal vitamins that was making her so sick and she switched to a multi-vitamin for children. She still wasn't doing perfectly but she was actually able to eat and hold things down for a change.


For me, I didn't get sick but I had a lot of trouble with hunger vs sugar. Almost everything I would usually eat to help keep from having a hypoglycemic type episode would send me into a spiral of hunger pangs so bad they hurt - eat - sleep - hungry again - eat again - sleep...

Doctor told me to eat cheese and bread instead of fruit and yogurt and as a result it was then a matter of eat - heartburn soooo bad - drink lots of water to try to calm the burn.

I also had problems with my legs... most of the day I was fine but at bedtime I simply couldn't lie still. My calves also itched like mad, when I brought it to the doctor's attention, she had the nurse give me some moisturizer. (I think I'd become sensitive to the laundry detergent and was having a sort of allergic reaction, fun times!)
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Old 14.09.2010, 18:51
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Does it ever ???
I'd say it does. My mom was and is a profoundly grounded individual. I wonder if we don't pander to it and enable it too much these days.
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Old 14.09.2010, 21:42
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I'd say it does. My mom was and is a profoundly grounded individual. I wonder if we don't pander to it and enable it too much these days.
Meh, it depends. I think a lot depends how old the preggo mom is, too. When you get pregnant around 20, life is dandy. If it's 10-15-20yrs later, it can be a lot more difficult for some people. Hard to tell. If I was actually puking, I would have been more bugged by it, it still was pretty annoying.
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PUKING is a good sign??
Have you ever vomited until there was nothing left everyday, sometimes 3 times a day, for months on end???

I guess not, puking is a good sign I was hospitalized, because of my good sign of puking.
I am suffering the same now since 3 weeks...I have to take B6 everyday otherwise, I throw up 3 times in 2 hours and the blood is also coming out from throat..Even the doctor told me there are no side effects with taking B6, I am still concerned, but I have no other ways since I have to work the whole day...
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:07
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I am suffering the same now since 3 weeks...I have to take B6 everyday otherwise, I throw up 3 times in 2 hours and the blood is also coming out from throat..Even the doctor told me there are no side effects with taking B6, I am still concerned, but I have no other ways since I have to work the whole day...
You can get on sick leave being really sick when pregnant, if it is preventing you from working. I would get a second opinion on the high dose of B6 from a different doc.
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:12
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I can honestly say I have not experienced any of the above. In fact my husband announced to me last night that i was worse and more hormonal BEFORE pregnancy - I like to be a bit different
To Nicky, I was the same as you for the first pregnancy and it seemed my husband prefered 'pregnant me' to 'normal me' ...until I became pregant for the second time! Then, he just wanted to run a mile from me! Love the fact that every pregnancy, every birth and every child is so different! Keeps us on our toes!
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:25
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I was very lucky with both of my bunnies. I only had "pregnancy brain", carpal tunnel, swelling and some crazy dreams. Nothing else really. I read an article a while ago about a woman who was a surrogate mother for like 6 kids or something. She said she just loved being pregnant... In my opinion: . However, it is really wonderful for women out there who do feel that way. Like giving birth, some have it easier than others.
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:28
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To Nicky, I was the same as you for the first pregnancy and it seemed my husband prefered 'pregnant me' to 'normal me' ...until I became pregant for the second time! Then, he just wanted to run a mile from me! Love the fact that every pregnancy, every birth and every child is so different! Keeps us on our toes!
That will teach him!
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:32
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I actually never had the preggo brain, was able to focus tight, just once threw a tea spoon into trash instead of the sink, haha. There is a very special feeling about it, it's exhilarating, mostly, the 9 mo nausea was only a minor crappy bit. Even being a whale was ok, only for a short time, a miniwhale. One gets so cautious over what-if scenarios. But I know some people do have it rough.
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Blimey, reading this, I must have been very lucky. I was 4 months pregnant before I knew, despite being very slim at the time and never ever felt sick. Same with second one, despite knowing very early on. I did glow, honest. I so hope you will soon feel much better and enjoy the last of your pregnancy - it is a very special time. Bonne chance, viel Gluck. (+umlaut - where is it on my apple laptop?)
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:44
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Re: The Pregnant monster

Commenting incorrectly as a father, with the first it was so easy and with the second a whole different ballgame, fatigue, nausia, can I say hormonal inbalance? (or just being a b*tch, most of the time she agree!!). The big help for her was excercise, she did say she had a few looks at a spinning class at nine months prego with the first and running with a 2yo in a stroller with the second; scared the bejesus out of me every time but the doc said as long as she watched her heart rate (with a monitor) then the benefits outway the fears 10 times. Having been present for both births I would say you want to be pretty damn fit to have a crack at birthing a child. One of the best aids we had was a book by Caz Cook (Up the duff) an Australian author who gives her very funny but factual advice on what you will suffer at what times and a few of Grandmas remidies thrown in, sometimes it is just a bad time, but if you don't laugh then you will cry.....
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Old 14.09.2010, 23:53
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Re: The Pregnant monster

No pregnancy brain, remained quite focused throughout.
But I had to take B6 too and was also hospitalized for the extreme vomiting.

Ladies treat yourselves to a nice massage. Get a pedicure.... betch'all just waitin' until you can see your feet again
It's a special time. Enjoy it.... if possible
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Re: The Pregnant monster

I just used to cry.

That person in the office looked at me funny. Do they know I'm on babycentre all day and not working??
[cry]
Am I fat? Do I look pregnant or just fat? I think I look just fat.
[cry]
oh god I am a whale
[cry]
Oh that poor little kid fell over and bumped his knee.
[cry]
my jeans don't fit me any more
[cry]
Oh look that guy is holding his girlfriends hand, that's so sweet
[cry]
when will this end?
[cry]
OMG a baby came out of me
[cry a lot !!!]

9 months of sobbing here (twice)

No cravings. No real insanity, but a lot of blubbing.
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Old 15.09.2010, 17:50
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Babycentre kicks ass...
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Old 15.09.2010, 18:09
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Hello,

My husband is confused....
Pregnant women are so cute, they glow! You are so Wrong!

there was a man who tried to console his girlfriend who thought she might be pregnant (unplanned). He quickly and painfully realized that "but you're not glowing at all" is not a good answer.
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Old 17.09.2010, 10:49
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OK, I spoke too soon, 3rd trimester has brought an end to nice hormones. Someone please give me back the good ones please
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Old 17.09.2010, 10:54
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OK, I spoke too soon, 3rd trimester has brought an end to nice hormones. Someone please give me back the good ones please
The whale time begins.... I had so much pain in my crotch and moving around was difficult. Going out of the car, nightmare. Sleeping is an impossible task.

I can't wait to be back there! Me who swore never again!

By the way, a friend of mine congratuated me when I told her about this new pregnancy. She told me she was very happy I came to see good sense....
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