Hi mums and mums to be, I am almost 10 weeks pregnant with number 4 and I’m curious to hear others experiences with their pregnancies. Head spins, back ache, EXTREME tiredness and a baby belly have been around in full force since around 6 weeks gest, and after having perfect pregnancies with no complications, morning sickness, or tiredness to hold me back, its thrown me for a sixer to say the least. I look 6 months pregnant by the end of the day, so holding of any announcements until the 12 week mark was not possible haha. With each pregnancy I’ve notice things happening sooner and sooner re normal symptoms (after birthpains were KILLER lol) and would like to find a place with other mums in the same position where we can talk about these things. Everything I have found relating to talking about pregnancies and birth all surround first timers, and never talk about ‘normal’ symptoms for women carrying their 3rd, 4th or more child. So I thought I would open a question here so I could hear some of your experiences, and put my mind at ease a little :) Thank you MoMs!


Posted anonymously, 18th November 2013


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  • Congratulations!! My son is 7 months old and fourth baby/pregnancy so I can relate to the pregnancy symptoms you described. I had them all especially looking 6 months pregnant at around 2 months. Everyone was sure I was having twins. I weigh around 53kg and by the end of my last pregnancy I was 68kg so my back was killing me, balance was completely off and ankles were definetly cankles. My first three pregnancies were text book, no issues and no morning sickness but my fourth was opposite. I had really bad morning sickness in 1st and in 3rd trimester a d although normal according to my obstetrician it was a whole new foreign process to me.
    The good news is labour was very fast and I had most of the the clothes and most furniture already so we didn’t really feel it financially then the first one when we had to buy everything.
    Good luck and best wishes.


  • They are symptoms of being pregnant with each subsequent ones being more harder than the previous, this is normal according to what I’ve been told.


  • I had my fourth child nearly four years ago and I was the same as you found that everything seemed to happen earlier or was more painful I put on 20kg with him to which was way more than my other 3 .
    Maybe look around on Facebook for some groups that have people with 3 or more children, I must admit I found that very difficult.
    I’m the only one in my friends group that has 4 children everyone else have only just had their 2nd or are pregnant with their 2nd child.
    Good luck


  • i had this with my second child. I think thats just being pregnant


  • there are some good comments here


  • congrats get as much help and rest as you need :)


  • Congrats! Get as much help as you can so you can focus on yourself too :)


  • You will probably be a lot tireder with this one, try and take it easy, accept any help offered. As you have noticed your body is into pregnancy mode a lot quicker. Enjoy your pregnancy.


  • How are the symptoms going now? Settling at all?


  • i hope all is going well


  • hope you are feeling better now and that everything is going well


  • Hope you are feeling a little better and all the best for the rest of your pregnancy.


  • Each pregnancy is often different, it may depend upon your age or health at the time too, and this includes stress! Just try to take the time to look after yourself as much as possible! I have a friend who just had number 6, she sailed through with any issues so I think it is very individual.


  • Everything that you could possible get we got it for all our pregnancies


  • Good luck I am not there yet with the 4th pregnancy but hopefully will be there soon


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