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My 1st pregnancy was not a great experience – months of morning sickness (aka all day sickness), aches and pains from being stretched internally. On the plus side I didn’t lose any hair and it was thick until my baby was 4mths old. This time around not so much sickness, no pains and no thickening of my hair. How different were your pregnancies?

Posted by mom7108, 9th June 2015

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  • My first pregnancy I had more morning sickness and I didn’t lose a lot of hair afterwards. I also ended up with a bit of blood pressure problems with my second pregnancy and had no problems with my first pregnancy. With my second pregnancy I’m losing heaps more hair.

  • Yes I felt both pregnacies were the same, it seemed that way anyway!

  • I can better relate to what my Mum went through when she was pregnant with my younger brother. She had “morning” sickness just about the whole time she was pregnant, in the middle of the night was worst. The Dr. put her on a special diet and on occasions liver injections (she hated liver and could taste it). Apparently another pregnant Mum told him the same thing. It got to the stage that Dad kept a bowl under his side of the bed because he could hear “gurgling” before by Mum woke up and had it ready before she woke. She was rushed to hospital on a few occasions as she got so dehydrated.(unconscious) They couldn’t turn the ambulance stretcher in the passage, so Dad took the screen off the bedroom window and they took the stretcher in and out that way. One night she decided if she was going to be sick she was at least going to enjoy eating it first. She asked for Fish&Chips and a baby bottle of Coca Cola.(they held the equivalent of a mini can that you can get now). She decided she was fed up and was having one night off the low fat, low salt, Boiled food including meat etc. It was the first night in months that she wasn’t sick during the night. She never drank the whole bottle, Dad drank the rest and I occasionally was allowed a couple of sips from a glass. She didn’t have any Coke for a few nights and was sick, so after that it was Coke every night with tea for a few weeks. No more drastic dehydration, unconsciousness and trips to hospital. Because of that she also had to take high doses of iron supplements besides what was added in her diet (foods that she didn’t normally eat a lot of). She didn’t have much morning sickness with me – my brother made up for it. She almost miscarried him twice too. One of my Aunties had Toxaemia and the Dr. didn’t treat her at all for it. After she went into labour they had to do an emergency c-section and it was a few days before she was out of danger.

  • sorry, both my pregnacies were the same.

  • My first and third (both boys) were the best. My second – my daughter – was the hardest BUT there was only 12.5 months between 1st and I think that was a big part of it – having a baby and being pregnant.

  • My first pregnancy was easy I had no troubles it was a breeze (the labour was long and hard 17hrs)
    However my second pregnancy I was sick with morning sickness and very uncomfortable. (Labour was fairly good 6hrs)
    And my third pregnancy was worse than the second with morning sickness. (Great labour 3hrs)

    All different pregnancies BUT all Boys!

  • mine were very different. I too was sick for most of pregnancy with my first. Lots of swelling. I even had complications during birth. My second was a breeze (except for the week I contracted NoroVirus! That was hell and brought on contractions at only 24 weeks!) Other than that, I had only 1 month sickness with my 2nd. no swelling, and everything went like planned.

  • My main difference was cravings.. But then when they change all the time, I wasn’t craving the same thing during the pregnancy.

  • no my pregnancies were pretty straightforward. i craved different things!

  • Mine were quite different. With my first I had bad swelling and fluid retention, but not with my second. With second I had bad pelvic pain and bubs was fully engaged at about 35 weeks so I was very uncomfortable.

  • For my daughter I got morning sickness immediately but it only lasted until 12 weeks when it stopped, I mildly craved roasted potatoes. I hardly showed at all until the last month and a half, no hair loss, no back pain until the last month, nothing significant. For my son (which was only just over a year ago) I didn’t get morning sickness until 8 weeks, however it was so bad I ended up in hospital three times from dehydration and even though was given tablets to combat the sickness it did not help, the sickness lasted for 7 months. In addition I had back pain all the time, swollen ankles, I madly craved pickles and eggs, my emotions were everywhere and could go from crying to laughing in two seconds. I started getting hip pain in the fourth month and it lasted until the birth. It was horrible. I have said to my hubby, when we have another one, if its an easy pregnancy its going to be a girl, if its hard it will be a boy!

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