My husband and i are TTC!!!! Which we are thrilled about, but im totally freaked out about the morning sickness. i have heard so many horror stories about women being so sick all day long and continously throwing up for the whole 9 mths. This freaks me out, plus i need to be able to continue to work! I know everyone is diff. and that it will be more than worth it at the end but this still freaks me out! any comforting thoughts?!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on Oct. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy
What you are talking about is a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, it is NOT common. Most mothers have varying degrees of simple morning sickness, usually only in the first trimester, and with varying degrees of severity, from mild nausea to the occasional barf! DON'T listen to horror stories, every mother has at least one, and they love to tell them to expectant mothers. You need to remember that most of those women had more than one child and if it was that bad, they wouldn't have repeated the experience. Also our wonderful bodies are designed to grow and birth babies in the most wonderful way, and although there may be days of some discomfort, you may find being pregnant a time of glowing health and feeling better than ever before in your life. Good luck and don't be afraid.
Answer by pagan_mama at 7:16 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
I am 38 weeks along with my 3rd. Out of all of my pregnancies I've thrown up once. And the reason i threw up was because I took some pain meds for a head ache way too late in the headache stage. I was nauseated and tired but never really sick. So there is hope. With this pregnancy none of my first trimester symptoms where that bad.
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