Pregnancy Grumbles!

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Registered: 04-03-2008
Pregnancy Grumbles!
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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 12:34pm

Since misery loves company I thought it would be great if we all could post here when we are having bad days due to morning sickness, crazing hormones, awful indigestion, back aches, etc.

I'll start:D

I threw up today due solely (I think) to all the acid that rises in my stomach no matter what I eat. I had just had plain pasta with a teensy bit of tomato sauce and five minutes later I was at the toilet:(.

The heartburn can be so painful and I think it had been rising since last night so throwing up did make me feel better but just for good measure I ate a small bag of doritos afterward. It might not be good for my stomach but it did improve my mood LOL.



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Registered: 11-01-2005
Fri, 09-25-2009 - 1:58pm

Cassie,

I am also heavy and feeling the same way you are even though its still early for me. I feel sad because I probably wont post belly pics until very late because I dont think it will be much of a difference. I don't think I'll be a "cute" pregnant woman at all with a little round basketball which can be upsetting at times.

So you're not pathetic for feeling this way, as a plus-sized gal I feel the same way. I feel like we miss out on the "drastic" change of getting a belly like smaller women so yes it makes me sad too.

But at least for me (not sure if you can relate), I don't think I'll experience some of the body image issues that pregnant women can experience when their bodies change. I'm already a bigger person so while it bothers me to be heavy in general, I don't think I'll be crying about "getting fat" during pregnancy. I'm actually a little surprised in that I'm starting to really respect my body for the first time no matter what size it is. Of course I intend to watch my weight gain as I shouldn't gain as much as smaller women but I think this is a good time for me to really embrace what my body is doing and how it looks because its nourishing and growing a little life.

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Registered: 04-03-2008
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 3:25am

Cassie- I am sorry you are feeling down about your belly. I think it is just a bit of luck involved as I know a few people where you really could not tell they were pregnant until the 7th or 8th month and some of them started out quite thin. I think height can play a big role as then the baby just has more room to spread out.

Either way you should be proud of your belly and the fact that you are helping to grow a human life- this is something which makes your body amazing!

Also you should feel free to post your belly pic (everyone should feel comfortable, although not pressured of course!)- I am sure we can tell you are preggers:)



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Registered: 08-24-2005
Tue, 09-29-2009 - 8:26am

(TMI)I tell you, I don’t know if I’ll make it through this pregnancy without hemorroids… I’m so constipated all the time!!! My new normal is going every 2 days… and that’s when things are going well! This morning I had to take a mild laxative that my OB prescribed “just in case”… It had been 4 days!! Arrrg!!!!!!!!!!!!


Also, I got the most horrid cramp in my leg a couple of nights ago... I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and stretched my legs before hopping out of bed, so then my left calf balled up in a

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Registered: 10-03-2008
Tue, 09-29-2009 - 3:47pm

Cassie - I don't think you can blame not having your bump show so much on weight. I started out heavy for all but my first & I start looking pretty noticeably preggo by 18 wks or so. I'm also quite short, esp in the upper body, so baby has no where to go but out! Hang in there, soon your bump will be pooking out dramatically for the whole world to see! I do have a good friend who was always very frustrated bc she didn't show until she was 7 months. She's quite tall & long in the torso, so I'm sure that's why. ((HUGS)) I suppose you could always strap on a pillow & go to the store to see if it feels different. Or just for a laugh! hee hee!


Marianna - For the constipation, are you eating things to help with it? I find that if I make sure to eat a green veggie daily, and eat some dried &/or fresh fruit that it helps a lot. I can always tell if I skipped one or the other bc I get constipated the next day. When I do get a bit constipated, I take a chewable fiber tablet. Be sure to have a big glass of water with it if you try them.
As for the leg cramps, I swear that pain is sooo much worse than labor!! Labor pains at least build slowly & then die down. And they're not nearly so sharp. You might want to take an extra calcium & magnesium supplement if you're getting cramps regularly. That's usually the culprit. I remember having horrible leg cramps with some of my PG's. So far I've only gotten mild ones. I hope it stays that way!

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Registered: 03-29-2008
Tue, 09-29-2009 - 8:33pm

I woke up in the middle of the night with one of these.

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 10-09-2006
Tue, 09-29-2009 - 9:51pm

Well this isn't too much of a grumble but it's something that hurts and it started today mostly even though it has hurt before hand...my belly button.

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Registered: 07-14-2008
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 1:04am

Mariana,


I second Noel on taking some calcium and magnesium for the leg cramps.

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Wed, 09-30-2009 - 5:03am

Oh my gosh.I am going through this as well- although I think sitting so much in the RV made a BIG difference for the worse.


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Registered: 08-24-2005
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 8:49am

Noel- I've been eating everything!!! LOL! I'm a big fruit eater anyway. And lately I had been going hard on oranges and kiwis... When that didn't work anymore, I tried oatmeal (another lifesaver for me), but it didn't do the trick either.... So I had to take that pill wich worked, but I'm not a fan of taking medicines for this kind of things. I'll try the fiber tablets next time!! Oh, and thank goodness labor pains are not like that, or at least not from the start!!!


Suzie- Why did you have to go through hormone induced menopause?? just curious... I have heard good things about the bananas. I think that's because they are high on magnesium (not sure though). LOL at your MIL! My own MIL is just like that too. She knows every little folk tale in the book!


Ashley- I'm sorry about the indigestion and hearburn... About your belly button, mine gets like that every time the baby has a growth spurt. It stretches to the point where it seems it will pop out, and then goes slowly back to normal. Make sure you have your belly skin well hidrated with vitamin E cream, it will help make it better.

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Registered: 03-29-2008
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 7:24pm
Why did you have to go through hormone induced menopause??

Yeah,

-Suzie :)

 

 

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