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Pregnant with baby number three, you'd think Tori Spelling would know the nine-months-of-drama drill. But like many expecting-again mamas, the reality TV star is discovering that each pregnancy can be completely different than the last.
"I've actually been much sicker this pregnancy than the other two," she recently told Us Weekly. "I have been nauseous for three months straight."
We hear you, Tori. Nausea, heartburn, weight gain and Bratxon Hicks contractions can all vary in intensity from one pregnancy to the next. Our community moms are feeling it, too:
"This is my second and I have been miserable since [getting a big fat positive]," writes kakdueinmarch. "This time I had morning sickness, last time not once was I nauseous. This time has been different all around and I am very uncomfortable sleeping already; last time I was at least 8 months before that happened. I think if I am this miserable now there is not going to be one person who will want to be around me come june."
"This pregnancy has definitely been a lot harder on me so far than my first," adds jules983. "I have had more aches and pains, heartburn, I started having Braxton Hicks contractions (sometimes kind of painful ones) around 16 weeks and I don't recall ever feeling them with DD. My first pregnancy ended at 30w 3d with an emergency c-section due to preeclampsia so hopefully I don't have a reapeat of that. This one has been rough enough on me that I definitely don't want anymore after this little guy gets here. I don't think I can go through all this again!!"
"This is #4 for me and my morning sickness has gotten worse with each pregnancy," writes aloveleeday. "I'm usually fine in the morning and then it hits me really hard in the afternoon and especially in the evening. Hot peppermint tea works wonders for me. I drink a cup in the evening before bed and try not to stay up too late. Saltine crackers are nice to have on hand, too. Eating small, frequent meals... and not letting my stomach get too empy seems to help, too. Can't wait to make it through this stage..."
Got a case of the queasies? Commiserate with other community members on iVillage's morning sickness support group page. And check out these great tips for getting through it.