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post #21 of 49
Scientifically there is no correlation b/twn gender and morning sickness. And I know lots of anecdotal stories about women having horrible morning sickness w/ either gender, too. But if you're hoping for a girl, I hope that's what you're having! Good luck.
post #22 of 49
I was nauseaous with my first girl but no puking, lots of puking with my second daughter. I have had slight nausea with this pregnancy but no throwing up. I have no idea what I am having thouhg. But in all fairness, I was 18 and 20 when I was first preg. with my first two and am 40 this go round so I am not sure if age is a factor since I know my own hormones are a lot different now.
post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by msmiranda View Post
but this time is just a whole new circle of hell.

LOVE that phrase - awesome way to put it! I referred to my misery as "The Trifecta of Hell" because I had nausea, headache & fatigue all together. It was horrific & incapacitating from week 7 through about week 17/18.

Yup, this is a girl! My first baby is a boy & I was fine - a little bit of queasiness, a little bit of fatigue, but not so bad. But with this girl - a world of difference.

However, my Grandmom had one of each & barely any problems with sickness either time. My Mom had 2 girls & 1 boy & also was barely sick at all & noticed no difference. Then I have 2 friends who have 2 sons & were sicker with #2. So I've heard lots of stories either way.
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by pregnant@40 View Post
Scientifically there is no correlation b/twn gender and morning sickness.
Actually - not true. I thought I remembered reading in "The Mayo Clinic's Guide to a Health Pregnancy" that MS is worse with girls. I hated the book & got rid of it, so I couldn't confirm, but that is a pretty legit source.

So I Googled & found this NY Times article:

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Old wives’ tales about predicting a baby’s sex — relying on clues like the way the woman carries and the fetal heart rate — are usually more fantasy than fact.

But the notion that morning sickness can sometimes indicate that a girl is on the way may be an exception. A number of large studies in various countries have examined the claim, and almost all have found it to be true, with caveats. Specifically, studies have found that it applies to women with morning sickness in the first trimester, and with symptoms so severe that it leads to hospitalization, a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum.
post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by MegBoz View Post
Actually - not true. I thought I remembered reading in "The Mayo Clinic's Guide to a Health Pregnancy" that MS is worse with girls. I hated the book & got rid of it, so I couldn't confirm, but that is a pretty legit source.

So I Googled & found this NY Times article:
I know with my family, I am the odd man out. 11 grandkids, 8 of those are girls - one with a family of 2 girls, one with a family of 4 girls, and me with 2 girls. I am the only one that had morning sickness...not only that, but mine had to be so bad I was on medication. 4 women, and I "lucked" out
post #26 of 49
Slight nausea but no vomiting and we're having a baby boy.
post #27 of 49
For me it didn't have anything to do with gender. Three bald babies, mild morning sickness, no heartburn. Baby born looking like he was wearing a fur hat, horrible morning sickness and heartburn for 40 straight weeks!
post #28 of 49
I had much, much worse morning sickness with my son but I've heard that is "supposed" to be the reverse.
post #29 of 49
nausea and vomiting from 10 wks-23 wks with my son. mild nausea from 5-12 wks with my daughter.

My mother however, probably should have been diagnosed with hyperemisis with me, and didn't even have nausea with my brother.
post #30 of 49
With dd1, I wouldn't have known I was pregnant if I hadn't had a BFP and felt her kicking.
With dd2, I was sick from conception to 7 1/2-8 months
With this one, I'm sick but not nearly as bad as with dd 2.
post #31 of 49
I had two boys then two girls, four pregnancies....threw up til about 18 weeks with all four.
post #32 of 49
not in my case! i have both girls and everything about the pregnancies in the beginning were different - different morning sickness (had it with both, but this one isn't so bad), different cravings (sugar for first, beef for this one), different moods.. you name it.

and definitely both girls.. amnio doesn't lie
post #33 of 49

I was WAY sicker with #2, and she turned out to be a girl (#1 is a boy). My MW, who has 10 kids, said she was always much sicker with her girls.

post #34 of 49

My first, I threw up basically from start to finish. It was awful. She was a girl. The second time, I had no morning sickness whatsoever. And I had a boy. This time, IDK what I am having, but I had some MS. Not a lot. So I have no clue.

post #35 of 49

My morning sickness was awful with my son, but it was the super preggo smell power that really made it bad. I worked as a restaurant inspector, and after almost throwing up my shoes upon taking a whiff of someone's foul-smelling walk-in cooler, I was on office work until the second trimester rolled around and my stomach was rolling less... It was bad, but not horrible. All I can say is that thankfully I only lost my breakfast twice with wee-man.

 

This time around, I've got a daughter in the cooker. My first trimester was horrible, horrible, horrible. Morning sickness would have been great, had it just been that... No, it was "It's morning SOMEWHERE" sickness coupled with just debilitating tiredness. I haven't puked with my daughter, but I can seriously say it felt like I had low-grade food poisoning for weeks with the rotten amount of nausea I had. My super-smell hasn't kicked up to "I can smell the neighbor's cheap aftershave" level like it was last time, which would have made my first trimester all the more yucktacular. Personally, I can't remember how many mornings those first months that I just crawled into my son's bed and let him play in his room or snuggle with mommy while I felt like some carsick land-slug with the world's worst hangover.

 

So yeah, best of luck! May your puking portend the results for which you are hoping! footinmouth.gif

post #36 of 49

My morning sickness was MUCH worse with my son, not nearly as bad with my daughter. With DS, I threw up 10-12 times a day and lost 15 lbs in the first trimester, and I really stayed sick until he was born. With DD, I was still sick, but not nearly as bad with the throwing up, and got better really after the first trimester.

post #37 of 49

I had no morning sickness at all with my first.  With my second, I was constantly nauseous and threw up many times between weeks 6-12.  Both are boys.

post #38 of 49

i have two kids.

with the first i was nauseous for 18 weeks but never threw up.  i had a girl (though everyone told me she was a boy bc of the way i was carrying!)

this time i threw up everyday for 16 weeks.  everyone told me it was a boy since my morning sickness was different.  different pregnancy - different gender.  they were all wrong.  i had another girl.

post #39 of 49

ugh.. so NOT true. i thought for sure i was having a boy because this pregnancy has been SO completely and utterly different from my first (girl). Morning sickness was absolutely horrid and literally lasted until about 18 weeks. MUCH worse than with my daughter. But nooooope. We're having another girl! I was totally shocked when our U/S tech typed F-E-M-A-L-E on the screen. I thought for sure that there was no way a girl could possibly be that much trouble.. turns out.. they are lol

post #40 of 49

I threw up 3-4 times a day, every day, from 6 weeks until 26 weeks, and still have occasional burts of nausea, and I'm having a boy...

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