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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by oikophile View Post

 

And I wonder, too--some French women must be eating soft/raw milk cheese during pregnancy. Same thing with Italian women and salami or prosciutto, or Scandinavian women and smoked fish, or Japanese women and raw fish, or Thai women and lemongrass.


I eat what I want when I'm pregnant. winky.gif Sushi (sashimi), raw milk, kombucha, cured meats, soft cheese, herbs. I listen to my body. Like what you said, women all around the world eat these so-called "forbidden pregnancy foods" as their daily staples. Much of what is taught to American women about pregnancy and birth is complete bunk. shake.gif That's why you're here on Mothering! If you do your own research and trust your heart to make a good decision, you will always do what's best for you and your baby. thumb.gif

post #22 of 38

Thanks all for your reassurance about all the "forbidden" foods and whatnot. I'm doing my research so I can understand the risks, but in the end I think I am pretty much just going to eat what I want to :) If anything, I'm still cautious about the same old stuff as before I was pregnant (e.g. mercury in fish, hormones in dairy and meat, trying to eat organic and homemade, avoiding chemicals in personal care products). I figure that should suffice for the most part.

post #23 of 38

This is my 4th pregnancy, but will be my 3rd child.   I'm still 4 weeks here and struggling a lot with anxiety.  It's comforting to come here and read that not everyone feels super pregnant yet.  I worry over every symptom I feel and over every one I don't.  I'm not really nauseous yet, just some twinges of aversion when I eat.  My bbs are not really sore, just a little tender and slightly bigger, I don't feel very tired right now, but I think that may be b/c of all this damn anxiety!  I'm trying to relax, but I lost one over 2 years ago, and it was traumatic... so I'm just trying to stay positive.  But when you wake up at 4 in the morning to pee and that thought comes about why my boobs don't hurt, I get that flood of fear.  Anyway,  I had this anxiety with my first 2 before ever miscarrying, but they were completely fine.  Even during the end of my pregnancy with my first I would poke her and prod her, if I hadn't felt her move frequently enough and would worry about something happening then.  Poor kid!  I thought the worrying would be over when she was born and outside of my body- but no, I just worried about other stuff! 

 

post #24 of 38

I'm feeling very mild nausea so far, plus pressure, mild cramping.  Awful nausea usually hits around 6 weeks, but I'm trying to stay positive about the experience.  I've been through it twice and can get through it again.  No breast tenderness whatsoever.  

post #25 of 38

I've had mild round ligament pain, an unsettled feeling like another poster mentioned that's not quite nausea but kind of queasy. I've also been hilariously emotional, bloated, sore boobs, thirsty and just feeling different in my body. Overall I'm thrilled with everything.

 

Hugs to the mama's who've experienced losses. I know every symptom of pregnancy helps.

post #26 of 38

Oikophile, the list of foods to avoid is different in every country. My husband is Korean, and I remember talking with ladies who are living in Korea and they're allowed to eat sushi and deli meat, and a bunch of other things our doctors don't want us to touch. But they aren't allowed to take any medication. Like, none. For example, one woman had a bad cavity in her tooth and needed a root canal, but she couldn't find a dentist who was willing to treat it. The only one she could find said she would have to have the root canal without pain killers.

 

As for me, I'm just super tired. Yesterday Pearl was throwing a tantrum about taking a nap (and rubbing her eyes and yawning, of course), and I just couldn't stay awake anymore. I closed the bedroom door, lay down in our bed, and fell asleep while she was screaming. Yes that's me, Mother of the Year. She ended up falling asleep in my arms some time after that, but still....

 

I've also been really dizzy and out of breath. I don't remember the dizziness until much later with Pearl. I even fainted at the Post Office around 20 weeks or so with her. But no nausea yet. DH is worried about that. He keeps saying he wishes I were gagging and throwing up so he'd know things were going well. :P  But I did buy some ginger ale at the store already, and I also plan on buying some ginger candy at the Asian market this weekend. And I also plan on making kimchi this weekend; it's entirely possible that the smell of that alone will trigger morning sickness. ;)

 

But other than the dizziness and the exhaustion, I'm feeling pretty good.

post #27 of 38

I just had to look it up: I am 5w4d today. wow...!

symptoms so far: I'm tired a lot, I feel bloated and nursing my toddler has become extremely uncomfortable - I think my milk has pretty much dried up. I also have constant cramping, not bad, but considerable.

 

about the food no-no's during pregnancy I am very relaxed. I like to go with my gut. I don't drink wine, but I love to have a beer once in a while. obviously I would never get drunk, but there are a lot of good nutrients in a good beer, so I'll happily have one every few weeks. small luxuries ;) In my 1st pregnancy I CRAVED sushi! We lived by the sea then and had this awesome all-you-can-eat japanese restaurant close by so I would go there and binge eat on sushi. I believe if something isn't right for me, my body, or the baby, I will have a natural aversion when I smell it and the other way round if I crave something there probably is a good reason for that too. Also there is no way I could survive the days without coffee, so I am not beating myself up about it.

 

abouttobe5 - I totally hear you! I'm in the same boat. we are about to be five too and it wasn't exactly planned, so I am also feeling a little nervous (and defiant?) about telling. But I've decided to keep it to myself and some close friends until I show. I will need some time for myself to get used to the idea...

 

citymama2q - It's funny, I also had no doubt during my last two pregnancies that they would go perfectly. this time around though, I am having... thoughts. A close friend of mine just had a miscarriage, so the possibility seems so much more real. plus this one wasn't planned or expected and feels a bit like a wild card. A fortune teller on the streets of thailand once told DH he was going to have two children with me. maybe three, but probably two. the third one was more like a question mark. well, that old gipsy lady did obviously not reckon with our super fertile compatibility... ;)

post #28 of 38

dealea86 - now that you say it: I also feel out of breath that it's ridiculous! Sometimes even when I only TALK... oh my. I have this plan to quickly start a regular yoga class, to get me some strength back. I think I could use it...

 

oh and one more symptom I FORGOT: yeah, that's right, I forget things all the time. I even lost the beanie my mom gave me for my birthday. I loved that thing! no friggin idea where it's ended up at. bloody pregnancy hormones. Last time around I lost my ability to estimate distances properly and made a considerable dent in out car - really have to watch out this time.

 

and: I get the giggles. I love that part! with DS I cried a lot and with DD I laughed so much, I regularly peed myself, ahem. and I actually had a sex drive which was nonexistent with DS and the most intense Os ever. So, okay... I guess there is that side to pregnancy hormones too - I take the 'bloody' back then ;)

post #29 of 38


I have mild asthma, so I'm used to noticing when I'm short of breath. So far I've noticed that I'm out of breath when reading Pearl stories, when trying to cool off food, and when walking up stairs.

 

And, YES, I forgot about that one, too! I definitely feel like I'm working with half a brain.

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Originally Posted by franjapany View Post

dealea86 - now that you say it: I also feel out of breath that it's ridiculous! Sometimes even when I only TALK... oh my. I have this plan to quickly start a regular yoga class, to get me some strength back. I think I could use it...

 

oh and one more symptom I FORGOT: yeah, that's right, I forget things all the time. I even lost the beanie my mom gave me for my birthday. I loved that thing! no friggin idea where it's ended up at. bloody pregnancy hormones. Last time around I lost my ability to estimate distances properly and made a considerable dent in out car - really have to watch out this time.

 

and: I get the giggles. I love that part! with DS I cried a lot and with DD I laughed so much, I regularly peed myself, ahem. and I actually had a sex drive which was nonexistent with DS and the most intense Os ever. So, okay... I guess there is that side to pregnancy hormones too - I take the 'bloody' back then ;)



 

post #30 of 38
Definitely can tell I'm pregnant- which while the symptoms are frustrating, it also is a relief. let's see...
  • sore boobs *ow**ow**ow**ow**ow*
  • super sensitive to smells- we dehydrated some peppers and made chorizo and I had to go in the bedroom with the window open! MIL smokes- eww. Had to change the sheets bc I thought they smelled. Ugh, and riding the city bus I have gagged at the BO a few times now.
  • Nausea- nothing too severe, mostly related to smells. haven't thrown up yet. Didn't much with my DD7 either.
  • SOOO moody! I'm gonna drive my partner insane I think! Hormones in combination with weaning off of Zoloft is tricky to say the least. One day I'm horribly depressed and can hardly get out of bed. The day before that all I can think about is sex. The day after that I'm having laughing fits constantly. Another day I'm in a good mood til 7pm when all I want to do is bawl my eyes out because I'm convinced his mom is trying to turn my stepdd12 against me.
  • Mild round ligament pain. Nothing too bad now that I've been able to differentiate it from cramps.
post #31 of 38
I just found out today, and my period was due 3 days ago, so I guess I'm 4 weeks and a few days. I have not had much nausea (yet)... The biggest thing has been insomnia! At 4-4:30 am every morning, I wake up and cannot get back to sleep! My alarm goes off at 6:30 and I've been awake for it every morning for the last 5 days.

Besides that, I'm very hungry, gassy, I am a complete klutz and feel like I already have prego brain! I can smell everything so intensely. I've also been very sleepy, especially around mid-evening (around 7 pm I have to start forcing my eyes to stay open).
post #32 of 38

Ananas- oh my gosh, I'm having the insomnia thing too at 4-4:30!  It's starting to get really old.  Either I wake up to pee or my dh does and I can't fall back asleep.  My mind races and I'm thinking about everything from the closets that I need to clean out to repainting the trim in my living room- it's insane!  If anyone has any tips to help this, it would be greatly appreciated!

post #33 of 38

I'll be 6 weeks tomorrow and have been feeling great :D  The day after I found out (last Saturday) I woke up feeling really nauseous and puked all my breakfast!  Then had trouble eating for the rest of the day... :/ Ugh I was so annoyed cause I felt it was psychological, like if I haven't had the test then I would have been fine. Well my wonderful SO went to our nutritionist and he gave him whole food supplements for the pregnancy and for the nausea.  They have worked like a charm!!!  I had terrible nausea with my first pregnancy from week 5 until week... I dunno, but for a WHILE.  He's basically giving me vit B6 and iodine and all sorts of other goodies, but all these come from food so they work in wonderful ways.

 

Also, I figured out that I have to wake up an hour or 2 before I actually have to wake up and eat a snack and go back to bed, then I wake up feeling great! :) I just have to keep food in my belly.

 

However, I do have a lot of gas, tender boobs, pee every 5 minutes, basset hound smelling powers, feel like crying every time something cute happens AND an insatiable hunger!!! I didn't feel that hunger up until my second trimester with my 1st.  Food tastes like heaven and I make absolutely weird combinations, it makes me feel like I'm stoned (which I'm not, really. Please don't think I'm smoking during pregnancy, relax. Nor have I ever ;) It's just what I've heard happens). I've already gained 5 lbs.  And interestingly, I don't want anything sweet! mostly salty stuff and fruits and veggies- this bb is a very healthy, gourmet eater.

post #34 of 38

Oh yes! And I already have prego brain too! <-- see! And need lots more sleep now.

post #35 of 38

Omg, last one, I promise! I've been cramping a lot. Nothing severe and I remember cramping with DD too.  But I was wondering if any of you know about cramping more with subsequent pregnancies?  They come and go and sometimes are uncomfortable, but nothing severe and I haven't had any spotting.

post #36 of 38
The nausea has started now. I'm actually a bit relieved because at least it makes me feel pregnant. Also very tired. I've been going to bed at 8 o'clock and sometimes having a daytime sleep with J as well.

Ah well, I'll just keep telling myself it's a sign of a healthy baby.
post #37 of 38
Evolmama- I've also been cramping more than with my first pregnancy and have round ligament pain already. I've heard that it's normal for second pregnancies.

Also, the nausea has hit. So far no throwing up, just a general icky feeling all the time. Pretty much all food is unappealing. Until suddenly something random sounds awesome (then I have to eat it right away before it sounds gross again). And heartburn! Every time I eat I get it these days. At the moment I'm reassured by the symptoms, but I'm hoping the don't last until week 15 like the did the first time.
post #38 of 38

I've got a queasy feeling too.  Its not outright nausea but just something seems not quite right.  I'm also surprised to have that gotta eat RIGHT NOW feeling so early.  It just hit me yesterday.  I felt like I could not possibly eat enough.  Then after I ate I felt queasy. Oh and I have a cold which stinks.  It seems like with my last pregnancy I was sick the whole time and I was hoping to avoid that this time.  Appears like that ain't gonna happen.  I guess on a symptom scale of 1 to 10 I am experiencing a 3 so I probably should not complain. 

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