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Every pregnancy different?

post #1 of 14
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I am having the strangest pregnancy! At 7 weeks today I woke up with ZERO breast tenderness and I immediately freaked out that I was no longer pregnant. Since this morning some tenderness has returned and I had some nausea with eating too fast earlier but it is so different from my past two pregnancies that went past 5 weeks. I had nausea and vomiting much worse (haven't vomitted at all yet). So I want to hear from you mama's with multiple successful pregnancies: were they all the same? Did you change anything up (food, supplements, lifestyle etc)?

Here is what I have done differently this pregnancy: Vitamin D and A supplements since I was deficient according to blood tests Pre pregnancy (within safe levels fyi); magnesium oil (about 500mg worth) and 250 Mg calcium citrate for my sensitive teeth; Vitex herb (800 mg/day) which I was taking continuously for 6 months prior to conception and I will continue to take for first trimester in an effort to maintain pregnancy; RRL and Nettle infusion 1 cup per day; and kombucha or goat dairy kefir daily plus nutritional yeast added to many foods for extra B vitamins. Oh and I have been making sure I get an almost daily nap.

So, what do you think? Could these foods/supplements/herbs be making that much of a difference?
post #2 of 14
This is my second and it's different from my first so far. I'm less tired, not yet bothered by smell, no breast tenderness... FWIW I never had much morning sickness with DD and carried a healthy, strong girl to term. I hope moms expecting their third or more weigh in for you and help you relax. Don't forget that diet/supplements/routine aside, you're not the same woman who carried your first child and it's perfectly plausible that you experience pregnancy differently this time around.
post #3 of 14

Every pregnancy is different. I can't remember exactly, but I know that I have had different symptoms and different severity with my various pregnancies. This one is knocking me on my ass though already!
 

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by talldarkeyes View Post

I am having the strangest pregnancy! At 7 weeks today I woke up with ZERO breast tenderness and I immediately freaked out that I was no longer pregnant. Since this morning some tenderness has returned and I had some nausea with eating too fast earlier but it is so different from my past two pregnancies that went past 5 weeks. I had nausea and vomiting much worse (haven't vomitted at all yet). So I want to hear from you mama's with multiple successful pregnancies: were they all the same? Did you change anything up (food, supplements, lifestyle etc)?
Here is what I have done differently this pregnancy: Vitamin D and A supplements since I was deficient according to blood tests Pre pregnancy (within safe levels fyi); magnesium oil (about 500mg worth) and 250 Mg calcium citrate for my sensitive teeth; Vitex herb (800 mg/day) which I was taking continuously for 6 months prior to conception and I will continue to take for first trimester in an effort to maintain pregnancy; RRL and Nettle infusion 1 cup per day; and kombucha or goat dairy kefir daily plus nutritional yeast added to many foods for extra B vitamins. Oh and I have been making sure I get an almost daily nap.
So, what do you think? Could these foods/supplements/herbs be making that much of a difference?

I was also very worried this morning. So far, I have been waking up nauseous for the last week and today I felt great! I was so worried, I went out and bought another pregnancy test! 

 

Thanks for asking, as I will be very interested in the answers!

post #5 of 14
I'm only 6 weeks today but so far my NVP has been a bit milder than my 2 previous pregnancies (which were both carried to term). I was on diclectin by this point with them.I am also taking different supplements, magnesium, chromium, vit B12, b-complex, and 100mg of b6. My naturopath says these should help with morning sickness!
post #6 of 14

I sure hope this one is different.  I slept in until 11am, took naps every day etc and had horrible nasuea with my first.  I worked night shifts as a nurse so luckily I could be alone when I puked.

 

I have no nausea this time (yet, I'm sure its coming) but I sure feel crappy because I stopped taking my zoloft when I found out I was pregnant.  I had no idea it would be so hard coming off of it.. I am dizzy, lightheaded, foggy, tripping on things.. its been 3 days.  I sure as heck wont be going back on that after I give birth

post #7 of 14

I sure hope mine is different too! I am only 4 weeks along and last time, right at 6 weeks I started throwing up and it lasted for weeks! It will be so much harder if I am sick this time cause I have a 2 1/2 year old, teach one day a week and nanny 2.  My husband is in grad school and works full time so I have had to take on a lot of the cooking and cleaning as is. And then later in pregnancy, I really hope I avoid high blood pressure.  I really want to have a different birth experience!

 

Fingers crossed!
 

post #8 of 14
Each pregnancy is definitely different! This is my 6th pregnancy and I'm nauseous this time. The last three, I wasn't, the first and second I threw up all the time. Last time, my first symptom was hip pain, this time it was heartburn (which, I only get extremely rarely unless pregnant). My sec pregnancy, smells REALLY bothered me. Not so much with other pregnancies, other than just being mildly more sensitive. Chinese food in my first pregnancy made me throw up. Hasn't bothered me at all in other ones. Had nipple soreness with my last one, so far none this time. Had a ton of bloody noses with y second, only one or two in others. Hopefully, I've illustrated just how different they can be. Relax and enjoy your pregnancies and the differences between them. :0)
post #9 of 14

Every one was pretty different for me.

My first I was really sick, lost lots of weight, would wake up to throw up and was SO very tired. Later in the pregnancy, I had carpal tunnel.

Second, other than the virus I got at the beginning of the pregnancy, I was pretty much symptom free.

With my third, I was SO sick. I got migraines every day at 3pm and had hydronephrosis pretty severely through out the entire pregnancy.

My fourth and fifth, I had some general nausea that was annoying but didn't last past the first trimester and I never threw up. I had some sore varicose veins at the end of my fourth pregnancy, and a slight case of PUPPS with my fifth. 

 

I would say there were some similarities between them, too, though. Strong sense of smell is my superpower! And my boobs get pretty sore - and pretty huge! - early on.

 

I second lolliegee, try to relax. Its hard not to compare, but the pregnancies will probably be different somehow, just like the babies will be different. Enjoy the variety. ;-)

post #10 of 14

i certainly know how easy it can be to freak out--and as someone who has lot 2 pregnancies--sometimes there's a good reason to freak out. only time tells--or technology, which i skip. :) with my first pregnancy that lasted only 5.5 weeks, we only had sore boobs. with 2nd pregnancy which ended in at 12 weeks my first symptoms were sore boobs/nipples. in fact that's how i knew i wanted to take a pregnancy test my 3rd pregnancy. for both 2nd & 3rd pregnancy--which ended differently--i had crazy vomiting and nausea. this is my 4th pregnancy to start, but only pregnancy after a full term healthy baby...and everything has been different. had no nipple/breast soreness, but i do attribute it to me still nursing. i could totally be wrong in that assumption. but before i tested pregnant i thought i was because of similar--i'm going to puke if i don't eat now feeling i had 2 evenings--i had this feeling all the time in the 2nd & 3rd pregnancies, even into the 2nd trimester in my viable pregnancy. so nipple soreness just started slightly and so far no vomiting...which was incredibly difficult in other pregnancies. i have also read that less nausea could be attributed to nursing as well-- but there's no way to really know. 

 

all that to say, i'm an example of having lots of symptoms and the pregnancy not going the distance. it truly can go either way. hugs. the beginning of pregnancy to me seems a bit of a mind game on keeping faith and finding peace of mind. 

post #11 of 14
I've had 4 pregnancies, one miscarriage. I've been sick as a dog with all of them but that was the only common symptom. They were all so different I'm kind of interested to see what will happen this time!
post #12 of 14
How much vit D are you taking? I remember you mentioned that before. I used to be deficient too. Started 3000 in warm.months, 4000 in colder months, that was pre pregnancy..do u get blood tests? I know it can take a while to build up , i am wondering about even taking more now. I will have to look into it.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by here we are View Post

How much vit D are you taking? I remember you mentioned that before. I used to be deficient too. Started 3000 in warm.months, 4000 in colder months, that was pre pregnancy..do u get blood tests? I know it can take a while to build up , i am wondering about even taking more now. I will have to look into it.

I am taking 4,000 iu/day now. I was taking 8,000 when I was deficient. Now my vitamin D levels are good at 56. In July they were 21 (and that was with sunbathing ouch!). I am going to continue with the 4,000/day throughout the winter and then taper off in the spring. 4,000 is the safe upper limit for pregnancy.
post #14 of 14

Told my midwife I'm taking 5000 IU a day and she was cool with it. 

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