What has your experience been? Did different severity of morning sickness have any significance with respect to the baby's sex?
P.S. I am probably just ruminating on this because EVERYONE in both our families is OBSESSED with the idea of us having a girl and I hate the pressure and the way their expectations/desires dehumanize my beautiful sons. I honestly don't care whether this one is a boy or a girl but DH and I are the only ones without a preference.
SAHM to Bird (6/07) and Bear (7/09), and now enjoying our newest addition, born June 1, 2011!
Last time I had some morning sickness (not too much) and it was my DS.
This time I have had a LOT more but we don't know yet what we are having.
SAHM to my beautiful, joyful, silent D (9/90) and exuberant, charismatic, not-so-silent S (11/07) and our precious little chickpea DD born 3/11 ,+7 animals. Partner to my lovely "M.O". Trying to live with intention.
With DD1 it was like it was with DS but I would get days where I felt fine sprinkled in.
With DD2 it was hardly noticeable. Nausea, Id get sick in the mornings but not at night... but nausea all day.
I think for me it seems the more times Im pregnant the better it gets, nothing to do with the gender and more to do with my body finally being able to cope with the hormones.
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I had complete opposite pgs with both of my girls and then one girl pg was very similar to my boy pg.
My mother said she had no morning sickness with my brother or me (a girl obviously), she had it with the twins (girls), had it really bad with baby #3 (girl)
My mom was convinced and positive I was having a boy because my morning sickness was worse. She thinks the ultrasound is wrong, lol. I guess it's possible, but I doubt it.
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Mummy to DD-8yrs (Jan-04), DS-5yrs (Dec-06) and DS2-19mths (Apr-11). #4 EDD July 26 2013
DS: Horrid MS threw up 2x every day til 2nd trimester. MS earlier in day fine by evening.
This one: Nausea starting at 8-9 pm intensified by 11-12pm. Threw up 3x only from 10-13 weeks all at 11-12+ am when exhausted and up too late.
I find it interesting no one has guessed this is a boy. Based on the very different MS and the heartbeat being 150 they are saying girl, which is what we are hoping it may be as this might be our last.
I'll get my 20 week scan early Jan 2011, will report on gender when/if we find out.
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Bethany, crunchy Christian mom to Destiny (11) Deanna (9), and Ethan (2)
Me , DH married 24 yrs.,DD #1 (89), DD #2 (91), DD #3 (05), and DD #4 (6/11/11)
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.
Scientifically there is no correlation b/twn gender and morning sickness.
So I Googled & found this NY Times article:
|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.
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:
My mother however, probably should have been diagnosed with hyperemisis with me, and didn't even have nausea with my brother.