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Old 05-22-2011, 08:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, some study came out saying women (who were hospitalized for it) tended to have more m/s with girls than boys, as I am sure you have all read!

 

Now, I have only had girls, so I have nothing to compare this to, but for those of you who have had BOTH genders-- did your m/s vary?  My m/s varied to a certain extent even having had only girls, but I've always had it in a fairy disruptive way.  (Not bedridden bad, just uncomfortable and frequent.)

 

I just think this is another girl based on timing and morning sickness . . .I'd be happy with another one!  Obviously we will only really know once the baby is here, but it is fun to try and guess, especially since the whole name thing seems impossible!


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I have a girl and a boy, and I had definitely had more nausea with the girl.  I never actually threw up, but I felt lousy for most of my first trimester.  With the boy, I had maybe a week or so of feeling kind of sick very early on, and then it went away.

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Interesting . . .this is what I have heard from friends.  M/S may have been present with both genders (if the mom tends to get it) but always worse with girls.   One of my friends has both genders but she had no m/s in any pregnancy.

 

 

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I noticed no difference in ms with either my girl or my boy.  Both times the ms was horrendous, lasting full strength well past 16 weeks. 


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My girl was kinda.. mild to moderate nausea through the entire first tri and a few weeks into the 2nd that was worse in the evenings. I threw up 7 times. My boy, ms lasted a week. every day worse and worse..then it just stopped. only threw up once (on the last day of sickness) It just fizzled out. It was more intense than dd's, but quicker. Weird. This time has been more like dd's, but a little more mild. Only threw up once. Don't know what it is yet


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I have 2 boys and 1 girl and let me tell you I don't agree with the study lol. I was hospitalized with m/s & eventually hyperemisis with both my boys.  At times I was on home care with a PICC line because I couldn't keep anything down.  With my daughter?  Nope, made it through the whole pregnancy without stepping foot into the hospital till delivery, a little queasy here and there but I finally got to enjoy my pregnancy! 

 

I'm sure it is one of those things where everyone's body handles being preggo differently, even between my two boys they were different because my second son didn't make me nearly as ill as the first.  AKA I was in the hospital far less but more than I care to remember lol


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I had it worst with my dd (#1), dry heaving, gagging, generally feeling like sh*t until about 30 weeks.  With ds (#2) it was similar, but a little milder and lasted the entire pregnancy.  With this one (#3), it is again similar, but milder even than ds.  It's my first pregnancy not taking meds (unisom is contraindicated with breastfeeding- ds still nurses), but instead going to acupuncture.  I'm only 13 weeks so I don't know how long it's going to last or what the gender is.  But I have this feeling it's a girl.  For me, the m/s seems to be improving with each pregnancy.

 

My neighbor had zero m/s with her first, which was a girl, and was puking until 16 weeks with her second, a boy.  My MIL says she had zero m/s with both hers (boy then girl).  I have a friend that was throwing up with both of hers well into the second tri (one boy, one girl).  Same with another friend- two girls, one boy.  So honestly the averages may say girl=more m/s but I think every woman reacts differently and each baby is unique as well.  I know with #3 here, my hCG levels are lower overall than they were with my second (boy).


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I had no m/s with my DS #1

 

I had mild m/s with my DD #2 - I was certainly worse with my girl

 

I'm now 14w with #3 and this has been the worst of all of the pregnancies.  I wasn't throwing up, but I was exhausted and nauseous for 6 weeks or so.  Mine seem to be getting progressively worse.  I don't know the gender yet.


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None with my DD1, mild with DD2, a little more with DS, and then more with this baby, gender unknown till birth. 


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This is my first and is a girl. But I had very little m/s. Basically if I went too long without eating I would get nauseous but other than that not much. I threw up maybe a handful of times and that was only when I went too long without eating, then got nauseous so nothing seemed appetizing so I wouldn't eat- then I would vomit.

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I disagree with this study wholy.  I was hospitalized many times when pregnant with my boy- and no times when pregnant with my girl.

 

This pregnancy has the worst ms of all.  Im interested to see what the gender of this one is, but my ms makes me think boy.


 
 
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I had terrible m/s with my 1st daughter, not quite as bad with this second baby, also a girl.  My sister has two boys, first one never had a problem with m/s at all.  The second she was taken to the hospital for fluids several times b/c of m/s, we were sure it was a girl....but nope, another boy!

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This has come up a bunch ever since I became gravely ill with my pregnancy 2.5 years ago.  I threw up everyday from 5 weeks on.  For the first 30 weeks I threw up 6 times a day on average.  I was -25 pounds at 110 pounds  around 25 weeks. Hospitalization, meds, anemia... I was throwing up on the day I delivered.  People have told me to not get pregnant again.

 

Most people will tell me there m/s was worse with their girls, followed by equally bad/good m/s for both genders.  I don't think I have heard anyone tell me IRL their boy gave them more trouble.  I also remember lurking in a Hyperemesis forum where their seemed to be more girls, but my doctor told me that because I had such a severe case that I should expect it with every pregnancy.  I also remember noticing and even someone else commenting on a larger proportion of blond haired, blue eyed babies being born on that HG board.  That was just weird.  DD is blond haired and blue eyed.

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This has come up a bunch ever since I became gravely ill with my pregnancy 2.5 years ago.  I threw up everyday from 5 weeks on.  For the first 30 weeks I threw up 6 times a day on average.  I was -25 pounds at 110 pounds  around 25 weeks. Hospitalization, meds, anemia... I was throwing up on the day I delivered.  People have told me to not get pregnant again.

 

Most people will tell me there m/s was worse with their girls, followed by equally bad/good m/s for both genders.  I don't think I have heard anyone tell me IRL their boy gave them more trouble.  I also remember lurking in a Hyperemesis forum where their seemed to be more girls, but my doctor told me that because I had such a severe case that I should expect it with every pregnancy.  I also remember noticing and even someone else commenting on a larger proportion of blond haired, blue eyed babies being born on that HG board.  That was just weird.  DD is blond haired and blue eyed.



I had terrible m/s with my first daughter, throwing up once or twice a day til about 20 weeks...she is blonde hair and blue eyed.  That is super weird.

 

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Huh, that's interesting.  I have a boy and two girls, and am pregnant with my fourth, whose sex I do not know.

 

I definitely had very mild nausea--almost none, really--with my first (my boy), and had it worst with my youngest (a girl).  I don't recall exactly how it was with #2 (also a girl), but I know that it was worse than with my boy and not as bad as with my other girl.  This pregnancy has been another super-easy one, symptom-wise but, like I said, I don't know what I'm having.

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I had much much worse morning sickness with my ds and now this pregnancy (also a boy).  I threw up almost every day until about 18 weeks with ds1.  All day nausea every day, plus vomiting a few times a week until about 16 weeks with this pregnancy, ds2 (my dh even guessed it was a boy before we knew, based on how sick I've been).  When I was pregnant with dd, I was tired and I had a couple queasy days, but nothing like my other pregnancies. 

 

Also, my dd is blond and blue-eyed....no morning sickness and my ds has dark hair and dark eyes....bad morning sickness.  Go figure!


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This has come up a bunch ever since I became gravely ill with my pregnancy 2.5 years ago.  I threw up everyday from 5 weeks on.  For the first 30 weeks I threw up 6 times a day on average.  I was -25 pounds at 110 pounds  around 25 weeks. Hospitalization, meds, anemia... I was throwing up on the day I delivered.  People have told me to not get pregnant again.

 

Most people will tell me there m/s was worse with their girls, followed by equally bad/good m/s for both genders.  I don't think I have heard anyone tell me IRL their boy gave them more trouble.  I also remember lurking in a Hyperemesis forum where their seemed to be more girls, but my doctor told me that because I had such a severe case that I should expect it with every pregnancy.  I also remember noticing and even someone else commenting on a larger proportion of blond haired, blue eyed babies being born on that HG board.  That was just weird.  DD is blond haired and blue eyed.

Neither of my boys have blonde hair though 1 does have blue eyes and the other green, but both have dark brown/black hair.  My daughter who I didn't have hyperemisis with has blonde hair & brown eyes, but her hair could still change. 

On another note I too was warned about the possibility of having it with each pregnancy but I found it was lessened with DS 2.  I was still ill and uncomfortable but I did spend less time in the hospital and I lost less weight.  I was slightly overweight though so they were not overly concerned about my loss of weight.
 

 


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I was really sick last time with hyperemesis, and this time is hasn't reared its ugly head (yet). I had violent vomiting about 6-8 times a day and lost 20 lbs the first trimester. The OB I had then was a jerk and didn't prescribe zofran until I was 5 months, and I was too sick to advocate for myself. The OB I've seen since then said that there is a good chance of getting it again. They also believe that stress can play a big part in it. I don't have the high stress job this time around, so maybe that is true. I also haven't known anyone that has had a worse time with a boy.

There is a genetic study going on to see if there are any genetic markers for hyperemesis. That makes me curious if the blonde haired/blue eyed thing has anything to do with it. My daughter is blonde and blue eyed. My husband and I have blue eyes and were blonde as kids, too.

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Somehow I missed the rest of these replies.  Thank you, mamas!  Wish none of us had this bad ms.  Feel terrible for those of you hospitalized!

 

I guess it is just individual.  4 girls so far-- 1st two ms was not terrible but was with the last 3 PG  (gender unknown for this last one).

 

I read something recently that said ms is genetic.


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I've also heard of the morning-sickness-means-girl theory, but in my case it didn't add up. I've been sick as a dog every pregnancy (fourth pregnancy, third baby), have two daughters, and this pregnancy is in so many ways an exact copy of my first pregnancy that I was certain I was having another girl, but the ultrasound was pretty definite: either it's a boy or a girl with three legs. 


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On average, when pregnant with a girl, the HCG levels are higher. That can lend to more morning sickness. You can google it, because it is true. I have read the studies on it. When I went back and reviewed my own HCG levels, they were way higher for my girl than my boys.

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We're expecting a girl and I've had horrible all-day nausea throughout this pregnancy. I'm 39 wks and still taking diclectin daily.


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I had my daughter at 17, then a son at 37... I don't know if it was the age thing or what... but I had exactly the opposite of the study... not even one day of m/s with my girl, and if I could have been sick more days than EVERY SINGLE day of my preg with my boy.. I would have been! lol It was horrible! (love being pregnant though)

Also... the old wives tale about heartburn & sex... uh yeah, not true either... had bad heartburn with BOTH, but my girl had a TON of hair.. my son... not so much. he resembled a little old man at first.. inch or so of hair around sides and back, nearly bald on top. lol didnt take long for it to even out though. =)

 

studies and old wive's tales alike... can go either way.. every pregnancy is different.. what's true for one person or little person.. well there's a 50/50 chance of it being true for the next. lol

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