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I am newly preg with #3 and my hormones are OUT OF CONTROL! I am so bitchy, irrational, and generally confused. I am pretty sure this is a girl and my last 2 were boys. Are girl pregnancies generally harder than boy ones????

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I have heard from a number of women that their girl pregnancies were harder. This pregnancy I have had much more intense symptoms, and I think it is a girl, but I won't know for sure until July.

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I've always heard this, but I'm wondering if it's an old wive's tale.
This one is a girl and it's easier than my first pregnancy which
was a boy.

I had always heard that having a girl meant you would
have major major morning/noon/night sickness because
of all the girl hormones you're producing....but I don't know.
I think it's different with every person.
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Old wives tale or not, my pregnancy so far has been e.a.s.y. - and based on that alone we've scientifically concluded that I'm having a boy. *coff*

If it turns out to be a girl, though, we're gonna look kinda silly.

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my first pregnancy was with a girl and i have all day sickness until 41 weeks when she was born! i think it was more due to exhaustion than anything else!
my second pregnancy a boy, i had gestational diabetes, but a generally easy going pregnancy beforehand
third pregnancy another girl, and no gd, no sickness, and i actually felt really peaceful most of the time
i am now on #4 and i have a lot of nausea, but have only gotten sick twice. my hormones are a raging.... i am exhausted, grouchy, i cant wait for it to all pass. my instinct is that it is another girl .
each pregnancy is different, thats what makes it special!
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My dd's pregnancy was MUCH worse than my ds's as far as morning sickness goes.
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Never been pregnant with a girl, but I had hyperemesis with two of my boys and lost over 10 pds each time. Everyone said I would have girls, but I didn't!

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OMG YES. This is my third pregnancy and my first girl. My emotions have been OOC this time and I am constantly in pain. This is also the first pregnancy where I had morning sickness. Worst pregnancy BY FAR!

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If that is true, then this is a GIRL!

More throwing up, more angry mama, more tired, more sore, more everything...just like with DD.....

Hubby isn't going to be happy! LOL

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If a boy pregnancy is any easier than the two girl pregnancies for me, I won't even KNOW I'm pregnant till I give birth lol.
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I thought there was something to that after my first 3 pregnancies (easy boy pregnancy, 2 hard girl pregnancies) but now I'm convinced that each pregnancy is just unique, regardless of sex.

This is because I'm on my 4th and easiest pregnancy -- no fatigue, very little nausea, not too much moodiness, etc. -- and I was convinced it must be a boy. But it's a girl!
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If so, this must be a girl. I've been almost bed-ridden for the past 7 weeks. I'm not sure yet when we'll be finding out though, probably at some point in the next month, so I'll let you know.

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It's definitely been true for me. My pregnancy with my DD was so much harder than with my three boys. This one has been just like my pregnancy with my DD so I'm thinking girl this time, which is totally cool by me!
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My first was a girl and the pregnancy was easy-peasy. This time around I'm pg with a boy and things aren't quite as rosy, though not terrible either.

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it was sure my experience! my girl pregnancy was ROUGH, i was totally exhausted, pimply, bloated, constipated, and hugely swollen at the end-my boy pregnancy i was svelte, full of energy, had lovely skin and hair and felt fantastic.

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My pregnancy with DD was rough -- lots more sickness, food aversions, hormones all over the place, felt bitchy all the time, really bad back pain, SPD, etc.. Based purely on old wives' tales and speculation, I'd say I'm having a boy this time. Only a few days of queasiness, hormones seem fairly even and I just have a 'feeling'. Won't know for sure until September though!

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This calls for a poll!
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I have 2 boys and 1 girl so far, DS 2 was by far my toughest pregnancy. altho none of them have been particularly easy. I have no idea what my next baby is.
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Are girl pregnancies generally harder than boy ones????
No. I have 2 boys and 3 girls.

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I have a girl, and had an easy pregnancy. I think this is yet another of those myths that come from a misogynist culture. I really don't think the gender of a fetus is significant enough to throw off a grown woman's body and create all sorts of miscellaneous difficult symptoms.
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My first was a girl and it was the easiest pregnancy I can imagine. This pregnancy has been much rougher so I have been assuming it is a boy.
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I've had two girls, two boys, and the girl pregnancies were much easier than the boy pregnancies. I felt sicker the first few months with the boys, and both of them were/will be early. The girl pregnancies went full term or over.

It isn't an age thing, either; the order is GBGB.
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This pregnancy is much worse with a boy than my first with a girl. I still have m/s at 27 weeks this time around. My DD only kept me sick to 16 weeks. Must be all those extra boy hormones.
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My boy pregnancy was definitely harder than my girl pregnancy. I think it's just an old wive's tale.

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... I think this is yet another of those myths that come from a misogynist culture. I really don't think the gender of a fetus is significant enough to throw off a grown woman's body and create all sorts of miscellaneous difficult symptoms.
I never considered this before but it is an interesting point. There are other myths that bear unfavorably on girls too -- like that girl pregnancies "steal your beauty." : I am having my easiest pregnancy ever and, if I do say so myself, I am glowing! And it is definitely a precious little girl!

I really believe that each pregnancy is different and people can draw all kinds of wild conclusions from anecdotal evidence.
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We should know in 3-4 weeks but so far this pregnancy is 100% utterly different and has been hell, everything has gone wrong

My boy preg was fine, no sickness, happy, nice hair, excited


This has been awful, hyperemises, depressed, crap hair, palpations
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2 of my 6 pregnancies have been brutal and they were both girls. But, I had 3 other girl pregnancies that were effortless except for some back pain.
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I'm not a good reference b/c this is my first pregnancy, but so far, it hasn't been easy: heavy duty m/s, exhaustion, bad skin, etc, and we know it's a girl. I'm curious to see how it would go if I was pregnant a second time...
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This is my first, too, so I can't speak from personal experience, but my mom had four of us (2 girls and 2 boys) - she swears the girls were way easier...from conception until pre-teen!
I'm having a boy and she's already suggested I'm going to be out of commission for a while since birthing boys is so much harder.
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I got very swollen with my first preg (DS), but I had great hair! My face swelled up, and my nose!
I've had morning sickness this time, it was more like mild heartburn with DS. We're hoping for a girl, this time, but really all we want is a DC with a slightly milder personallity. DS is quite like me!
I heard that morningsickness can be worse with each pregnancy regardlessof sex of the baby.

Someone told me while I was preg with DS, oh you're so beautiful, you must be having a boy, girls steal their momma's beauty! I think I actually snorted in contempt before I could stop myself. :

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