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#1 of 12 Old 02-22-2008, 08:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My Mom never had a lick of morning sickness and so far, I haven't felt anything. I've always had to make sure I ate regularly or I'd feel a little queasy and that's continued in that I have to eat even more often, but nothing I'd consider nausea. If my Mom never had anything in 3 pregnancies, should I expect not to get it too or does it not work that way?

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I don't think so.

My friend's mother had 13 kids and only mild nausea with each pregnancy. My friend threw up every day right until the day before she gave birth.
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It hasn't seemed to be with me. My mom was never sick with her three babies, and I threw up all the time for 39 weeks with DD.
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I don't think so. I had no morning sickness at all (with twins even). My sister had average morning sickness. My other sister was throw up all day sick for a long time. Wouldn't make sense because we share the same mother.

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I've followed my moms pattern but I think its coincidence more than anything. With my boys I was really sick...she was too with my bro. With my dd I had very minimal MS...same with my mom when she had her girls. Very interesting thought though. I've always wondered about a hereditary link between sensitivity to pregnancy hormones. You might have just given me a paper topic for midwifery school!

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Bummer... I told my grandmother today, and she said she had 3 easy pregnancy so hopefully I will, too. My mom said she ate crackers with peanut butter for months with my brother, but didn't remember being sick with me.

I still feel good overall so here's to grandma's genes and it being hereditary!!

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Sure it is hereditary. My mom never had morning sickness with nine pregnancies.

My sister and I never had morning sickness either.

You may take after your father's side of the family; half of your genetic profile does come from him. The problem is that most men never ask their own mothers about her pregnancy and delivery problems; this conversation just never happens.

It should since the information can be valuable to a biological daughter that man may have someday.

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It was true in my situation. My mother reported she had no morning sickness with her pregnancies and I didn't have morning sickness with my pregnancy either. I don't think it's coincidence.

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Well I sure hope it is!!! Thanks for your thoughts ladies! I'm just waiting for the infamous 6 week mark that others have been talking about....

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My mom and sister both had NO morning sickness, and I was the same with my first pregnancy...hoping it will be this way again! So far I just get a little queasy if I don't eat regularly.
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My mummy never had m/s (and I envy her) and I have it *bad*

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I don't think so, either, because pregnancies just in one woman can vary widely, with the first being one way, the second being another, and so on.

Also, you have the same EDD as me-- wait a few more weeks and revisit this question then! Maybe you won't feel sick at all, but it could just not have kicked in yet. I went back through my blog archives (because I've been so nervous about being asymptomatic) and realized that I never felt any nausea before 6 weeks or so.

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