Patient Comments: Pregnancy - Describe Your Experience

Please describe usual or unusual experiences had with your pregnancy, food cravings, morning sickness, edema (etc.)

Comment from: H, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 10

From week 5 until week 16, I was sick at least once a day, usually three or four times per day. I experienced intense nausea 24 hours a day. It was awful. I spent four days in the hospital on a drip because I was dehydrated. The only thing that kept me positive was the kind words of the nurse who told me that nausea was a sign of a healthy pregnancy. Now I'm 19 weeks, and I'm still throwing up and feel sick every morning. I feel much more normal during the day, which is wonderful! I can't wait for the "bloom" stage that my mom assures me is any day now!

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Comment from: newmom26, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I am six months pregnant with my first child, and I must say pregnancy is not what I thought. It has been the best six months of my life. I haven't had any morning sickness, aches, or pains. This pregnancy has really been a breeze for me. At first, listening to some of the horror stories I've heard from other people really had me scared, but it's true what they say: Each pregnancy is different.

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Comment from: bajan girl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I had a nasty bout of morning sickness. It lasted for four months. I don't know why it is called morning sickness since I had 24 hour sickness. I was constantly throwing up. I did not know what I could eat, since everything made me feel ill. Thankfully I am over that now and I am into my 29th week. I am now discovering how painful swollen feet can be.I am looking forward to the birth of this baby.

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Comment from: Ms. K, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 04

I found out that I was pregnant at 3 months. I have no symptoms. I did have headaches until I was 5 months pregnant. Now, I have missed my menstrual for August. My last one was July. All I'm having is abdominal pains, tenderness in my breast, and constipation (dry stool).

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Comment from: 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 16

My 20 yr. old daughter had the three guardisil shots. Her last shot was April 10th. She got pregnant May 16. She was never told to not get pregnant after taking guardisil. She started bleeding on Sept.2. She bled again the next week and again the next week. She went into labor on Sept 16th and her son was born on Sept.17th, three weeks ago today. His heart was beating right up until he was born. We were told because he was so small (8oz. and 8 1/2 in long) and since he was born before 20 weeks they couldn't do anything. My first grandbaby was born and died on the same day. We are all heartbroken and I want some answers. Did the guardisil shots cause this? How many more babies will die like my grandson because no one tells u that this might happen if you get pregnant soon after guardisil shots? I need some answers!!!

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Comment from: Female (Patient) Published: August 14

With my first pregnancy I lactated for 3 weeks before I tested positive on a home test. I conceived on October 3 and found out on October 29. I didn't think anything unusual because of my new medication and the fact that every doctor said it was too early to lactate anyway. Every woman is different. Now I am lactating and I have heavy tender swollen breast and know that again I am pregnant, but it is too early to test. I am very in tuned to my body. Talk to your doctor if you feel pregnant and keep a record of it. Let them know you are a different patient and you shouldn't be compared to another. Good luck!

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Comment from: Eupho, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I am two months pregnant and my problem is morning sickness; sometime I think maybe it isn't morning sickness because it is very painful. Everything I try to eat is tasteless; even water. I don't know what is wrong, I try to eat but eat so little that the body is weak and there is loss of weight. I have pain all over my body especially my neck.

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Comment from: SWEETY, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I am pregnant for the first time, and am very excited. I am two months along, and am experiencing heartburn, nausea, frequent vomiting, and some dizziness. I'm very happy – it's a gift of love waiting for the baby.

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