Patient Comments: Pregnancy - Describe Your Experience

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

Comment from: Mommy2twins, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 16

I was pregnant with twin girls 3 years ago. I had severe morning sickness through the entire pregnancy. There were certain foods, drinks, and smells that would set me off. Also, if I were hungry, I would get sick. Because of a pre-existing hereditary disease involving the retention of fluids in my feet, ankles and lower legs, my whole body started swelling before I was 3 months pregnant. I would have severe bouts of dizziness, though I never fainted. I would have to get up to urinate every 2 hours. I also had constant and severe heartburn through more than half of my pregnancy and had to sleep sitting upright as a result, in addition to taking the max allowed over the counter heartburn medication. My blood pressure remained normal the entire pregnancy and I never developed preeclampsia. I was scheduled to deliver at 37 weeks, but was sent in at 36 1/2 weeks due to lowered kidney functions. My girls were safely delivered via C-section. 2 1/2 years after their birth, I am again pregnant, but have not seen a doctor as of yet. I am about one month pregnant.

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Comment from: Wendolly, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 26

My last menstrual period was at the end of July, and my cycle is usually about every other month. This means that I should have had a period at the end of September, or the beginning of October, but I missed it. I've taken three home pregnancy tests for the past three weeks, and they have all had negative results. During this time, though, I have been experiencing signs of pregnancy. I'm nauseous when I wake up; I eat more and more often; I have fatigue and back pain (for the past two weeks)i The last time I took a home test was yesterday, and I was still negative. Now, I don't know what to do.

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Comment from: chelsea333, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

Hi,im 23 weeks pregnant and i have passed out like 6 or 7 times since the end of july and its the beginning of october I go to the doctor or er every time it happens and I get no answer to why it keeps happening the last time it happened they said i might have a blood clot in my lungs and did a CT well... nothing there, this is my second child and I didnt have anything like this with my first. Also there is a spot directly to left of my belly button that feels like something is stabbing me everytime it is touched.

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Comment from: cat, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

Hi there! I am 38 weeks. I am going to have a baby boy early in March. Two more weeks to go or it could be anytime. My first trimester was vomiting, lost appetite. Second trimester was good, I was able to eat and I could feel my baby moving. Now as the third trimester, it's more difficult because I get heartburn, baby moves a lot, I have to sleep in my back because I can't sleep on my sides. Get tired easily. I take frequent trips to restroom.

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Comment from: hilda, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I feel the morning sickness I had were very surprising to me as I couldn't eat normal breakfast food like Kellogg's/wheatbix . I would just wake up and just wanted to eat yesterdays meal (supper)like rice, meat and salads, and all meat and gravy can u imagine I thought wow what's going on it was as if I had to swap my meals .

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Comment from: water_ripple, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

At nearly 27 weeks pregnant with my third child, I've been lucky enough to escape morning sickness. During my second, I was ill through the entire duration, and ended up delivering early due to preeclampsia. The only real difference between this pregnancy and my first is that I actually get cravings this time around and they've changed. Spicy, salty, and savory were the order during my first trimester. It quickly morphed into dairy, and now, the craving has turned to chocolate. A second ultrasound cleared up any worries of placenta previa, and now I'm looking forward to an uneventful last trimester. This time around I hope to go into labor naturally and avoid induction.

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Comment from: Drey, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 11

I'm 35 weeks pregnant, with my second child, the first being a boy 9 years old, during my first trimester I was very sick, the nausea, headache, you name it, I've experienced it, but now that I am almost at the end of this journey am experiencing CTS, trust me it's very uncomfortable!! my doctor referred me to a physiotherapist, the backache is on, sudden tiredness in my right leg also, there are times I am crossing the road and all of a sudden I'd have to slow down, this tired, painful feeling in my right leg just comes on to put my experience in a nut shell, this pregnancy has been really tough for me and I can't wait to have my baby girl in my arms.

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