August 27, 2009,
S.K. asks from Minneapolis, MN on August 25, 2009
Morning Sickness Only Lasted 2 Weeks?
Right about the 6 week mark I started to get morning (actually, all day) sickness. I tried many solutions and nothing was too helpful until I found those Sea Band, motion sick bracelets. That and eating every few hours seemed to be the most helpful. I would still feel sick now and then, but it was much better. For the past few days now, I have been feeling great, not sick at all. Although I am very thankful for this, as I went back to school this week, I am also a little confused. Is it normal for morning sickness to stop at 8 weeks? I still have the other signs, like being super tired, sore breasts, ect. I had a miscarriage in March so I feel a little paranoid. Did anyone else experience this and have things end up OK?
P.K. answers from Milwaukee on August 25, 2009
I only had morning sickness for about 2wks as well. It wasn't bad either. As long as you still have all the other symptoms, don't worry. Some don't get morning sickness at all :0) I too had a m/c a year after trying. Lots of IUI's & IVF's later, we were pregnant so I know what you mean about being paranoid. I think you're fine. Good luck & enjoy!
M.W. answers from St. Cloud on August 26, 2009
I can't be of much help here (I've experience 4 miscarriages with the last one being in May of 2009) so I'm extremely paranoid as well. I sometimes wonder if I didn't cause my last one because I was so scared. That baby made it to 9 1/2 weeks and I miscarried at 11 weeks. I thought you were safe after 9 weeds but the doctor told me that it's after you hear the heartbeat at 10 weeks that the risk drops the most because all the major baby parts are now put together.......
But I am still planning on getting to my doctor for an ultrasound next time around (God willing we are blessed with more) around 7 or 8 weeks and then again around 10 or 11 weeks just for peace of mind. I would actually work myself into having a panic attack with the last one so I think it would help tremendously to know that everything is progressing as it should.
2 of mine were missed miscarriages (baby died at 6 1/2 weeks and I miscarried at 12 weeks and baby died at 9 1/2 weeks and miscarried at 11 weeks- and 2 were at 5 and 6 weeks.)
Just call your doc and ask for an ultrasound. I was not a big believer in those until I had all these miscarriages but now I think it's worth it for your peace of mind.
GOOD LUCK!!!!! I just wanted you to know that you are not alone being scared. But try to think happy thoughts and stay busy since you are feeling better now!!!
E.M. answers from Des Moines on August 26, 2009
pregnancy is never "normal" lol. i was never sick with my son i would get a little nausea if i didn't eat on time but i was never extremely sick. i never got any of the "typical" symptoms and my son was a healthy 9lb 2oz born at 41 weeks. i had a miscarriage before my son so i know the anticipation and fear that comes with getting pregnant after it happens. when i heard my sons heart beat i almost forgot to be worried :) It can he hard sometimes to realize you are pregnant until you can feel them move everyday. i hope everything works out great for you. Just be happy you don't have morning sickness Your baby will grow just fine !
K.S. answers from Minneapolis on August 27, 2009
I wouldn't worry too much. Hormones change throughout pregnancy and the lack of morning sickness doesn't mean there is an issue with the pregnancy. I never had any morning sickness while I was pregnant and I had twins!
A.A. answers from Lafayette on August 25, 2009
I never had morning sickness with either of my two kids, and they're both fine! Just consider yourself very lucky to feel well.
So sorry about your miscarriage. Of course you're feeling unsure. Once you've heard the baby's heartbeat (usually right around 8 weeks or so) your risk of miscarriage drops significantly.
Morning sickness is not really any indicator of how healthy the baby is, so don't worry.