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To be really mad because a woman just told me morning sickness is psychological?

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Lishylooloo Sat 20-Jun-09 22:15:30

I'm 4 months pregnant with my second and just over months of awful morning sickness - well all day long sickness in my case. It was the same with DD1 - sick all the time, chronic fatigue etc.

I just met a woman who has three kids and said morning sickness is psychological - of course she didn't suffer from it at all and with her first didn't even know she was pregnant until three months. She told me if I didn't know I was pregnant I wouldn't have felt sick. Her doctor apparently agreed with her. Yeah right! I obviously subconsciously want to have what feels like motion sickness 24 hours and day and throw up etc. It's such a blast! angry

I didn't say anything to her but now I am just mad as hell. I'm a positive thinker and definitely not a hypochondriac! Where does this woman get off saying it's psychological? Does she really think that woman who suffer from morning sickness are mentally weak or what? angry angry angry

corblimeymadam Sat 20-Jun-09 22:19:09

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Firawla Sat 20-Jun-09 22:20:55

what an idiot!!! then how come many people feel sick before they even do a test?
i had sickness with my last pregnancy til 25 weeks. i am 4 months now too and still sick. its not psychological, she is just lucky she didnt get sick and hence doesn't know what she is talking about.

LittleMammaTo2 Sat 20-Jun-09 22:21:12

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! How bloody irritating. Like you I suffered with horrendous "morning" sickness with both children. DS2 wasn't planned and the only indication of pregnancy (apart from lack of periods obviously (but hadn't long finished BF so these were erratic anyway)) was the fact that I'd felt incredibly sick for 4 days. If it's psychological how does she explain feeling sick when you're not even aware that you're pregnant.

Only a person who hasn't experienced morning sickness would ever say it's psychological.

Glad to hear that you're feeling better now!! You can start to enjoy your pregnancy at last

squeaver Sat 20-Jun-09 22:21:41

Of course yanbu. People talk such shit sometimes.

sweetnitanitro Sat 20-Jun-09 22:21:42

Oh I see, my 9 months of puking was all in the mind hmm YANBU, morning sickness sucks and it's worse when people tell you all about how they never had it (as you run to the loo to barf again). Hope you feel better soon!

foxinsocks Sat 20-Jun-09 22:23:35

just vomit on her feet next time and ask her if it's a figment of her imagination

Mintyy Sat 20-Jun-09 22:24:03

that woman, for example, is a twat

duchesse Sat 20-Jun-09 22:24:21

Load a bollox.

90% of pregnant women get pregnancy sickness. It can't be psychological for 90% of them to feel pregnant. She sounds like my sister and mother- utter lack of empathy due to the fact they have trouble-free pregnancies.

Thunderduck Sat 20-Jun-09 22:24:47

Slap her and say oh I'm sorry. That was a psychological urge. I really couldn't help it. If I hadn't known what a twat you were it wouldn't have happened.

Marthasmama Sat 20-Jun-09 22:25:00

I had no morning sickness with ds and had such terrible morning sickness with dd that I couldn't move without thinking I was going to die. If it's psychological then get her to explain that one. I found out I was pregnant at the same stage of each pregnancy. I was fully expecting to have a sickness free pregnancy second time around. Bollocks. And her GP must be a man.

releasethehounds Sat 20-Jun-09 22:25:27

YANBU - I too had terrible sickness with my 2 - I was actually being sick with DD1 before I even knew I was pregnant. Also, if it's all in the mind, why do we stop feeling sick at some point during the pregnancy - not many are sick all the way through.

I've had this theory said to me a couple of times - both times by women who never suffered with sickness in their pregnancies. To be honest I would much rather go through labour and birth again than another day of morning sickness!

TheCrackFox Sat 20-Jun-09 22:25:31


I had morning (all freaking day more like) sickness with DS1 and nothing with DS2. Was I just imagining it the first time around?

What an arse.

Heated Sat 20-Jun-09 22:26:06

Puke on her shoes & offer her a tissue to wipe off the psychological vomit.

Lishylooloo Sat 20-Jun-09 22:27:29

I should have slapped her - take that smug look off her face. Seriously, what can't she just consider herself lucky?! Instead you'd think she was some superior being strong enough not to succumb to the psycological illness - silly cow.

releasethehounds Sat 20-Jun-09 22:28:02

Nice one Heated grin

Ninkynork Sat 20-Jun-09 22:28:24

PMSL @ belgianbun's slap. Funny, I needed a Belgian Bun every day for a month with my DS grin

OP, yer woman there is an idiot and her moronic comments are a waste of your head-space. Enjoy your pregnancy, it'll get better and be lovely very soon.

onepieceofcremeegg Sat 20-Jun-09 22:30:32

Lishy I am really furious on your behalf, I really am. What a horrible woman and wtf has it to do with her doctor. Even supposing this complete crap was true, what business is it of hers.

She sounds a right smug cow.

Hope the rest of your pg progresses smoothly and you are able to get plenty of rest. xx

wheresclaire Sat 20-Jun-09 22:31:16

My midwife always reasured me that morning sickness was a sign of a good, healthy baby, as it meant your hormones were working in over drive. But she might have just said that to make me feel better.....

Lishylooloo Sat 20-Jun-09 22:31:42

PMSL at the psychological vomit and slaps! smile

mistlethrush Sat 20-Jun-09 22:31:58

You could have told her that it was the 'morning' bit that was psychological... I was fine up to c. 9am - after that, no. And I frequently went to bed feeling sick...

Doozle Sat 20-Jun-09 22:35:46

Agree, she sounds extremely smug, what a stupid woman.

duchesse Sat 20-Jun-09 22:38:18

Same here, mistle- in fact I went to bed when the nausea became too much. Often around 8pm or earlier. Was usually fine-ish until about 3 in the afternoon.

Doozle Sat 20-Jun-09 22:41:47

Does she and her GP think hyperemesis is pyschological as well? hmm

spicemonster Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:26

You should just vomit over her - that'd teach her. Silly cow

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