Am feeling worried about feeling sick when I go back to work after maternity leave. If all goes according to plan I'll be just pregnant when I go back. I need to be able to concentrate at work, but I'm too old to risk leaving TTC for any longer.
My first pregnancy I had nausea in the first trimester and a lot of tiredness. Had to go to bed after work.
In your experience have nausea and tiredness been the same severity, better or worse second time round?
Nausea and tiredness much much worse second time round, I had to have my son childminded for 2 weeks as I literally couldn't get out of bed. 3rd time however, much milder, it went on for a lot longer though wearing off at 18 weeks. Every pregnancy is different, I don't think you can really predict it to be honest, just prepare for the worse!
With DS, I think I had half a day of nausea but did need lots of sleeping.
Returning to work full time in Jan when it so happens I will be 12 weeks pg, I am praying that this 24/7 nausea and utter exhaustion will have gone by then. And that I won't get an early bump so don't have to tell everyone in the office on day 1!
generally nausea and tiredness worse with each successive pregnancy, lasting longer too (16 weeks not 12 weeks). Partly because of older children (toddlers), partly because I was older? Once I accepted it was going to be rubbish, it got easier to handle. Also - top tip- found secret cupboard at work to lie down in each day, had blankets in there too. Just used to disappear!
1st pregnancy very sick, 2nd pregnancy nauseous and tired but rarely sick, so much better really. 3rd pregnancy sick , but not as bad as 1st. I think you learn to deal with it much better eg I knew not to bother even trying to eat breakfast till later in the morning and to always start with fresh orange! every pregnancy is different!