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Is it really ok to still be throwing up at 16wks?

(10 Posts)
crackerqueen Sun 03-Jul-11 16:45:37

I didn't vomit at all with DD a couple of years ago. With this LO I've been on/off nauseous since what feels like conception. I only actually vomit once or twice a week and it's always late at night. I'm now worried that it might harm LO as I'm in my second trimester and it's "more babylike". Possibly TMI: When I heave it feels as if my entire chest is coming up through my throat. Can this affect/upset/harm LO?
When I think about where the baby is anatomically, I talk myself in to realising how far from my throat and stomach it is. But then I worry about the strength of the heave itself. I'm putting on weight like nobody's business and have been taking Pregnacare throughout. Luckily, I'm enjoying fruit and lean meat and often fancy crisps and biscuits. So it's not the LO's nutrition I'm concerned about, more about any physical effects of the vomiting action. Please reassure me if you have a mo.
TIA

OpusProSerenus Sun 03-Jul-11 16:51:33

In my first pregnancy I was sick from before I even considered being pregnant as the reason (DS was blamed on Colonel Sanders for about a week!) until about 12 weeks.

In my 2nd pregnancy I thought I'd escaped until I began vomiting at about 14 weeks and it continued until about 7 months. Sometimes it was so violent I would get tiny red spots all over my face and chest from tiny burst blood vessels. DD is perfectly fit and healthy.

Asking what is normal is a bit like how long is a piece of string. Just try to relax about it, worry is probably worse for you both than the odd upchuck IMO.

ptiger Sun 03-Jul-11 16:51:54

I felt that way the whole of my first pregnancy, they gave up telling me i would feel better. however I would still say talk to your midwife or arrange to see the doctor.

LilQueenie Sun 03-Jul-11 16:55:58

dont worry I had the same sensation when I vomited. Like my stomach was being pulled into my mouth. I had sickness from 6wks to 16wks plus 1 day. Then it started again about 26wks on and off if I was too tired. I also brought up blood due to the amount of retching in my throat. All considered normal though.

foxylady1 Sun 03-Jul-11 16:57:01

When i was pregnant with DD i was sick from about 6 weeks till 24 weeks then it settled a little but got the odd bout. It came back when i was around 36 weeks but DD is fine and didn't do her any harm.
Not sure where the term 'morning sickness' comes from as i was morning, noon and night!
I used the anti travel sickness bands which helped also 2 digestives or ginger biscuits and a cuppa before you get out of bed works.

Now 6 weeks pg with #2 and nausea is just starting!!
Hope it eases soon for you.

RitaMorgan Sun 03-Jul-11 16:58:27

So long as you're managing to keep down some food and water, the actual vomitting won't do the baby any harm. I was sick for the first 4 months too and it's miserable when everyone tells you it gets better by 12 weeks and then it doesn't!

crackerqueen Sun 03-Jul-11 17:15:01

Thanks so much for your responses. Very heartening.
Lil Queenie - I have also wondered if part of the sickness is brought on by tiredness. I read threads about Hyperemis and realise I should count myself lucky, but I just worry about the violence with which my stomach bangs up into my chest & throat. I know babies are tough - but the thought of LO being upset just does me in. HORMONAL!

LilQueenie Sun 03-Jul-11 17:19:21

well I found that not enough sleep makes me very sick and I also found I had aneamia as soon as the iron levels went up the sickness went with it too. In the end I just let DP do everything and I napped on the sofa for most of the day. I could only be up for an hour outside before feeling giddy again.

HPSource Sun 03-Jul-11 18:38:17

I'm not sure if this will make you feel any better but I am 18 +4 and still being sick every morning. I spoke to my dr at my 16 week appointment and she was more concerned about the impact on me than on the baby. If you are worried, speak to your midwife/doctor about it. Tiredness definitely makes me feel worse so try to get a decent amount of sleep (easier said than done!). Good luck!

crackerqueen Sun 03-Jul-11 19:42:17

HPSource- poor, poor you! It must be so hard.
This nausea is all new to me as I was so lucky first time around. I remember having a horrible time with heartburn and hip pain towards the end though, so maybe I'll escape that this time. Is there any scientific evidence that female foetuses cause more sickness than boys? The Old Wives Tale has been mentioned "casually" to me several times when I'm feeling pukey!

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