And there I was, thinking that things would get magically better at 16w
I'm not direly sick (I haven't been hospitalised at all) and I know that since 14w I have been a little better - I'm putting on a tiny bit of weight, I'm not throwing up entire meals anymore - but I'm still sick and nauseous and the train journey home in the evening... God... and of course, tired and rather teary with it. I saw the midwife yesterday and apparently I'm in the absolutely best of health!
Can anyone be nice and reassure me that just because I'm still ill at 16w, it does get better and it's not going to last the entire pregnancy? Anyone got suddenly better at, say, 18w?!
I started getting better at 18 weeks, and had been totally miserable up till then puking 5 times a day and feeling so rotten and exhausted I had 8 weeks off work. I started getting stretches of several hours in the day when I did not feel so wretched, and over the next couple of weeks those stretches got longer until at 20 weeks I was only sick in the morning, and only feeling rotten in the morning and late evening. At 30 weeks I'm still sick every morning, but the rest of the day I'm pretty much normal (yay!). I must admit by 16 weeks I was thinking I'd still be like this at 40 weeks and wanting to just cry (well, actually crying sometimes while kneeling in the bathroom over the loo). Fingers crossed for you that you will keep getting better as the weeks go by.
I had a pretty grim time at first, and was in hospital for a couple of days but the sickness is very rare now (27 weeks) and was loads better from around 20 weeks.
Don't give up hope! If nothing else, you're more than a third of the way there - and, annoying as it is when everyone tells you this, it really does mean that the baby is healthy and doing well...no matter if you feel like death warmed up.
I started to feel magically better around 17/18 weeks from whatni remember, definitely after 16 weeks, and it went almost overnight. I started to feel queasiness on and off around 30 weeks but nowhere near as bad as those early weeks
Thanks all I'm sure I probably am better now than I was at, say, 9 weeks, but when you still have your head down the loo several times a day and are surgically attached to your anti-nausea meds, it's hard to put some perspective on it all! Let's hope that the next few weeks sees an improvement, if only so that my poor DP can get something else out of me than moaning and snoozing on the sofa!
@bmm39 - I don't see why it should be a bad thing. If coming on Mumsnet shows you anything, its show radically different all of our dates for feeling better are!