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Is there honestly a time you enjoy pregnancy?

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themightyskim Mon 03-Oct-11 19:26:48

I'm really starting to wonder!? So far Ive had weeks of no symptoms, then from 10 weeks to now (im just about 12w) Ive has spotting and loads of stomach pains, its leaving me at really low ebb and the hormonal moods are turning me in to some paranoid wingeing wreck

Tell me I'll get to a point where I'll actually enjoy even just a bit of being pregnant? and while your at it if anyone can tell me the pains are a normal feature that would be good too, I almost feel pre-menstrual with the odd stab thrown in hmm

nametapes Mon 03-Oct-11 19:30:40

I never enjoyed any 3 of mine... but some people enjoy it. I guess the best time for most is the middle trimester.... no sickness and not too heavy, tired, uncomfortable and no horrible symptoms that impinge on your day? nights sleep. . ....

mumt1 Mon 03-Oct-11 19:33:15

I'm 10 weeks n have considerably painful cramps and spotting for 4 weeks and pparantly its first pregnancy was quite easy but this one is just pure torture!!

TeacupTempest Mon 03-Oct-11 19:34:53

I have enjoyed parts. . . Take 10 mins ago when DH and I played with my wriggly kicky bump (am 30 weeks) :-)

lollystix Mon 03-Oct-11 19:35:53

I think 14-32 weeks is good.

Wormshuffler Mon 03-Oct-11 19:38:20

I had aches and pains in uterus up until about 14 weeks, it's apparently the uterus stretching and all the other organs shifting around to accomodate baby. Will you be having a scan soon? that will re-assure you?

In answer to your question though, I tend to lurch from one mentalling session to another, be it worrying about pains, to then worrying about no pains. Or worrying I can't feel movement to worrying I think there is too much. Once you get towards the end you start to worry about the birth bit which makes the time speed up!!

Im afraid to say but having already go a 12 and 10 year old the mentalling doesn't even stop when they are here smile

roz1982 Mon 03-Oct-11 19:46:48


6-16 weeks on and off but mostly on, terrible nausea and vomiting with a fair few blinding headaches thrown in. Left me a complete physical and emotional wreck.
17-30 weeks, pretty good really, still the odd very hormonal and very tired episodes but could more or less function like a normal human being. And did get a bit of a glow, nice nails, glossy hair, all that jazz.
30 weeks - present (35 weeks) intolerably and increasingly uncomfortable in any given situation, position or circumstance. Heartburn, numb, tingly and painful hands. Back ache. The worst insomnia of my life due to restless leg syndrome and everything else. Serious weepiness, mostly in the bath.
I think anyone who enjoys pregnancy is very lucky with lack of symptoms or a crazed sadomasochistic.

themightyskim Mon 03-Oct-11 19:56:41

so there is hope lol? Im thinking about getting the OH to just bash me on the head and let me sleep through the next few weeks - wormshuffler my scan is on Friday and I think it will reassure me yes, if there is still a baby after all these pains then I recon things must be ok in there lol

themightyskim Mon 03-Oct-11 19:58:07

and roz hear hear it does feel like its one big fat con this glowing wonderful pregnancy business blush I wish Id found an honest 'you will feel shit in this way today' kind of site would make me feel much more normal I recon

LaWeasel Mon 03-Oct-11 20:05:57

I didn't really enjoy my first pregnancy - felt crap, was stressed and worried.

Second time around I still felt crappy for the first trimester but the second has actually been pretty reasonable and more like the mythical textbook pregnancy... of course now I'm hitting the last trimester and starting to be pretty achey and knackered.

Oh, and I have an interesting combination of insomina and insanely vivid dreams, which ususally seem to desend into mass murder or random porno. No idea wtf that says about my subconscious, but I'd like more proper sleep please!

georgethecat Mon 03-Oct-11 20:27:03

nope, 19 weeks and a right grump!

ALotToTakeIn Mon 03-Oct-11 20:28:02

I have had one of those "felt like crap in some way all the time so far" pregnancies and I am 37+1 today. At my lowest hormonal sobbing induced moments I have threatened DH with no more kids after this one. Feel really guilty tho as have grown up with the picture of the mythical textbook pregnancy which people glow and breeze through and all I seem to have done is whinge sad However- its nearly over now at most 5 weeks left but hoping bump might come on time hmm

maxpower Mon 03-Oct-11 20:31:18

I loved my first pg (even though I had morning sickness 'til 14 weeks and was travel sick the whole way through!). But I felt fabulous - I had loads of energy and was really happy. Second pg was a whole different story.....

whackamole Mon 03-Oct-11 20:56:17

Not for me.

I am 37+2 now, can't wait to give birth. Have felt awful and feel awful about feeling awful (if that makes sense!). Have told OH on numerous occasions that I will not be having anymore after this.

I did have about 2 weeks where I glowed - that was it sad

lollystix Mon 03-Oct-11 22:40:07

Oh snap ladies - I'm 37 weeks today and so bored. Unfortunately I'm one of those people who loves being pregnant - didn't even know I was for the first 15 weeks with this one. Had to call a very sick SIL who is 3 weeks behind me to say - err you know you've been chucking for the last few weeks - we'll I've just found out I'm 3 weeks more preggers than you and I didn't even know blush

notlettingthefearshow Tue 04-Oct-11 00:07:59

I'm 28 weeks and enjoying it overall despite not really sleeping, a few normal discomforts and hormonal moments - but overall the sheer excitement of being pregnant is carrying me through!

My only really difficult time was 9-12 weeks when I felt exhausted, sick and couldn't tell anyone why!

Squiglettsmummy2bx Tue 04-Oct-11 06:15:08

Almost 21 weeks & loving it now. Still have the odd bout of sickness & don't sleep great but I love feeling my little boy wriggling inside me grin & love the fact that this bit is all mine (selfish I know) I know that soon I will feel too big & exhausted again so relishing these moments x

Kayzr Tue 04-Oct-11 06:47:05

1st pregnancy was great. No morning sickness. I didn't feel pregnant until I started to get a bump.

2nd was worse. Still no morning sickness but I swear as soon as I got my bfp I got heartburn. Also felt like I hadn't slept in months

yummybunny Tue 04-Oct-11 07:36:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

emmam25 Tue 04-Oct-11 08:09:34

I'm 31 weeks and just hitting the third trimester extreme exhaustion and inability to get comfortable. But from 20 weeks until now things have been pretty ok (acid reflux and two bouts of cold aside). Can't wait to be on maternity leave though, working is getting very, very difficult.

AlpinePony Tue 04-Oct-11 08:15:37

I had hyperemsis during my first pregnancy and I was vomiting up to and including the day I gave birth. I was dizzy, exhausted, fuzzy-headed and miserable.

I'm now 20+ weeks with my 2nd pregnancy and despite having SPD since 10 weeks, vomiting in my sleep last night (twice! - nice! hmm) and have only kept down a zinger burger (no bread) since friday - this pregnancy is an absolute DODDLE compared to the first!

My advice? Do your worst pregnancy first then the subsequent ones will be easy.

mamas12 Tue 04-Oct-11 08:18:55

I was one of the ones who really enjoyed it all (excepting the birth as a seperate thing ok)
Especially the movements that was just magical you'll love that bit

JambalayaCodfishPie Tue 04-Oct-11 08:23:48

First pg, had actual morning sickness (as in, in the morning) for a few weeks then felt great.

This time, I have felt sick, dizzy and faint from the moment I get up until the moment I go to bed, since before I even got the positive test.

I am so fed up. sad

Carlitawantsababy Tue 04-Oct-11 08:25:40

I'm 15 weeks and loving it so far, first trimester was a breeze, no sickness or nausea (got the stretchy uterus pains but didn't mind them, saw them as a reminder someone was really there) have has 2 scans which have been amazing and have regained most of my energy now I'm in the second trimester. Have been getting severe back pain which renders me useless after 7pm (think it's PGP) for the last week but even that hasn't dampened my happiness with being pregnant. I'm looking forward to feeling the baby move more in the coming weeks, I think I've been very lucky with the hormone dosages as my pregnant sister said "anyone who says they like being pregnant is lying" before I meekly piped up that I'm really enjoying it so far! Pretty sure late third trimester is going to be HARD though! Hope things get better for you! smile

Bumpsadaisie Tue 04-Oct-11 08:33:13

Each pregnancy is different. Last time round I don't think I ever felt good just slightly less yuk in the 2nd trimester (DD). Was off work for 8 weeks vomiting in the first tri.

This time round (38 wks with a DS) has been much better. First tri still awful but only signed off 3 weeks. Weeks 17 to 30 actually felt good! Last trimester increasingly exhausted and now at the "praying for deliverance" stage!

But even tho I'm huge, uncomfy, knackered, aching etc and running after DD, it is still preferable to the first trimesters which are just awful - mainly as your mood and outlook on life is so affected by all the hormones.

But pregnancy is bloomin hard and no-one tells you! It's a long slog!!

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