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Lj8893 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:12:36

Hi all I'm 12 and a half weeks pregnant and have been pretty lucky so far that I haven't had any sickness (just nausea and the occasional retch/gag)

The nausea has eased off greatly in the last week or so.

Today I woke up with a headache and at lunchtime I had a pasta ready meal.

I have just quite violently thrown up this whole ready this normal pregnancy sickness or do I have a bug?!

Before I was pregnant I have rarely had any sickness (only alcohol related lol) so this is all a bit new to me!

mumoftwoboysS Thu 18-Apr-13 14:39:33

Yep I'd say so. I had two single bouts of sickness with both of my pregnancies (they lasted around 8 hours -being sick till my stomach was empty) and both happened after a rich/fatty meal. I remember in my second pregnancy it was after eating takeaway fish and chips (which I rarely eat) I think it was all that grease! Otherwise I only ever felt nauseaus. (It took a few years before I could face fish and chips again!)

Just avoid greasy/rich foods or in your case also ready meals!! I think sometimes the stomach is just more sensitive. I surived on lighter meals and lots of salty crackers in 1st trimester, after that could eat most things

mumoftwoboysS Thu 18-Apr-13 14:40:11

sorry and by yep I mean its probably just your sensitive tum due to being pregnant rather than a bug.

LostMySocks Thu 18-Apr-13 14:40:16

My sickness got worse from about 12 to nearly 14 weeks but then a couple of days later went away. That got me worried too as suddenly got appetite back and like coffee again. Baby fine though

Persuasion Thu 18-Apr-13 14:58:01

I'd say it's hard to know at this point, you just have to wait and see. The fact you have a headache may suggest it's a bug, or could just be a coincidence. Maybe try to have light food and plenty of fluids today, and see how you get on. Hopefully it's just a one-off!

Lj8893 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:51:38

Thanks for all your responses! My headache quickly turned into a migraine so think the sickness was related to that!

After a couple of hours sleep I was much better and have had a nice long walk and swim!

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