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will I feel normal again?

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Brightside65 Sun 28-Feb-16 11:35:57

Looking for some reassurance.

From 7 weeks pregnant (now 20) I've had morning sickness.

Everything I enjoyed doing I don't now, including cooking, adverse to most foods, no appetite, can't be brothers shopping, used to love cycling but no energy or want to do that.

Once I have baby will my appetite and feeling of sickness just vanish? Will I feel normal again?

emmac3616 Sun 28-Feb-16 11:59:48

I had the exact same thing with DS, my first pregnancy, I thought I was going to lose my mind by 40wks, but the second he came out it was like a light switch and i instantly felt better again - demolished a massive sushi platter from the restaurant opposite the hospital and nailed a whole block of chocolate... never looked back from that second onwards.

Now pregnant again, 35wks this week and had worse morning sickness early on... I was freaking out that there was no way I could feel this ill until April, but actually i got to about 25wks and it has abated a bit - its more intermittent at least.

Don't worry - once you've had the baby you WILL go back to normal! I eel for you though... I am not one of these people who feels they are "glowing" and "loves being pregnant"... I DON'T enjoy it, particularly due to the nausea, but my DS has made it worth while... so much so that I knowingly signed up to do it again! :-)

jimpam Sun 28-Feb-16 12:02:03

I had morning sickness all the way through my pregnancy (probably not what you want to hear, sorry!) but once I had DS I felt better, it was amazing how quickly it went'

Brightside65 Sun 28-Feb-16 12:49:07

Thank you thank you thank you! That actually gives me hope!

It's a long pregnancy when you're feeling rubbish xxx

FaFoutis Sun 28-Feb-16 12:52:15

Mine vanished completely the moment I had my c-section.

Brightside65 Sun 28-Feb-16 14:53:04

This has honestly brought me some relief, I was starting to imagine I would always feel the way I do!!!

lucymootoo Sun 28-Feb-16 15:12:09

For me as soon as I delivered all my horrible pregnancy related symptoms disappeared. No more constant heartburn and nausea, my back felt amazing and I could sleep on my stomach again!! It was amazing

Wait4nothing Sun 28-Feb-16 15:59:19

I've not had mine yet (31 weeks) but had morning sickness until about 22 weeks then had a good few weeks of feeling amazing before the bump started to ache and heartburn got bad. So you may still find some relief from morning sickness (only had about 4 instances of nausea and 1 sickness in about 9 weeks). Fingers crossed for you!

Brightside65 Sun 28-Feb-16 18:53:03

Wait4nothing not long for you now. I'm 20 weeks on Wednesday and the sickness has been constant since week 7. It's eased slightly but I'm sick most days and on reflection apart from working I'm not functioning as I used to.

Hopefully it'll get easier but I'm starting to think I'll feel like this whole way through.

Sunshine511 Sun 28-Feb-16 19:05:09

With my 1st pregnancy, I was desperate to give birth so I could feel normal again! My worst symptom was exhaustion which was worse than I could ever have imagined due to the fact I was anaemic. Unfortunately, it worsened after blood loss in labour and I genuinely thought I'd never feel normal again! I got there though and I'd even say I felt my healthiest that I've felt in my adult life by the time my daughter was about 5/6 months. With sickness, I'd imagine that the worst case scenario would be that it lasts until the minute the baby is born! I know it can feel hard to picture yourself feeling like a normal human being again but trust me, it will happen! It's just a matter of time smile sending hugs and hoping your sickness eases soon x

Fluffy24 Sun 28-Feb-16 19:11:51

Take heart OP - I felt horrid throughout pregnancy, I had morning sickness that meant I lost over a stone, indigestion, back pain, insomnia etc - I really didn't enjoy being pregnant. But I felt better virtually immediately after having DS - I could eat properly (and boy did I!!) etc.

Good luck OP! flowers

Wait4nothing Sun 28-Feb-16 19:33:55

Before week 20 I was sick from about 7 weeks at least once a day! So a 5 instances since is brilliant for me. It might get better! X

skankingpiglet Sun 28-Feb-16 23:40:01

In my last pregnancy I was permanently nauseated until around 16wks at which point it switched to the most horrific heartburn for the remainder of the pregnancy. This time is similar so far (I'm 23wks). It was all better once DD was out, then I found bfing made me want to eat anything that wasn't nailed down. Particularly if it contained chocolate. So you may find your appetite swings the other way OP once the baby's out. On the energy loss front, I'm afraid this may be just the warm up unless you are lucky enough to acquire one of those mythical sleeping babies...

Brightside65 Mon 29-Feb-16 07:38:50

Thank to everyone who's replies.

With the tiredness I keep telling myself it's prep for baby coming but I honestly think I'd cope with that so long as I don't have the sickness.

Roll on July!

I'm doing my normal routine of contemplating eating before or after in sick envy and wishing I didn't have to go to work

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