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mrspopo 11-10-2012 06:13 PM

Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?
 
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KaleidoscopeEyes 11-10-2012 06:35 PM

Re: Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?
 
maybe. the first 3 were a breeze, i never experienced a lot of the symptoms other women do (no morning sickness, braxton hicks, round ligament pain etc) but this last one was pretty awful. i was having excruciating RL pain toward the end and i got carpel tunnel and a fair amount of swelling. i def wouldnt want that to happen again. that being said every PG is different so just because this last pg was hard doesnt mean the next one would be.

momofdestructobaby 11-10-2012 06:43 PM

Re: Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?
 
Not for me....but I didn't have really bad pregnancy symptoms.

For me, the temperament of my 2nd child determined how many kids we'd have. I had planned on 3 (or 4). After number 2 we were done. There is no way our marriage (or sanity) could survive a 3rd. ;)

RunawayBunny 11-10-2012 06:56 PM

Not so much symptoms, but getting pregnant (and the first tri) was stressful so we wont be having any more biological children. We are considering adoption, though.

I agree with a pp, all pregnancies are different and I think your open-minded attitude is great!

BeccaSueCongdon 11-10-2012 06:56 PM

When I was pregnant with both kids I had horrible nausea AND vomiting several times a day for the first three months. With first pg things never really felt better, though the puking stopped, and with my last pg I felt ok after the first three months. I was in better shape for that pg (had been running and finished a half marathon, was training for a full when we conceived).

My husband reminds me monthly about the day I was wretching over the toilet, looked up and him with a grim face and said "no matter what I say from now on, NEVER LET ME DO THIS AGAIN." I would start puking and not be able to stop for 5-10 minutes straight and really messed up my throat. :-p

But of course I have total amnesia and am dying for a third squish. :-)

He thinks I'm insane . Lol.

canadianbakers 11-10-2012 08:47 PM

Re: Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?
 
No, not the pregnancy symptoms. The stress and anxiety and fear that has come with being pregnant after our losses - that is what's deciding how many pregnancies we will have.

Arabesque 11-10-2012 09:06 PM

I had relatively easy pregnancies, but started having panic attacks a few months after DD was born. She's 13 months now, and I still have bad days. The fear of going through all that again is preventing me (and DH) from wanting another.

evasimone 11-10-2012 09:47 PM

Re: Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?
 
I think it might. I've had a really easy pregnancy so I don't think getting pregnant again would be an issue or something I'd worry about. But I know a good number of people that had a miserable 9 months and I think if I went through what they did getting pregnant would be something I'd think long and hard about.

EmilytheStrange 11-10-2012 10:47 PM

I say no.

At the beginning of this pregnancy, I told DH that we were done at 2. I was miserable with pregnancy symptoms - of course.

Now I am feeling fine and normal again and I'm feeling like I could go for 3.

So, I know I don't know yet. I can't make that decision in the midst of pregnancy woes.

weesej 11-11-2012 07:10 AM

Re: Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?
 
I had hyperemesis for my first 3 pregnancies and then it turned into normal morning sickness. Still not fun, but doable. The very 1 st pregnancy was a 13 week miscarriage...likely because of the weight loss. The next one I could camp in bed....but then I got pregnant with a mobile 5 month old. I penned him in the living room for a few months and tried to make it to the pot in time.


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