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Old 04-14-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Anyone have a really great second pregnancy after a horrible first pregnancy?

I've heard the reverse... people have first pregnancies (or even first few) and then have one that is just awful, and that's it for them. Has anyone ever had a really terrible first pregnancy, and then go on to have an uneventful, energetic, decent second pregnancy? I'm not talking miracles here... just not so awful you can't do anything.

My first pregnancy, I was sick for most of it (just caught every cold/flu, had an extended allergy season twice as severe as usual so I was blowing my nose and having sinusitis for 4 months straight, so tired I could barely function, alway throwing up (but not that crazy morning sickness one, just frequently enough that it was awful). So tired... that was the worst.

It was just really, really hard, and I was given a promotion the same week I got pregnant which didn't help (other than for money stress), but right now I have a high stress/busy job so it won't be any better other than I can work from home more now, but I just don't know if I can do it again if odds are, it will be the same. It's literally (okay, figuratively) the only thing keeping me from trying again. I can't go through that for 9 months again with no medicine and no way of resting enough to have energy and always being sick.. not to mention having a toddler. Tell me there's a chance it will be different... tell me it was better for you! I can even deal with pain (i.e. braxton hicks, round ligament, not that it's easy but for me personally I have a better tolerance for pain), but nausea and fatigue are my worst enemy... it was like I never had a second trimester and I never had a nesting period, I just had 9 months of struggle.
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