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Old 11-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #10
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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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