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Old May 8th, 2018, 13:59 PM   51
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I too hate taking any kind of medication but I was traveling a lot and unable to function without anything. Hopefully you can have the medication on hand just in case but manage without it.

Bunny, I lost about 10-12 pounds and I thought that was bad, I couldnít imagine losing 20. Thanks for answering the home birth questions, you were very helpful. I think Iím going to start reaching out to midwives for consultations. Lol toddlers are so messy! How something so small can make such a mess Iíll never know.

Iím feeling quite nauseous today. I havenít felt this bad in a few days but itís nothing compared to last week. Iím almost 14 weeks so Iím hoping to say goodbye to hg really soon



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Old May 8th, 2018, 17:04 PM   52
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Feel free to ask questions about hb any time. It's a subject I don't mind going on about but don't want to impose on others. The one good thing about HG is that if you can survive it then labour is easy, lol.

OH phoned the doctor again and said I wasn't getting better on the medication he wanted me to try first (I could have told him that as I tried it last pregnancy). So he has prescribed me zofran (ondansetron) which I haven't had before. I am not thrilled about taking it but I have to do something as basically not eating now. I put all my energy into drinking (and keeping down) enough water to stay out of hospital. It would be one thing for another week or two but I don't predict being better for 6 or 7 weeks yet. I am tall and overweight so I'm fine with loosing 20lbs, in fact would be more than happy to loose another 20 but this really isn't the best way of doing it, lol. I don't imagine it's the best thing for the baby. So just praying the zofran works.

Sorry you had a worse day. It sounds like you are almost there. I must tell OH to remind me once this baby is here I never, ever, ever want to be pregnant again, lol.



 
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Old May 8th, 2018, 18:52 PM   53
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Lol. Very true about hg and labor. I struggle with the idea of more children. This is my 4th pregnancy but God-willing second child and Iíve always wanted a big family but suffering with hg for 9-10 weeks straight isnít ideal. I love talking about birth, so please donít hesitate to share. I dont believe in oversharing. I hope the zofran works for you. Good for you for being able to stay hydrated. I struggled and continue to struggle some days with that.



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Old May 9th, 2018, 04:06 AM   54
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I think I quite startled the MW during my 1st labour. She asked me very sympathetically how I was doing and I said at least it wasn't as bad as MS!



 
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Old May 9th, 2018, 09:30 AM   55
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So true though. For me there is nothing like the relief I feel after giving birth. During my first pregnancy I had terrible acid reflux and couldnít enjoy any of my usual favorite foods. After giving birth the first meal I ate was a whole pizza pie and it was pure joy because I didnít suffer from any sickness or heartburn. Probably not the best ďfirst mealĒ but it was delicious



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Old May 9th, 2018, 10:13 AM   56
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I also was amazed at how much better I felt right away after the babies were out! Both times I had my husband bring me a cheeseburger, fries and a beer to the hospital.

BunnyN, I wouldn't worry too much about taking medication while pregnant if it helps you. I remember voicing concerns to my doctor about my allergy and asthma medications when pregnant with my first. He spoke very strongly that any risk from the medications was minimal compared to the benefits for the baby of growing inside a mother able to sleep and breath properly. I'm sure the same applies to being able to stay hydrated nourished. I would absolutely take them if I got meaningful benefit and did not have unpleasant side effects.

I'm a little worried that I'm down about 12 pounds at only 6 weeks in since I was already on the skinny side of a "healthy" weight range. However, I've been managing to stay hydrated and the weight loss has leveled off for now. Being on the liquid diet at the very beginning made everything so much worse.



 
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Old May 9th, 2018, 13:15 PM   57
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Lol Rhiannon I love that you requested that specific meal after birth. I donít know how you survived on a liquid diet, youíre amazing.

Iím suddenly starving today. I have a bit of nausea here and there but nothing unmanageable. Iím also feeling tired mid day this week. I spent all my days during first trimester so sick I guess I never had time for the fatigue so maybe itís catching up with me.



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During my second labour things were going slow and it was getting late so OH ordered pizza for him and the MWs. In the mean time things sped up and the delivery man came when baby was getting really close. The student MW was sent to the door. She was super excited because it was the first birth she had been at and didn't want to miss it. She said to the delivery man something like "quick, we are having a baby!". Not sure what he thought, lol.



 
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Old May 10th, 2018, 08:39 AM   59
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Lol Bunny. I love hearing labor and birth stories. I was always told labor and giving birth were the worst but I disagree, and I struggled with transition. However, the entire experience makes me so happy. I know what my bodyís capable of and itís pretty darn remarkable. I remember asking one of the mwís for Tylenol when I was 9cm lol. I hate taking medicine and they didnít offer any at the birthing center but I asked anyway. When she said no, I just said okay and then got up to squat and 20 minutes later there was a baby.



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Old May 11th, 2018, 04:32 AM   60
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I am similar. I actually enjoyed labour and birth. Okay, not so much the pain but there is so much more going on with adrenaline and endorphins pumping around your body. Nothing like hg, which is just miserable, lol. I did have some moments of panic that I couldn't cope during transition but pushing was great. My first two were long drawn out labours. My 3rd I had mild contractions all day but once it got going it went a bit fast and furious. It was so intense I was finding it hard and I asked the MW to do an internal as she hadn't done one at all. I was kind of hoping for encouragement that I was close. We were all rather disappointed when I was only 5cm and she said something about it being a while yet. With my 1st it took 20+ hrs to go from 5cm to birth. Then next thing I knew I had a pushing sensation and my waters broke and I was pushing for real. I kept asking if it was real, if baby was really about to come! He was born within half an hr of being 5cm!



 
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