I've read online that your mother's pregnancy(ies), labour(s) and deliver(ies), are reliable predictors of what your own will be like. Does anyone have any experience to confirm or deny this? I asked my mom about her experiences: - when she was preg with my bro, she had it easy - not much illness at all just some mild nausea, mostly tired, very few stretch marks, and headaches here and there. her labour and delivery were short, about 3-4 hours. - when she was preg with me, she said she suffered a lot (wow i feel awful!) - tons of morning sickness, everything was off, she was miserable. her labout and delivery were a bit longer, about 7-8 hours. My MIL said that all three of her pregnancies (2 boys and 1 girl) were easy. Not much for illness, weight gain or anything. She didn't really notice any differences between her "boy" pregnancies and her "girl" one. - My hubby (first born) was born one month premature, and her labour and delivery were less than an hour! - His sibs were a week early and they both took less than 8 hours to come out. Does anyone believe these are indicative of what I can expect to experience? My mom's symptoms of her pregnancy when carrying my bro are the same as mine are for my first pregnancy! Can't wait to hear the thoughts and experiences on this!