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#1 rubberducky

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

Hi,

Just curious to find out if those that have boys and girls - was your morning sickness worse with girls or boys?

I have 3 boys and am pregnant with no. 4 and my MS is so much harder this time. Already having 3 boys I except another and would love another but am curious now as I feel so horrible.



#2 Koobie83

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Well I'm having my first and have just found out its a girl. My morning sickness was pretty mild. I had it for about 3 weeks and was oy physically sick once. My mum had it even easier than I did and she had girls. I've heard of peod having boys and not getting affected much and others having a boy had it terribly. I think every pregnancy is different.

#3 _Alana_

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

My second boy was a lot worse than my first boy, both lasting around 27/28 weeks.

I've known ppl that have had none with a girl, none with a boy, more with a girl, more with a boy.

The myth that I knew was it was worse with girls was busted when it was worse with my second boy.

#4 Impatientmummy

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

With DS had it for 8-10 weeks for a few hours of a morning, would feel off occasionally. DD had it from about 4/5 weeks until 13/14 weeks & it was all day! It will be interesting when we go for #3

#5 TarneeW

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

DS1 terrible morning sickness in form of nausea only until 21 weeks.

DD bad nausea, congestion and early morning dry retching until around 12 weeks.

DS2 nausea (mild/med) until 10 weeks, occasional morning dry retching. Easiest in relation to MS yet.

No 4 so far terrible all day nausea, and congrstion and dry retching every morning until around 14 weeks. Only eased in the last week although some days are worse than other. Will hopefully find out in a few weeks what we are having original.gif

#6 Unatheowl

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

I had the same debilitating morning sickness with both.  With dd it was harder to endure I think only because I already had a toddler and a large dose of PND.

#7 baxlaika

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

My MS with roughly the same with DD and DS. I think MS is sometimes related to your general health and fatigue levels, i.e. were you healthy or run down before the pregnancy, were you tired/sleep deprived running after a toddler etc. Having said that I found I managed things better second time around, I knew the rules... eat as soon as you get out of bed, ginger tea, eat regularly, avoid smelling coffee shops etc.



#8 Rolex

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

I'm the same as you OP.  I have 3 boys and with them I just had the odd wave of nausea here and there, completely manageable.  Now 10 weeks with #4 and it's been constant, all day nausea, since 4 weeks pregnant.  I just want to cry some days, it's awful sad.gif

I've been saying this baby is either a girl, or I'm just feeling my age laughing2.gif  DS#3 is 7yo, so big age gap for me original.gif

#9 Swarley

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:51 AM

I think it's a myth. I have, b,b,g,b and now another b and I've been hideously sick with all of them. Actually, my first DS wasn't as bad. Still sick every day but not to the point of being couch bound like the others.

#10 lozoodle

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

I can't say based on gender as I'm having my third girl, but I think it just gets worse as you get older to be honest.

First pregnancy = none
Second pregnancy = a bit, very mild
Third pregnancy = 24/7 in the first trimester

All girls.

#11 No girls here

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

I have three boys, but MS has varied from only feeling nauseous with DS1 to vomiting every day up to 17 weeks with DS2.  I assumed I was having a girl second time around, as my pregnancies were different in pretty much every way.

#12 crackles

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

Each pregnancy's different regardless of baby's gender. I had no morning sickness with either my dd or ds but this pregnancy I felt terrible the first trimester. I was scared it was twins but there's only one in there!

#13 Ally'smum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

I read an article that said there is a higher incidence of morning sickness with girls, but of course I can't find it now to link!

Despite all the previous anecdata, individual experience doesn't change the facts.

#14 Bluenomi

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

Everyone I know has worse morning sickness with the second pregnancy. Some have had girls, some have boys. It seems gender doesn't matter!

#15 No girls here

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

QUOTE (loggedin @ 10/12/2012, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read an article that said there is a higher incidence of morning sickness with girls, but of course I can't find it now to link!

Despite all the previous anecdata, individual experience doesn't change the facts.


This article says that there is a higher incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum with girls.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/556895.stm

However it also states "Despite the results of the survey, Dr Askling said parents should not use serious sickness as a sign that they were to have a female child. "Using sickness to predict the sex of an individual offspring is not much better than tossing a coin," he told The Lancet medical journal. "

#16 VJs Mummy

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

DS1/DS2 AND DS3 - Didnt have any, well DS2 i lived of dry biscuits and maccas coke

DD - Had severe morning sickness even up to when i delivered here

I do not know what i am having yet, and so far i have had really bad nausea and dry retching and thrown up once

#17 FeeGee

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

For me it was very bad morning sickness and nausea all the way through each preganncy, and I had girls.

#18 Starrydawn

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

I had HG with a girl.

My sister had HG with a boy.


The studies show a higher rate with girls.
But each individual has their own experiences.



#19 R2B2

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

it was a lot worse with my son. my 2 girls were mild in comparison.

#20 Natttmumm

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

DD1 - the worst morning sickness - girl
DD2 - sickness but not as bad - girl
DS1 (not born yet) horrible sickness - boy

For me no relationship beween sickness and boy or girl. For me the more tired and stressed ive been the more sick. DD2 was an easy pregnancy - no stess or tiredness and I was ok.

#21 zoimeister

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

Ive had no morning sickness at all and Im carrying twin boys. Im 28 weeks and I thank my lucky stars. Every pregnancy is different. xx




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