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01/05/2014 at 22:29
I haven't told my mum yet about BFP (waiting for scan) but I know that she struggled with HG throughout her pregnancy with me, and this apparently increases the chance of me having it.
this got me wondering if there were general trends in pregnancy and symptoms within families? Did you and your mums share any similar problems or experiences *general musing*
02/05/2014 at 01:37
I wasn't aware of similarities at all, mum had 5 pregnancies, 2 babies, 2 early m/cs and 1 late m/c so she had a variety of experiences. She had a pregnancy where she felt fab, another where she was hospitalised after passing out due to constant morning sickness...
However, we've been chatting about going overdue and apparently my gran went 3 weeks over with her 2 and both had to be induced. Mum went over with me and was induced, she was then overdue (but spontaneous labour) with my sister. My sister was induced with her first and induction didnt work when the twins were late (late for twins, that is) so they scheduled a C-section. Both my two were very late and had to be induced, so it's a strong theme in our family, it seems.
02/05/2014 at 06:24
My pregnancies have been similar yes (no sickness, no real symptoms of pregnancy until bump appears etc) but my labour with my 1st was far far quicker than hers x
02/05/2014 at 06:43
My mum had severe hg in both of her pregnancies, was hospitalised on and off with my sister for her entire pregnancy and only put on 10lbs!
Thankfully, I did not suffer the same! In terms of birth, her waters went first with me which is how my labour started and we were both 12 hours in labour (although mine was induction) and I was delivered by forceps as was S. So there are some parallels but not enough to make me think it's genetic. Interesting question though.
Hopefully you'll be like me and avoid the hg!
02/05/2014 at 07:58
My mum was very sick with me but I didn't have a hint of it. She did however have a fast labour as did I.
02/05/2014 at 08:29
My mum had a EMCS with me at 30 weeks whereas I was induced at 41+5. We both developed pre eclampsia hence why my mum had a c section. I, however only developed high bp and protein was detected in my urine at my 41 week sweep, so they decided to induce me earlier than planned. I had a few symptoms of PE and was closely monitored afterwards but not sure if its a coincidence. I was taking low dose asprin throughout my pregnancy as a precautionary measure because of my mum.
02/05/2014 at 08:33
My mum had HG with all of us and was hospitalised for weeks with my youngest sister, I had sickness until 17 weeks but not anywhere near as bad as my mum. I had an EMCS and my mum did with her first but that was due to going into labour at 34 weeks and a breech baby whereas mine was fetal distress at induction when 42 weeks.
02/05/2014 at 11:12
No, my mum sailed through pregnancy both times. I couldn't have felt, and been, more ill in my pregnancy.
No other member of my family has had a c section or a mc either, so basically I'm the complete opposite.
02/05/2014 at 11:43
I don't know if my mum officially had HG, I don't think so, but she felt dreadful all through her pregnancy with me, threw up daily pretty much the whole way through and lost weight overall (and she didn't exactly have much to lose to begin with!). I had nausea and morning sickness with A but it had all gone by around 15 weeks and I put loads of weight on. No sickness so far with baby girl.
My mum had both her babies at 38 weeks almost exactly, I had A at 39+2 and am hoping baby girl will be similar!
The thing that was the same, was that we both conceived first month of trying with both our babies. My aunties who have babies have all had very easy times conceiving as well, apart from one, and she is not blood related. So I did wonder if that was genetic.
02/05/2014 at 14:55
02/05/2014 at 15:04
Not at all. My mum was horrendously sick with me throughout the entire pregnancy. She had a six and a two hour birth! I had a 12.
The only similarity is that we both have sticky out bumps and no weight elsewhere. Infact she went home and put on her normal clothes, I wasn't quite that lucky!
02/05/2014 at 15:26
02/05/2014 at 20:20
02/05/2014 at 22:37
I don't think there's any correlation, after all one person can have two wildly different pregnancies. My mom was pregnant four times. Twice were sickness free and easy, once was with loads of morning sickness, and another time she had Bell's palsy! There might be a correlation between length of pregnancy, though, so if your mom popped early you might, but I'm not sure if that's actually supported by science.
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