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odcdinah

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Hi there, I just found out that I'm pregnant (7 weeks, 4 days) and this is my first pregnancy at age 39, so I'm very anxious.

My question is: I have felt intermittent nausea for several weeks - is this normal? I thought the nausea would be pretty constant, and at times, I feel pretty good.

Thanks for any feedback


Diagnosed 4/06 by positive biopsy and tissue transglutamase after only 4 months of being sick.

Recently married (July, 06) to a wonderfully supportive, non-celiac husband!

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Very normal! Don't be worried, I have many friends who have had kids over the age of 40. I had my youngest at 35.

Keep hydrated, dehydration makes the nausea worse. Blood sugar swings do, too, so watch that you eat a protein with your carbs.

Congratulations!


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diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Congratulations!! What wonderful news :D

Nausea is perfectly normal--and the pattern is very much individual. Every pregnancy is different. I had constant nausea with my first that lasted almost the whole 9 months (and it didn't help that he was 3 weeks late!). With the second, I had it for 12 weeks, and then it went away overnight.

I'm glad that yours isn't constant :) I'm so happy for you--keep us posted!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Congratulations! How exciting for you!

I've never been pregnant, so I don't have any advice, but just wanted to extend my congratulations! I think everyone's symptoms vary---some feel great, some feel crappy, and some are in between. Sounds like you are in between :)

The other thing is, ---anything strange can be normal during pregnancy :)

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Thanks for such quick replies. I know nausea is normal, but when I'm NOT nauseous, I'm afraid something is wrong. That's really my concern at the moment...

Dinah

quote name='jerseyangel' date='Oct 6 2006, 10:54 AM' post='214494']

Congratulations!! What wonderful news :D

Nausea is perfectly normal--and the pattern is very much individual. Every pregnancy is different. I had constant nausea with my first that lasted almost the whole 9 months (and it didn't help that he was 3 weeks late!). With the second, I had it for 12 weeks, and then it went away overnight.

I'm glad that yours isn't constant :) I'm so happy for you--keep us posted!


Diagnosed 4/06 by positive biopsy and tissue transglutamase after only 4 months of being sick.

Recently married (July, 06) to a wonderfully supportive, non-celiac husband!

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Hi there, I just found out that I'm pregnant (7 weeks, 4 days) and this is my first pregnancy at age 39, so I'm very anxious.

My question is: I have felt intermittent nausea for several weeks - is this normal? I thought the nausea would be pretty constant, and at times, I feel pretty good.

Thanks for any feedback

Congratulations!

It is completely normal to have nausea off and on. You are still very early in the pregnancy yet...you could see the nausea get a bit stronger yet, and more constant, or it just may go away...such an individual thing!

Do keep snacks around to help keep nausea at bay. It's can be especially helpful to have a snack before getting out of bed so that you don't get up feeling hungry and woozy. Finally, you may find that nausea is related to particular foods. I found, when I was pregnant, that I had to avoid foods I normally loved because of stong tastes and smells (especially broccoli)...stuck with very bland foods with my boys. For my third pregnancy, a girl, I craved strong foods, especially pickled ginger, salmon and curries.

Michelle :)

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Thanks for such quick replies. I know nausea is normal, but when I'm NOT nauseous, I'm afraid something is wrong. That's really my concern at the moment...

Dinah

I think it's also normal to be worried when you aren't feeling crummy . . . it goes along with the fact that this is all very new and very important to you. I didn't get worried much with my first pregnancy, but when I was pregnant with my twins I was constantly worried that something had happened to one of them (not really sure why . . .). Every time I went in to the Dr. I wanted an ultrasound, just to be sure they were both still okay. Didn't GET ultrasounds that often, but I WANTED them! And they both made it, in spite of my panicky wonderings about whether something had gone wrong.

Just know that it can be perfectly normal not to be nauseated all the time. I would often get sick if I waited too long to eat. I'd know that I was going to throw up, eat something easy to vomit (like mashed potatoes) and then go back and eat the rest of my meal. For me, throwing up once was usually enough to get the sick feeling out of the way, and I'd be fine afterwards. This is not true for everyone, of course, but it worked for me. So most of the time I felt perfectly fine. I have a friend, on the other hand, who threw up 10 - 15 times everyday for her first 4 pregnancies. It's highly individual . . . but not feeling sick isn't necessarily a reason to panic. It's just a reason to be grateful! :D

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What comfort you all provide! Thank you so much....


Diagnosed 4/06 by positive biopsy and tissue transglutamase after only 4 months of being sick.

Recently married (July, 06) to a wonderfully supportive, non-celiac husband!

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Hi there, I just found out that I'm pregnant (7 weeks, 4 days) and this is my first pregnancy at age 39, so I'm very anxious.

My question is: I have felt intermittent nausea for several weeks - is this normal? I thought the nausea would be pretty constant, and at times, I feel pretty good.

Thanks for any feedback

Try not to worry. When I was pregnant with my son, I did not throw up once the entire pregnancy. I barely had any nausea at all- symptoms can vary so much! Hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones with barely any morning sickness!!

Congrats on your BFP!!! Happy and helthy 9mos to you!


Marcia-

Diagnosed Celiac based on equivocal results on blood seriology tests, did not have a biopsy due to already eating gluten free (I didn't know any better at the time to keep eating gluten until all tests could be done).

Diagnosis came 3 months after the birth of my first child at age 31 (I believe childbirth was my trigger).

Gluten Free since 8/06

Genetic testing revealed:

I have one copy of DQ2 (DQA1 05/DQB1 02)

Son- 3 years old, so far not showing any signs of digestive issues and does eat gluten- fingers crossed!

Second baby born after I have been gluten free for 2 1/2 years- a healthy boy weighing in at 9 pounds at birth!

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If I may interject from a dad's point of view--

When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, she was naseous for almost the first month, and then we were VERY worried when it just went away. We found that some plain toast in the morning before her feet even hit the floor helped the most, or some weak ginger tea.

Congrats. I think you'll fins the next 8 months will fly by! :)


Ryan

Positive blood work May 06

Positive results with diet change

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Congratulations!

I find that if I eat small snacks regularly - every 1 1/2 hours then I'm really don't have much nausea anymore, but if I get the least bit hungry, then it comes back. I'm 10 weeks now. Some people don't have it at all, so there are all sorts of things that are normal.

I know what you mean about being nervous. I had a sonogram at 6 weeks and I saw it and its heartbeat and I was so excited. Now it has been over 4 weeks since I have seen it and at my last appointment it was too small to hear the heartbeat. I still feel pregnant and my belly is getting bigger, but sometimes I wonder if it is really in there and doing ok. I think it will be easier when I can feel it move because it is constant reassuance that everything is ok.

Sometimes if I get freaked out I just think that I'm doing the best I can and if anything did go wrong, it wouldn't be my fault and there would be nothing I could do about it, so it is better just to be excited and try not to worry about it.

Good luck!

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Congratulations!

I'm 15 weeks and my nausea definelty came and went from about 7 weeks to 12 weeks. It depended on the day, some days I was fine. It is hard not to worry, but some women never have nausea and baby is just fine. And it's normal to be nervous, I've been nervous plenty!

For me, eating when I started getting hungry was a huge key, I carried around almonds with me-that really helped!

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What a great source this is! Thanks for all the advice.

I had an ultrasound last week and we saw the heart fluttering - tech said all looked good. My next ultrasound isn't for 2 more weeks (will be almost 10 weeks then) and I'm very anxious for it to get here. Trying to live like a saint!

quote name='twtums' date='Oct 8 2006, 01:47 PM' post='215720']

Congratulations!

I'm 15 weeks and my nausea definelty came and went from about 7 weeks to 12 weeks. It depended on the day, some days I was fine. It is hard not to worry, but some women never have nausea and baby is just fine. And it's normal to be nervous, I've been nervous plenty!

For me, eating when I started getting hungry was a huge key, I carried around almonds with me-that really helped!


Diagnosed 4/06 by positive biopsy and tissue transglutamase after only 4 months of being sick.

Recently married (July, 06) to a wonderfully supportive, non-celiac husband!

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I don't really have anything to add but wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!


Visit to the er 4.1.06

blood test, positive for celiac disease 4.6.06

Endoscopy/biopsy/last day of gluten 5.25.06

Misdiagnosed for 2 decades. :( Feeling great now :)

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