One & Done: Only child

When nausea makes you think twice about doing it twice.

This is my first pregnancy so everything is new and I haven't held my baby or anything and had that feeling but...

I'm sitting here with all-day morning sickness and in my lowest moments thought, I am NOT doing this again!

My husband and to have thought about being OAD. I know women have had babies for forever but is the process of being pregnant something that holds you back? I'm an amatuer at this!

Re: When nausea makes you think twice about doing it twice.

  • I am dealing with this too. I had severe HG . Was on rest at home for three months I was losing so much weight and dehydrating quickly. I'm back at work but still dehydrate at a ridiculous rate cause I have ptyalism which makes me spit about two liters of fluid everyday (which means I need to replenish is fluid it's just WON-DER-FUL). I want another one but now I am developing a high risk for blood clots and my SO says he doesn't want to try again cause next time it might be worse (as far as HG goes it will be as I was told by two specialists). However I am having to wrap my head around the fact that I want my little girl to have a sibling close in age. I have two and I want her to have a family too. I'm very family oriented and I'm so dissappointed in my own body and its inability to handle pregnancy. I know we are lucky and fortunate and I don't want to give up yet. So for now I'm just going to concentrate on growing this baby and delivering this baby and being happy for my little girl whom I already adore.
    Lilypie Breastfeeding tickers
  • You can always foster. :)
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  • I had severe HG with my first little one. It is such a challenge! You will make the best decision for you.
  • OP - Is this the beginning of your pregnancy? Do you know that the first 3-4 months are awful but after that the nausea becomes just a bad memory. You know, God gives women very poor memories so that the minute we hold our newborn baby we forget about all the pregnancy nausea. We even forget about the pain of labor that just finished  :D. I remember the nausea and exhaustion when I was pregnant with my 5th child and thinking "I can't believe I did this again" LOL . At the time it was awful but I'm sure glad that I stuck it out more than once. 

    Hang in there
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  • DianeRog said:
    OP - Is this the beginning of your pregnancy? Do you know that the first 3-4 months are awful but after that the nausea becomes just a bad memory. You know, God gives women very poor memories so that the minute we hold our newborn baby we forget about all the pregnancy nausea. We even forget about the pain of labor that just finished  :D. I remember the nausea and exhaustion when I was pregnant with my 5th child and thinking "I can't believe I did this again" LOL . At the time it was awful but I'm sure glad that I stuck it out more than once. 

    Hang in there
    Hahaha no, just no. For some women, the nausea and vomiting last the entire pregnancy. I was sick the whole time, and some poor women have HG and need to be hospitalized and put on a Zofran pump. I also remember quite well the pain of labor. Was my son worth it all? Absolutely!!! However, I am hesitant to go through pregnancy again, and my dh and I are undecided if we will try again. To answer the OP's question, yes! For some women, pregnancy is miserable (or even dangerous and life threatening for those who suffer complications) and those are reasons some families decide to have only one child.

    I also realize this is an old post, and I'm curious what your thoughts are on the subject now OP. @unpacking ;
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