For first trimester advice, the best I have is that it will end. I know people are always all "this too shall pass," and that sucks to hear, but we know without a doubt that first tri will end. For many of us we'll feel like new people somewhere around second tri, and unfortunately some people won't feel much of a difference. I think the best you can do is remain positive, have the end of first tri in sight, and hope and pray that you'll feel better then! Don't worry about what you can and can't eat right now. As long as you are eating something (be it cake, vegetables, or easy mac three times a day) and taking your vitamins, your baby will be fine. Part of the reason that we feel so crappy is because our babies take everything they need, even if that means depriving us totally of the protein that we just ate (I know there's way more science to it than that, but you guys get what I'm saying). So while you feel like you're dying, your tiny baby is in there like, "man, mom is awesome!"
Yep My OB likened it to a parasite. A wonderful parasite, but a parasite nonetheless!
Just bumping to see if anyone had seen my question about diastasis recti. This thread is popular and I think I posted at the same time as a lot of people.
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Me: 25 | Him: 31
Married: September 2014
DSS Born 2/2/08
TTC our 1st since December 2015
BFP 3/18/16 - EDD 12/1/16
Proud Parents of a 5 year old Miniature Dachshund
Second time moms...no one warned me, but your ute shrinking during your first breastfeeding attempts HURTS. The cramping too my breath away. I was in tears! Way different than with DS 1. My obgyn told me it's because your ute is working even harder to shrink down. I'm thinking it won't be any better for round 3!
@LinziLoo09 I had never heard of those "strawberries" you mentioned, but dude (er, lady!)--I totally found a red pimple-like spot on one of my love handles. Like an idiot, I managed to pop it, and all that came out was blood. I've got a band-aid on it right now to keep me from touching it again. Yeah, I have issues.
And re: the pregnancy shakes, I recently read that it's totally natural even for vaginal births. Good to know, otherwise I would have thought I was dying.