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  • My first pregnancy was wonderful. I felt close to my baby and the feeling was overwhelming. I was beautiful and creating life. It's a feeling which you cannot compare to anything in the world! My second pregnancy felt like an invasion of my body. I wanted to have my body back and didn't like the lump and the weight of it. I love both my sons equally though and would not change anything for the world!
  • Even though my pregnancies resulted in very difficult births, the pregnancies themselves were the most intense feeling I had, including the sharing of a child inside, from the man that I loved so deeply, it was awesome. Love my sons, just not their father :)
  • Well I have only been pregnant once and it was only for 3 months, but that 3 months was an amazing feeling I already started to show some and is a feeling I've never felt before it makes me very sad to know I only got 3 months to grown with my baby, but I can't wait for another chance to expierence it again. MAY I ASK WHY? DID YOU JUST FIND OUT YOUR PREGNANT OR JUST CURIOUS?
  • Being pregnant for me was a great feeling although I had to sleep sitting up for the last month.
  • Well, the first few months it feels like you want to vomit... a lot... for me, at least! I couldn't even LOOK at a slice of swiss cheese or get within 1000 yards of a glass of tomato juice without ralphing up my Saltines. It also feels like someone is constantly sandpapering your nipples, which is NOT the most pleasant feeling in the world (at one very sad point early in my first pregnancy, I ripped my bra off in the middle of a crowded sidewalk because it felt like my breasts were on fire! True story). Anyway, if you can survive the first few months, it's a cakewalk after that (plus all the fun stuff happens, like the first time you hear the heartbeat, the first ultrasound, feeling the baby start to move). Then the last few weeks are pretty rough. Heartburn, waking up with charley horses in your legs, an uncontrollable urge to clean and organize... It's a pretty crazy thing to go through, but worth every minute once you hold that wailing pink alien in your arms for the first time and think to yourself "Put it back in! I'm not ready for this yet!"
  • wonderful despite the gas, bloating, rapid weight gain, the uncomfortable weight gain, constipation, indigestion, mood swings, the constant heat flashes, not being able to sleep on your stomach, cravings, morning sickness etc. but other than that it's great. you have a life inside you and it's growing and in the latter months you can feel the baby move, sometimes you can see the baby move, feel it hiccup, it was so wonderful. i loved it even though i was sick the entire time. i don't know why they call it morning sickness because i had it constantly.
  • Like something is alive inside you. Its kind of scary to think about but it feels exactly like you think it would.
  • Awesome, no other way to describe it! I had 3 pregnancies, 2 children, lost my first one. It's an unreal feeling. If you have a good man beside you, you will feel beautiful, honestly. I too had the morning sickness, but after that is gone, it's unreal. You'll have more energy and strength than you can imagine! Remember, YOU are BEAUTIFUL!
  • It's wonderful. People hold doors for you and smile at you for no other reason. Once you adjust to the hormonal changes that cause the upset stomach and gigantic boobs, you walk around with your hand on your tummy, stroking it protectively. You feel the little wiggles and may even be able to guess body parts from what they stick out. (Really!) You talk to your tummy and you're never alone. It's a very intense time of love between you, your baby and maybe even your partner (if he's involved). Now birth? That's a whole other story!
  • It's fabulous! Having a baby is a great experience, you will never be as embarrassed as when giving birth! The feeling of the child growing in you is a miracle - there's no other way to describe it. I've been pg twice and have 2 healthy kids. I was very lucky b/c miscarriages are very common and so many ladies don't even know they miscarry b/c it's so early in the pg. It was a great experience but I wouldn't want to do it again. :)
  • It feels like nothink youv felt before,its a wonderful feeling to have a life growing inside of you,you are nourishing it,and growing it. Once it starts to move its wonderful you can feel your child moving inside of you you feel a over whelimg love and sense of protection towards that child. This out weighs all the aches and pains.:)
  • In the early months it feels like a butterfly fluttering around in your tummy. In the later months you can feeling very defined movements. My sense of smell increases ten fold when pregnant (which isn't a plus, believe me!). The constipation and heartburn is terrible. The pressure on your undercarriage (for want of a better word) in the last few weeks is very uncomfortable. But the sore nipples was the worst! They used to go blue with the cold and I had to place two hot-water bottles on each to ease the piercing pain. But other than that ? Wonderful!
  • It is a wonderful feeling to me. I never really got sick throughtout my 3 pregnancies. To have a baby kicking inside of you and rolling around is a neat feeling. It just feels like your carrying a big ball with water in it.
  • It is a wonderful feeling. The first time you feel your baby kick it is just amazing. You have to experience it for yourself to know what it is really all about as the experience is different for each woman.
  • The timing for this question is pretty good, since I'm currently 5 months pregnant with my first child. How it feels varies greatly among different people. Some people have horrible morning sickness and can't even look at food or drive in a car (some people get more of a motion sickness), while others don't get sick once the entire time. There are tons of things going on in your body, and while some of them make you feel less than pleasant, many of them are nearly undescribably great. When you first feel your baby move is absolutely amazing, whether it be just the first flutter or a full kick. The first ultrasound where you get to see your baby is unbelievable, too. I guess how it feels also can depend on how happy you are about being pregnant, but for most women it is a great feeling of closeness and of never being alone. It's truely awe-inspiring to know you're carrying a living being inside you.
  • Well, unlike most posters here, I do not enjoy being pregnant. I do however really enjoy being a mother! Every pregnancy is different. I have had easy pregnancies and difficult pregnancies. Morning sickness, insatiable hunger, cravings, heartburn, swollen feet, off balance gait and exhaustion for no apparent reason other than being pregnant. Besides actually giving birth, the most intense part is when the baby starts moving. Like some have already said, it starts with butterflies and for me, turns into a feeling that reminds me of the movie 'Alien'. This creature is moving around under your skin, when it seems like there is just not enough room in there for that kind of action! It's a total trip! Also, something that I did love was how the babies responded to my husband's voice.
  • Well being pregnant can feel really annoying the first few months... you get sick over the smell of anything, you cant eat your favorite food, you're in the bathroom most of the time...you get upset over thongs and sont know why...all these things can occur that can cause you to regret getting pregnant, but when you're in about the 5th month and your baby starts to kick you, and he/she responds to your voice, then it makes it all worth it. you feel this tingle inside so weird its hard to explain. you continuously ask yourself "why do i love this person so much and i dont even know him" its the best time of a females life. when its time to give birth, its the same order, you hate it at first but them forget about everything and focuse on the gift god just send you.
  • As all the women have stated it IS the most wonderful 'thing' (for the lack of a better word) to happen to a women. Like my mother, I had no morning sickness-lucky me!! I missed feeling my daughter moving around in me after her birth. that was a magical feeling to me. I didn't miss feeling like peeing 24/7. I'd get up from the bathroom and before walking out the door, I'd feel like I hadn't gone in a week. Also, I was a major drooler while pregnant-I don't miss that either. As they say-the GREAT faaaarrrr out weighs the bad. Hope this helps your inquiry. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • The first trimester is the worst for me. Aside from the obvious missed period, the other symptoms were swelling of the breasts. The veins stand out on them and are very prominent. Also, you are very fatigued and want to take naps all the time. Certain odors and foods can make you nauseous. Some women vomit a lot in the first three months, especially in the morning. Hence, the "morning sickness". What bothered me were smells like paint, cigarettes, etc. You get a lot of strange cravings. Mine was grapefruit. I could have lived on those alone. The second trimester was better. The nausea was less, and I could tolerate foods better. I actually looked forward to having the baby, but the first time, I was scared, not knowing what to expect. The final trimester was uncomfortable, due to the size of the abdomen pressing on everything below. I had to pee a lot and had hemorrhoids. (Well, you asked). Sleeping was difficult. I had to sleep on my back, which I was not accustomed to doing. The baby moves and kicks a lot. But the time goes fast, and before you know it, you have the baby, and all the discomfort is soon forgotten. They say if men were the ones to experience pregnancy, the human race would soon die out!
  • You would have to either be a guy, or a female contimplating having a child, but wary. Be assured. millions of women give birth, and then decide to do it again and again. Pregnancy different with each individual. I had NO sickness,tenderness etc. I did get slightly moody at times. (rare) and late on in the pregnancy went through what they call NESTING. ie, I cleaned, tidied, organised the nursery etc. COOL time. Hope this helps.
  • You get very tired.... To the point you would pay money to sleep for a few minutes. The first time you feel the baby move(flutter) it feels like a muscle twich in your lower abdomen or like gas. SOmetimes your boobs will get sore,you will get sick, and even sometimes moody. Or maybe you wont experience any of those. Those are the most common. But I will tell you this. Inside (your heart) feels full of knowing that you are taking care of something that is from you. Thats an awesome feeling no matter how many children you have
  • I'm three months pregnant and get odd feelings in my tummy. At times it felt a bit sore, now it feels like there is an obstruction there - I can't take a really deep breath. I told that to my doctor and he scoffed and said it wasn't possible I could feel anything. Hah! Like HE'D know (note the all important pronoun "he"). I've had a bit of nausea and thrown up a few times - nothing bad (heheh, lucky me :) Also sensitivity to smells and fatigue. I'm really wondering when my stomach will start to expand. I already have a pot belly, so it's just a question of adding to the existing flab. Haw haw!
  • Every woman is different. Each pregnancy she has is different. Some have no symptoms some have them all. My pregnancy was run of the mill until the third trimester. I had to go on bed rest. High blood pressure and kidney problems. If you would like support or advise please check out this forum. www.mommy-talk.com
  • Having an unexpected pregnancy made me a little aprehinsive at first and very much afraid. Not afraid of raising a child but of the future. my first few months were filled with overcoming emotions and extreme nausea. never once threw up though there were times i wish i could and just get it over with. my boobs hurt like the dickens and i felt bloated all the time. now at four months i feel extatic. my boobs are huge and im starting to show and think i feel the baby at times though very small ones. i wouldn't trade this feeling for anything.
  • i am 4 months pregnant and the first few months r the worse i just starting to feel better now. the vomitting and the going to the washroom alot is anoying like hell but it gets better dont forget the boobs being sore alot
  • Does anyone feel short of breath when pregnant? I have anxiety in general and am worried about feeling short of breath and that then causing me to panic if I cannot catch my breath. I hope this is not a common thing but did anyone experience it?
  • First of all, every person feels and describes it differently. So all of these answers are just opinions. But to me, the first few months are sickness. The 1st feeling is like butterfies and a upset stomach. The first kick and the 1st time he rolls around is undescrible. The last few months are miserable and labor or c-section is aweful but it is so worth is. The first time u hold ur baby is the most amazing moment in my life so far.And i've been lucky enough to expirence it 3 times.
  • Its amazing feeling.physicaly i felt sick a little in the begining and very tired. then at about 16 weeks i felt her move for the first time. it was a feeling which is hard to explaing. very light fluttering. mentaly I felt complete and overwhelmed by the miracle of life.I loved being pregnant, and i would love to experience it again. Its amazing. and at the end of it all, you have a little bundle of joy. :) well its hard work but worth every min.
  • Everyone experiences it differently and may even experience each pregnancy differently. For me personally, I very much disliked being pregnant. Vomiting, tired, unable to sleep after the first trimester, my son never moved once in the womb and so I just felt fat and everyone kept looking at me funny. Then I developed pre-eclampsia. My son was born by c-section at 32 weeks.
  • I had a tubal ligation done 3 years ago and I havent had a period since jan-20-09 I also forgot how it feels to be pregnant,another thing is that i been having lots of heartburns, tingiling in my breast,gas,and a slight pain under the belly do you think I'm pregnant?
  • ok pregancy is NOT beautiful at all. i dont care what anyone says. 1st couple months werent so bad for me, because i didnt have morning sickness (some women dont) but if you do i cant even imagine how crapy you feel. you feel super clumsy, fat, discusting, & just because your having a baby doesnt mean your are the princess. trust me, i thought i would be catered to everyone would bow down & worship me...absolutly not. you cant go out & have a GOOD time anymore if you go to the club, yea it's really amazing when you have our first ultra sound & you hear the heart beat & see your baby move around for the first time, but it is SUCH a bummer to have to go through all this crap to go through even more pain than you can imagine. its also really hard to breath sometimes even when you just sit & do nothing. it feels like a truck is sitting on my chest. then you get to look forward to waking up eveery 2 hours to feed or change the baby...basically make sure you are 150% ready before you actually get pregnant...otherwise you might be in or more than you have ever imagined.

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