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dc3 is the worst! is this true?

(22 Posts)
jglow Sat 24-Nov-12 09:20:22

Hello I'm new to all this but I am so worried about this being my third pregnancy (due june) as I keep hearing this is the worst one! I would love to know how other people got on and also from anyone also on dc3. Can not stop eating either feeling very low and miserable. Xx

AThingInYourLife Sat 24-Nov-12 09:23:39

DC3 was my best pregnancy overall.

I was pretty sick at the beginning, but once that cleared I felt great right up until the end. Tired obviously, but well otherwise.

jglow Sat 24-Nov-12 09:30:24

That is good to hear thank you

pictish Sat 24-Nov-12 09:31:23

I think no 3 was my best pgcy as well. Mind you I fell pg when ds2 was justfive months old, so I barely had time to really register it all - I just had to get on with things, and did.

She was the best labour two. Three hours all in. Very neat.

pictish Sat 24-Nov-12 09:31:48

two? I meant too

Catsmamma Sat 24-Nov-12 09:33:42

ds3 was the best delivery, discounting the week of constant vomiting before hand!

Also i was well ready to deal with staff as well having been there and done that!

Good luck, you'll be fine!

Catsmamma Sat 24-Nov-12 09:34:05

and that should be ds2 (3rd baby!)

jglow Sat 24-Nov-12 09:57:06

Someone else I know was vomiting before hand too! Did you guys get big quick with pgcy 3 I am already struggling to wear my jeans at 12 weeks and can not stop eating. Pg with a 5mth old well done you for getting on with it how exhausting.

Notmyidea Sat 24-Nov-12 10:03:28

I'm on number 3 and am pleased to see how positive the replies are so far!

GinAndaDashOfLime Sat 24-Nov-12 11:33:40

This is my 3rd pregnancy and by far the best .. Yes, the morning sickness / tiredness is the same but I knew it would pass - none of the symptoms are so shocking 3rd time round, will let you know about labour within next month...!

I'm 36wks with dc3, easiest pregnancy so far!

jenbird Sat 24-Nov-12 15:43:02

Dc 3 was prob my worst pregnancy. Felt pretty shocking all the way through and had chicken pox at 30 weeks which completely knackered me. I was also working part time in a very physical job so think it was more circumstances rather than anything else.
The birth was pretty easy. The most undignified of the three but was very fast. Currently 40+5 with dc4. This pregnancy has been much easier.
Good luck x

Myliferocks Sat 24-Nov-12 15:47:00

I've been pretty lucky and 5 of my 6 pregnancies were trouble free apart from anaemia.
The only one I suffered nausea with was the one that ended in a m/c at 13 weeks.

Lora1982 Sat 24-Nov-12 16:32:18

im on my first with not much wrong at all so im thinking the rest will only be worse...

Chanatan Sat 24-Nov-12 16:41:40

DC3
easiest pregnancy
easiest labour
easiest baby
However is now the worst teenager ever(actually he,s not that bad compared to some I have heard about ) but has been the hardest of my 3 ds,s.

jglow Sun 25-Nov-12 22:23:09

So nice to read all these replies thanks guys!

pinkpeony4 Mon 26-Nov-12 14:23:26

DC3 was my hardest pregnancy with pgp and I was knackered all the time BUT the easiest birth. Start to finish was 2 hours, no stitches just gas & air and home really quickly. He was also my worst sleeper but it can't be that bad because I am 26 weeks with dc4!

RooneyMara Mon 26-Nov-12 16:25:34

I don't know about labour etc as I'm only 34 weeks.

But this pregnancy has been a mixture...sickness has been pretty bad but it was pretty bad with the other two as well. I think it stopped later too. (after 20 weeks)

SPD has been really bad though, this time - I am finding it really hard to move, to get up when I've been sitting down, loads of pain and can't bend down to pick things up, everything knackers me. I'm a lot older than the first time though, (i was 29 then - now 39) so that probably makes a difference.

Hoping for a fast labour, ds2 was 3.5 hours.

RooneyMara Mon 26-Nov-12 16:27:44

This is definitely my last though - I don't do easy pregnancies! Just thankful nothing else has been seriously wrong iyswim...I know it could be so much worse than SPD and anaemia.

debdee Mon 26-Nov-12 16:31:53

Some ways worse, some ways better. I felt much more sick in this pregnancy at the start and it seems to have returned in the last couple of weeks, now 39+3. SPD is much better than in previous pgs (although still not great but more manageable). I've had to have iron infusion same as in 2nd pg but iron has stayed up this time rather than dropping back down again. Have been at the hospital every week for the last 2 months though with growth scans and checking placenta blood flow because baby is measuring small, the other 2 were much bigger. Can't comment on delivery but of course hoping it'll be a breeze ;)

shushpenfold Mon 26-Nov-12 16:33:24

Easiest birth....in control and knew what to do! Have to admit though I'd had enough of being pg by 6 months gone.....didn't have varicose veins or piles with no1 or 2 but did with no3. Good luck....it's all worth it.

NAR4 Mon 26-Nov-12 17:52:17

My third pregnancy was by far my easiest, prob because I was too busy with the other two to pay much attention to the pregnancy.

The labour and birth was a piece of cake and I would swap it any time for the other labours and births I had.

Like you I was told (by my thoughless midwife) that the third labour and birth is normally worse than the first, but it def wasn't true in my case.

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