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Let me tell you why the flu and pregnancy don't mix...

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Friday, June 02, 2006

Reason #1: Because you already feel kinda yucky when you are pregnant and adding "flu" yucky to it emphasizes all the...well..."yuckines."

Reason #2: Because the only thing worse than having an upset stomach is having an upset stomach and a baby that likes to kick you in it on a regular basis.

Reason #3: Because apparently, if you throw up hard enough while pregnant, the slight incontinance that can happen during pregnancy can cause you to wet your pants. (Oh yeah, that's REALLY fun!)

Reason #4: Because you convince yourself that you are now throwing up hard enough that you will put yourself into pre-term labor.

Reason #5: You know how hard it is to get comfortable when you have the flu? Imagine getting comfortable when you can't sleep on your back or your stomach...

Reason #6: It's not a good thing to get dehydrated or not eat when you have the flu, but it's much more dangerous to get dehydrated when you are pregnant.

Reason #7: Because it just sucks! So feel sorry for me. :-P

Hopefully this is a quick bug...I've not kept any food in my stomach for about two days now and I'm down to just water, grape juice and apple juice. I don't dare eat anything else. Last night, simply eating red jello resulted in completely body wracking retching that made me discover reason #3. The only thing more fun than sitting on the floor in front of the toilet is sitting ON the toilet trying to hold on to a garbage can to throw up into.



  1. Blogger Natural Mom | 8:19 AM |  

    I'm so sorry :(
    I had the throw up flu once while pregnant, and my 3 outside the uterus kids also had it. Not a fun two weeks for us! My parents had to come help take care of us.

  2. Blogger K | 6:35 PM |  

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Anonymous Anonymous | 7:18 PM |  

    Oh my goodness I so relate on #3. I thought my water broke because I wet all the panties I was wearing that night while throwing up so violently. I am sure the baby thought it was time...

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