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  • 'Mas Madali Kapag Lalaki!' Moms Share The Differences When Pregnant With A Boy Vs. Girl

    Did you have a smoother pregnancy with your boy or girl?
    by Kitty Elicay .
'Mas Madali Kapag Lalaki!' Moms Share The Differences When Pregnant With A Boy Vs. Girl
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  • Every pregnancy is different and being pregnant for the second time around may feel completely novel from your first. But have you ever wondered if there are distinct differences when you’re carrying a boy versus when you’re expecting a girl?

    The differences when you’re pregnant with a boy vs. a girl

    On our parenting community, Smart Parenting Village, moms who birthed both boys and girls seem to agree that the journey is not the same. Their stories made us wonder just how much the sex of your baby affects your pregnancy symptoms. Below are their personal experiences.

    “My firstborn is a boy. Lahat pwede kainin parang wala lang. No morning sickness just normal na parang hindi buntis. Parang nag-poop lang nung inilabas siya.

    “My second is a girl and grabeng hirap. Wala ako gusto kainin kundi sinigang. Hirap bumangon, hirap umupo at tumayo, sobrang sakit ng likod at binti. Sobrang likot sa loob ng tiyan and almost six hours labor bago lumabas. Tapos naiwan pa ang inunan, muntik pang ma-cesarean.” — Danee Guerrero

    “Mas mabilis labor sa girls. Kay bunso [na boy], ilang santo na tinawag ko hindi pa nalabas, hirap na hirap ako! Sa boy, umitim ang kilikili ko, which never happened sa tatlong girls ko.” — Mi Cha

    “With my son, I barely ate. Wala talagang appetite. Baligtad naman sa girl ko, I was eating a lot with her.

    “Both were delicate pregnancies especially because I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) for years. I think pregnancies vary not because of the gender but the state of metabolic functions with the mother.” — Anna Mae Sevilla

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    “I have two girls and a boy. Based on my experience, mas madali at smooth ‘yung sa boy kasi sa mga girls may morning sickness ako at masyado sensitive sa food at sa amoy.

    “Nagsusuka rin ako ‘til my second trimester but with my baby boy, parang normal lang at mas magaan. Nagka-morning sickness rin, pero saglit lang.” — Pam Escultos

    “Both were CS (cesarean section) deliveries but with my boy I experienced constipation and my neck darkened. I craved salty food. Sa girl, I had morning sickness, acne breakout, headache, and my underarm darkened. My cravings were sweets!” — Czervina Cabrera-Sallan

    “Active ako nun sa girl, as in parang ‘di buntis. Sa boy lagi akong antok.” — Grace Quintana Aquino

    “Sa boy ko gabi ako nahihilo at nagsusuka. Matagal din ako naglabor at likod ang masakit. Sa girls ko, umaga ang pagsusuka at hilo. Mabilis ang labor at puson ang masakit.” Thina Dizon-Vergel Estomo

    “Both two boys and a girl, laging feeling ‘hot.’ Pero sa girl, lumabas mga pimples ko sa mukha. Second (boy) and third pregnancy (girl) are both sensitive pregnancies kaya pumayat lalo, pero sa firstborn, walang nagbago sa katawan at mas blooming.” — Mary Anna Ellaine Tamayo

    “I have two boys and a baby girl. Mas maselan sa boys. With my baby girl, lagi ako gutom and tamad gumalaw. With my two boys, kahit maselan ako sa food, mas active ako and mas madalas ako mag-exercise.” — Maria Kim Villanueva-Ilao

    “My firstborn is a girl and I was 28 years old then. I experienced morning sickness until my 4th month of pregnancy but no spotting until delivery.

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    “Totally different with my youngest, I was pregnant at 34 with my baby boy. I had no morning sickness but was rushed to the ER thrice due to premature labor. I think age is a big factor on pregnancy risks.” — Mary Ann Guintu Basa

    Planning to have baby #2? Click here to know how long to wait to get pregnant again after giving birth.

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