I am a lucky woman.
During pregnancy #1 I felt better, looked better, and acted better than I ever had in my life.
Pregnancy #2 was full of nausea and fatigue, but I still felt pretty great.
Pregnancy #3 was just like pregnancy #1. Awesome.
Pregnancy #4 was like #2, except the nausea went away around week 14. So far, it's better than #2.
I am really blessed, I feel, because I get pregnant fairly easily, I have wonderful pregnancies, and then I have fabulous labor and deliveries. I guess I got good hips.
But I have a friend, also on her 4th pregnancy, but she is in the hospital. Again.
My friend has 3 kids --all 16 months apart. Out of those 27 months that she was pregnant, she was sick for about 21 of them. Mostly in and out of hosptials and hooked up to IV's at home. She and her husband waited some time before #4 and of course, with good reason. Her #1 started kindergarten like my #1 this year, her #2 is in preschool, and #3 is almost 3 years old. So she has a pretty nice gap and personally I think it's easier for her to know that her children are older. They are more easily taken care of than small babies/toddlers.
My question is this: what can I do for her? She already has sisters, her mom, her in-laws, etc. living at the house helping out. What more could I do? She's a good friend and a wonderful person. She's actually MY visiting teacher (one of the best I've ever had) and her husband is the counselor in the Bishopric that I report to. I feel at a loss to know what to do.