I have been lucky that I have never (knock on wood) had serious illnesses while pregnant. But it seems everytime I get pregnant there is some major illness going on. I forget what it was with #1, but I do remember (I mean can't forget) the "massacre". I knew a few people who were killed, that was pretty tragic.
Last time the swine flu, H1N1, whatever the name is, was really big. My husband urged me to stop attending playgroups and I pretty much had no life at the end of my pregnancy.
This time, the EHEC/ a strain of e.coli that is pretty bad is going around. We haven't bought fresh fruits or vegetables or meats for fear of catching it in a week now. We have only been eating frozen or canned stuff. It is getting old. My husband doesn't want me to go to the grocery store for fear I will touch something or the kids touch something.
Has anyone else felt like there are major things going on during their pregnancies?