Help for a non-stop vomitting mommy-to-be

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

BeckyS0:  Honestly, it sounds like this girl is in a terrible situation.  I’ve been super sick for most of my pregnancy and the only thing that has really worked for my is Zofran.  However, since she doesn’t have health insurance, the price would probably be pretty steep.  Is there anywhere she can get prenatal care (i.e. clinic, low cost health insurance, etc)?

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

BeckyS0: Visiting if she’s feeling good enough for that might make their days a little easier and not so boring. Once they’re back home, perhaps you can help with grocery shopping and bringing some easy to digest food for them so that that’s covered. I’ve been suffering from morning sickness the last 3 weeks, and having my husband come home with dinner has literally been a lifesaver. Also, bring her some nice magazines (not with food images though) so that she has something to read while in bed. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

BeckyS0: Well… a lot of thinks are horrible, but in short I can’t have anything sweet. What I’ve liked is generally bland food; anything too spicy has been an absolute no. I’ve been missing my grandmas meat and vegetable soup like crazy – feels like it would have been the perfect soothing food. So you could perhaps make a few batches of soup if she thinks she can eat that? Another thing that has been great for me was small slices of granny smith apples.

Oh, and I should add that I think you’re so sweet for looking out for her! Whatever you do, I’m sure she will appreciate it so much. Just knowing that someone is looking out for you when you’re feeling your worst means the world!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve heard of using ginger to help with nausea during pregnancy. I’m not a huge fan of ginger, but some ginger candies don’t taste too bad. Might help a little bit. Hope she starts feeling better soon!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

BeckyS0: Excellent! If she can’t have it at once that’s also easy to store in the fridge and defrost later. As for ginger, I’ve been having it and I think it helped – I ate pickled sushi ginger though as I couldn’t deal with sugar. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Zofran and Phenergan were the only things that slowed down the vomiting for me.  Otherwise I threw up pretty much every 20-30 minutes from the time I woke up at 5am until I passed out from sheer exhaustion around 9pm.  Stress can make it worse so if she is in a stressful situation or environment, anything that can be done to alleviate the stress can help her cope better with the nausea.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

So nice that you want to help her out. I also was horribly pukey for my first 16 weeks.  What helped for me was having some bland food prepared for when I could choke it down – Kraft Dinner for whatever reason was great, also white rice.  And watermelon.  I’m sure it is different for everyone. My husband would just list off food until I heard one that sounded like maybe I could eat it.  Also helpful would be doing some housework for her – I wasn’t able to move much and it stressed me out as the dust piled up. 

As for medication, I was on a cocktail of diclectin, zantac (acid reducer) and gravol.  The zantac helped the most and wasn’t perscription.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Unisom totally cured my nausea.  I took a half tablet each night before bed.  It was incredible.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Skip the ginger lozenges and go straight for the high potency ginger capsules from a good health food store. I bought some good ones from a brand called nature’s way from whole foods that are 1200mg per pill and holy moly do those suckers work!

Post # 13
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7400 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Granny Smith apples are also good for nauesa.

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