(Closed) Morning Sickness…. Any tricks??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I only ate saltines and drank water the first few months of my pregnancy… It’s all I could hold down! Try to stick to a bland diet, like what you would eat if you were sick.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The usual crackers, ginger ale or ginger cookies, bland foods, etc.  Some people really like the motion sickness-type bracelets but I never tried those. 

My OB prescribed Vitamin B6 for me once I was a good ways into my second tri and my morning sickness still hadn’t gone away.  It would have been nice to know about well before then so I would suggest you consider adding Vitamin B6 to your routine.  Mine was a liquid that you hold under your tongue for a few seconds and then swallow.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I couldn’t even get or keep water down so I had to be medicated. They sent a nurse out to my house to put in an i.v. and insert a medicine pump in my leg. I was like that for about a week. Initially they gave me shots of Phenigan? but that only last about a day. The last medication they used really did the trick but for the life of me I can’t remember the name. It was really expensive though and my insurance company took forever to approve me even getting it.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ForeverYoung: I’ve heard making sure there’s lots of protein in your diet helps and eating regularly. I had to eat something as soon as I was awake in the morning or I would get terrible ms. I don’t want to scare you but sometimes it doesn’t go away just because the first trimester is over. Speak to your doctor, if it is really bad they can give you medication that will help and it won’t harm the baby.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Don’t let yourself get hungry ever, it just makes it worse. I had to eat little things every two hours or so, and getting some protein also helped.

I tried Mrs. DG’s trick of humming while brushing my teeth, and it really did help with the gagging.

I gave up on prenatals and took Flintstones gummies instead.

I also went on meds because I wasn’t so functional- I had Zofran that I took almost every night, and Phenergan for when things were really bad.

Also, it seemed kind of counterintuitive, but the ONLY time I didn’t feel sick was when I was working out. I kind of left off working out around 10 weeks for other reasons, but from weeks 6-10, I had awful morning sickness that really only went away when I was exercising.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Lozza:  I’m glad I helped you… Oh god I remember how awful that was!

I too needed medication.  They kept telling me that I would feel better by the end of the first trimester, but I actually got worse in the first half of my second tri.  Hopefully you’ll feel better soon, but zofran really is a miracle drug if you are losing weight like I was!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@Mrs. DG:  It had the added bonus of making my husband really confused 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Eat before you even get out of bed in the morning. Have some crackers and ginger ale/tea/water by your bed. Always have something in your stomach.

I used those accupressure anti sea sickness bands you can buy at the drugstore. They worked for me although they look like 80s workout bands.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ditto, DG.  Zofran was a miracle drug for me.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My favorite this was Outrageous Ginger Ale by Natural Brew. I was so sick with Moose, but that really helped.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

have you tried the preggie pop drops they worked great!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@mtbutterflyrose: I’m glad those worked for somebody.  They didn’t work at all for me.  I recently heard about B-natal therapops.  Since they include the Viatamin B6 I had mentioned before I will be trying them out if we decide to have a second baby.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Pelikila:  They didn’t work for me either… but I had a really bad case of morning sickness!

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