Post # 1
Ugh, I thought I was going to be one of the extremely lucky ones and miss morning sickness altogether. I’m 12 weeks tomorrow and had been fine up until just three or four days ago when I started feeling a bit nauseous first thing in the morning and then again in the evening shortly before going to bed. It was pretty mild and never felt like I was going to be sick so I didn’t think too much of it.
This morning I woke up feeling like absolute crap so I tried to eat some breakfast, hoping it would help, but no. It came right back up. I am so annoyed – I thought I was in the clear at this point!
Has anyone else experienced random morning sickness this late in the first trimester? How long did it last? I’m hoping this is just a random fluke and is gone by tomorrow – especially as I’m flying back to Australia tomorrow and can’t bear the thought of a 29 hour journey feeling lousy.
Post # 3
Bleh, yes. With my first pregnancy, morning sickness hit at about 6 weeks and was pretty consistent until about 20 weeks. With this pregnancy, I was so worried because my first day of nausea was at 10 DPO! But after that, I felt basically fine until about 10 weeks. Once again, it lasted for me until about 20 weeks, and then backed off.
I read some literature at the beginning of this pregnancy about how travel may affect morning sickness. Apparently, traveling in the early parts of the first trimester may delay morning sickness due to differences in altitude/weather conditions/etc… from your “normal” environment. I’m not sure how long you’ve been traveling, but that may have something to do with the late onset of morning sickness. I think this was true for me, since I didn’t really get hit with morning sickness until I came back from a long vacation on the east coast.
Also, anti-nausea medication like Dramamine (or Gravol, if your in Canada) is generally acceptable during pregnancy, and will help with both morning sickness and travel sickness. 🙂
Post # 4
Mine came on around week 10/11. And I still get hit with mini-bouts when I’m hungry. A protein snack before bed had really helped me feel okay in the mornings (toast with peanut butter).
And I don’t envy that journey – it’s hard enough to stomach without being pregnant and queasy! I always felt sick after getting off the plane in Sydney or Melbourne, just from lack of sleep.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I’ve really got my fingers crossed that this is just a one off because I am completely miserable. I don’t handle being sick well and if this lingers, I will really feel sorry for my poor Darling Husband.
@Mrs. Spring: That’s interesting about how travel can affect pregnancy! I came home to Chicago the week before I turned 10 days, and am now returning the day I turn 12 weeks. Other than a lot of cramping and exhaustion, I felt completely fine before coming home and have felt good at home until just a few days ago. I am definitely going to look int Dramamine though – thanks for that advice! Anything to help me get through that long flight if I’m still feeling this crappy tomorrow!
@Goldilocks1107: Thanks for the advice, I may try a peanut butter sandwich tonight before bed if I can stomach anything by that point. As of now, food is still a no go zone for me. Even 7up isn’t working so well. Ugh.
My goodness, I am so whiny today! 🙁