Post # 1
Just curious if anyone else is experiencing unusual morning sickness triggers. I generally don’t have a problem with smells, and I don’t really feel sick when my stomach is empty. Here are my big ones:
– Being too warm and/or having something too close around my neck
– Drinking – I’ve thrown up after drinking water, ginger ale, and apple juice
– Taking medicine, especially my pre-natal vitamins
– Movement – if I could sit in one spot all day, that would be great
– Having to go to the bathroom, especially poop (sorry, TMI)
Is anyone else experiencing these? Or other triggers that you haven’t seen discussed other places?
Post # 3
@OnTheTwelfth: Taking medicine is definitely a trigger for me, which is really difficult because I’ve been taking a lot of supplements! Just thinking about it now makes me want to gag. Smelling a medicine-y type of smell can trigger as well.
Certain foods do it as well…like I don’t even want to talk about them because they send me reeling!
Post # 4
Eating is actually a trigger for me which poses a big problem! I have to force myself to eat things but as soon as I’m finished, I know I’m going to feel sick. It doesn’t matter what it is…I immediately feel sick afterwards.
Post # 5
Mine with this pregnancy were: the smell of our house–it had just been renovated so new floors/construction type of smell was terrible, taking vitamins, when we were at restaurants nothing smelt clean, walking by bad produce in the grocery store, the smell of our oven (it was new and had a burnt plastic smell), microwaved food, seriously the list is never ending!
Last pregnancy was mostly coffee grounds and perfume that made me sick.
Post # 6
I had some of the same issues. Drinking would trigger my nausea, as would taking my prenatals. I switched to a gummy prenatal for a while, and I found that sipping hot herbal tea allowed me to keep fluids down. Hope those tips work for you too. GOod luck!!
Post # 7
Not a trigger, but a freind of mine recently discovered Metromint waters that she said helped a ton with her morning sickness (which she got mostly in the afternoon). I know she got them at Whole Foods, not sure where else they are available.
Post # 8
I doubt mine are unusual, but my triggers are mainly “bad food” smells. Mind you, these bad foods are foods that I used to like before pregnancy. 🙂 Also, looking at the dirty dishes in the sink. Yuck! And my biggest one is entering the ladies room at work. I already hate public bathrooms, but especially now. I know that if I smell anything or see anything foul, I’m going to blow! I don’t have any trouble with my prenatals because they are gummies and I take them after dinner each night when I’m not feeling any nausea.
Post # 9
@lefeymw: Mint makes me gag in some forms (I can handle mints, but the smell of mint itself grosses me out), so it’s a trigger for me. I brush my teeth with bubble gum flavored toothpaste because I was gagging so bad with regular toothpaste. I told my dentist this yesterday. He saw no problem with it and even pointed out that kids toothpaste has more flouride than adult toothpaste as well as being less abrasive to teeth as well.
-Our kitchen, the sink, fridge, or dirty dishes do it for me. I threw up in the sink this weekend when I was cleaning the sink out. Funtimes!
-my work bathroom
Mine tends to be a gag then possible puke reaction. At the very beginning, just about everything made my stomach have a constant low rumble. Seabands work really great for that constant low rumble. They got me through a few tough weeks.
Post # 10
a lot of movement was definitely a trigger for me. when i was only 7 weeks pregnant i remember running in the rain to get to my car, and afterwards i felt like i was going to puke for hours. it was awful!
other triggers for me were being hungry, smelling coffee and red wine, and long car rides.
Post # 11
Thanks for the responses. It’s good to know I’m not the only one with problems drinking and taking medicine. I saw my doctor yesterday and she said I could try the gummy pre-natals. It’s only been a day and a half, but I swear I slept better last night knowing I didn’t have to swallow them!
I told her I was having trouble drinking, and she asked what I could keep down. When I told her I could handle soup she said, “Ok, drink at least 8 cups of soup a day.” I smiled and nodded. Easier said than done.
Post # 12
My worst triggers are dirty dishes and raw chicken. The thought of the sink makes me want to die. I’m 25 weeks and I just do what I can to walk by the sink and not look at it, but for some reason I can smell it. Even if it’s just been bleached. It makes me feel nuts. LOL
Post # 13
The worst is brushing my teeth, which is a major problem! Also walking on an empty stomach and the smell of our nasty work coffee.
Post # 14
The empty stomach was a big one for me. Also, more often than not the trigger was cooking food. It didn’t even matter what type of food it was, but meat, bacon and eggs were particularly bad. Moving too fast, drinking too much water at once, having too much in my stomach, dairy, and anything around my neck also did it. DH gave me a necklace a few years back that I almost never took off…until I got pregnant. I still can’t wear it for more than a few hours during the day without gagging.