Post # 1
Well morning sickness has officially started this week. And it is BAD. And I’m pretty sure it gets a little bit worse every day. I’m getting desperate. Has anyone tried Sea-Bands for nausea? Sea-Bands also makes a ginger chewing gum that I’m thinking of ordering.
Also how early is too early to tell your manager at work you are preggers? I am only 6 weeks, but I feel like I probably need to tell my manager sooner rather than later to explain why I dont roll in until 9 and abruptly leave in the middle of the afternoon to go home to avoid puking in the work bathroom.
Post # 3
@Rose120: I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. I know how much it sucks. I haven’t tried the sea bands but have heard that they work for some people. I did try their gum and I thought it helped a bit. I ordered a case of ginger Altoids from Amazon (the only way I could buy them) and thought they helped, but got sick of them pretty quick… if you pm me your address I’d be happy to send you a few tins. I also liked the preggo pop drops, for awhile at least. The only thing I’m not sick of is lemonade and sour flavored candy.
I told my boss at 6 weeks because I had some spotting and wasn’t able to lift heavy objects, and once a week my job requires me to lug huge suitcases full of patient charts to a different clinic… so I had to tell him I couldn’t do that and the reason why. Then my coworkers found out pretty soon after that because I was always puking at work… fun times. Puking in the work bathroom really sucks, but I would have missed months of work if I went home everytime, so I had no choice.
Hope you feel better. It will all be worth it!
Post # 4
They didn’t do much for me, but I’ve heard good things about them from other people. They’re cheap enough to go ahead and try just in case they do happen to work. B6 really worked for me, actually. And eating starches non-stop for 3 months (hello 70 pound weight gain!). Sorry you’re going through it, morning sickness is no joke. 🙁
Post # 5
@Rose120: I’m 8 weeks and the nausea is just unbearable, so I know how you are feeling. Between the nausea and the exhaustion I can barely do anything except lay on the couch 🙁 I return to work tomorrow (12 hr shift) and I’m dreading every moment of that.
I was also wondering about the sea bands. The thought of ginger at this point makes my stomach turn. The sour candy is helping a little and soup broth.
I’ll be watching this thread closely.
Post # 6
Sea Bands work AWESOME for me. I move from the US to England when I was 8 weeks, so I was already nauseous and then I get motion sickness on planes. I used them on my flight into London and I had zero nausea.
They’re not super expensive, so it’s worth a try!
Post # 7
THey didn’t help me, but they’re cheap enough you ought to try! Ginger beer/candy didn’t do it either – I liked Lifesavers wintergreen mints, lemonade… and getting into the 2nd tri!
Post # 8
Sea bands helped me! I also had a ginger smelling wand and went through lots of sugar free peppermint gum. I wasn’t employed during first tri (student), so I don’t have any advice on that front. You’ll make it through!! And second/third tri are so much better!
Post # 9
Lemonade helps me, or having anything to munch on like saltine crackers.
I told my boss as soon as I found out, as I have explained in other posts, I am a Veterinary Technician. So, there are alot of hazards that could potentially cause a miscarriage or can harm a developing fetus. This has affected alot of what I can do. No X-Rays, I can’t be around anesthesia, and no cats. I am technically not allowed to lift over 10 lbs…but I have been doing it anyway.
Otherwise, it depends on you, your working enviroment and how comfortable you are around your boss.
Post # 10
I used SeaBands in the first trimester. They were helpful when the nausea was constant. It made getting through the day easier coupled with all things starchy or ginger based.
Post # 11
@DalmatiaRN: If you’re talking sour candy, lemonheads were hugely helpful in curbing the nausea as well. It could be why I’m addicted to lemonade right now. I want all things lemonade lately.
Post # 12
I used Sea Bands on my cruise, but only on the nights when the water was really rocky. I had no nausea or motion sickness, which I easily get in cars, so I think they helped.
Also, have you tried GinGins? They are these little ginger hard candies that you can get at Whole Foods type stores. I learned about them when I worked in an office with a bunch of pregnant ladies – they swore by them. I use them for airplanes. Also Preggie Pops are the same concept… they’re all hard candies that you suck on but they help!
Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 12
I haven’t used them for morning sickness, but I use them regularly for motion sickness and I find they work great for that! I’ve also used ginger drops, but I found them way too strong and they made me feel sick. I much prefer a ginger tea.
Post # 13
Cinnamon hard candy helped me, as well as sea bands. They are worth a try, though they don’t work for everyone. Make sure you align them correctly on your pulse points.