Post # 1
Ok ladies. I’m 6 weeks along with my 2nd and suffering from morning sickness. I go back to work as a teacher tomorrow, and I cannot let morning sickness affect me (if I can help it) because I have to be constantly walking and moving around. I’m also a college student so I literally have no time for morning sickness! Please tell me in a few quick words what cured your morning sickness. I didn’t have it last time so this is totally catching me off guard. Thanks!
Post # 3
I had to keep saltines with me. I found my morning sickness was worse if I let my stomach get too empty. I also sucked on altoids.
Post # 4
@karmalkween: Nothing made mine go away completely, but I would try seabands if I were you.
Post # 5
Crackers really do help, especially right when you wake up. I found the sickness got worse when I got hungry so constantly eating crackers really helped
Post # 6
To help with the sickness feeling try boiling a small 3 cm long piece of ginger diced up, drink the liquid without the bits of ginger in it (you may need to add honey or sugar to stomach it!).
It tastes gross but literally takes away the sick feeling within like 10 mins! For me anyway
Post # 7
@karmalkween: since youre going to be moving around so much, the ms wont likely subside. be sure to pack a can of ginger ale! it saved my butt while I was working through m.s.
Post # 8
Saltines before getting out of bed then keep them with you all day.
Post # 9
@karmalkween: LEMONS! I know it sounds crazy but it really works!!
Post # 10
Zofran 😉 God’s gift to pregnant women.
Post # 11
Don’t let yourself get hungry. That’s pretty much all that worked for me. Eat as soon as you feel a little bit hungry. If I let myself get too hungry I would get sick as soon as I ate. There are also prescriptions if it’s really bad, but I didn’t find that mine was bad enough to warrant them.
Post # 12
Unisom + B6. Saved my life.
Post # 13
Sucking on jolly ranchers helps me. Lifesavers work too in a pinch, but the jolly ranchers seem to last longer.
Post # 14
1. Eat. Hunger generally exacerbates morning sickness in most women–but the key is to eat constantly. So forget 3 squares and instead eat tiny amounts more often. Easy-to-digest foods usually work better, like stuff you’d eat coming off of a a stomach flu.
2. Ginger ale by itself won’t do anything for you–there’s really no ginger in it–but to get the anti-nausea benefits of ginger, what you CAN do is buy ginger and grate it raw INTO ginger ale and then drink that. Another option is to grate it tea or boil slices in water. You can also buy ginger pills at health stores–I dont’ know if they work, though.
3. I found that essentailly sugar waters worked for me–Gatorade, juice, soda…Yeah, it’s not healthy, but at least I kept it down and it seemed to keep me somewhat functional. Popsicles are great because they’re slow–like an IV drip.
4. Try light exercise. Sometimes a walk helps. There are also easy yoga poses (google them) that are said to help with stomach ailments.
5. It’s normal to feel fatigued when pregnant but if you start experiencing other symptoms, like dizziness, heart palpitations, blackouts, shakiness etc. then you need to see a doctor. Sometimes morning sickness can be so bad you aren’t getting enough nutrients and will need extra help.
6. Work is not necessarily a bad thing–keeping your mind occupied will help keep it off of your stomach.
…If it makes you feel any better, for my first couple months, I had it pretty bad and pretty much subsisted on Skittles and popsicles, since I figured they tasted the least offensive coming back up. Luckily, it was subsided after a few weeks and the rest of the pregnancy was fine. Hang in there!
Post # 15
Morning Sickness tea from Earth Mama Angel Baby is pretty great… and so are lemon-ginger gummies from Haribo I found in the grocery store. I keep those in my purse for unexpected nausea on the go.
Post # 16
I had bad MS and the only thing I could do was try to keep as many drinks around as possible – I always had lemonade at hand, ginger ale, gatorade, and water – and sipped whatever appealed to me at the time. I also kept candy lifesavers around so I had something that tasted good to suck on.
Good luck! I also kept plastic bags with me in my purse and car for the unexpected moments of getting sick. Hope you feel better soon!