First Trimester War Stories

posted 4 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

Are you taking anything for the nausea? I would start ASAP because it will likely continue getting worse until around 9-10 weeks before tapering off. I started taking b6 and Unisom at around 6 weeks and it definitely took the edge off my nausea. I didn’t think it was working because I still felt awful and was throwing up at least once most days, but then one day I forgot to take my nighttime dose of b6, and I vomited 5 times the next morning! Sooo, yeah, highly recommend! I would take 75 mg of b6 split into 3 doses, plus one Unisom at night. Ask your doctor about it if you’re not sure but it’s totally safe for pregnancy. 

Congrats on your pregnancy!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

No personal experience but I have a friend who is currently 16 weeks and has dealt with lots of nausea and vomiting. She took Unisom and eventually got a prescription from her dr for a morning sickness med. It’s expensive, but she asked her dr if they could help and they’ve been giving her samples so that she doesn’t have to pay for it. At one point, she couldn’t even keep water down. She’s been to the hospital twice for IV fluids and nausea meds (Zofran). She mostly eats carbs but she still gets very nausea and throws up daily. Anywhere from once a day to six times a day. Her go-to foods are: crackers, cheez its, pasta, boost shakes, electrolyte popsicles, popcorn, etc. I hope you feel better once you start taking something for the nausea!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

skibeeire :  B6 and unisom for nausea!  I had it fairly mild, but had major food aversions.  Carbs were my friend.  I had to eat every morning within an hour of waking up, or I’d feel like trash.  At 10 weeks, I suddenly felt better, so I waiting to eat a bit, and NOPE.  That was the only time I vomited my whole pregnancy… in my driveway.. after dropping off my stepson at his mom’s, and as I pulled away, realizing something was going to come up.  Luckily, she lived 3 minutes away.

Also, don’t name your kid yet if you don’t want to.  We were Team Green, and changed our girl name 3 times during my pregnancy… and we had a girl!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

skibeeire :  Yeah, we had to reserve a place at 8 weeks pregnant… not AS far ahead as you’re doing it (August 2017 for a June 2018 start).  But it took us so long to get pregnant, I was deathly afraid of miscarriage… so when we put the payment down, I was like, “And if I lose the baby, do we get our registration fee back?” If we would have waited even a week longer, we would have been it trouble.  It’s exhausting.  Good luck, Mama!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If your surname is Smith (for example), just register as Baby Smith. My friend’s had two babies, had to register for nursery almost as soon as she got pregnant, and that’s what she did. No problem, I think it’s common.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Unisom is a drowsy medicine, so you should take it in the evening. I believe it’s supposed to work well so that it’s still effective in the morning when you wake up.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

skibeeire :  Unisom is a sleep aid and I definitely would not advise taking it during the day. I only took it at night. I started with just half a pill at night because it really effed me up lol but eventually built up a resistance and was taking a full pill each night. I actually took it throughout my entire pregnancy because I had really bad insomnia and it helped with that, in addition to helping with the nausea.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

skibeeire :  I ate pickled ginger for my nausea and it helped. My first trimester I felt like I had mono and was SO FREAKING TIRED all the time. Zero energy. But once the second trimester hit I felt awesome. Hang in there! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

No war stories, just wanted to say I’m week 7 and the last few days have been brutal! I’ve been getting morning sickness and the tiredness is crazy. I’m struggling to stay awake at work ๐Ÿ˜‘

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

The only thing that helped the nausea was sucking on candy and carbs. Literally all the carbs I could find. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

Thank God I never had any nausea during my first trimester. I stocked up on morning sickness candies from Amazon but I never ended up needing them. This is my first pregnancy. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was SO TIRED and so hungry though. I would barely make it through the day at work, come home and nap until dinner was ready and after dinner go back up to bed and lay down until it was time to get ready for bed. So unlike me! Normally I’m going a mile a minute. I also ate anything in sight and then as soon as I hit the second trimester I got my energy back and appetite went back to normal.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m currently in week 7 and feeling queasy and hungry at the same time which makes it difficult to eat anything ! Crackers and ginger ale have been life savers. Also definitely feeling more tired than usual even though I get a good 8 hours of sleep a night! I just remind myself that these are good symptoms to have and it’ll be worth it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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