Post # 1
So my “morning sickness” has changed from occasional manageable queasiness to all day nausea. I’m almost 6 weeks, and nervous that once I get back to school (I’m a school speech language pathologist) I’m not going to be able to make it through the day. I also coach, so I am nervous about late night bus rides and traveling. No vomiting so far, just serious nausea almost all day. What remedies worked for you?
Post # 2
That was me. I went to a local store that sells home remedies and such, though whole foods has them now. I sucked on Ginger candies. I didn’t love the taste, but they made my morning sickness go away for hours!!
Post # 3
I tried a lot of things but the best is medication! I took “DIY” diclegis which is a drug approved for morning sickness. Here is the rec I followed – http://www.drwalt.com/blog/2009/12/09/my-recommendations-for-eliminating-nausea-and-vomiting-morning-sickness-in-pregnancy/
Some other helpers were ginger candies (really sucking on anything), eating before getting out of bed, snacking on crackers and drinking sparkling water. Try not to stress too much about what you’re eating now. I know I would feel bad when I could only stomach crackers and grilled cheese. It’s best to eat as much as you can to keep up your strength and blood sugar. You can focus on eating healthier when you feel better. Best of luck!
Post # 4
Keep a full stomach! Ginger ale helped a little. I ended up having to take Zofran. I have several friends who can only function if they take unisom. Mostly, just remember that this too shall pass…hang in there, mama!
Post # 5
Not letting my stomach get empty and sucking on jolly ranchers helped me.
Post # 6
Keep a full stomach. Saltines, rice cakes, plain potato chips. Pickles and lemon wedges help a lot. And my big life saver was giant cups of those little ice cylinders from the corner store.
Post # 7
I snacked on oyster crackers a lot. The best bet is to always keep something on you and eat continuously. Even just a cracker an hour can make a big difference. You can also take an extra B6 supplement, it’s supposed to help with morning sickness. I took it a few times, but not regularly.
Post # 8
Can be a sign of Magnesium Deficency. So take extra supplements (I take Jarrow Magnesium Optimizer). And get it through you skin using Epsom Salt baths (or foot baths) or Magnesium Oil Spray or Lotion (buy on Amazon).
Post # 9
I second magnesium. You can also get magnesium cirate drinks, it’s absorbed better that way.
Post # 10
Be sure to check with your OB-Midwife-nutritionist before adding any supplements, but all forms of natural (preferably organic) ginger in moderation are OK.
If you develop a taste or craving for something, ANYTHING that seems yummy, go with small amounts through the day. For me, it was cocoa, something I could normally take or leave alone. Responding to your own unique preferences is sometimes surprisingly effečtive.
Post # 11
I’m sorry you’re going through this. It’s about to suck for the next 6-8 weeks (and then you’ll feel so much better!)
Drink lots of water. I couldn’t do regular water, so I did club soda/seltizer. Like 4 liters a day. It really helps.
Eat every few hours. As soon as you get out of bed, get a snack and chug water. I would normally eat 3 snacks and 3 mini meals. Make your snacks a blend of carbs and protein. Grilled cheese is your friend. Don’t be afraid to snack in meetings.
If you’re getting nauseous, eat. I’d suck on a few sour gummies to raise my blood sugar and then stuff my face. I know eating while nauseous isn’t appealing, but it helps.
Stay active. Mornings I ran (or walked, I was way too exhausted to run) make me feel so much better than days I sat on the couch. Wear a pedometer and aim for 5000 steps before work. It seriously helps.
Take your prenatal at night. I recommend naturemade with DHA. I’ve never heard of people puking them up.
Don’t worry about what you’re eating. I could only eat grilled cheese for week 7. I ate what I could and focused on veggies when my body was able.
Post # 12
Keep a box of saltine crackers beside your bed, when you wake up before you even get out of bed nibble on a few crackers slowly, make sure to only bit small amounts and eat them very slowly. Let it sit for a few minutes and then get up and start your day. I found having something in my stomach to absorb the acid stopped my sickness from even starting in the morning. If you find it striking throughout the day just make sure to have the crackers on you at all times and nibble on a few as soon as you start to feel queasy.
Post # 13
Unisom sleep tabs-1/2 tab at night and B6 worked wonders for me. It was in the recommendation packet my ob gave me.
Post # 14
For my first pregnancy, I kept a small baggy of cheerios with me and that helped. Also, sucking on candy or a mint helped too. After a while the sugary taste annoyed me so I switched to seltzer water with lemon and that helped.
Post # 15
I found my morning sickness was worse on an empty stomach. Eating little and often really helped me, toast, crackers, rice cakes or boiled mints were good xx