Post # 1
Morning sickness is upon us at 7.5w. Sunday night at work I threw up 4 times and this morning between 4am-6:30am I threw up 5 times.
Between those days I feel nauseous but am able to eat. I ate two full platefuls at thanksgiving, an auntie anne’s pretzel shopping afterwards and some popcorn at a movie after that. Took my prenatal vitamin around 2am and threw up around 4a. Same thing on Sunday – took my prenatal around 7pm and got sick around 9:30pm. I have switched prenatals so we will see if that helps.
Any bees with any lifesaving advice on what to eat, drink, take, do?
This momma to be wants to get her head out of the toilet.
Post # 3
@pierce8: Oh goodness, I’m almost at 13 weeks and I feel your pain! Try drinking some ensures when you can’t keep anything down. I started to feel bad that I wasn’t getting any food to the baby so I would put a vanilla ensure in a glass of ice and sip it through a straw. Try taking your prenatal right before bed and good idea on trying a different one!
Post # 4
You can get a prescription…it does end at least 🙂
I could eat I just fine but was sick all day every day until 12w and a few days. Nothing really helped me but I have friends that swore by preggo pops.
Post # 5
I def recommend getting zofran for nausea and/or the vitamin b6 and unisom combo. I honestly had nausea from around week 7 until week 20 daily… now at week 24 I have nausea intermittently with rare vomiting. I had those preggo pops (which tasted too strong), quease-ease (didn’t help at all), and those motion sickness wristbands (didn’t help!). Try everything and see what works for you. Hopefully it gets better!!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. I will call the Dr and get a script. I just threw up my jello and water. Will the fun never end? I know the fun is just beginning at 7.5w.
My biggest worry is that I work as a nurse and stuff at work made me gag before I was pregnant. Now that this little elf is growing inside of me, I am afraid of going to work because I will be so sick.
Post # 7
it sounds like it could possibly be your prenatal vitamin. It’s known to cause queasyness and vomiting
Post # 8
@pierce8: Is your husband throwing up too?
Post # 9
First try switching to a gummy prenatal for a little bit. It has the basics and is a bit gentler. I got to the point where just the smell of mine would make me gag so I played musical vitamins until finding he gummies. Next try taking unisom (the sleep tab not allergy med) and b6 at night. Finally if its still bad hit up your doctor for zofran. Try to not get hungry. Eat small snacks and stick with bland foods. It sucks but is way better then throwing up spicy Mexican.
Post # 10
I’ve been so sick that my doctor told me to skip my pre-natal, so I’ve just ben taking folic acid and B6. I was taking unisom, but I switched to benadryl at bedtime because the unisom was making me too groggy all day. My doctor also wrote me a script for reglan and zofran which I took for a week but then stopped because I was still getting sick plus they made me woozy, honestly the thing that has helped me the most is just going to my doctors office to get fluids every 3 days or so, hopefully zofran will work for you, I know a lot of women who it has helped a lot.
Post # 11
I highly recommend taking Vitamin B6. It’s been known to ease and prevent morning sickness. I took it to get pregnant and then I never once got morning sickness. I truly believe it’s because of the B6.
Post # 12
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ALWAYS take your prenatal vitamins with food. The level of B vitamins in them will cause many people to vomit. If you can’t take them for a while, don’t worry too much. You’re past the essential folate supplementation phase of early neural tube development anyway.
Post # 13
Zofran does help but the constipation that comes with it is horrifying
Post # 14
I have puked up prenatal vitamins and I wasn’t pregnant! Asj your doctor if you can take regular vitamins. My one a days had just as much folic acid and no nausea.
My mom had 8 months of morning, noon, and night sickness with me and 7 with my sister. She swore by eating bbq potato chips and cinnamon gum. The pepper kept it at ease. The other thing I learned from a coworker is to fess up– she wanted to wait until 16 weeks to announce, but admitted it to a few o f us. We could cover for her while she got sick.
Post # 15
Get a prescription for Zofran and lay off the pretzles & junk food. Greasy food isn’t going to help a queasy stomach and throwing it back up can sometimes be painful if it’s spicy. Eat as healthy as you can to get as many vitamins and nutrients into your system with fruits, veggies, etc.
Post # 16
@pierce8: Try freezing your prenatal and then taking it at bed time. (This is what the nurse suggested to me when my prenatals were making me sick). If you take it frozen it doesn’t start to digest until it gets to your intestines instead of in your stomache. If that doesn’t work my doctor suggested just taking a folic acid supplment during my first trimester & trying the prenatals again in my 2nd trimester. I take Thorne Basic Prenatals which is what my naturopath doctor reccomended. I take it 3 times/day but make sure I do so on a SUPER full stomache right after I eat. Sometimes having a multiple dose prenatal is better because it breaks up the amount of vitamins/minerals you are getting in each dose allowing your body to process it easier. If all else fails you might want to try the gummy prenatals. GL mama!
PS puking up prenatal vitamins is the worse! It happened to me 5 different times in my first tri!