Post # 1
Morning Sickness plagues 80% of women in their first timester… I still have another 5 1/2 weeks to go before ( so im told) that I need to deal with this… but its HORRIBLE !!!
Does anyone have any good tricks to get through this extremely frustrating symptom?
Post # 3
I only ate saltines and drank water the first few months of my pregnancy… It’s all I could hold down! Try to stick to a bland diet, like what you would eat if you were sick.
Post # 4
The usual crackers, ginger ale or ginger cookies, bland foods, etc. Some people really like the motion sickness-type bracelets but I never tried those.
My OB prescribed Vitamin B6 for me once I was a good ways into my second tri and my morning sickness still hadn’t gone away. It would have been nice to know about well before then so I would suggest you consider adding Vitamin B6 to your routine. Mine was a liquid that you hold under your tongue for a few seconds and then swallow.
Post # 5
I couldn’t even get or keep water down so I had to be medicated. They sent a nurse out to my house to put in an i.v. and insert a medicine pump in my leg. I was like that for about a week. Initially they gave me shots of Phenigan? but that only last about a day. The last medication they used really did the trick but for the life of me I can’t remember the name. It was really expensive though and my insurance company took forever to approve me even getting it.
Post # 6
http://www.babycenter.com/404_are-there-safe-medications-for-morning-sickness_1366869.bc Some information there, also some prescriptions if it’s intolerable or just not feasible for you to be sick at your job.
Also–i’ve read about acupuncture being good for nausea. It’s covered by my insurance for pregnancy and chemo treatment, so it must be legit, haha.
Post # 7
@ForeverYoung: I’ve heard making sure there’s lots of protein in your diet helps and eating regularly. I had to eat something as soon as I was awake in the morning or I would get terrible ms. I don’t want to scare you but sometimes it doesn’t go away just because the first trimester is over. Speak to your doctor, if it is really bad they can give you medication that will help and it won’t harm the baby.
Post # 8
Don’t let yourself get hungry ever, it just makes it worse. I had to eat little things every two hours or so, and getting some protein also helped.
I tried Mrs. DG’s trick of humming while brushing my teeth, and it really did help with the gagging.
I gave up on prenatals and took Flintstones gummies instead.
I also went on meds because I wasn’t so functional- I had Zofran that I took almost every night, and Phenergan for when things were really bad.
Also, it seemed kind of counterintuitive, but the ONLY time I didn’t feel sick was when I was working out. I kind of left off working out around 10 weeks for other reasons, but from weeks 6-10, I had awful morning sickness that really only went away when I was exercising.
Post # 9
@Lozza: I’m glad I helped you… Oh god I remember how awful that was!
I too needed medication. They kept telling me that I would feel better by the end of the first trimester, but I actually got worse in the first half of my second tri. Hopefully you’ll feel better soon, but zofran really is a miracle drug if you are losing weight like I was!
Post # 10
@Mrs. DG: It had the added bonus of making my husband really confused 🙂
Post # 11
Eat before you even get out of bed in the morning. Have some crackers and ginger ale/tea/water by your bed. Always have something in your stomach.
I used those accupressure anti sea sickness bands you can buy at the drugstore. They worked for me although they look like 80s workout bands.
Post # 12
Ditto, DG. Zofran was a miracle drug for me.
Post # 13
My favorite this was Outrageous Ginger Ale by Natural Brew. I was so sick with Moose, but that really helped.
Post # 14
have you tried the preggie pop drops they worked great!
Post # 15
@mtbutterflyrose: I’m glad those worked for somebody. They didn’t work at all for me. I recently heard about B-natal therapops. Since they include the Viatamin B6 I had mentioned before I will be trying them out if we decide to have a second baby.
Post # 16
@Pelikila: They didn’t work for me either… but I had a really bad case of morning sickness!