(Closed) Morning Sickness- Food Ideas

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@roxy821:  My morning sickness was severe until after 20 weeks.  My doctor kept telling me that it was more important for me to be able to stomach some food, and to eat whatever I could.

She told me “If all you can eat is a McDonalds Hamburger (I couldn’t), then eat the hamburger.  Your baby will get what it needs.”

That being said, I survived months on apples and carrots.  I ate applesauce, regular apples and drank apple juice.  I can’t stress enough that this was seriously all I ate, I ate apple crap all day long.  I joked that my baby was going to come out looking like a horse.  Also dry bagels worked for a little bit.

I know it’s not much help, but just do the best you can, and things will work themselves out.  Also, this was while taking medication for morning sickness, without it, I would have thrown up the apples too…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My doctor also told me to just eat whatever I could stomach.  That as long as I was taking my prenatal vitamins the baby would get the nutrients he needed.  Chicken was our go to meal, but during the first trimester it was totally off the menu.  I loved me a Mcdonald’s cheeseburger, but really tried to limit giving into that temptation.  Cold sliced fruit was a staple, as was noodley soups.  Try sipping on ice water too, I found it helped calm my stomach some.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Pretty much all I was able to eat through most of the first trimester was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and oatmeal. And sometimes Triscuits. Like @Quietserenity:  said, eat what you can, baby is getting everything s/he needs. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Actually, the cold food thing reminded me: I used to buy frozen lemonade from the freezer section (by the ice cream sandwiches, not the juice concentrate) and eat that when I was nauseous.  It really helped when I knew I didn’t want to eat, but I needed something to settle my stomach.  Something to look into maybe?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@roxy821:  I actually lost 10 lbs in the first trimester, even though pretty much all I was able to hold down were carbs. I was okay with red meat until about 8 weeks, and then that went out the window. I did throw up a lot, though. I can’t say how much I’ll end up gaining, but I’m 17 wks now and still haven’t really gained any weight. Just remember that once your appetite returns to normal it will be easier to make healthier choices, especially if you can avoid stuffing your face with every unhealthy craving you have throughout the reast your pregnancy. If you’re eating a box of oreos every night because you’re craving it, for instance, you’ll probably get huge. But for now I really wouldn’t stress about it. Just eat what you can, it’ll balance out later. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@roxy821:  

You’re pregnant?!? Did I miss this? Congratulations!!!

I always love seeing girls from my wedding planning days. 🙂

I tried to find alternatives to get the nutrients I needed. ie I had a meat aversion the first tri (which is weird for me) so I got protein from other sources. Such as fish. I could not drink water w/o getting nauseous. So I had juice, iced tea, lemonade etc but with half a glass of water. It’s weird because now if I just drink juice straight up it’s too sweet for me! So I water a lot of my beverages down now.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Definitely eat what you can, when you can.  During pregnancy, your baby will pull nutrients out of your body’s reserves if you don’t eat enough of a specific vitamin/nutrient, so eating healthy is really more for you than for your baby.  As your morning sickness subsides, you’ll probably discover more options and you’ll be able to eat healthier.  At the beginning, though, just try and keep down what you can and remember to stay hydrated.

Also, I found that liquids are easier for me to manage during pregnancy, so I do a lot of smoothies, yogurts, applesauce, etc…  You can add protein powder, if you need it, and you can stuff a couple servings of fruits/veggies into one smoothie, which is great!  And don’t feel bad about only being able to stomach red meat; lean red meats are not bad for you, and the extra iron can help keep you from becoming anemic.  🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee

I posted this in another thread about morning sickness. My good friend had it, but in the afternoon, and discovered Metromint. 

She said it was the best thing for her sickness. After a bottle of it she could eat normal food. It really settled her stomach. I have had it and its really good. They have different flavors. She got it at Whole Foods, 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Eat a popsicle before you eat! The cold will settle your stomach for a bit. I’m so sorry you’re sick–I was really really sick until 20 weeks, and just ate what I could: chicken noodle soup was a big one for me. I also could eat apple slices, little bits of cheddar cheese and plain bagles with a little cream cheese on them. Just eat what you can, I promise you WILL feel better soon.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am having the same problem right now.  I find that applesauce and gingerale go down easily, as well as chocolate milk (I know, weird), slurpees or icees and water/italian ice.  I made pasta last night that seemed to not make me feel sick and it was the garden kind…where you get a full serving of veggies in a serving.  That was good and I also was able to get some healthy things into me.

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