Morning sickness misery…

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is morning sickness worse when it’s a girl?

    Yes, this seems to be consistently true

    No, it’s just a myth

  • Post # 16
    651 posts
    Busy bee

    I read on a site about what to expect that yes morning sickness if more common with girls statistically but… it IS a website. Something about the hormones creating a girl. *shrug*

    Post # 19
    9402 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    unisom saved me.

    I’m 18w4d and I still get nausea if I don’t take a unisom the night before.. but when I take it I only will experience the mildest of nausea.

    B6 and ginger were virtually useless to me.  They would offer mild relief for 0.2 seconds and then I’d be just as bad as I was before.

    ETA: oh and while MS is statistically correlated with:

    • higher hcg
    • more hair on baby’s head (cus of the hcg i assume)
    • girls
    • lower MC rate 

    correlation can be relatively weak and is not a guarantee.  I’m having a boy, for example.  A friend of mine had wicked MS and unfortunately MC’d recently.  So basically.. with no other info you’ve got a bit better than a coin flip chance its a girl, but it could still easily be a boy. 🙂

    Post # 20
    2238 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    Reign14 :  It is a safe pregnancy category. The risks are so low, it’s statistically insignificant. Here is the latest study. Not getting enough nutrients might be more riskier than Zofran. FDA issues categories to drugs safety in pregnancy. If it was unsafe, it wouldn’t have a B rating. 



    A new study by a UCLA researcher has found no evidence to link the anti-nausea drug to an increased risk of birth defects. In fact, women with the condition who took Zofran reported fewer miscarriages and pregnancy terminations and higher live birth rates than women with extreme morning sickness who did not take the drug, 


    This study suggests that having a history of HG, not the exposure to Zofran, may be associated with an increased risk of birth defects,” Fejzo said. “Women have to weigh the evidence of the efficacy of one of the most effective drugs for nausea and vomiting against the risk of birth defects. Women and their babies need nutrition during pregnancy, and if they have less nausea and vomiting that goal may be accomplished

    Post # 21
    194 posts
    Blushing bee

    I had horrible morning sickness with both pregnancies but my first(girl) was worse. I drank a lot of coconut water and alkaline water to keep me hydrated. It seemed to help. I had so many moments were would throw up every 15 minutes the only thing i could keep down was a cold can of coke and chili cheese fries. I swear i would try to eat very healthy but it would all come up. Once those fries hit my tummy i would stop vommiting! The beautiful side of pregnancy! Hope you find something that helps!

    Post # 23
    41 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    marriedbliss :  Same here; I’m due with a boy in 4 weeks and had the worst all day sickness that lasted from weeks 5/6-17/18! I only got sick a couple of times, but the nausea and feeling of needing to throw up lasted all day long. 

    Post # 24
    86 posts
    Worker bee

    I don’t know if it is true or a myth.  I know when I was pregnant with my daughter I was nauceous and it lasted almost my entire first trimester.  When I was pregnant with my son I was only nauceous for just over a week. It was like clockwork.  6:30 am on my way to work I would have to pull over so I can drive heave and then I was fine.  And luckily that was it throughout my entire pregnancy

    Post # 25
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I took Dicelgis with my second (girl).  With my first, I took B6 and Benadryl.  Similar results with both- I felt a little better- still kind of crummy, but was on the mend by week 13/14.  Hang in there!

    Post # 26
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    I was super sick my entire pregnancy. Had a girl. But I still think it’s a myth. My mom was also very ill during her pregnancies. Had one girl 2 boys lol

    Post # 27
    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I had very bad nausea when I was pregnant with my daughter, although it only lasted about 5 weeks before it started to subside. Shes my only child but I would say talking to friends the ones who’ve had boys definitely seem to have been less affected by morning sickness than the ones with girls. Might just be bad luck though!!! 

    I know it’s not hugely helpful but if I could find the energy to force myself to eat something, usually a slice of toast with s little butter or jam, around lunchtime then it would massively help. I didn’t want to eat anything but if I could force it down I did feel quite a bit better afterwards. Apart from that all the old wives tales didn’t really work and I actually really hated ginger and it made me feel worse!!! 


    Post # 28
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Aspen, CO

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    Reign14 :  I had terrible morning sickness with my son so in imagine it’s just s myth.  My OB said instead of Dicelgis (which a lot of insurance companies won’t pay for and charge like $500) you can take B6 and half a Unisom. The active ingredients are the same and safe for pregnancy.  I did this almost daily my first and part of my second trimester. Have a healthy two week old son!

    Post # 29
    2112 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    ive been taking diclegis, it is expensive but with insurance and D.H. was able to find a coupon for it, it only costs us $40. It does work to an extent, at least in my situation. I work in a kitchen, im surrounded by hot smelly food all day, so i think the diclegis only works so well in that kind of environment. Im currently towards the end of week 8 of pregnancy, and have had morning sickness almost every day since week 5. 

    i tried the unisom thing before getting ahold of diclegis, and i HATED the way unisom made me feel the next day, almost too tired to function. 

    Post # 30
    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    My morning sickness was worse with each of my three pregnancies–all boys. 

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