Post # 1
I am 11 weeks pregnant, and beginning a couple of days ago my nausea came back in full force. The past two days, drinking anything has become difficult. I drank 8 ounces of water yesterday, a couple sips of sprite, and a few sips of a smoothie. So far today I’ve had a few sips of water and sprite. I’m finding it difficult forcing myself to drink anything, but I know it’s important to drink a lot of water and am worried about not getting enough. Any tips, ladies? Thank you!
Post # 3
If you’re having trouble keeping anything down, definitely dehydration can be an issue. Are you throwing up the liquids if you drink more than a sip? If so, you might call your doctor and let them know. I had to go in last week for an IV full of fluids, but afterwards I felt so much better and could keep down stuff on my own again.
If you’re just finding liquids seem unappealing, you might try just taking a sip every 10 minutes or so. It’s not fun, but as long as you’re not throwing it up, try to force yourself to drink a little more. Oh, maybe you could try hydrating foods, too? Watermelon has a ton of liquid; if you can keep that down, it might be a good alternative to drinking straight water.
Post # 4
hmm since you’re already trying sprite, i’m not sure if this will make a difference, but plain sparkling water with mint leaves dropped in usually helps when i’m nauseaus. or, herbal tea that’s peppermint flavored or another flavor (chamomile, lemon, etc). mint in general usually makes me feel better!i’m not pregnant though, but i assume nausea is nausea…
Post # 5
I would say drink anything you can. If smoothies go down better than plain water, drink those. If soda is better, drink that. Also reduce your activity levels so that you won’t lose as much water. Stay cool if you can, avoid the summer heat. If there is anything you can eat that has water in it (like watermelon, oranges, or other fruits) then eat those. You only need to drink enough to replace what you have lost, so keeping your losses low is a good step, and getting fluids in whatever form you can will help too.
Post # 6
First week or two of pregnancy I was loving water. So thirsty and drinking it like it’s going out of style. But after that…the taste of water makes me nauseous. Ice cold water seems to be better. But mainly I can only drink it now with a couple splashes of juice in it.
I agree, get whatever beverage you can in you.
Post # 7
I’d call my dr and let them know… dehydration can sneak up quickly. I had the same issues with my first pregnancy and I did become dehydrated, which led to other problems.
I agree with trying small bits of hydrating foods, like melons. Herbal (caffeine free) teas might be soothing. I drank one specifically made for pregnancy from Happy Mama Herbals.
Ginger is also helpful for nausea if you can stand the taste. Candied ginger was one of my favorites during pregnancies, but it’s spicy and quite strong.
Call your doc!
Post # 8
I have not been able to stand even the thought of water, I was told by my doctor Gatorade would work and ive been living off of it! Im not sure if that sounds appealing or not but ide agree with others and say any liquids work. I have also had to go the ER for an IV once.
Post # 9
Interesting! I love Vitamin Water and I have been assuming it’s not OK during pregnancy because of whatever additives they might put into that genre of “sports/energy” drinks? Just curious.
I should ask my ob at my next appt if Vitamin Water is OK.
Post # 10
Thank you all so much. Great advice. I happen to love watermelon. I will go pick some up at the store. I haven’t thrown up, so I will start forcing myself to drink more water. I can only imagine this is the reason I’m feeling so wiped out today.
Post # 11
I’ve also had issues with drinking water, somedays I havnt been able to drink any water at all, Instead I drink 100% fruit juice, eat lots of fruits and fresh veggies and so far its been working for me. There is water in a lot of things we eat so even if you can drink water you can include water based foods in your diet. I also find that eating certain dry foods like crackers helps make me feel thirsty enough for water.
Post # 12
Around 8 weeks I found out that water wasn’t sitting well with me so I didn’t drink it. I’m 23 weeks now and I can drink water with lemon juice or another flavor in it. I normally will put a splash of apple juice or lemonade in it if I’m out. I’m still getting my water but the flavor helps it go down a little better.
Post # 13
Try fresh grated ginger in warm water (ginger tea) to help settle your stomach. Also if liquid water cause nausea, you may find it easier to eat ice or gatorade “ice pops.”
Post # 14
drink anything you can…I found for drinking water it helped when I drank it through a straw.
Post # 15
My doctor also suggested peach nectar because I had a sour feeling in my stomach. I would pretty much eat 1.5 meals, watermelon, another fruit, fruit juice, and/or a smoothie for a while. Sometimes I ate more and sometimes I ate less. I found it easier to handle water when I had some food on my stomach.
Post # 16
I had the same problem from about 10-14 weeks. I found that I could handle herbal tea. For some reason hot drinks went down easier. Also, I second the idea of eating fruits with high liquid content. Are you on a medicine for your nausea? If not, you should ask your doctor for a prescription, given that you’re having trouble keeping liquids down. I’m sure they would prescribe something for you.