Post # 1
My friends sister is onto her second pregnancy and has been taking vitamins to prevent morning sickness and this time round she apparently feels so much better. No sickness at all compared to debilitating sickness last time. (She is well aware it might just be luck; every pregnancy is different). She started taking them when she was TTC and added in magnesium, milk thistle, B6 and B12. I guess to build them up in the system before getting pregnant maybe?
Anyone tried this? Or heard of this?
I’m about to start TTC and to keep the crazy baby fever at bay have been taking these months to look after me, exercise, diet, meditation, supplements etc (plus secretly madly researching nursery designs…). Anything I can do now that feels like I am preparing for the months/years ahead feels positive!
Post # 2
Never heard of this. Tbh morning sickness is complete luck of the draw. I had terrible nausea with both pregnancies but was only sick a few times with the second. I have friends who have had in the toilet throughout their whole pregnancies.
it night have helped her, but chances are it is just a different pregnancy and nothing more.
Post # 3
I had hyperemesis gravidarum with my first pregnancy where i was hospitalised multiple times. It was hell on earth and when my son was 3 we decided we were ready to have one more. I was terrified it would happen again. I saw some research that shows building up vitamin b6 for a few months before pregnancy and during helps with nausea. I started 2 months before and to be honest it greatly improved my first 8 weeks of pregnancy I was nauseous but nor sick until 8.5 weeks which was not the case the first time round. I kept trying to take them but my hyperemesis kicked in again and I couldn’t keep it down. Generally I have avoided hospital admission so even though it’s crappy and I’m on other medications to be able to stop sickness it has greatly improved from my first pregnancy. I would recommend trying it because even if it was a coincidence I had a much improved outcome this time around.
Post # 4
It would have been nice to know this before falling pregnant. I currently suffer with ‘morning sickness’ all times of the day, however not so much nausea as opposed to just straight up vomiting 😒
Post # 5
Carritas27 : how much extra B6 (in mg) did you take in addition to a prenatal vitamins before TTC?
Post # 6
Before loading up on stuff…talk to a doctor.
Post # 7
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mrslauralou : 4th pregnancy here. The only thing that changed how sick I felt was not eating gluten. I have Celiac disease however. If I got glutened I would be sick to my stomach and have terrible heartburn.
Vitamins aren’t going to prevent morning sickness in total, although I heard unisom and b6 do work. This has been my easiest pregnancy in that department but I honestly think I have changed my diet so much and my body remembers these drastic hormonal changes so it’s like riding a bike.
Not to mention, taking loads of vitamins is not necessarily good for you…and those are water soluble vitamins so they can’t “build up” so to speak. I’m 28 weeks now, and I drank an entire bottle of water upon waking and I’m nauseous AF right now.
Post # 8
chocolateplease : this though, talk to your dr first never trust a bunch of strangers on the internet.
First pregnancy at 21 weeks now and still throwing up. Highly doubt any amount of vitamins changes morning sickness. I think it depends entirely on the pregnancy.
Post # 9
ladyvk : Sorry to OP not trying to theadjack, but how do you handle the vomiting at work? I have my work office and tons of other officers in there and wouldn’t want them knowing. But if you constantly have sickness how soon are you able to get to the bathroom and does it interfere with your work?
Post # 10
jayrock : I literally took a small over the counter dose I think it was 50mg though I would have to double check. Along with my 400 of folic acid and a vitamin d supplement. You could try googling the primary research for vitamin b6 use pre pregnancy and actually look at the research so that you can see it is out there. It’s not a miracle cure by any means but in my circumstances it helped a little and I would have tried anything. In some of the articles they used a much higher daily dose than I did but I wanted to be safer and just have a good baseline level to see if it helped. I agree that you should always speak to your doctor before taking anything I wasn’t trying to encourage you to do it but with proper research in sure you would feel comforable doing so and it might (small might) just help. X
Post # 11
DoubleD : the first day it hit me, I threw up all. day. long. I had to work because we had a major monthly deadline, I also didn’t know how bad it would be when it started. I ended up in the hospital the next day for fluids, and that’s when I discovered that they have medication for morning sickness. As we plan to ttc number two, how sick I was is in the back of my mind.
I actually plan to try the vitamins if it will help that misery
Work already knew that I was pregnant, I would book it to the bathroom and throw up. Eventually, it got to the point where I would know it was coming. Which is good because every time I threw up, I would pee in my pants. It was AWFUL. The longer the sickness went on, especially after the first trimester, the easier it was for me to handle. I would be able to sit, pee, and then throw up.
It is not fun, but you eventually get the hang of it, especially as it lets up throughout the pregnancy.
If work hadn’t known and they knew I was throwing up all the time , I would have told them so they wouldn’t be worried
Eta, I think it did interfere with work a bit, but I made sure my work was done and deadlines were met. It’s hard to function when you are so sick, but some women never get sick!
Post # 12
DoubleD : I’m too far from the washroom to make it in time, so I keep a stash of plastic bags in my office. I keep a radio on very low, and if I think I’m about to throw up I close my office door and turn the music up a bit. I don’t know if I’ve fooled anyone but no one has said anything.
I’m really ready for the second trimester!
Post # 13
mem7 : I had a shared office for my first pregnancy. Now I have my own office, I’m looking forward to that privacy with a second pregnancy
Post # 14
ladyvk : I try to keep my stomach as empty as possible so there’s not much to come back up and ginger ale seems to be helping.
I also find that sucking on hard candies helped a whole bunch.
Post # 15
Thanks ladies – all good advice and you are probably all correct, it’s just luck!
Definitely would see my doc if I was going to start taking doses of anything whilst ttc. For the moment, I’m thinking the b12 and magnesium I can just boost naturally in my diet. B6 I already take with my prenatal.