(Closed) Tips for morning sickness?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
125 posts
Blushing bee

Sour sweets and plain carbs helped me! Oh and fruit! Especially a sour grape or strawberry and a strong tasting orange! 

Always eating breakfast within half an hour of getting up, sometimes sooner. 

Drinking juice instead of water(I love water but it makes me feel a lot sicker when Im feeling queasy), smoothies and fizzy drinks were fine too. 

Never having an empty stomach. 

Hard sherbert lemons that I could suck on throughout the day. 

Being tired was a trigger for me and even my favourite junk food snack, cheesy chips, became a trigger!

Sometimes even the sight of haribos would trigger it off. 

Home roasted and slightly salted nuts instead of plain (if it’s done at home you can make sure it’s not too much). 

You’ll learn what does and doesn’t work for you, but I think snacking every couple of hours instead of focusing on big meals is a good tip that works for most people. As well as getting as much sleep as possible.

It’s horrible I know! On the days I got up for work I would have to eat before 7am otherwise I would spend the whole day vomiting, this went on continuously for about five months then a little less frequent but still few times a week after that

Post # 17
227 posts
Helper bee

Ditto the empty stomach. I forced myself to eat something (typically a piece of toast) every morning even though I felt like just laying on the floor and moaning.

Bananas, avocados, and potatoes are supposed to be high in B6, so these may help with nausea.

Drink liquids! Dehydration can make you feel so much worse. Carbonated waters in particular were my best friend, because bittter/sour was much easier for me than anything sweet or sugary. Don’t feel bad if what you’re eating isn’t the healthiest, whole grain, vitamin-packed low fat option. With morning sickness, if you can eat it, gosh darn eat it.

FWIW, exercise (walking, elliptical, light jogging) usually got me feeling better for the rest of the day, if I could drag myself outside.

Post # 18
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Doxylamine and the preggie pop candies ( or really any sour candy) were what got me through!

Post # 19
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have heard acupuncture does wonders and worked for a couple of friends 😊

Post # 20
3038 posts
Sugar bee

Keep eating so that your glucose levels aren’t all over the place.

Counterintuitive, I know, but it certainly worked for me.

So tea and biscuits first thing in the morning, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, supper and then I had to get up at 3am to have a glass of warm milk and some bread and honey.

Post # 21
2164 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

My mom used to say, saltine crackers got her through the first 3 months.

Post # 22
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I had morning sickness for 5.5 months. Ginger cookies and ginger ale helped some. I also found that eating protein helped with nausea. I would keep on hand those Babybell cheese wheels and eating one would help ease the nausea for a while. I tried Gravol ginger lozenges, which would help somewhat. Some things would work some days and not others.

I was taking diclectin which helped a lot. I agree with the PP that not letting yourself get hungry was the best way to combat the nausea and morning sickness. If you can keep it down, don’t feel bad about eating it. I ate so much peanut butter and jam on toast because it’s what I could stomach. Unfortunately it’s a lot of trial and error as to what will work for you.

Post # 23
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My friend said those motion sickness bracelets helped her, they do some sort of wrist pressure point thing. I’ve seen them at a bunch of drug stores 

Post # 24
15 posts

Carbs and fresh lemon squeezed in ice water

Post # 25
875 posts
Busy bee

I was dependent on the scent of peppermint for months…peppermint tea, strong peppermint toothpaste, popping mint candies, and sniffing a sash filled with dried peppermint leaves (lavender also worked). The sash was especially helpful for me, though I had to be constantly sniffing it. 

Nibbling on saltines and sipping ginger ale was also a winner for me when I couldn’t keep any other food down. 

Unfortunately there’s no cure-all, though :/ 

Post # 26
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Backyard

Not a lot worked for me, unfortunately. But ice blocks and acai smoothies were the only things that made a difference

Post # 27
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Ginger tea, peppermint gum and crackers before getting out of bed worked for me. 

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