HOW DO U GET RID OF MORNING SICKINESS. I'VE THINK I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING. PLEASE HELP
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Keisha - posted on 10/03/2009
24 WAYS TO EASE MORNING SICKNESS
1. Avoid nausea triggers. The most common offenders include body odors, stale or leftover food in the fridge, coffee, gasoline, solvent fumes, garbage, scented cosmetics and toiletries, and pungent aromas of cooking foods.
2. Make "designer" days. Compare your good and bad days. As much as humanly possible, design your day to avoid the known triggers. If wet dog smells or litter box stench gets to you, let someone else get them out of your way. Warning! During pregnancy, avoid cat feces because they may contain toxoplasmosis bacteria, which can cause serious damage to the baby.
3. Eat before your feet hit the floor. If you start the morning off sick, you are likely to stay sick all day. Set a tray of easy-to-digest favorites at your bedside. When you awaken to trek to the bathroom in the middle of the night, treat your stomach to a nibble or two. Continue to munch all morning, carrying your nibble tray around with you, if necessary—yes, even in the car and by your desk at work.
4. Ease into your day. If you don't have to awaken at a set time, don't. Ask your mate to get up quietly without disturbing you, and slowly awaken in your own time.
5. Graze to your stomach's content. Low blood sugar can trigger nausea, and it may occur upon awakening or anytime you go hours without food. Grazing on nutritious mini-meals throughout the day keeps your stomach satisfied and your blood sugar steady.
6. Nibble, nibble and nibble on stomach-friendly foods. Because high- fat, spicy, and some high-fiber foods are harder to digest, consume easily digestible foods, such as liquids, smoothies, yogurts, and low-fat, high-carb foods. Avoid hard-to-digest fatty foods and fried foods, such as premium ice cream, french fries, and fried chicken.
7. Eat nutrient-dense foods. Include avocados, kidney beans, cheese, fish, nut butter, whole-grain pasta, brown rice, tofu, and turkey. If peanut butter is too strong, try almond or cashew butter, and spread it thinly on crackers, bread, apple slices or celery sticks; a large glob of it may bounce back due to its high fat content.
8. Avoid dehydration by eating foods that stimulate thirst. Remember the three Ps: pickles, potato chips, and pretzels. Avoid letting your saliva hit an empty stomach. An empty stomach is hypersensitive to saliva, and nausea will soon follow. Line your stomach with milk, yogurt or ice cream before eating a saliva-stimulating food (such as salty foods, or dry foods such as crackers). Try peppermint candies or gum to help nausea but not on an empty stomach, and chew gum, containing sugar to avoid chemical sweeteners. Eat foods with a high water content to ease dehydration that aggravates nausea. Include melons, grapes, frozen fruit bars, lettuce, apples, pears, celery, and rhubarb.
9. Take prenatal vitamins with your biggest meal to prevent nausea. Vitamins can be a big trigger of nausea—unless they are taken with a large meal.
10. Eat high-energy foods. Complex carbohydrates (grandmothers called them starches) act as time-release energy capsules, slowly releasing energy into your bloodstream and helping to keep your appetite satisfied. The main food group represented here is grains (rice, corn, wheat, oats, millet, barley), found in breads, cereals, pastas, and crackers.
11. Stick to feel-better favorites. Make a list of foods that help you feel better or less nauseated. While this list may change, it can help you avoid food triggers that make you ill.
12. Make yourself eat. No matter whether you feel like it or not—eat something. If you don't eat, you will get an acid-filled stomach and low blood sugar.
13. Get out and see the world. Visit friends, go to a movie, rest in a hammock, take a walk at lunchtime, or go to a park with friends. Any change of scenery may provide a stomach-settling distraction.
14. Drive, don't ride. Some women find that by doing the driving instead of riding, they have less of a nausea problem. This explains why the helmsman on a boat is the least likely to get seasick.
15. Delegate, delegate, delegate. Delegate tasks to Mr. Mom or to older kids. Post a list of "these things bother mom...these things make me feel better." Let your spouse mop the floor. Cook easier meals. If the entire family eats cheese and crackers and carrots for a few meals, they will survive.
16. Plan ahead. If you know what makes you miserable, arrange for detours around the things that trigger nausea. Follow this checklist:
If cooking odors bother you, consider pre-cooking and freezing foods on days you feel well.
Buy more convenience foods.
If you are invited to another home for dinner, offer to bring a dish you know you'll be able to eat.
Carry your reliable edibles with you; when a hunger surge hits, the nausea is sure to follow if you don't have a tried-and-true tidbit handy.
17. Reduce stress. Prenatal researchers feel it's better for a baby in utero to be spared a steady barrage of stress hormones—and stress can increase your nausea cycle. Learning to reduce stress now is good practice for maintaining serenity as a new mother. Remind yourself that what your baby needs most is a happy, rested mother, both before and after birth.
18. Try acupressure. Both Eastern and Western medical practitioners describe a pressure point about two inches above the crease on the inner aspect of the wrist which, if stimulated, may relieve nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy and other conditions (such as seasickness). Sea Bands®, available without prescription at pharmacies and marine stores, are worn around one or both wrists. Each band contains a button that presses on the vomiting-sensitive pressure point. These bands have been shown to work in research studies.
19. Dress comfortably. Wear loose clothing. Many mothers find that anything pressing on their abdomen, waist, or neck is irritating and nausea triggering.
20. Position yourself for comfort. Heartburn is another common part of the nausea-pregnancy package. This burning feeling, which is caused by reflux of stomach acids into the lower esophagus, occurs more frequently during pregnancy (hormones, again, which relax the stomach walls). For heartburn, keep upright or lie on your right side after eating. Lying on your back is more likely to aggravate heartburn.
21. Sleep it off. It's fortunate that the extreme need for sleep coincides with the morning sickness phase. So precious is this rest that you will want to ensure that sleep goes on as long as possible.
22. Have one last meal before retiring, preferably of fruit and long- acting complex carbohydrates (grains and bland pasta). These foods slowly release energy into your bloodstream throughout the night yet are unlikely to keep you awake. Add to these natural antacid foods—milk, ice cream, and yogurt— to neutralize upsetting stomach acids as you drift off to sleep. Take chewable calcium tablets, which act as antacids, before retiring or upon awakening.
23. Eat anyway! While it's not uncommon for women to feel that nothing tastes good, not eating can actually aggravate the cycle of nausea.
24. Be positive. Lastly, choose who you share your misery with. Mothers who have been there and felt morning sickness will understand; others won't. When you're having a day you can't keep anything down, keep your eyes on the prize—the precious baby-to-be!
SAY 'YES' TO TUMMY-FRIENDLY COMFORT FOODS
Ginger, available as root extract, fresh ground, capsules, tea, sticks, crystals, or snaps
Lemons, for sucking on or sniffing
Potatoes (baked, boiled, mashed)
Raspberry leaf tea
SAY NO TO DISCOMFORT FOODS
Coffee and cola
Foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG)
i found these at http://www.askdrsears.com/html/1/T010102...
Sasha - posted on 10/05/2009
I had Hyperemisis Gravidarum..which means you practicaly throw up for 9 months, and I tried everything...sea bands, ginger , peppermint, crackers, prescribed meds from Dr....but the only thing that really worked for me was if I could eat, was carbs. Especially McDonalds french fries. I found that when I could eat carbs, I would stay full longer. That and I know this sounds silly but a warm shower and a comfort smell for you helps too. For me, it is Vicks Vapor Rub...makes me remember back to when I was little and didnt feel good and mom took care of me....sounds silly but it worked for me..... I know exactly how you feel...hang in there,, it won't last forever.... Good luck Girl! You can do it!
Marie - posted on 10/03/2009
Boullion cubes.Make as if it were a cup of soup. Mostly chicken rather than beef flavor. Also crackers. Sip slowly. Its been a long time for me but it seemed to help with all my pregnancies. Good luck to you and I hope you feel better soon.
Stephanie - posted on 10/12/2009
Unfortunately sometimes we can try all the remedies and still nothing helps. I was sick morning, noon, and night until 7 months with my first pregnancy and until 5 months with my second. B6 vitamin, half a unisom, and a zofran. Its all that helped. Oh and a nurse suggested flat coke. Pour some coke in a cup and stir it flat. It actually helped some. Good luck!
Jo - posted on 10/11/2009
I suffered from exactly the same thing up to 28 weeks. My doctor finally prescribed Zantac which is an antihistamine that dissolves in water. It is very strange and rare but it was the only thing that worked for me. nothing else worked even other medications and it made me very miserable so I know what you are going through. Good luck. Hope you feel better soon :)
Roberta - posted on 10/11/2009
the only thing that ever worked was chugging 4 - 5 glasses of water. I am not kidding. I was so sick my first 3 months, anytime I started feeling queasy this was the only thing that helped. Drink water, not juice or anything else, and drink at least 4 glasses in a row all at once, don't do it over an hour or so, drink them all at once and then rest if you can until the queasyness goes away a bit.
i tried ginger biscuits first, then dry toast, then biscuits, peppermint tea everything until i found travel sickness wrist bands, best invention ever, can be found in any chemist and some supermarkets. good luck honey, you have my sympathy i remember it well
Betsy - posted on 10/10/2009
Oh man I had the same problem! Everything I ate/ drank just came back up! Shocking tho kool aid (cherry). Dont ask me why but it was the only thing that helped. I made it with splenda tho cause my sugars were waaaay to high. Oh and when I was out and felt like I was going to get sick I would get hard candy (sugar free) and just sucked on it and it would go away.
Tamara - posted on 10/10/2009
I had 2 boys before this current pregnancy and had my share of morning sickness. This time around though (my 3rd a GIRL yeah!!) was actually debilitating. I threw up 10-12 times a day, was dehydrated and had to go to hospital. After that, my Dr. finally prescribed a suppository that would reduce/eliminate the nausea & vomitting by working on the acids in the stomach. At first I did not want to take it, I thought I could get through it, I only had 1 more month until it should begin to subside but I was actually doing more harm being as sick as I was. I couldn't eat and still got sick. Anyway, if you are that bad, try all the great suggestions down below but also talk to your doctor about the pros/cons of this med. I've had zero problems with it, no side effects and my baby is right on track. It really helped me. Good luck.
Ashleigh - posted on 10/10/2009
the thing that helped me most was things called sea bands they are meant for travel sickness but work for mornin sickness to you can use them over and over again there litle like bands but with plastick 1/2 circle things that ress on the pressure point on your wrist was never sick after geting them
hope all gose well :D
Kim - posted on 10/09/2009
Good news? Morning sickness means you're less likely to miscarry so, yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I had morning sickness 24/7 for 9 months and threw up right as the doctor walked into my room to catch my daughter! In the end it was worth every minute of praying to that porcelain goddess. I tried everything: eliminating certain foods, certain food groups...etc but nothing seemed to help. Sounds like you might need to ask your ob to write you an Rx for Zofran. It has helped me (I'm pregnant again). Zofran is used by cancer patients b/c chemo can make them sick. It is the only anti-nausea medicine that is safe for pregnant women and will not make you drowsy (especially important if you work or have other children). Hang in there and good luck with your pregnancy!
Samantha - posted on 10/09/2009
OMG I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!! I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL SO MANY TIMES CAUSE I WAS LOSING SO MUCH WEIGHT WHILE I WAS PREGO!! TILL I FOUND....ROOTBEER, RED SLURPIES, BANANA CHEERIOS!!! I HAD TO SIP ROOTBEER ALL DAY!!! SOMETHING ABOUT THE SYRUP COATING YOUR BELLY!! IT WORKS TRY IT!!! :)
Sarah - posted on 10/09/2009
Citrus....for me, a little lemon in my water, the smell of fresh oranges/lemons, the skin or squeezed always helped with my queezy tummy... real ginger candies - they be little string tasting but i found betwen the citrus and the ginger i always felt better
Nancy - posted on 10/09/2009
Uhmm, nothing really helps! I tried the crackers and did not work. I was told since the beginning by the nurses that there is nothing really that they can give to make it better. I had the sickness for about 3 months...every day and night nonstop. I couldn't smell anything cooked in my kitchen...specially meat. I had to eat out most of the times. Even when I didn't throw up much, I had the nausea most of those 3 months. After those 3 months...it kinda got better. But I was told by friends that some keep having them during the whole pregnancy. Hopefully you will feel better soon...God bless!
Jaime - posted on 10/09/2009
Eat! That is the best thing to do for it. Make sure to eat healthy foods throughout the day. Never go more than 2 hours without eating something. Eat whatever you can manage to get down. Keep candy canes & mints handy too as they can help. Avoid greasy, fatty foods. It'll pass soon, don't worry. Good Luck!
Melissa - posted on 10/09/2009
that is not fun. my first preg i was sick til the day i delivered. this preg i was very sick for the first 6 mo or so. i am still not 100%, but WAY better. i took 25mg of b6 and a 1/2 unisom every night. it did help. i also was told to try drinking lipton iced tea with citrus. takes a few days to get better, but that helped as well. good luck!
Aniesha - posted on 10/09/2009
You poor thing. I suffered terrible terrible morning sickness too. In the end I went to my doctor & she gave me some 'maxolon', which are completely safe for bub, but definitely made me feel better. In the beginning I was so against taking anything during my pregnancy, but it came down to a question of needing my sanity, lol. They didn't completely cure it, but certainly made it bearable.
Also, a friend of mine has a theory that morning sickness is actually caused from dehydration. She recently told me about a book called "you're not sick, you're thirsty", so that might be worth a try.
Oh, & apparently there are like wafer things that can help with extreme morning sickness, they're used on ppl who are going through chemo, & sometimes pregnant women too, but they're quite expensive, but you could always ask!
Good luck, & just hang in there until the 14 week mark, mine just about completely disappeared then!
Simone - posted on 10/08/2009
i tried EVERYTHING! but nothing worked, n i had the sickness through the whole pregnancy. eventually i got hospitalised cos i cudnt keep any food down n they tried everything that wudnt harm the baby. the only thing they had that worked was stuff they give cancer patients to help wit their nausea which is very very expensive. hopefully u find something that works n dont end up like i was :) good luck
Alicia A Davis - posted on 10/08/2009
I found that the easiest things to do while prego to help morning sickness was to eat crackers, pretzels and mashed potatoes! The potatoes were the best. My doc told me to make some and eat it when ever I was feelin a bit low. I ate mostly the crackers though because they were the easiest for me. It's all about what you like and what will work for you.
Nadja - posted on 10/08/2009
i still get sick and im almost 6 month far. never had the problem in my other 2 pregnancies. i told my doctor about it and he gave me some pills. i take them once a day when i get up because i get sick at nights and they help alot. so i suggest ask ur doctor.
Gabriella - posted on 10/08/2009
I know it may sound funny, but Aloe Juice works really well. Aloe is a natural way to ease all kinds of issues with digestion. I had my sister drink aloe with her morning sickness and it relieved it instantly, she has since had the baby and will not live without the juice. The juice comes in 4 flavors, strawberry kiwi (her favorite), apple cranberry, pomegranate and natural aloe flavor. I know what you are thinking, aloe? It works, it even helps with acid reflux, crohn's and colitis and so many more conditions. Give it a try, www.marketamerica.com/gabriellawaters. It is called Ultimate Aloe Any questions, feel free to send me a message. I just wish I knew about this when I went through morning sickness!
Robin - posted on 10/08/2009
Emetrol. Emetrol emetrol emetrol. . . . works grrrrr-reat. or Vitamin B12
This is SO TRUE!!! I had tried everything!! I was put in the hospital, busted veins in my eyes, and lost 20 lbs This was the ONLY thing that worked FAST and complete!! No side-effects!!
Robin - posted on 10/08/2009
I had it HORRIBLE!! I even busted veins in my eye...I would wake up and take Emetrol...I swear by this stuff!!! It does work!! It is also OK to take while pregnant!! Get some and keep it next to your bed...when you wake up don't jump right up...take some Emetrol and lay there for about a minute and you will be just fine :)
Good luck Hun and congratulations on being pregnant!!!
Amy - posted on 10/07/2009
Ask your Dr for Zofran or Phenergan...I've taken both w/ all three of my pregnancies. Zofran is great but some insurances don't cover it....phenergan is also good but can make you really sleepy. I only took 1/2 pill which worked for me. Hope this helps.
Adrienne - posted on 10/07/2009
motherisk.org You can talk to nurses over the phone and see what they suggest. One thing on their website they said when you eat don't drink for 20-30 minutes after. Not true if that won't work. I know someone who had really bad case of morning sickness that her doctor gave her some meds max you can take is 8 a day 2 every 6 hours but she still got sick taking it and the pharmacy said that she had a serve case of it and gave her the website. Good Luck!
Tiffany - posted on 10/07/2009
I really feel for you. I had the worst morning sickness with my first. By the time I was pregnant with my daughter I already had my bases covered. You can ask your doctor for phenergen (fenergen), or you can go to the drug store and get dramamine, it is for motion sickness but it really works. And it is safe to take while pregs.Good luck!
Carrie - posted on 10/07/2009
GINGER... ways to use it... you can just go to the store and get powdered ginger in the spice aisle and put a little bit in a shot glass or small glass and add a little warm water it will be a little spicy but it works like a charm... or you can buy a ginger root and cut into pill size slivers and swallow them or even cut pieces of it and boil to make tea!
Jenny - posted on 10/07/2009
It was kind-of just a waiting game for me, but it did help taking my prenatal pill after dinner or before bed. Also saltines - didn't do a thing. I liked cheese it crackers and just tried to take it slow in the morning. I tried everything except for the ginger root and after 10 weeks of being sick it just went away. Hang in there!
Devin - posted on 10/07/2009
When I was pregnant the only thing that helped me was these candies my mom bought for me at Babies R Us... they're called Preggie Pop Drops. There's no weird chemicals in them, they cost about $6 for a container, and they taste like Jolly Ranchers.
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