I'm pregnant again and Water makes me throw up - HELP!

Betsy - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )

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We found out last month that we are pregnant with our second child.

My first pregnancy, I was sick for the first 13-15 weeks and couldn't eat a thing.

Morning sickness, once again, has crept upon me and I continue to feel nauseous in the mornings, throw up, etc. About all I can eat until late afternoon is Oyster crackers.

I often feel very thirsty in the mornings, especially when I wake up in the mornings (which is when I feel worse).

I am currently about 9 weeks pregnant (give or take a few days, we aren't 100% sure on my due date - but expect it to be around the end of April 2010)

Drinking water, especially more than just a drink and Even more so if it's COLD water makes me throw up.

This puzzles me, why would WATER make me puke??!



Any suggestions on what to do or something I can drink that will quench my thirst but not make me throw up?



(or maybe I just won't feel well and nothing can be done until the morning sickness goes away...)



If any of you have or had the same problem, or have any suggestions - the help would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Dannie - posted on 09/23/2012

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i am about 9 weeks and having horrible morning sickness and i work 3rd shift and i usually get sick for the last 3 hours of work so when my boss heard i was pregnant she told me to go to babys r us and get these lolly pops that prevent morning sickness and get rid of it. Well i got a pack of preggie pop drops and so far they helped me so so much. i take it right around the time i start getting sick and keep sucking on them as long as i feel sick. they have helped greatly. They also work for me during the day when i catch a smell that upsets my stomach and it makes the nausea go away instantly. They are doctor recomended, 100% natural, and no artificial sweetners. they are great and i highly recoment them. Good luck, i hope they help u as much as they have helped me.

Maretta - posted on 09/19/2009

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My first pregnancy the only thing I could handle during morning sickness was lemon...lemon drops, lemonade (i drank tons of lemonade)...anything lemon kept the nausea away. (I used to keep a lemon drop in my mouth at all times...I taught school and it was the only way I made it through the day). So, maybe lemon in your water might help...

But on my second pregnancy...lemon didn't do it at all...the only things I could keep down and this sounds so weird was regular sugary coke out of a dispenser (like from a restaurant or convenience store...not from a can or bottle) and Pringles potato chips. I literally had to have my OB/GYN write my husband a note that I would not harm me or the baby on this strange diet for a few weeks. My OB was wonderful...he told me that if all I could keep down was chocolate cookies then eat them to my hearts content...he said just keep something down...and prescribed Phenagrin (sp) for nausea, but it make me so sleepy I couldn't take it until my husband got home from work because I had an 20 month old to care for...

Try different things, but also talk to your OB he/she will have some helpful tricks also.

Storm - posted on 09/19/2009

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i had the same thing with my girls.. not my son though.. i ended up drinking room tempreture water with a teasppon of suger in it for some reason it helped and wasnt too strong or sweet... i wish you luck!!!

Arwen - posted on 09/19/2009

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I had the same problem. I had to change my drink during the day. Lots and lots of milk and Gatorade. Weird thing was I am slightly lactose intolerant, and being pregnant was really the only way I could drink strait up milk without tummy aches. As soon as I had her, couldn't drink milk again. LOL

Dacia - posted on 09/29/2012

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Water didn't make me sick as it does you but drinking it all the time got to me and eventually had that effect. I switch between water and Gatorade, the added electrolytes help epically when I had trouble keeping anything down. I hope this helps and I'm sorry if someone else already suggested it.

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Betsy - posted on 09/19/2009

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I have tried the nausea pills among other things...

Will be trying things out this coming week. Hopefully they help! Thank you all for your help and encouragement!

Betsy - posted on 09/19/2009

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Hope you start to feel better. I'll let you know if anything works for me. I have a feeling that it might just be something you have to "grow out of". It went away when I got into my 2nd trimester with my first pregnancy - so I'm hoping it's the same this time around!

Sharon - posted on 09/19/2009

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I know I already posted this....but I assure you it worked for me!....You can also always try the "Mommy Lolly Pops" found in most pharmacy areas in stores for "Morning sicknes! The Gripe water really works WONDERS!!!! Just put a few drops under your tounge...instant relief!!!! Then I was able to hold down water...fruit juces...and a little hot tea....

Good luck I know how you feel!





WHEN I WAS PREGNANT I HAD TERRIBLE MORNING SICKNESS!!!!

I WAS TALKING TO A MOTHER IN BABIE'S R US AND AHE JUST HAD A LITTLE ONE, SHE TOLD ME ABOUT BABY BLISS GRIPE WATER...IT'S ACTUALLY USED MORE FOR THE BABY THAN AN ADULT, IT HAS NATURAL EXTRACTS IN IT..LIKE FENNEL AND GINGER...TO SOOTH THE DISCOMFORT AND FEELING NAUSEOUS YOU CAN PICK IT UP IN ANY BABY STORE OR WALGREENS CVS OR ANYPLACE THEY HAVE BABY SECTIONS.....IT WORKED FOR ME...AND YES IT CAN BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN...IT'S VERY SAFE WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS....CHECK OUT OTHER INFO ON MOMMY SECRETS..THAT'S MY NEW CIRCLE! SHARON! GOOD LUCK!

Amanda - posted on 09/19/2009

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have you tried to go onto a anti-nausea pill for this? when i was pregnant with my daughter i was on 2 of them because i had morning sickness that lasted from the time i opened my eyes until i went to bed at night,, and if you arent able to get the water into you , you have a very high chance of getting dehydrated. can also try gatorades???

Sharon - posted on 09/19/2009

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WHEN I WAS PREGNANT I HAD TERRIBLE MORNING SICKNESS!!!!

I WAS TALKING TO A MOTHER IN BABIE'S R US AND AHE JUST HAD A LITTLE ONE, SHE TOLD ME ABOUT BABY BLISS GRIPE WATER...IT'S ACTUALLY USED MORE FOR THE BABY THAN AN ADULT, IT HAS NATURAL EXTRACTS IN IT..LIKE FENNEL AND GINGER...TO SOOTH THE DISCOMFORT AND FEELING NAUSEOUS YOU CAN PICK IT UP IN ANY BABY STORE OR WALGREENS CVS OR ANYPLACE THEY HAVE BABY SECTIONS.....IT WORKED FOR ME...AND YES IT CAN BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN...IT'S VERY SAFE WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS....CHECK OUT OTHER INFO ON MOMMY SECRETS..THAT'S MY NEW CIRCLE! SHARON! GOOD LUCK!

Kara - posted on 09/18/2009

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I had that problem with one of my pregnancies. I found that ginger ale was the only thing my stomach would tolerate. (I can't stand the stuff since, but oh well)...

Latisha - posted on 09/18/2009

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Awww Im sooooo sorry! I've never had morning sickness but my sister had it really bad. Maybe you could try some flavored water...it may help. You may have to ride it out until the sickness is over though.

Ellen - posted on 09/18/2009

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I had the same problem with my last pregnancy. Have you tried Gatorade? I must have had gallons of the stuff when I was knocked up.

Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2009

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Continue listening to your body and find out those alternatives that you are able to keep down.

Kimberly - posted on 09/18/2009

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Quoting Betsy:

I'm pregnant again and Water makes me throw up - HELP!

We found out last month that we are pregnant with our second child.
My first pregnancy, I was sick for the first 13-15 weeks and couldn't eat a thing.
Morning sickness, once again, has crept upon me and I continue to feel nauseous in the mornings, throw up, etc. About all I can eat until late afternoon is Oyster crackers.
I often feel very thirsty in the mornings, especially when I wake up in the mornings (which is when I feel worse).
I am currently about 9 weeks pregnant (give or take a few days, we aren't 100% sure on my due date - but expect it to be around the end of April 2010)
Drinking water, especially more than just a drink and Even more so if it's COLD water makes me throw up.
This puzzles me, why would WATER make me puke??!

Any suggestions on what to do or something I can drink that will quench my thirst but not make me throw up?

(or maybe I just won't feel well and nothing can be done until the morning sickness goes away...)

If any of you have or had the same problem, or have any suggestions - the help would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!


Besty,



Congrats!! on the new little one. I pray that you will have a healthy baby.



I did not have any morning sickness, but had friends that did. The one thing that stuck in my mind about this one particular friend was that her doctor told her not to get out of bed until she had eaten a couple of crackers, then take a drink of water slowly. After doing this she was able to function better.



I believe the key was to not get up until a little food was down. Then don't get up too quickly afterwards. It is worth a try. Call your doctor to see if this is a good idea for you.



Good luck and enjoy your children, they grow sooooooooo FAST!!!

Karen - posted on 09/17/2009

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wow! it is soooooo great to know that i am not the only one in this world suffering. i too am in my first trimester (8 weeks) and feel that water (among other things) makes me nauseous. i had the same issue with my first pregnancy. it got so bad i had to go to the ER to receive IV's for dehydration. the doctors told me because i was throwing up so much and could not drink water that kidney stones developed. Still to this day I have no idea what to do. I am told to continue to drink water. I tried flavored water (0 calories is best) or Gatorade. someone else told me to take small sips throughout the day to keep myself hydrated. drinking in gulps could make you more nauseous. i hope that i have helped just a lil bit. if you find out anything can u let me know?

Carrie - posted on 09/17/2009

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I know that sometimes water can be kinds harsh try herbal tea mint (Sometimes mint with soothe your tummy) It works for me. Or something like a sports drink sometimes helps with dehydration or ice chips. As long as you are doing it in small amounts you should be okay if you feel like you are dehydrated maybe talking with your doc could help to, up most important is you and the baby:) GOOD LUCK:)

Melissa - posted on 09/17/2009

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i had the problem with all three of mine and i did the mint tea and it works and i help so in the afternoon i could drink water so good luck to you

Pam - posted on 09/17/2009

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Hi,

My daughter experienced the same reaction as you. She added lemon wedges to her water and put it in the freezer and took it out just as it began to freeze, sort of like a slush consistency. Hope this helps, it helped her.

Bronwyn - posted on 09/17/2009

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Hi there

I had the same problem and eventually started drinking isotonic non-caffeine sports drinks. The isotonic factor keeps u hydrated. And actually slightly helped my morning sickness.

Hope that helps

On teh other hand try those motion sickness bangles that press on ur pressure points in ur wrist. These helped me a treat :)

Brownyn

Christy - posted on 09/17/2009

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I drank alot of water before I got pregnant. I was my favorite drink. Then I got pregnant and the taste of water made me so sick. I couldn't keep it down. My OB told me to drink gatorade. If I were you I would ask your doctor before you try any suggestions. The gatorade helps to keep up your electrolites, which are lost when you throw-up. I've also heard that ginger will work. Good luck and congratulations.

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I couldn't drink water through my entire pregnancy. Milk stayed down no problem - I added just a bit of chocolate syrup to cut the taste of it, but not too much to overdo the sugar or caffeine. Also, ginger ale, not that it's nutritious at all, but ti settles the stomach, and is caffeine free. I noticed the suggestion on the crystal light - I am not positive, but I THINK that crystal light is not recommended bc of the artificial sweetners.



Good luck, hope you're feeling better soon!

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2009

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I too am pregnant, about 20 weeks, and i was throwing up when I got up and drank water. If I ate a little something ( especially something with protein in it like string cheese) and then sipped luke warm water I didn't have much problem. Any really cold water upsets the stomach, so my doctor says. Also some luke warm diet sprite help alot! good luck :)

Betsy - posted on 09/16/2009

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Thanks for all the help and suggestions - I think I will try the preggi-pops from Motherhood.

Ginger didn't help with my first pregnancy, but I guess I could try it again - you never know, and I really would like to feel alittle better.

I can't stand milk, lol... but maybe the vanilla soy powder would be ok.
I'll definetely give it all a try.

Thanks so much!

Nitza - posted on 09/16/2009

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I HAD THE SAMEPROBLEM TOO!! LOL for some reason water tasted like garlic lol so i could only drink milk cuase i would throw up anything it doesnt matter wht kind of food or if the water had some kind of flavor so i went to sams club. and bought a big jar of SOY POWDER its the shake that helps with all the vitiams and minerals and that was all i drank intill i was around 4 mos preganat try that maybe that helps . vanilla flavor is best. this soy powder its used for cloestrol and weight gain and wieght loss but since you throw alot i bet your loosing wieght this helps you with hunger too and healthy. LET ME KNOW IF YOU TRY IT OR IF IT WORKED FOR YOU TOO

Lynn - posted on 09/16/2009

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Ginger really helped me - try crystallized ginger or capsules. It is safe and used all the time in Europe for pregnancy sickness. The other thing that helped a bit was premium plus crackers (unsalted tops)

Kellie - posted on 09/16/2009

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Go to motherhood and buy the preggi-pops! They helped me out so much! They taste good as well. :)

Tina - posted on 09/16/2009

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Talk to your doctor about it. You may have Hyper-emesis. I had it with my third baby and it puts u and baby at risk. If you get too dehydrated you may miscarry. Your doctor may suggest that you be put on IV fluids for a little while. It sucks but at least your both safe.

Samantha - posted on 09/16/2009

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I actually had the same problem. The thing that ended up helping me was mint tea. If I drank that first thing in the morning I would sometimes be able to drink water and be okay. Another suggestion would be to water down your juice and or herbal tea so you are still getting all of the water you are needing, but in a way that doesn't make you feel ill.

Hope that helps. Good luck

Melissa - posted on 09/16/2009

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Try taking really little sips at a time. Or buy crystal light or a flavor you like to put in the water. I had the same type of morning sickness with my first baby (3 of them now), but eventually it should ease up so you can eat and drink again. Good luck

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Water made me sick as well. The only thing that seemed to be ok was having it ice cold, or even sucking on some ice cubes.

M. Rose - posted on 09/16/2009

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don't know why but try hot (not boiling, just really warm) water - tea - juice. I was sick my first time for 4 1/2 months too so please don't feel alone. Also try those wrist bands for car-sickness... I can't remember what they are called but you could probably google. Ginger is supposed to be great. Also dramamine might help. Take the prenatal vitamin at NIGHT - that stopped a lot of mine. And a friend of mine is taking chlorophyll. She says it helps. Check these links for more: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&clien...



Help that helps. morning sickness is the worst thing EVER - I'm sorry.

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