Any cure for morning sickness? Please help!

Stephanie - posted on 03/07/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I am six weeks pregnant with my second and feeling sick everyday. I don't actually get sick, just feel nauseous all day long. The only time I don't feel sick is when I eat, but I don't want to just eat all day long.
What did you do to combat morning sickness? Are there foods that make the nausea worse? Please help!

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Sara - posted on 03/11/2013

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I was nauseous all day everyday too for the first few months (at 6 1/2 months now) and this may sound funny but I had to eat prunes and make sure I was have bm's every day. That was the main thing that made me feel better. Also peppermint, as mentioned above.. candies or just brushing my teeth (easy on the gag reflex). Making sure when I took a shower, it wasn't too warm.... I tred snackin all day with light stuff like crackers and fruit... but really I actually felt better when I had a string cheese or toast with peanut butter. Being on the computer for any lenght of time would make me more nauseous than I already was, so I had to make checking email and stuff quick. Hope some of this helps... this is pregnancy #4, and each time is different. Each woman is different so just be flexible and keep trying till you find something that works!! Good luck!

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I ate all day long, but I tried to focus on watery fruits and veggies that wouldn't cause me to gain too much weight. I felt much better if I avoided any big meals, so instead of a big breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I just snacked all day. In the end, I gained 25pounds total, which was well within what my doctor wanted me to gain, and i was able to loose it fairly quickly afterwards once I could start exercising again.

My faves were raw veggies (some of them I dipped in ranch, but that stuff is REALLY bad for you, so I tried not to do that often), melons, berries, granola, and little pieces of toast or whole grain crackers. You can put cheese on the crackers too, but again, not much. I didn't find any one food helped more than any other, but I tried to find foods that matched my cravings without adding too many calories, fats, or carbs.

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Jessica - posted on 11/03/2016

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I have used no to morning sickness tea to deal with morning sickness. This tastes good and has preservative-free ingredients like lemon, lemon peels and chamomile.

Sara - posted on 03/18/2013

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Glad to hear some things are helping!!! Remember.. you are close to the point when the constant nausea will start to go away, it will happen!

Stephanie - posted on 03/15/2013

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Thank you all for your suggestions. I have been limiting my time on the computer, which seems to be helping in evenings. Also, I am eating a lot of crystallized ginger. I have been eating crackers before getting out of bed and eating small frequent meals throughout the day. It is so tough, but it has gotten better.
Thank you for all your helpful responses!

Tina - posted on 03/12/2013

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I felt the same way with my first baby. Not sure why but if I sat in my boss's office beside the coffee maker while it brewed the first pot the smell would calm my system for the day. Never drank coffee, still don't - but something about that smell would settle things down. The days I was off or if he had a meeting going on and I couldn't be in there while it brewed I was sick the whole day. LOL it drove him crazy for me to sit there in his office while he was trying to get a jump on paperwork before the day started, but it was better than me going home because I was so sick. It would take sitting there about the same amount of time that it took to brew a whole pot.

Katy - posted on 03/11/2013

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I had nauseau up until 20 weeks with this pregnancy (my third). I found that sea bands worked well for me. I found them with the motion sickness meds. They are a wrist band that uses pressure points to calm the stomach. It didn't take it away totally, but it made me functional to take care of my 5 yo and 2 yo. I also found that eating smaller meals that included carbs helped as well.

Hope you feel better soon!

Jessika - posted on 03/11/2013

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i was really queasy all day every day from about 5 weeks would never throw up until i hit about 8 weeks then started throwing up occasionally but now am 11 weeks and sick everyday to the point of almost needing to be hospitalised.i have been given medication by my midwife which helps slightly but have to say dont let your self get hungry that is when the sickness really hits you and try to eat fibe to keep your bowel motions normal if i dont go to the toilet each day i feel terrible

Tori - posted on 03/11/2013

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A few crackers in the morning before getting up and then a real meal (eggs, etc is healthier and stays with you longer. But my best help for nausea was a peppermint essential oil dabbed behind my ears. Peppermint is a natural digestive aide and a few dabs of oil helps.

Heather - posted on 03/11/2013

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I also had to eat every waking moment or I felt nauseous. Not an easy task! I usually had nuts, seeds, grapes and tea.... never waited too long to get food in or I would throw up for hours...

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/07/2013

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When my sister was having bad morning sickness, she would have cheerios by her bedside and eat them lying down before even sitting up in bed. she would just munch on them for a bit, and it really seemed to help.

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